The La Coquille Club has a fascinating history that stands the test of time. Its current location dates back to the early 1950s, and the club itself even before. It was around this time that it became one of the premiere destinations for celebrities, diplomats, and captains of industry as the Fords and Vanderbilts swam with Esther Williams, danced alongside Ginger Rogers, and downed gimlets with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor at the club’s Tortoise Bar. The club also became a popular site for numerous charity balls and business meetings.
Part of La Coquille’s enviable reputation grew in part from its inspired design. The club’s original architecture was highly acclaimed for its style, setting, mid-century aesthetic, and fantastic amenities. This included eight meeting rooms, a complete women’s and men’s health club, six clay tennis courts, a game room, a large heated saltwater pool overlooking the ocean, a variety of cocktail lounges, magnificent dining rooms featuring gourmet cuisines, 105 guest rooms and suits, and faultless service.
The original club was razed in the 1980’s to make way for what is now Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, with the caveat that there would always be a La Coquille Club presence. Thanks to the founding partners, members today get to not only enjoy the rich heritage and tradition of La Coquille but also access 5-star, 5 diamond amenities offered by Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa.