300 Club is a hidden gem

Tucked away in a leafy Northwest Gainesville neighborhood, 300 Club has been a community staple since 1960. I never knew about it until a friend invited me to an Aqua Zumba class. Even when she told me about it, I had to Google it to find it. I suppose that’s how hidden gems become hidden gems.

Sign for the 300 Club in Gainesville FL

300 Club Amenities

Featuring 9 lighted tennis courts and a 6-lane 25 yard heated pool that’s open year-round, 300 Club offers a range of activities for members including Pickleball, tennis, yoga, and water exercise classes. During the summer, the club hosts tennis and swim camps. Non-members are welcome partake in many of the classes for a fee which is a great way to get a feel for the club and all that it has to offer to the community.


Whether you enjoy swimming laps for fitness or want to get involved in a group activity, 300 Club has something for you. Lanes are always available for lap swimmers. The club is home to The Makos Aquatics Club of Gainesville which offers swimming lessons as well as a swim team program for both novice and advanced swimmers. Private lessons can also be arranged. Members and non-members alike can participate in weekly water aerobics and Aqua Zumba classes.

The 25 yard pool at the 300 Club in Gainesville is heated year round
The 6-lane 25 yard heated pool at 300 Club is open year round


The 300 Club has 7 har-tru clay courts and 2 hard courts. Youth and adult tennis clinics are offered here and there is also an on-site pro shop. If you are interested in playing Pickleball, the club offers that as well.

Situated on 7 woodland acres within a Gainesville neighborhood, you’d never know the club was there if you didn’t know to look for it. I was pleasantly surprised when I visited for an Aqua Zumba class and have been back several times since.

If you haven’t visited, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

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