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What Draws Private Golf Club Enthusiasts to Florida’s Treasure Coast?

Posted on: July 7, 2022
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The state of Florida is home to some of the world’s top private golf communities. Vibrant landscapes, beautiful scenery, and warm weather allow for play throughout the year. Located on a barrier island along Florida’s Treasure Coast, Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club is a private golf community unlike any other. Of course, club Members enjoy memorable rounds on Orchid Island’s award-winning course, but it’s the unique and welcoming culture and pristine natural environment that makes it the perfect choice for their Florida home. Here’s a look behind the gates of Orchid Island and the many reasons why golf enthusiasts are coming home to the Treasure Coast.

A Pristine Coastal Florida Location

Orchid Island is nestled on a barrier island between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. Gorgeous scenery and abundant wildlife add to the special nature of the community. The golf course is a certified Audubon Sanctuary and home to many native species, including the roseate spoonbill and beautiful white pelicans that grace the lake shorelines throughout the course. The community provides sanctuary to hundreds of species of Florida’s migratory birds and animals, including manatees, river otters, armadillos, and herons. In addition to animals, native plant species including palm trees and mangroves can be found throughout Orchid Island. Pristine bodies of water, native wildlife, and warm weather transform this area into a premier golf community.

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Championship Golf by Arnold Palmer

As the beloved centerpiece of this community, Orchid Island is home to an 18-hole championship golf course designed by legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. Surrounded by a unique natural landscape and warm ocean breezes, this course is one of Florida’s few barrier island courses. Driven by the concept that golf should be fun for all skill levels, the course uses nine tee combinations to create a flexible game, ranging from 4,321 to 7,216 total yards. A calendar filled with numerous weekly events, tournaments, and lessons are coordinated by the full-time teaching professionals to create memorable experiences for all.

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Private Beach Club and Spa

Just a short two-minute golf cart ride away lies the Orchid Island Beach Club and its private Member spa. This oceanfront Club provides direct beach access to the Atlantic shoreline and enviable amenities that make relaxing beachside effortless. Members may choose to spend time lounging by the relaxing pool with private cabanas or partake in the culinary delights of Chef Sozio in the spectacular dining room overlooking the ocean. Members are pampered with a variety of services at the Beach Club spa, including a deep tissue massage or an exfoliating body treatment. Leave feeling rejuvenated and well-rested at this the spa, making a lifestyle of relaxation and leisure a reality. At the Pool Grille, flavorful casual fare is served, and Members can enjoy a refreshing cocktail poolside. The Turtle Bar is the place to be on Friday night for live entertainment in the open-air setting. An architecturally distinct yoga lawn also serves as an event gathering space or the perfect place for family lawn games.

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Inspired Healthy Living

Along with the Club’s championship golf course, Orchid Island’s racquet program and fitness facilities ensure Members find the perfect way to stay fit. Eight Har-Tru tennis courts and two newly added pickleball courts welcome all levels of play. A variety of programs for adults and 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.

A Welcoming Private Club Community

The only stranger you’ll meet at Orchid Island is a friend you have not met yet. Valuing friendships and quality connections, the accomplished Members truly love engaging within the community. The relaxed lifestyle encourages people to embrace new activities and interests, as well as allowing them to build quality relationships with their neighbors. Enjoy spending time with one another by exploring the community, relaxing among the palms and, of course, playing golf. Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club is the ideal community for golfers wanting to challenge themselves on a highly decorated course while simultaneously creating quality friendships.

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With its distinct and timeless West Indies style, Orchid Island properties are in high demand. An exceptional collection of riverfront and oceanfront estates are complemented by luxurious oceanfront condominiums and picturesque golf course homes. For those interested in learning more about this one-of-a-kind private club community, we encourage you to request a complimentary copy of the Orchid Island Magazine. This intriguing publication tells the story of the Vero Beach area and how nature coexists with the residents. If you’re in the area, schedule a visit to the Orchid Island Realty office for a community club tour. Visit OrchidIslandFL.com or call 772.388.3888 for more information.

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