The uniqueness comes from more than 36 holes of golf, world-class fishing both offshore and back country, lawn and tennis, a private airport, and even our own village full of shops. There are over 20 clubs offering ways for members to connect ranging from a flying and sailing club, to model yachts, rod and gun, and a ladies only fishing group. The Art League offers classes in watercolor, sculpture, woodworking, stained glass, and memoir writing. In addition there are shows by local world-renowned artists in a variety of media. But that is not all. ORC features two fitness centers, a salon and spa, 12 restaurants and lounges, 144 room guest inn, a 175 slip marina, lagoon and beach area with two oceanfront swimming pools. The lifestyle created by the combination of amenities and activities makes the Ocean Reef Club a truly authentic island paradise.
The Ocean Reef Club Cultural Center offers an impressive variety of entertainment and educational events to Members and residents: movies, musical performances, live theater, lectures, and special receptions. The Center’s gracious architecture is home to a 300-seat theater, a library, a museum, meeting rooms, a courtyard for outdoor receptions and a spacious lobby that’s ideal for pre-show events.
The concept is innovative, the benefits everlasting: academic excellence and time with the family. The Academy was conceived to accomplish a simple and important mission – to find a way for children to spend more time in the warm, Florida atmosphere where families spend time enjoying a healthy lifestyle in the Florida Keys.
The solution: a preschool 3-8 school with superior academic standards and a creative program that takes advantage of all The Reef has to offer including sailing, fishing, snorkeling, diving, tennis among others. The Academy welcomes visiting students who often bring the curriculum from their home school for stays as short as one week, but sometimes as long as a semester. Home schools often report that the visiting ORC Academy student demonstrates surprising academic growth and a refreshed outlook upon their return.
Ocean Reef Club Members and their guests are fortunate to have the services of a well-equipped medical center convenient to all facilities and residences. In addition to the Center’s four full-time staff physicians who are on-site and 34 visiting specialists in over 20 specialties, professional services are also available in acupuncture, audiology, chiropractics, kinesiology, podiatry and psychology. Health education is an important service also available at the ORC Medical Center.
The Ocean Reef Private Medicine Program offers comprehensive care and personalized service to all patients. Designed to provide extensive preventive care as well as the treatment of acute and chronic illness, the program focuses on individualized attention and lifestyle planning.
The Ocean Reef Community Association, known as ORCA, has responsibility for public safety and public works. Public safety includes fire protection, paramedics and security, front gate and the Welcome Center. Public works includes maintenance of roads, drainage, street lights, signs, bridges, common areas and landscaping. ORCA provides management services to the Ocean Reef Volunteer Fire Department, the Ocean Reef Foundation, the Ocean Reef Political Action Committee and ORCAT. ORCA is overseen by its Board of Directors, its day-to-day oversight and management being conducted by the organization’s president and his staff. ORCA’s offices are located on the second floor of the Business Center.
Ocean Reef Club has been described by the United States Secret Service as one of the most secure communities in the country. Through the Ocean Reef Public Safety program, residents and their guests are assured of a seldom-equaled level of security. The tranquil setting we all enjoy at Ocean Reef Club is greatly enhanced by the peace of mind our security systems allow. The Club is protected by water on three sides and by controlled access through the front gate on the fourth. Entry by land, sea and air is strictly monitored and only Members and their guests are admitted. Because the Club has hosted Presidents, Vice-Presidents, other heads of state and numerous members of Congress, stringent security has become second nature at ORC.