From the beginning, John's Island was envisioned as a very private, family-oriented club community that took full advantage of its barrier island location. The community's 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, John's 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 Ecclestone's heirs sold the Club to its members in 1986. John's 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 John's 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. There's so much to do whether it's organizing a golf tournament, exploring a new cuisine, attending an enriching lecture, or doing good works in the community through the John's Island Foundation or the John's Island Community Service League. But more than anything else, club life is dominated by friends and family, often several generations of the latter. And that's what memories are made of.