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

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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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Juan Gutierrez
Director of Agronomy

Juan Gutierrez, born in Cali, Colombia, fell in love with the game of golf at the age of eight when his dad took him to his first lesson. While playing in a junior golf tournament, he met an agronomist from the US who told him he majored in Golf Course Operations. After college, the consultant worked his way up from up from assistant to superintendent and became the head agronomist at a multi course facility in South Florida. Juan was immediately hooked by the idea of such a major.

In 1995 he moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University. Juan worked at the school’s golf course for 2 years to gain knowledge in golf course maintenance, as it was one of the requirements that Lake City Community College had in order to be accepted into their Golf Course Operations program. Before graduating from Lake City Community College Juan did a summer internship at Kirtland Country Club in Willoughby, Ohio and another at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth, Georgia. The Atlanta Athletic Club offered him an Assistant Superintendent’s position to help them prepare their Highlands Course for the 2001 PGA Championship. After three cold winters in Atlanta, Juan was ready to move back to Florida where he was offered an Assistant’s job at Fiddlesticks Country Club located in Fort Myers. Following his time in Fort Myers, Ocean Reef Club hired him as the Dolphin Course Superintendent. He truly enjoyed his time as superintendent of the Dolphin Course, but knew that if one day he wanted to be the head agronomist he needed to gain more knowledge.

From 2005 to 2007 Juan worked as superintendent of the Blue Monster at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida where he oversaw the renovation of the golf course and prepared it for three PGA Tour televised golf events. His time at Doral helped him develop a lasting friendship with the PGA Tour, whom in 2007 asked him to move to Maui and head the agronomy department at Kapalua Resort where the Tournament of Champions is played every year at the Plantation Course. After the 2010 Tournament the PGA Tour moved Juan to Playa del Carmen, Mexico to assume the position of Head Agronomist at another golf course. As Juan was boarding the 12 hour flight from Maui to Mexico he learned that Ocean Reef Club was looking for a Director of Agronomy. Juan told the Tour of his intentions to pursue this great opportunity at Ocean Reef and they fully supported him. And as they say the rest is history.


Jake Tenopir 
Dolphin Golf Course Superintendent

Jake Tenopir is from Wahoo, Nebraska. He started in the turf industry when he was in his early teens working for his dad who owns a family lawn business. A couple years later he found his passion while working at Hilltop Country Club outside of Wahoo.

After high school, he immediately began college at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska. From there, he worked at Beatrice Country Club on the weekends and after classes. He also helped out with the college campus golf course facility, which consists of three golf holes for research and development.

When looking for a winter internship, he found himself at the Ocean Reef Club in 2011. He started out working on the Hammock Golf Course before landing his first Assistant’s position at the Cliff’s Communities in Marietta, South Carolina. He came back to the Ocean Reef Club to pursue his career in South Florida and soon after became the Hammock Course Assistant Superintendent. A year later he moved up to the Dolphin Assistant where his leadership skills carried him through the Dolphin regressing renovation in the summer of 2013.

Jake continues to keep his pride at the Ocean Reef Club as the Dolphin Course Superintendent while achieving outstanding conditions for Members and guests. He is proud to be part of a great team to produce breathtaking experiences on one of the best golf courses around.


Chris Corbin
Hammock Golf Course Superintendent

Chris Corbin is from Tonkawa, Oklahoma. Chris was introduced to golf at age 9, and he fell in love with the atmosphere that surrounds the game. After graduating high school, he moved to Arizona to pursue a degree in Agriculture at Central Arizona College. During this time, Chris started working at Mission Royale Golf Club. It was there where he learned he could major in Turf Management, and achieve his dream of managing his own golf course. With this information, Chris decided to move back to Oklahoma, and enroll in the Horticulture/Turf Management program at Oklahoma State University. 

In the summer of 2010, before graduating from Oklahoma State, Chris did an internship at Eastward Ho Country Club in Chatham, Massachusetts. Upon completing the internship, he was offered a full-time position as the Irrigation Technician. Knowing he wanted to finish his last semester of college, the position was held for 8 months until he graduated with his Bachelors Degree. The day after graduation, he moved to Chatham, Massachusetts in May 2011 where he spent 3 years managing the irrigation system at Eastward Ho Country Club. Looking to advance in his career, Chris began searching for top quality golf courses in a warmer climate. When he discovered Ocean Reef Club was looking for an Assistant Superintendent, he jumped at the opportunity and applied immediately. 

 Chris became an Assistant in April 2014, and has continued to be a valuable asset to the team. Through his knowledge of turf grass, cultural practices, and a strong eye for detail, he was promoted to Hammock Course Superintendent in September 2016. He is the first Superintendent of the newly renovated golf course, and strives to make continuous improvements every single day. His goals are to exceed member expectations, and to provide the absolute best course conditions at all times. He’s passionate about his job, and takes immense pride in the Hammock Golf Course. Chris is grateful to be employed by Ocean Reef Club, and to be a part of such an outstanding Agronomy team.