Portage Country Club
- Head pro: Gary Innes
- Open to the public: No
- Outdoor courts (hard): 2 Platform Tennis (Winter), 2 Pickleball (Summer)
- Outdoor courts (clay): 6 Har-Tru Tennis
- Outdoor lights: 6
- Ball machine: Yes
- Backboard: No
- Pro shop: Yes
- Adult programs: Every day
- Junior programs: Every day
- Private Lessons: $50-$70/hour
- Golf: 18-hole
- Swimming pool: 25 yard with six swim lanes
- Dining: 6 dining areas and a pool snack bar
- Accommodation: No
- Spa: No
- Membership fees: Use contact form to enquire about membership.
Founded in 1894 in Akron, Ohio, Portage Country Club is one of the oldest clubs in America. The Club’s founding members were Charles C. Goodrich (the son of Dr. Benjamin F. Goodrich, the founder of B.F. Goodrich Company), Charles G. Raymond (an executive at B.F. Goodrich Company) and Bertram G. Work (also an executive at B.F Goodrich Company).
The growth of Portage paralleled the rise of the rubber industry in Akron. B.F. Goodrich Company, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and General Tire (four of the world’s major tire companies) were all founded and headquartered in Akron during the late 1800s and early 1900s. As a result, not only did Akron become America’s fastest-growing city from 1910-1920, but Portage Country Club soon became the place where some of the country’s most prominent families and their guests gathered.
PORTAGE COUNTRY CLUB
Portage Country Club started as a clubhouse and a 9-hole golf course and was originally referred to as Portage Golf Club. Today the club offers pristine facilities that include an 18-hole golf course, 6 Har-Tru Tennis courts with lights, 2 Platform Tennis courts with lights (in Winter), 2 Pickleball courts (in Summer). 7 dining areas, a swimming pool, and splash pool to service a very vibrant and supportive membership.