New Year, New Offerings
By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Editorial Assitant
Ocean Reef Club and its Members highly value tradition, so every new season is an opportunity to balance beloved traditional events with brand new and exciting happenings. Celebrate year 2020 with the following new and renewed Reef offerings.
Nature Center & Reef Rec Room: The Reef Rec Room has upgraded gaming stations with larger TVs, couches, more bar TV’s, LED lighting and a kid’s movie corner. The entrance to Reef Club Kids features a new window overlooking the Nature Center, which boasts all new reptile, guinea pig and bird enclosures and a new farm-style sink.
Glass Bottom Kayaks: New to Recreation’s repertoire, these kayaks increase the magnificence of their Guided Eco Kayak Tours. Stop by the Pool Desk to try one out.
Additional Peloton Bikes: The Member Fitness Center’s Peloton bikes are such a hit, they added two more. A ride on these fitness-centric bikes must be reserved ahead of time at the Fitness Front Desk.
Marina Aerator Installation: The new aerator increases water flow in the Marina preventing seaweed buildup and promoting healthy waterways and ecosystems.
Medical Spa Packages: Partnering with the Medical Center, The Spa now offers packages to help you achieve and maintain healthier, younger looking skin. Packages available combine spa services with medical-grade skincare and injectables, laser treatments, CoolSculpting sessions, and more. Call The Spa, 305-367-6506.
IN THE GOLF REALM
Putting Studio: The addition of the Putting Studio in the Academy of Golf has enhanced instructional and club-fitting capabilities. Putting is a large part of a player’s game, but also one of the least practiced. Schedule a session by calling Golf at 305-367-5912.
Monthly Trunk Shows: Every month through season, Golf hosts a trunk show featuring popular brands from the Shop as well as favored brands not carried in the Golf Shop.
Friday Nine & Dine: Golf transformed the Sunday Couples Golf to a monthly Friday night Nine & Dine where players socialize and enjoy a friendly nine-hole game. The next ones are scheduled for January 3 and February 14.
Expanded Youth Offerings: To accommodate our young emerging golf stars, the Golf Shop now carries TaylorMade Rory club sets, Oakley youth sunglasses, and Peter Millar and Greyson youth apparel.
FOOD & BEVERAGE DELIGHTS
Plant-Based Menu Options: This season’s outlet menus have all seen a refresh with the addition of more vegetarian options, including the all new plant-based meat alternatives – from meatless burger patties and meatballs to quinoa and cauliflower dishes. Visit our Dining page.
Kids’ Corner: Fun for the kids and convenient for the parents and grandparents is the Kids’ Corner at all Banquet events, featuring child-friendly food selections.
CH Prime: Chef Shelby Confer’s promotion to Chef de Cuisine brought with it exciting new menu changes that have been a huge hit. According to some CH Prime super fans, the pierogis, lobster pot pie, beef Wellington and even Caesar salad are worth every bite.
Recipe Book: Our talented Ocean Reef chefs came together once again to produce an ORC exclusive cookbook, “Flavors of the Reef,” that is mouthwatering in both inside and out. Get yours at the Gift Shop.
Exclusive Ocean Reef Spirits: The Club has enjoyed exclusive wine, vodka and bourbon for a couple seasons, but this year the Beverage Department has pumped out a number of new and equally as enticing spirits. Look out for ORC Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Herradura Tequila, Maker’s Mark G. Melis Mash Bourbon and Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon (coming soon), among others, at Port O’Call and all Ocean Reef outlets.
EVENTS & SERVICES
Dining Reservations System: The Club has implemented a new system that makes reservations even smoother, soon Members will be able to make their own directly online!
Expanded Accounting Services: Accounting services are available Saturdays in the Membership office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by if you need copies of your statement, ticket details or to process payments.
Wynwood Brewery Tour: This upcoming 2020 excursion will take you to Miami for a tour of Wynwood’s best-loved breweries. Sign up by calling Concierge at 305-367-6516 to visit Concrete Beach Brewery, J. Wakefield Brewing and Veza Sur Brewing Co. on Wednesday, February 5.
Member to Member Rental Offerings: The Ocean Reef Press now offers an enhanced Member to Member opportunity that can be found on oceanreef.com, giving you the ability to rent and work directly with fellow Members effortlessly.
Pet-Friendly Lodging Program: The Club knows your furry friends are like family, so they implemented a pet-friendly lodging program complete with plush dog beds, logo collars and more. Visit our page to view options.
Upgraded Ocean Reef App: The new and improved Ocean Reef Club App is ready for you to download (Android version coming soon) and boasts features like an hour-by-hour event calendar, dining menus and a Member directory.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Improved Lighting: Better lighting on the dark streets of core Club areas makes driving around at night a more pleasant experience.
Re-striping of Fire Lanes & Handicap Areas: Fire lanes (like those near Islander Road) and handicap areas (Staff Housing, Islander Road, etc.) have all gone under re-striping to increase visibility.
Valet Parking Services: Parking by Carysfort and Town Hall is now a breeze. During teeming events, the grass lot by the Marina Tennis Courts is being used for valet parking services.
NEW FAVORITES RETURN
Rainbow Room at Ocean Reef
Saturday, January 11
Thursday, April 16
Navy Seals Returns
Saturday, April 18
Visit oceanreef.com/events for a full schedule of 2020 happenings through the end of season.