Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club is one of America’s legendary private clubs with a storied past.
Industrialist Alfred I. duPont and wife Jessie Ball duPont built their 25-room grand estate on the banks of the St. Johns River in 1926. Mr. duPont chose this 58-acre estate in Jacksonville, Florida, because it was located on the widest point (2½ miles) of the St. Johns River and faced due west. Titans of industry, world leaders, and socialites have enjoyed the magic of the duPont Mansion.
After the duPont’s both passed away, a local businessman, Raymond Mason, bought the estate in 1970. He lived there with his family until 1984, entertaining world leaders such as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and President Gerald Ford.
In 1984, the duPont Mansion and estate were converted into a private membership club. Today the club has a marina, fitness center, six swimming pools and six tennis courts along with dining rooms and private meeting rooms.
The Epping Forest Yacht Club is owned by the same group that owns the River Club in downtown Jacksonville, the Lodge and Club at Ponte Vedra Beach, and the Ponte Verde Inn and Club, providing AAA 5-star accommodations on the beach.
Epping Forest Yacht Club
Dining, Fitness Center, Marina, Reading Room, Swimming Pool (Outdoor), Tennis (Outdoor)
1830 Epping Forest Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32217