From the beginning, Johnís Island was envisioned as a very private, family-oriented club community that took full advantage of its barrier island location. The communityís plans laid out by the legendary developer, E. Llwyd Ecclestone, Sr., called for strategically placed homes in the shadow of majestic live oaks and careful preservation of the pristine natural environment. Since its inception in 1969, Johnís Island has grown and evolved. It has seen both the original golf and beach clubhouses replaced and first class recreational facilities added. But one thing has remained constant since Ecclestoneís heirs sold the Club to its members in 1986. Johnís Island Club remains one of the only private clubs in the nation with vertical membership, allowing three, even four generations of a family to fully utilize everything the Club has to offer under one membership.
To say that Johnís Island Club members relish life would be an understatement. With so many activities ó social, recreational and cultural ó available, no one here sits on the sidelines. Thereís so much to do whether itís organizing a golf tournament, exploring a new cuisine, attending an enriching lecture, or doing good works in the community through the Johnís Island Foundation or the Johnís Island Community Service League. But more than anything else, club life is dominated by friends and family, often several generations of the latter. And thatís what memories are made of.