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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.



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 12 courts in total, four 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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Brian Varsey
Head Teaching Professional

Brian comes to Ocean Reef from Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College with a degree in Business Administration. He has been at a number of clubs in his career that has had an emphasis on teaching, most recently at Rumson Country Club in New Jersey. He was the Director of Instruction for five seasons at Canterbury Golf Club and two seasons at Kirtland Country Club, both in Cleveland and also was an Instructor for the Golf Digest/Advantage Golf Schools in Florida. A great amount of Brian’s teaching philosophies come from his time the last 20 years as an understudy and assistant to World Golf Hall of Fame Instructor, and former Ocean Reef Head Professional, Bob Toski, who Brian met while he was an Assistant Director for the Golf Digest Schools at Sea Island in the late 90’s. Brian has a great understanding of fitness and its impact on his students and is a TPI Certified Instructor. He uses SAM Putt Lab Technology, is TrackMan and BodiTrak certified, and is a Certified Golf Coach by Dr Rick Jensen, which puts an emphasis on skill assessment, acquisition and long term player development. He was the Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at Cleveland State University for the 2006-07 season and the Assistant Men’s Coach at the University of Oklahoma during the 2002-03 season. Brian is passionate about junior golf and takes a proactive approach to helping juniors excel through the different stages of development.

Some other clubs Brian has worked at include Sankaty Head in Nantucket Island, Bent Pine, The Windsor Club, and Hawks Nest in Vero Beach, Florida, and The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio. He has won 14 professional tournaments, including the 2011 Northern Ohio PGA Assistants Championship, and holds the course record 64 at Alliance Country Club in Ohio. In 2012 Brian was inducted into his High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his play in golf, baseball, basketball and for his career as a golf instructor. In 2014, Brian was awarded the Southern Chapter of the South Florida PGA Teacher of the Year award.

Dave Vihlen
PGA Teaching Professional

I am a true Florida Native. I played two years at Miami Dade and two years at Florida International with a golf scholarship. I qualified and played in the 1976 U.S. Amateur. I turned pro in 1979, while teaching at Homestead Air Force Base; I taught an officer how to play that had been blinded from a bomb blast... I learned a lot from that experience. My belief about the golf swing is to make the larger muscles lead the smaller ones. Small muscles should react, not dictate. I love the game and my goal is to make the game more enjoyable at all levels of play.    

Jennifer Hudson
PGA Class A & LPGA T&CP Teaching Professional

Jennifer began teaching at Ocean Reef Club in November 2017 after serving as Head Golf Professional at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville TN, a Top 200 Golf Digest Private Club.  She is also the Director of Instruction at Sankaty Head Golf Club, a Top 100 Classic Course located on Nantucket Island.

This season Jennifer is excited to provide fun and innovative new teaching programs to all Ocean Reef members. She offers private lessons, group classes, on-course coaching sessions and custom game improvement programs to all levels of players. Whether you are new to the game or a competitive golfer Jennifer's holistic approach to not just swinging better but playing better will have you enjoying the game like never before.

Jennifer helps each student to achieve a functionally effective swing based on their unique bio-swing dynamics. Her teaching mentors include the #1 Ranked PGA Teaching Professional Mike Adams and most winning Professional Golfer ever, Kathy Whitworth. She was also an understudy of Top 100 Golf Digest Instructor Rob Akins for three years. Her group and private coaching programs allow her students to strengthen every aspect from overall game management to their mental and emotional skills sets. These programs have helped countless women, juniors and men enjoy golf more while seeing their scores drop. Her coaching mentors include Top-Ranked Canadian PGA Professional Henry Brunton and Vision 54 Founders Pia Nilsson and Lynne Marriott, both Top 20 Golf Digest Teaching Professionals. Originally from New Paltz, New York, Jennifer grew up playing competitive golf. She graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN in 2006 with a BA in International Relations. She was named to All-American SCAC Conference honors 2004-2006, and served as a Captain of her team 2004-2006. She competed in two NCAA Division III championships as an individual. After graduation, Jennifer competed on mini-tours before pursuing her PGA and LPGA T&CP certifications. She continues to enjoy playing in professional events under both the PGA and LPGA umbrella.


To schedule a lesson or tour the Academy of Golf, contact Brian Varsey at or call 305-367-2298