May 18, 2021

Florida Life - Lifestyle

Getaway destination: Private clubs

Lori Capullo | 1/12/2012

Ocean Reef Club
Key Largo

Ocean Reef Club

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.

Richard Weinstein
» How to get in: Referrals from current members. "We also host events where non-members are invited," such as the club's annual Vintage Weekend held in December and its Summer Camp program for kids and families, says Richard Weinstein, president of sales and marketing.

» 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 Club
Ocean Reef has a community center with a library and theater, nine restaurants, homes and an array of shopping options.

Tags: Dining & Travel

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