The Mantoloking Golf Club was started in 1890 for outdoor sports and social activities for summer residents and their guests. A red ball was used on the nine-hole course over the dunes.
In 1900 the Mantoloking Golf and Yacht Club was built at Downer and Bay Avenues. The basin, where children learned to sail, was to the east of the clubhouse where the tennis courts are today. In 1907 the name was changed to the Mantoloking Yacht Club.
Mantoloking is proud to have had ten members who have gone on to be Olympians:
In 1952 Dr. Britton Chance, with his crew of Edgar P. E. White, Sumner W. White III and Michael Schoettle, alternate, won the gold medal in 5.5 meter class in Helsinki, Finland. The other Olympians were Ferdinand P. Schoettle, John Bryant, F. Gardner Cox, Carl Van Duyne, Peter Commette, and Henry Bossett.
In the 1968 Olympics the United States was represented by Mantoloking skippers in two out of five Olympic sailing classes.
In 1969, 1970, and 1977, Jan O'Malley was recognized as Yachtswoman of the Year.
In 1989, Runyon Colie, Jr., was the recipient of the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy, which is "presented annually by The United States Yacht Racing Union to the American sailor who best exemplifies the ideals and traditions of good sportsmanship."
In 2000, the Carl Van Duyne Sportsmanship Memorial was unveiled at the America's Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, Rhode Island. Jonathan Wright crewed on three boats that won the America's Cup. Britton Chance, Jr. designed boats that raced for the America's Cup.
The Mantoloking Yacht Club has also had many skippers who have won national and international events.