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An Ocean Room Tradition Reborn

May 10, 2021 2:56 pm Published by

An Ocean Room Tradition Reborn Featured above: Jeff Turner, President of Reef Aquaria Design, and Member Diane Hill review various corals, fish and live rock that are reserved for the new aquariums at Ocean Reef. Construction on the newly-renovated Ocean... Read More »


How We Got Here pt. 11

April 5, 2021 7:53 pm Published by

 How We Got Here by Mike Smith It was mid-September, 1695, hurricane season in Jamaica, when a 60-gun battleship, H.M.S. Winchester departed for England. As she rode the gulf stream current to the north, a severe storm blew her off... Read More »


How We Got Here pt. 10

March 30, 2021 1:14 pm Published by

 How We Got Here by Mike Smith A brisk breeze threatened to blow off the hats of Joe McDonald and Frank Stoneman as they snipped the ribbon on the 2,800 foot Card Sound bridge opening the first road access to... Read More »


How We Got Here pt. 9

March 24, 2021 12:44 pm Published by

How We Got Here by Mike Smith The portion of the Course that was deeded to the Club in the late 1990’s. We previously talked about the Harbor Club and the agreement between the Club and Driscoll Properties. One provision... Read More »


How We Got Here pt. 8

March 15, 2021 4:33 pm Published by

 How We Got Here by Mike Smith Sewage Treatment Plant in the early 1980’s. Back in 1980 a lot of things were happening at the Ocean Reef Club. Russ Post became President and at the same time an agreement was... Read More »


How We Got Here pt. 7

March 8, 2021 7:41 pm Published by

 How We Got Here by Mike Smith The Harbor Club as photographed in the late 1980’s. As previously mentioned, back in the early ’70’s, the Club entered into an agreement with Driscoll Properties and a small group of Club members... Read More »


How We Got Here pt. 6

March 1, 2021 4:14 pm Published by

 How We Got Here by Mike Smith As previously mentioned, back in the late 1960’s, the development of Ocean Reef Club was envisioned by Harper Sibley to be in four phases. Phase I was the Harbor Course area, Phase II... Read More »


How We Got Here pt. 5

February 22, 2021 2:38 pm Published by

 How We Got Here by Mike Smith In the early ’70’s the Club felt a second golf course was a must. The Dolphin Course was frequently crowded and prime tee times in the mornings were difficult to get. As a... Read More »


How We Got Here Pt. 4

February 15, 2021 7:52 pm Published by

How We Got Here by Mike Smith In the early 1970’s, the Florida State legislature began contemplating new rules and regulations that would severely impair the planned development of the Ocean Reef land. All four future phases would be impacted.... Read More »


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