About Our Club

One evening in 1934 a group of local residents gathered together to form a small, intimate, private country club in the historic inn in the village of Wayne, Illinois. The club would offer a place to gather, enjoy a good meal, and partake in equestrian activities.

Today, the Dunham Woods Riding Club has evolved into a unique, private club of 215 members located in Wayne, Illinois, which is approximately 40 miles west of Chicago in the heart of the Fox River Valley. The Club is known for its fine and casual dining, recreation amenities, and beautiful 43 secluded acres that create a relaxing “getaway” environment for its members. Our Historic Clubhouse includes multiple dining rooms, a banquet size room, an “English Style Pub Bar”, overnight rooms, and our Tennis Pro Shop.

On the grounds surrounding the Clubhouse are our pool, five clay tennis courts, a children’s playground, outside patio dining area, and two paddle tennis courts with a clubhouse. Currently, the Club leases property to the Wayne Equestrian Center. Although not included in the Dunham Woods Riding Club membership, there are special rates for our members for riding lessons and the boarding of horses.

We invite you and your family to explore all that Dunham Woods Riding Club has to offer.


To provide an exceptional “Dunham Woods Experience” by combining the uniqueness our historic location and clubhouse with excellent dining, social and recreational activities for the enjoyment of members, their families, and their guests. Founded in 1934, we value our club’s rich traditions of excellence, respectfulness, and integrity that are the foundation of our culture. We are committed to our members’ satisfaction by creating an environment that encourages the formation of enduring friendships. We are a club that warmly welcomes new members in our community.

Strong club community atmosphere among members.

A family friendly atmosphere.

Outdoor patio dining in a beautiful setting is a favorite in the summer.

Great clay tennis court programs and a new paddle tennis facility.

Size of the Club allows the staff to accommodate unique requests and the special preferences of members.

Friendly staff who cares.

We invite you and your family to explore all we have to offer

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