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


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




 

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

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

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

 







 

MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND
Spend quality time with mom at your Club! From spa specials to tennis, Mother's Day at The Reef is fun for all.



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



  

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

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

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

  
THE COURSES
The Club boasts two championship 18-hole courses, a rarity in the Florida Keys – even among standard golf clubs.
MEET THE PROS
Meet the Golf professionals, including PGA 
certified instructors at The Club.
ACADEMY OF GOLF
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 

 



   


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


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


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




   


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


VACATION RENTALS
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.


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


   


DOCKMASTER SERVICES
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.


FISHING & CHARTERS
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.


WATER SPORTS
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.

  

CONFERENCE FACILITIES
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.

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

BANQUETS & DINING
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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Scott Kirkwood, PGA
Director of Golf
skirkwood@oceanreef.com
Class ‘A’ Golf Professional of both the PGA of America and the PGA of GB and Ireland

Scott Kirkwood comes to Ocean Reef after serving as the Head Golf Professional at Metedeconk National Golf Club, a 27-hole member owned private club, located in Jackson, NJ. He was recently named 2014 SFPGA Southern Chapter Golf Professional of the Year.

Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Being born into a family of golfers he started playing the game of golf at a young age and soon developed a keen knowledge of the history and traditions of the sport. He first experienced life in the United States when he accepted a golf scholarship to attend Walter State Community College in Morristown, TN. Scott then began his career in the industry as Assistant Golf Professional at his home club, Gullane Golf Club, where he spent three valuable years learning the profession and developing a strong passion and respect for the game. Scott went on to further his career as Golf Professional at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, an international resort in the Middle East rated the number two course in Africa and Asia by Golf Magazine.

Having spent six years in Dubai, Scott’s desire to develop his experience of the game world-wide took him to the United States where he was employed as 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Metedeconk National Golf Club. Before returning there in 2007 as Head Golf Professional, Scott was the Senior Golf Professional at Hidden Creek Golf Club, a Coore Crenshaw designed course located 20 minutes west of Atlantic City in southern New Jersey.

Whether in the workplace or at home, Scott’s love and passion for golf is engaging. He enjoys nothing more than ensuring Members have the best possible golf experience and sharing with them his stories from some of the best loved courses in the world. Scott’s international experiences also make him a great tour guide when taking Members abroad on travel opportunities. 

 



Michael Leone
Head Golf Professional
mleone@oceanreef.com

Michael first came to the Ocean Reef Club in the Winter Season of 2014 to work as one of our PGA Professionals. He has quickly worked his way through the ranks in the Ocean Reef Club Golf Department and was promoted to Head Golf Professional in January 2017. Michael is very familiar with Florida golf growing up in Boynton Beach and competed in junior golf against now PGA Tour Stars Brooks Koepka and Billy Horschel. 

Michael always had a passion for golf and went to Florida Gulf Coast University to attend their PGM Program and acquire his Class “A” PGA Professional Title. While attending FGCU, Michael dual majored and finished his Bachelor’s in Resort & Hospitality Management.

After graduation, Michael moved back to the East Coast of Florida to work as the First Assistant at the Jim McLean Golf School at Doral. Michael greatly enjoyed the experience and knowledge he developed working around some of the top teachers, club fitters and biodynamic experts in the game of golf. Michael also worked as the First Assistant for three summer seasons at Huntington Crescent Club on Long Island and most recently one summer season at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD.

Michael is extremely excited to be the Head Golf Professional at Ocean Reef Club and really looks forward to providing great service for the Membership and building strong relationships with all Members and their guests.

 



Brian Varsey
Head Teaching Professional 
bvarsey@oceanreef.com
 

Brian comes to Ocean Reef from Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College with a degree in Business Administration. He was recently named 2014 SFPGA Southern Chapter Teacher of the Year.

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 18 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. He is a certified AimPoint Express green reading instructor, has spent time with some outstanding putting coaches 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 15 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.



Dave Vihlen
PGA Teaching Professional
dvihlen@oceanreef.com

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.  



Will Paull, PGA
First Assistant Golf Professional

wpaull@oceanreef.com

Will joined the Ocean Reef Club team in April of 2016. A native of South Florida, Will began playing golf during his college career at Florida Gulf Coast University. While earning his degree in Resort and Hospitality Management – Professional Golf Management, Will’s passion for the business and service aspect of golf continued to grow. After being elected to PGA membership in 2010, Will served as the Lead Assistant at Belfair Plantation in Bluffton, South Carolina and The Club at Mediterra in Naples, Florida. As a PGA Golf Professional, Will brings a tremendous background in member service and leadership through his experience working at first class facilities, and learning from outstanding industry leading professionals. As a member of the Professional Staff, Will hopes to be an ambassador of golf by ensuring that Members and guests enjoy their golf experience at Ocean Reef Club.  



 

Evan Jones
Assistant Golf Professional
ejones@oceanreef.com

Evan’s first season at Ocean Reef was the 2015-2016 season where he quickly moved into the role of LGA Coordinator and Assistant Golf Professional. He has continued working with the Ladies Golf Association in his second season and looks forward to enhancing their golfing experience for years to come. Evan is working his way through the PGA Apprentice Program with the goal of being elected to PGA Class A Membership in 2017 to continue his growth as a golf professional.

After spending two years at the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, SC, Evan took a position as an Assistant Golf Professional at Forsgate Country Club in his hometown of Monroe Township, NJ. After spending four years at Forsgate, Evan moved on to the prestigious Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, NJ working under Brent Studer for two summer seasons. Brent’s mentorship led Evan to Ocean Reef Club and he is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the team here at the Club learning from Scott and Mike.




Jennifer Hudson
PGA Class A and LPGA T&CP Teaching Professional
jhudson@oceanreef.com


Jennifer comes to Ocean Reef after serving as Head Golf Professional at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville TN, a Top 200 Golf Digest Private Club. Before becoming the Head Golf Professional, Jennifer was an understudy of Top 100 Golf Digest Instructor Rob Akins.  Jennifer continues her instructional education through Henry Brunton’s Certified Golf Coach Program and Mike Adams’ Bioswing Dynamics Program. Jennifer has created award-winning instructional and player development programs for both women and juniors, culminating in the 2012 West TN PGA Junior Golf Leader Award and the 2013 Tennessee PGA Richard Eller Growth of the Game Award. She was also named 2013 Tennessee PGA Assistant Professional of the Year and 2015 Tennessee PGA Merchandiser of the Year.

Outside of her dedication to creating fun and unique learning experiences, Jennifer has been a leader within the Tennessee PGA Section. As Vice President of the West TN PGA she developed the Junior Pathway to Golf and the Woman’s Pathway to Golf that identified instructional and event opportunities for golfers of all levels. For the last three years, Jennifer has served as the Junior Golf Committee Chair and most recently the Growth of the Game Committee Chair.

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 various 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. Jennifer most recently competed in the National BMW Pro-Am Championships at Pinehurst, NC.

Jennifer is passionate about making golf more enjoyable for all of her students. She focuses on short and long term goal building while developing a swing that accommodates each student’s physical abilities. Jennifer believes in coaching on the course and learning in realistic conditions to help her students become better players. She also enjoys teaching groups of students and tailoring an experience to make golf a fun collaborative learning environment.