Rediscover the Block Island Club

The Blockireland voice greets you the minute you walk into the newly polished and expanded Block Island Club, an absolute gem of a welcoming family and adult clubhouse of non-stop activity hidden on nearly four acres by the Great Salt Pond, off of Corn Neck Road.
The Irish warmth comes with an authentic welcoming smile from Dublin- and Cork-raised Alex Donohoe, in his fifth year with the club and now its general manager,overseeing a beehive of a staff “delivering fun.”Is there a better job description? How many clubs offer Rose Tennis for adults one night a week? County ‘cork’ indeed.The club offers a smorgasbord of tennis options led by a world-class professional player (Adam Rudowski) and staff; arts and crafts for several age groups; canoeing, kayaking, pickleball, sailing for every level, with certified instructors and a huge variety of boats; and an ocean swimming pool with lanes set inside a Lego-like floating structure that eliminates waves. Whoever designed it should get an engineering award for its remarkable simplicity and effectiveness.The best part, they are welcoming new members and the club Je ne sais quois is not stuffy, or attitudinal. It’s relaxed, genuine and addictive. And it’s the staff

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