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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.

 
  

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 12 courts in total, four 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, PGA
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. 



Evan Jones, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional
ejones@oceanreef.com

Evan’s first season at Ocean Reef Club 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 and looks forward to enhancing their golfing experience for years to come. Evan was elected to PGA Class A Membership in February of 2018 and has been our First Assistant Golf Professional since and looks forward to continuing to grow as a Golf Professional here at Ocean Reef Club.

After graduating from 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 and learn from Scott and Mike. 

 

Derek Swoboda, PGA
Director of Instruction
dswoboda@oceanreef.com

Derek Swoboda's passion for the game of golf began as a young junior golfer at Northbrook Country Club in Northeast Wisconsin. Derek is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. Originally from Algoma, Wisconsin, Derek has held Golf Professional positions at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in New Jersey, Old Palm Golf Club in Florida and Skokie Country Club in Illinois. Derek has spent immeasurable hours studying the game of golf and the countless swings the game contains. Through his years at Hamilton Farm Golf Club, he was able to spend over 300 hours studying under his mentor and 2016 PGA National Teacher of the Year, Mike Adams. During his winter months at Old Palm Golf Club, Derek studied the swing under another Top 100 Instructor, Mark Hackett. Derek looks forward to helping Members and guests take their game to the next level for years to come.

 

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.    

 

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

Jennifer began teaching at Ocean Reef Club in November 2016 after serving as Head Golf Professional at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville TN, a Top 200 Golf Digest Private Club. Jennifer is also the Director of Instruction at Sankaty Head Golf Club, a Top 100 Classic Course located on Nantucket Island (2017-present).

Jennifer's passion is to help her students become better players. This means helping each student to achieve a functionally effective swing based on their unique bio-swing dynamics. It also means helping her students play better on the course through performance coaching focused on course management as well as improving mental and emotional skill sets.

Two of Jennifer's biggest influencers and mentors include Vision54 founders Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilson. She has also understudied 2016 PGA Teacher of the Year Mike Adams and most winning Professional Golfer ever, Kathy Whitworth. 

Jennifer's game improvement programs have helped countless women, juniors and men enjoy golf more while seeing their scores drop. She coaches players of all levels from beginners to the elite club player to touring professionals. Notable students include tour winners Alena Sharp (active LPGA Tour player) and Christine Meier (active Symetra Tour player).

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.