La Jolla Beach & Tennis


La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club offers a rich tradition of more than 80 years of bringing families, friends, tennis pros and enthusiasts, and beach lovers together in a breathtaking oceanfront setting. In a world of fleeting trends, this landmark resort stands as a testament to timeless elegance and grace. The resort has been recognized by leading organizations and publications throughout the years, earning numerous awards throughout its lifespan. It was named Club of the Year in 2011, by the San Diego District Tennis Association, among America’s Top 50 Tennis Resorts by Tennis Magazine, a Gold Medal Resort by TennisResortsOnline and Best Recreation Club by the California Restaurants Association, San Diego Chapter. It has also been awarded the Family-Owned & Closely-Held Business Award by the San Diego Business Journal, as well as the Workplace Excellence Award by Peter Barron Stark Companies. Originally opened in 1927 as the La Jolla Beach & Yacht Club, Frederick William Kellogg (known as F.W. Kellogg) purchased the property on August 19, 1935, transferring all of its assets to himself and his wife, Florence Scripps Kellogg. Recognizing the Club's potential, F.W. Kellogg envisioned an oceanfront resort that would attract out-of-town visitors, as well as La Jollans. Kellogg broadened the Club’s appeal by changing the emphasis to that of an exclusive oceanfront tennis resort. He built four tennis courts and a swimming pool, and promptly renamed the resort the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. To attract out-of-town guests, he constructed the “Beach Club Apartments” at the south end of the property. Kellogg continued to expand the property, building a cofferdam to protect oceanfront apartments during construction. The dam later became the foundation for the Marine Room, an oceanfront restaurant and lounge just south of the Club. Kellogg never lived to see the opening of the Marine Room; he died on September 4, 1940, while on a trans-Pacific cruise to Japan. The responsibility for managing the Club fell to his son William Scripps Kellogg (known as W.S. Kellogg). W.S. Kellogg was the driving force behind the resort’s success as a tennis and vacation destination. During his tenure, he oversaw extensive changes, including the expansion of the Beach Club Apartments in 1948, the addition of the North Wing in 1957, and construction of Playa Del Oro Apartments and the F.W. Kellogg commercial building. Other work included the completion of the Marine Room restaurant, construction of a nine-hole par-3 golf course, and extensive landscaping at the main entrance. Up until the early 1980s, W.S. Kellogg was still a familiar sight at the Club, taking children for rides on the beach in a 1915 Packard, known as the “Old Black Goose". Children who rode in the convertible became members of the Old Black Goose Club, swearing an oath to never become litterbugs. With W.S. Kellogg’s grandson now behind the wheel, children today still keep faithful the oath, patrolling the grounds to pick up litter. In 1973, W.S. Kellogg retired after 34 years, and his son, William Crowe Kellogg assumed management. Under his leadership, two more tennis courts were added and an extensive renovation of the facility was started. Today, operation of the Club, Marine Room Restaurant and the neighboring La Jolla Shores Hotel and Shores Restaurant is in the capable hands of a fourth generation Kellogg family member; William (Bill) J. Kellogg. The fact that the Club has remained a family heirloom, prized and protected by successive generations, is a source of inspiration and pride to the Kellogg family. The Club maintains its close ties with the surrounding community, working closely to help foster a welcoming environment for its guests, employees and those who call La Jolla home. Throughout its history it has stood as an iconic symbol of what makes La Jolla special and memorable.

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What makes this business unique? Home to one of California’s few private beaches

La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Barefoot Luxury Awaits!


2000 Spindrift Dr
La Jolla, California 92037
United States

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  • Complimentary Club privileges with access to all resort activities and no resort fee
  • Private beach with beach umbrellas and lounges, fire places, barbeques, food and beverage service, and full-service beach catering
  • 12 championship tennis courts with complimentary tennis matching service and unlimited court time
  • Access to three beachfront restaurants, including Club Dining, the award-winning Marine Room and The Shores Restaurant, plus room service and beach dining
  • Tennis Shop boutique with LJBTC gear, tennis equipment, plus designer clothes, accessories and gift items
  • Par-3, nine-hole golf course, putting practice greens and driving nets
  • Bocce ball court and ping pong tables
  • Outdoor swimming pool, heated year-round to 80°
  • Children's playground
  • Fitness center and outdoor fitness stations
  • Massage services
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary parking
  • Nearby shopping in Village of La Jolla
  • Easy access to world-famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Legoland, downtown San Diego, and other local attractions
  • Complimentary in-room WiFi
  • Telephone with data-port and complimentary local calls
  • Flat screen TV with over 60 channels, including HBO
  • DVD player and movie lending library
  • iHome dock clock / radio
  • Air-conditioning
  • Spa-style, soft cotton bath robes
  • Complimentary turndown service upon request
  • Coffee-maker with Starbucks® coffee and tea
  • Iron and board
  • In-room safe
  • Hairdryers
  • Complimentary local newspaper available at the Front Desk
  • Safety deposit box available at the Front Desk

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