Bel-Air Bay Club was built during 1927 and 1928 as part of a 31-acre project conceived by Alphonzo Bell, one of the primary developers of Los Angeles. His previous real estate ventures included the Bel-Air neighborhood and its famous country club. Several years prior, Mr. Bell was also instrumental in the founding of the Hacienda Country Club. Bell's family were essential contributors to the history and development of Southern California, and Alphonzo Bell was key to the development of real estate in the Los Angeles area. The country clubs he established, including Bel-Air Bay Club, are testaments to his vision of places of beauty and leisure for the growing demographic of the Hollywood elite.