The Dehra Dun Club, founded in the year 1878, is one of the oldest clubs in the country. According to the late Mr. Prem Hari Har Lal, a distinguished Member of the Club and an erudite historian of the Doon Valley, it was originally housed in Col. Young's bungalow where St.Joseph's Academy now is.
The Club is managed by a Managing Committee comprising of eight Members and the President. Traditionally, five civilians are elected every year to serve as Members of the Managing Committee and three serving officers of the Armed Forces are nominated by the three major Military Formation Messes of Dehra Dun, viz.
The club provides host of facilities like gym, badminton court, tennis grounds, swimming pool, billiard room. For the youngsters, there is a Children's Den which has indoor games like, Carrom, Chess and Pool for the younger generation. A/C well equipped Library (which boasts of a collection of some rare books).