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Welcome to the Ocean Reef Club website,
where I invite you to discover the many
delights of our private community.

The interests and expertise of our Members
have guided the growth of our private club and community.


There are more than 1,700 condos, villas, townhomes, single family residences and marina slips to call home at Ocean Reef.

Its two thousand lush tropical acres are bordered on three sides by water. The Club can be reached by land, sea and air.

Ocean Reef comprises 2,500 lush tropical acres on the edge of the Atlantic. Getting around is quite simple.



Farewell to another outstanding summer at The Reef. Enjoy the final days of the season with a weekend full of events and activities for all ages. 

2017 Summer fun at The Reef is more than just playtime — it’s often an experience of self-discovery. Register now!


The Spa invites you to experience a sanctuary of soothing aromas, calming sounds and nature's most healing resources.

It's a pleasure to keep your training goals on target while you're at Ocean Reef Club.

The Ocean Reef Tennis Center offers two locations with 20 courts in total, six of which are lighted for evening play.

The Club boasts two championship 18-hole courses, a rarity in the Florida Keys – even among standard golf clubs.
Meet the Golf professionals, including PGA 
certified instructors at The Club.
The new Academy of Golf features two air-conditioned hitting bays, state-of-the-art cameras, the latest in golf teaching computer software and of course the support of our fully-trained staff of professionals.

Golf Instruction & Services 



An enticing collection that offers
you a variety of waterfront vistas,
including the ocean, lagoon or

A collection of convivial bars each with its own distinctive casual ambiance.

No matter what cuisine you crave, invariably there will be a class to please your palate.


Enjoy our private Inn’s convenient location and all the services and amenities of a luxurious hotel.

Our selection of luxury vacation rentals includes one-bedroom junior suites, elegant one- and two-bedroom condominiums and villas, plus luxurious two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom residences, many with private spas and pools.

The Inn features spacious guest rooms with ocean, water and tropical views, all beautifully appointed and located in the hub of activity.


Whatever you and your vessel may need,
it’s here at the ORC Marina with
berthing for 175 boats and superb accommodations available only steps away.

Whether you go for the excitement of
deep-sea sport fishing, reef fishing,
bonefishing or back country fishing,
you and your guests will enjoy the fishing experience of a lifetime.

Teeming with an extraordinary array of wildlife, the environment surrounding Florida’s Ocean Reef Club provide an array of opportunities above and below the water.


With 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including a dedicated 7,500 sq.ft. ballroom, our facilities are perfectly suited to host a sumptuous welcome, inspiring send-off and everything in between.

With exceptional recreational amenities along with dozens of indoor and outdoor activities, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

Ocean Reef Club is renowned for exceptional dining, and our culinary experts will be delighted to enhance your meeting with a special event.


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Cooking School Ocean Reef Club


We are delighted to present another season of Cooking School events at Ocean Reef Club. The 2016-2017 season is an exciting one with notable guests like Chef Frank Brunacci, for a class on the secrets to cooking with truffles; the return of popular chef Sandra Lotti for a hands-on Tuscan Cooking Workshop; Chef Cara Mangini who will show you all there is to know about cooking vegetables; and Galena Mosovich who will share the art of crafting the perfect cocktail in her hands-on class.

The best part is that you get to enjoy these wonderful classes in the beautiful new Cooking School at Carysfort Kitchen. The gorgeous, much larger space, is able to accommodate cooking demonstrations, private parties, birthdays and tasting events for up to 150 Members. Additionally, the newly designed state-of-the-art kitchen provides the opportunity for hands-on classes with expert guidance.

No matter the Ocean Reef location, you’ll discover a world of culinary delights, traveling from France to Italy to India and beyond, plus explore new twists on classic American cuisine. And our schedule of gastronomic delights includes culinary superstars as well as Ocean Reef Club’s own accomplished chefs. 

Carole Kotkin, manager of the Ocean Reef Cooking School, is a cooking teacher, cookbook author, a radio host, and a food and travel writer. She is co-author of “MMMMiami—Tempting Tropical Tastes for Home Cooks Everywhere”. Carole writes a syndicated food column for The Miami Herald that appears in 400 newspapers across the country. She co-hosts "Food & Wine Talk" on Her work has appeared in Ladies Home Journal magazine, Miami Metro magazine, American Airways magazine and Gourmet magazine. She was food editor for The Wine News Magazine for 13 years. Miami Metro magazine selected her as “one of 101 women to watch” in 2001 in the food and hospitality profession. Carole compiled the first Zagat guide to South Florida restaurants. She is a regional judge for the James Beard Foundation Awards and on the nominating committee for the Slow Foods Awards. She was co-chairman and founder of the South Florida Chapter of The American Institute of Wine and Food, and is charter member of the Miami chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.

Join the Cooking School Club:

Class Space is Limited, Register Early

All registrations must be made prior to class. A week cancellation notice is required prior to your reservation or your Member account will be charged the full amount. No shows are also charged 100%. Classes are either demonstration-style or hands-on. Most last two and a half hours. Printed recipes will be provided and there will be a generous tasting of the dishes produced in class. Teachers reserve the right to alter menus due to seasonal availability of ingredients. Please make note of your class choices, as we do not send out confirmations or reminders.

In addition to scheduled classes we offer custom programs, perfect for groups of friends, companies and clubs. We'll be happy to cook up a class designed to meet your specific needs. From a surprise birthday celebration or a “men’s only” class, to a corporate meeting spouse class or a team-building event everyone can have fun cooking. Looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves to cook? Gift certificates are available for classes of your choice. Carysfort Kitchen also offers high-quality logo aprons, caps, “Flavors of The Reef” cookbooks, and other cooking accessories for sale.

To enroll, please call 305-367-5931 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.