During the Chautauqua Season, recreation memberships and registrations will be taken by phone or on location. Phone numbers for each facility are listed with their descriptions below.

Special Event: The Ivan Lendl Tennis Clinic

The Ivan Lendl Tennis Clinic at Chautauqua Institution, endorsed by the USTA Eastern, features legendary men’s tennis champion Ivan Lendl, who was ranked #1 in the world for 270 weeks and won 94 ATP singles titles, including reaching nineteen Grand Slam singles finals, winning eight titles. 

The Clinic features:
  • Direct instruction with Ivan Lendl and other USTA pros over two days at Chautauqua Institution’s Tennis Center.

  • Post clinic conversation and engagement with Ivan Lendl and clinic pros

  • Intimate group of only 50 participants

  • Meals, VIP Reception, and instructional supplies provided.

  • Overnight Packages available at the historic Athenaeum Hotel, including the Chautauqua Gate Pass with access to Institution programming for participants and one guest each (packages based on double accommodations in standard rooms).

Purchase the clinic:



The Chautauqua Tennis Center (mid-May to mid-October) offers eight Har-Tru tennis courts located on the Turner Community Center recreation campus. The fast-dry surface is clay-like, gives a true bounce, and is gentle on the players. Two courts are illuminated for night play. Member benefits include free daily court fees, reduced rates for lessons and tournaments, complimentary use of ball machine (subject to availability) and discounts on selected merchandise. Weekend and season weekend memberships are also available. Call for general information about private and group lessons, tournaments, clinics, junior programs and special events.

Fees for non-members: $28.00/court hour.

Chautauqua Golf Club

716-357-6211 or
Book a Tee Time

Honoring a golfing tradition since 1896 the Chautauqua Golf Club presents quality, professional service and the challenge of 36 championship holes. Both the Lake and the Hill Course have received four-star ratings from Golf Digest magazine. Become a member or book your daily fees!

Club membership includes greens fees and use of the Learning Center — a complete teaching and practice facility

Golf Learning Center

716-357-6211 or

The Learning Center is a a complete teaching and practice facility with unlimited range balls. Learning Center Membership may be purchased on its own or as part of a Golf membership.

Fitness Center


Chautauqua Institution provides two fitness facilities. Chautauqua Health & Fitness inside the Turner Community Center is open year-round. During the season, a second facility is available at Heinz Beach. Both sites are dedicated to personal exercise, health and wellness, and are equipped with a variety of cardiovascular, strength-training, and free-weight equipment. Short and long-term fitness center memberships are available and include complimentary access to the Turner indoor pool. Separate pool memberships are also available. Members must be at least 14 years of age. Personal Trainers, Pilates Reformer Trainers, Swim Instructors and a Nutrition Consultant are available by appointment. Additional fees apply.

Boat Mooring & Registration

716-357-6288 or

Chautauqua Institution offers rental slip, ramp and buoy mooring in an assigned space. Vessels moored at an Institution or private dock are required to purchase and display a current registration sticker. The mooring rental period must match the dates on an accompanying gate pass.

Slip or ramp assignments for Institution-owned docks are subject to registration fee and a mooring fee and are billed separately on receipt.

  • Mooring Renewals and Reassignments must be purchased before March 13.
  • New Mooring: Only done through the Central Dock Office. Starting June 1, contact the office at or 716-357-6288

Sailing Center Rentals & Instruction


Chautauqua's Sailing Department, under the leadership of Kirk Kelly, presents a comprehensive curriculum of one-week sailing courses. The courses have been carefully designed to advance the sailing skills of all - youth, adult and novice to advanced sailors.

Sports Club

716-357-6281 (during season) or
Register for Old First Night Race 


The Chautauqua Sports Club offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational and leisure activities for the 2021 summer season, including pontoon boat, kayak, stand up paddleboard, canoe, and paddleboat rentals. Guided kayak tours, sunrise kayak/SUP events, shuffleboard, lawn bowling, outdoor ping pong, softball, fishing, Beach-to-Beach Color Sprint, and our popular annual Old First Night Run/Walk are among the offerings.