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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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Juan Gutierrez
Director of Agronomy

jgutierrez@oceanreef.com

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.

 



Chris Corbin
Dolphin Golf Course Superintendent
ccorbin@oceanreef.com

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.

 



Ryan Turner
Hammock Golf Course Superintendent
rturner@oceanreef.com

Ryan Turner is from Huntington, West Virginia.  Ryan was introduced to the game by his Father at a young age.  He loved the game and continued to play competitively, which allowed him to see other courses.  The distinct design, playing conditions and history of every course appeared unique and special.  The natural beauty, and preservation of the surrounding environment provided by golf courses inspired Ryan to pursue a career in the golf course industry.

Ryan began working at Guyan Golf and Country Club in Huntington, WV before enrolling in a Horticulture/Turfgrass Management program at Eastern Kentucky University.  While at EKU, Ryan completed Internship programs at Bayonne Golf Club in New Jersey, and Colonial Country Club in Memphis, Tennessee.  Upon graduation, Ryan worked in Rockville, MD at Woodmont Country Club for 6 years, learning everything about golf course operations. 

Fall of 2016, Ryan joined the Ocean Reef Agronomy team as an assistant.  The two years that followed provided a wealth of experience and working knowledge of the course, and club provided by fellow Agronomy team members.  In November of 2018, Ryan became the Superintendent of the Hammock Golf Course where he will carry on the tradition of producing exceptional playing conditions for it’s Members.  Ryan considers himself extremely fortunate to work for such a unique Club with remarkable membership and golf courses that are second to none.