Florida Life - Lifestyle
Getaway destination: Private clubs
The Ocean Reef Club has a 175-slip marina, 54 holes of golf, numerous restaurants and lounges and many clubs. Its membership ranges from Baby Boomers to families that have been members for generations.
» Members: Approximately 4,000
» The price of membership: From $11,500 for social members to $215,009 for equity owners. Monthly dues are about $275.
» Notable amenities: The club has its own public safety facility, with ambulances, firefighting equipment, EMTs, law enforcement personnel and a full-time staff of physicians, Weinstein says.
» New: A culinary series featuring private dinners and cooking demonstrations by acclaimed chefs. Weinstein also says the club will be introducing a wellness program this year.
» History: Morris Baker, a successful entrepreneur from Minneapolis, developed the club in the mid-1940s as a fishing camp he could enjoy with his close friends and family.
Ocean Reef has a community center with a library and theater, nine restaurants, homes and an array of shopping options.