Originally founded in 1880, Congress Lake Club is a family-focused club with a beautiful lake and resort-style amenities. Although it started off as The Canton Outing Club, it was incorporated The Congress Lake Club Company in 1896. Today, the Club provides its members with a relaxed lifestyle and excellent service. Designed by architect Guy Tillman, the historic century-old clubhouse overlooks a beautiful 200-acre glacial lake.


Chamber’s Facilities Plan highlights various key strategic drivers to improve the member experience. In order to further enhance the Club’s family-centric culture, property maintenance and continued development of Clubhouse facilities, emphasizing indoor and outdoor living, first-class dining, and social amenities was a strategic priority.

Enhancing outdoor member facilities to promote utilization while taking advantage of golf course views, providing additional areas for socialization, and opportunities for an enhanced casual dining experience that appeals to multiple generations were all part of the strategy applied to maximize the use of the lake and Club-owned property. Along with preserving the Donald Ross-designed golf course and committing necessary resources to maintain excellence in all golf club facilities, these strategic drivers are essential in order to attract the modern country club family.