The Ocean Reef Club began as a small fishing camp in 1948 and over the years grew as the Members wanted to spend more time and expand their activities beyond the wide array of fishing options to include golf, tennis, yachting, dining, flying, shopping, swimming and much, much more.
The land the Club occupies is approximately four miles long and a mile wide. This encompasses 2500 acres. However a portion of this land also includes a national wildlife sanctuary so in addition to the planned landscaping throughout the Club there is an abundance of wildlife in the form of majestic and tropical birds including our very own Osprey that has made its home in the middle of one of our two golf courses..
This is one of our favorite questions. After all, the Club has been here for 65 years, we’re not going anywhere, what is the rush? There are two reasons, the first is family. Have you had that feeling that time is speeding up, that we need to slow down to spend quality time with family and close friends? That we don’t want to miss out on the special moments with our children or grandchildren? This is the place where you can do that. It is a very real place where generations of families return every year and every generation is able to experience so much of what we all remember childhood should feel like. At the same time, and this is the second reason; while those kids are making lifelong friends and memories this is a chance to take care of you, with the things you like to do. Yet you can still be around family while you are enjoying them.
We say this is our favorite question because the answer to it can only come from you. To arrive at the answer you really need to understand this unique club and experience it firsthand. After visiting, your only regret will be not joining sooner.
One of the great features of a private club such as Ocean Reef is the privacy. Many of our Members can come with their family and feel that they are home, away from prying eyes and curious onlookers. Someone famous, whether from business or entertainment is just like everyone else here at the Club: a Member.
Yes. With a shopping village and all the conveniences of a big city wrapped in a small town atmosphere we have many Members that have decided to make this their home. The availability of a PreK3-8th grade school in the Club adds to the amenities that make year-round living at Ocean Reef Club a great choice for many of our Equity Members.
Yes, in addition to property owning Members, we have Members that don’t own property and they will visit the Club for holidays and family getaways, staying in our 144 room Inn or one of our many Vacation Rental properties.
We love pets! Every winter is our “Blessing of the Animals” where the pets are the stars! Depending on where you might be staying there is availability for smaller pets to visit with their owners. For our Members we have not one but two dog parks located within the Club. One of the parks is dedicated to smaller dogs under 25 pounds. There is also a veterinary office in the Club as well, where they can see to a wide variety of pets.
There is a beautiful lagoon adjacent to the ocean surrounded by white sandy beach. Along with a variety of water toys for young and old alike. This area is combined with our Beach Grill, Beach Bar and two pools that all comprise what we call Buccaneer Island--a favorite spot for our Members and their children.
We are located on a peninsula with one road leading into the Club. That road has a guard gate that is manned 24 hours a day. Arrival by water means arrival through one of our canals or the main channel which are all monitored electronically as well as observed through security boat patrols. We have onsite security plus the Monroe County Sheriff’s office has an Ocean Reef Substation with five deputies assigned to cover the Club and surrounding area.
Our community security staff also are firefighter and paramedic certified with an onsite fire station. There is a world class medical center at the Club that provides private medicine, executive wellness programs health assessments and physical therapy. They also have a visiting specialist program for any needs our Members might desire as well as full time physicians on staff.
So yes, this is a great place to feel safe, sound and secure.
We are at the very “top” of the Florida Keys on the northern edge of Key Largo. Key West is 112 miles at the very “bottom” of the Florida Keys.
The closest airport is right here at the Club with over 4,000 feet of runway for private aviation. The closest international airport is Miami which is a 50-55 minute ground transfer.
There are a variety of aircraft including many of the fractional jet company's fleets that can be accommodated for landing at the Club.