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See What Makes Club Living at Orchid Island so Interesting

Posted on: May 25, 2022
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From its secluded location to miles of natural beauty, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club offers more to Orchid Island Members than what initially meets the eye. This intimate community tucked on a barrier island in Vero Beach is known not only for its waterfront lifestyle, but also for its unpretentious spirit and unmatched hospitality. Neighbors smile and wave as you pass by, shoulders relax, and everyone enjoys the island lifestyle they lead. At the heart of it all, the Orchid Island Beach Club nurtures the spirit of neighbors becoming friends, with plentiful gathering spots and opportunities for all ages. Discover how this cherished lifestyle cultivates everlasting bonds between Orchid Island Members.

A Natural Sanctuary Awaits

Tucked between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Indian River to the west, Orchid Island is a natural sanctuary enjoyed by residents and wildlife alike. From majestic American white pelicans and roseate spoonbills to sea turtles and otters, Orchid Island is home to one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world. Nearly a mile of pristine beachfront offers residents a peaceful retreat while spotting bottlenose dolphins swim along the coast. The riverside kayak launch provides direct access to the saltwater estuaries of the Indian River, where Members spend their days paddleboarding, kayaking, and fishing around the area’s salt and freshwater marshes, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks. Finally, for an adventure on land, the historic Jungle Trail crosses the entire Orchid Island neighborhood. This eight-mile sandy road along the breathtaking Indian River shoreline provides a beautiful backdrop for palm tree hammocks and coastal wetlands.

A Full Calendar of Events for Orchid Island Members

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Orchid Island’s thoughtfully planned social calendar caters to the current season, offering fun activities for every member of the family. As the summer season approaches, The Club is ready to host many summer-themed events, including golf and tennis clinics for children, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day dinners, poolside barbecues, s’mores campfires, themed dinners, and more. Orchid Island Members are also known for their love of intellectual pursuits. The Beach Club showcases a series of guest speakers, educated professionals, and local government officials to speak on a variety of topics and offer guided discussions throughout the year.

Finding Those with Similar Passions

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Orchid Island’s resort-style amenities provide plentiful opportunities for sports enthusiasts to meet those who follow their passions. For golf lovers, teeing off on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer championship golf course is second nature. This Audubon-certified sanctuary ensures every round is an adventure through a pristine Florida nature preserve.

Orchid Island’s racquet program is also top-notch, with eight Har-Tru tennis courts and two newly added pickleball courts that welcome all levels of play. A variety of programs for adults and for children, as well as individual instruction from pros, can help lift any Member’s game to a new level while also meeting someone new. For those who prefer indoor activities, the on-site Fitness Center provides a Pilates studio, yoga room, spin room, and more than 35 weekly group classes to help Members look and feel their best.

An Artisan’s Community

Orchid Island Members are also known for following their passions and pursuing special-interest clubs that form both social and intellectual connections. Painters, sculptors, photographers, and more share their world-class talents through the Art Club. The annual Celebration of Creativity, a Member art show, is held each Spring to display the work of the Club’s renowned artists. Stirring paintings, hand-made pottery, and jewelry are only a glimpse of the striking artwork on display.

From book and movie lovers to sports shooters and gardeners, numerous other “Clubs within the Club” ensures every Member finds a group to share their passions with. For maritime enthusiasts, the Orchid Island Yacht Club hosts numerous waterside events and excursions annually, both on land and at sea. Members are also highly involved within the surrounding community, helping some of the over 190 charities within Indian River County.

Dining Options for Every Occasion

Orchid Island members dining outside

Variety is the spice of life, and Orchid Island’s three dining venues provide plentiful options for every palate and occasion. The Pool Grille and Turtle Bar offer an easygoing setting where friends can come together, bonding over burgers and cocktails while watching dolphins swim along the Atlantic coastline. The “19th hole” Golf Club offers a casual fare of salads, sandwiches, and flatbreads in a variety of atmospheres, from the main dining room to an extended patio overlooking grand views of the fairways. Finally, the Beach Club’s elegant dining venue is home to five-star creations that include everything from healthy selections to innovative cuisine and decadent dishes. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Beach Club also hosts numerous wine events and specialty dinners that create a welcoming atmosphere for all.

One Family – One Orchid Island Membership

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Orchid Island also offers the perfect balance of developing new and enduring friendships while also creating cherished memories with loved ones, traveling from near or far. Orchid Island’s multi-generational membership ensures every member of the family can be a Member of the Club under a single membership. No “legacy” specials or sub-memberships are required. Families, children, and grandchildren all have the same opportunity to dine at the restaurants, use the Club’s amenities, and attend the many social events throughout the year. Thanks to this unique feature, residents can share the unparalleled Orchid Island lifestyle and focus on what matters most – spending time with their families.

An Enviable Florida Waterfront Lifestyle

Orchid Island members at the kayak launch

No matter what interests a Member has, every Orchid Island Member has one thing in common: they all love the lifestyle. Orchid Island is a nature lover’s haven with almost a mile of secluded beach and a riverside kayak launch providing direct access to the saltwater estuaries of the Indian River. The West Indies-style Beach Club and full-service spa are also waiting to be enjoyed. This charming seaside community, however, is filled with even more to discover outside the gates. Downtown Vero Beach and Ocean Drive are full of arts and culture, casual and fine dining, boutique shopping, and more.

With demand for this highly sought-after community at an all-time high, inventory is limited at Orchid Island. To learn more about this picturesque, one-of-a-kind private club community, request a complimentary copy of the Orchid Island Magazine. Visit OrchidIslandFL.com or call 772.388.3888 for more information or to schedule a private community club tour.

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