Highlands Country Club

Oakland

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  • Highlands Country Club in Hiller Highlands

    (2 replies)

    Is anyone familiar with this place? Their website is pretty basic. There appears to be an opportunity to join as a member even if you don't live in the area. We're trying to find a place where we can swim without having to drive way up on the hills or through the tunnel. We tried Oak Springs in Orinda for a year, but the pool was too cold for us. Oakland Hills is not very convenient. Walnut Creek is too far of a drive. Claremont is way too expensive. We live about 10 - 15 min. drive from Hiller Highlands, so this would be a great location for us. 

    Is the pool crowded? Is it good for 8 - 10 year olds do recreational swimming with family? 

    I emailed them but never got a reply. Thanks!

    We are members, as are many of our friends. It's so great, in a low key and non "country club" way, that I hesitate to even tell anyone about it. It used to be pretty geriatric but there are many families now. I have no idea what this summer will be like, after a long pandemic year, but it is not typically crowded other than on super hot weekends or holidays. It's a hidden gem. The wait is normally 1-2 years to get in, but last I heard there is no wait this second. It's relatively inexpensive. Plenty of amenities. GREAT for kids. It's much less fancy, formal and "exclusive" than The Hills etc (and way more pleasant and fun IMO). Call for Tim or Kevin and they will set up a time for you to look around.

    I am writing to provide an update that I called them and their automated voice msg instructs people to send email to a specific email alias. I did that a few weeks ago and have sent 2 follow-up emails but have not heard back. I was wondering if they're operating but perhaps they're too busy or aren't accepting new members at this time...... I'll keep sending follow-up emails. 

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April 2008

Anyone have recent info/feedback about the Hiller Swim Club or Montclair Swim Club? The most recent archived posts are out of date... thanks! Ellen


Hi There, Haven't been to the Montclair swim club in ages, but I have been to Hiller periodically over the last few years. Hiller is great. The work out room is small, but never too crowded. The pool is rarely packed either. Kind of a mystery to me, but it's great that it's never over crowded. There's a kiddy pool and the big pool. Also a large hot tub. Dry sauna in the women's locker room (don't know about the mens'). There's a big grassy area for bbqing, etc. Not to mention the tennis courts if you're into that (I don't think Montclair has tennis, but don't know for sure). That said, we are not members. Too expensive and memberships seem hard to come by. anon


Re: Looking for a Swim Club (May 2003)
We were members of Hiller Highlands Swim Club. Pricewise it's a great deal, but we ended up not using it very much since it was too far away. We were not especially comfortable there, either, socially. We held a party there one time, and our quite Berkeley looking pals were somewhat snubbed by staff. Friends love the Hills and Oakland Hills. Good Luck.