Club History



Highfield is a small family country club committed to perpetuating the values and purposes envisioned by its founders. The Club maintains a variety of recreational facilities in a magnificent but understated physical environment. It continues to encourage and cherish family activity and expects old-fashioned civility among members at all times. Highfield continues its tradition as essentially a club for its members and, as such serves as a haven from business activity.

Highfield was founded in 1953 by a group of families dedicated to the concept of a family club. A number of the original founders, as well as their children and grandchildren, remain as members. At the same time, Highfield has welcomed from the community those families and individuals who share the same values and objectives of the existing members.

We are truly fortunate at Highfield to have a beautiful setting in a campus of over 600 acres. This has enabled us to offer a variety of recreational pursuits in a very private setting.

Highfield Club Activities:

Golf
A full time Golf Professional is available for private or group instructions with a full service pro-shop and driving range in season. Highfield offers a nine-hole course with multiple tee boxes that plays to a par 72 over 6,600 yards when played from the championship tees with a slope of 136 and a rating of 72.8. The Ladies' course offers a challenging 5,700 yards par 73 with a slope of 127 and a rating of 73.7.

Tennis
A full time Tennis Professional is available for private or group instruction and a full pro-shop during the summer months with 3 red-clay courts and 1 hard surface court.

Paddle Tennis
Paddle tennis offers two heated and lit platform tennis courts.

Swimming Pool
The Highfield pool and playground area offers all families a great spot for family swimming and picnics. The Highfield tea house is also available for private events and has been a favorite spot for hosting summer birthday parties.

Day Camp
The Highfield seven-week day camp is offered to all children ages 4 to 15 and is designed to offer instructional and competitive golf, tennis, swimming, as well as a variety of nature and craft activities for all campers.

Bridge
Bridge is an active group, offering a friendly game for all levels of play.

Cliffside
An outlet on Lake Quassapaug, offering swimming, boating, and picnic facilities.

Clubhouse
The Highfield club house, the former Dr. Edgar Stillman estate, was designed by famed architect Theodate Pope Riddle. Here, Club functions as well as daily lunches and dinner service are held in the summer months along with a full service snack bar. The club house is available to all members for wedding and private parties.