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New Year’s resolutions are one of society’s greatest un-kept traditions. Oftentimes goals placed at the beginning of the year are often unmet by February or even March. The Harbour Ridge community makes it the easiest it’s ever been to follow through with resolutions. Check out these four popular resolutions and how to accomplish them at Harbour Ridge.

Resolution: Stay Active

Becoming or staying active is a priority for many people at the beginning of each year. Harbour Ridge’s amenities and services make focusing on fitness feel effortless. Whether residents are interested in light cardio or strength training, the state-of-the-art fitness center has it all. From fitness and yoga classes to licensed physical therapists and trainers ready to assist, Harbour Ridge offers it all. The fitness center includes a lap pool for those interested in aquatic activities. Harbour Ridge is also home to the Peter Burwash International Tennis Program. Members looking to learn tennis can receive instruction from staff that are a part of one of the best tennis programs in the world. The tennis complex includes eight Har-Tru courts with enough space to practice as much as desired. There’s no better way to stay active than by having fun! Harbour Ridge is the perfect place for those looking to stay active throughout the year.

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Resolution: Explore the Area

Make this year the year to explore. There is so much to discover on property and in the areas surrounding Harbour Ridge. An abundance of nature and biking trails provide for the most scenic adventures. Explore the picturesque St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon by boat, kayak or jet-ski. The opportunities to explore nature are limitless. The nearby city of Stuart is also a must-visit destination. A truly one-of-a-kind gem, this quintessential city is perfect for shopping, dining, art and culture.

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Resolution: Learn A New Hobby

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to set a goal of learning a new skill or hobby. There is an abundance of opportunities at Harbour Ridge for learning. For those interested in learning the game of golf, Harbour Ridge has a renowned golf program that includes professional instructors. The golf program also hosts various tournaments throughout the year, encouraging players of all experience levels to play. Besides golf, playing pickleball is a must. Combining elements of badminton, table tennis and tennis, pickleball is a fan favorite at Harbour Ridge. With the eight newly-opened pickleball courts, this game is an amazing hobby to take up this upcoming year. Harbour Ridge also has many member-organized clubs. Including topics like stitchery, mah-jongg, kayaking, chorale and reading, there is a club that will pique everyone’s interest. Joining clubs is a great way to discover new interests while getting to know like-minded individuals.

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Resolution: Connect With Those Around You

To those looking to be more involved in the community this year, Harbour Ridge creates a relaxing ambiance intended for people to gather. Make true connections with neighbors by spending time with one another throughout the Harbour Ridge community. The renowned dining rooms on property are an amazing way to engage with fellow neighbors. Members often congregate here to enjoy food, drinks and spend time with one another. For those truly looking to make connections and bonds this upcoming year, Harbour Ridge is the ideal place to do so.

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Located on the St. Lucie River, the “Private by Nature” waterfront location makes this the premier golf community on Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast. Harbour ridge is the very best of waterfront, country club living. Our 45,000 square foot Clubhouse is designed to take full advantage of the stunning panoramic vistas of the St. Lucie River. This waterfront clubhouse is the heart of our community and is where residents can come together to create a buzzing, social lifestyle. Residents can also entertain themselves at the Lakeside Lifestyle Center. The state-of-the-art complex is home to a tennis program, full-service spa, barbershop, physical therapy and a spacious fitness center. Our two USGA-recognized, championship golf courses, designed by Pete & P.B. Dye and Joe Lee offer an Audubon-certified course winding along the river and throughout our community. An active calendar of events for resident members includes everything from fishing and golf tournaments to waterfront dinners.

To learn more about the unique private club lifestyle offered at Harbour Ridge and the wide variety of residential real estate offerings available, CLICK HERE. We will email you a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community. Visit HarbourRidge.com or call 772-336-3000 for more information.

PALM CITY, FLORIDA – Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Tim Cann, the Club’s Director of Greens and Grounds, led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on this course. Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club was designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2000 and is one of over 900 courses in the world to currently be designated as such.

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, and protect natural resources. Golf courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, Mexico, and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the program.

“Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for preserving the natural heritage of the area by protecting the local watershed and providing a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property,” said Christine Kane, CEO at Audubon International.

“To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas,” explained Kane. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. Courses go through a recertification process every three years.

Audubon International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Troy, NY. In addition to golf courses, Audubon International also provides programs for businesses, schools, communities, and new developments with the purpose of delivering high-quality environmental education and facilitating the sustainable management of natural resources. For more information, call Audubon International at 1-844-767-9051 or visit www.auduboninternational.org.

With an average annual temperature of 74 degrees, Florida’s Treasure Coast has become a well-known destination for a relaxed, yet vibrant lifestyle all year long. Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club, located in the heart of the Treasure Coast, attracts many warmth seekers with its waterfront lifestyle, move-in ready residences and welcoming events. Find out what makes this Florida Country Club a favorite winter escape on the Treasure Coast.

Trails and Beaches to Explore

Both near Harbour Ridge and off the beaten path, multiple trails and parks across Martin County provide bikers, hikers, and cyclists endless miles of exploration. Even during the winter, residents can soak up the sun at Treasure Coast’s miles of pristine beaches, stretching from Tequesta to Jensen Beach. For anglers, this “Sailfish Capital of the World” has many typical winter catches, including sailfish, wahoo, kingfish, barracuda and blackfin tuna.

With three private marinas set along two miles of pristine shoreline, Harbour Ridge offers plenty of water sports right at home. Situated along the northern shores of the St. Lucie River, residents love the convenience of taking their boat to Downtown Stuart for the day or set sail to the Bahamas, just 55 miles away. This private riverfront property also offers beautiful views along the two-mile walking trail and a well-appointed tennis complex with eight Har-Tru courts. Winding along the river and throughout the community, the two USGA-recognized championship golf courses, designed by Pete & P.B. Dye and Joe Lee, are Audubon certified as well.

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Year-Round Events and Activities

Year-round, Harbour Ridge offers an endless collection of events and club activities, including everything from golf, tennis, and bocce games to card tournaments, dances, and special-interest clubs. Martin County also has a wide selection of winter events from tree lightings to food festivals. The historic Lyric Theatre located in Downtown Stuart is a cultural hub for the performing arts and hosts a variety of seasonal shows and music concerts. Local attractions in the area, including the historic House of Refuge, Elliott Museum, and the environmental Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, also offer fun winter activities.

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Delightful Downtown Stuart

Just a short boat ride across the St. Lucie River or a 10-minute drive, residents of Harbour Ridge are in proximity to the liveliness and sense of community in downtown Stuart. The walkable outdoor streetscape offers over 50 locally owned shops, boutiques, and art galleries to peruse, along with Green Market and Rock N’ Riverwalk events every Sunday. Many locally owned restaurants also have a plethora of outdoor seating, constantly filled year-round with people enjoying the warm, fresh air. A picturesque Christmas tree on the riverfront and twinkling light displays throughout the city spread the holiday cheer. To the south, the Palm Beaches offer even more for residents to enjoy, including the Gardens Mall and the world-famous Worth Avenue.

Harbour Ridge close proximity to Downtown Events

Small Town Charm Meets Coastal Living

With so much to enjoy in every season, it is no wonder why people choose the Treasure Coast and Harbour Ridge as their winter escape. Located on the St. Lucie River, the “Private by Nature” waterfront location of Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club makes this the premier golf community on Florida’s Treasure Coast. The heart of the community is the 45,000 square foot Clubhouse, designed to take in the panoramic vistas of the St. Lucie River and create a welcoming social lifestyle. At the Lakeside Lifestyle Center, residents can focus on health and wellness with the tennis program, full-service spa, aquatics center and spacious fitness facility with physical therapists on hand.

The wide variety of homes for sale within the Harbour Ridge community offers varying price points and styles to suit every need. All single-family homes and condominiums have stunning views of the St. Lucie River, lakes golf courses or nature preserves. Move-in ready rental residences are also available for seasonal residents. Our complimentary digital brochure shares an even closer look at the amenities and lifestyle offered within this picturesque waterfront community. Visit HarbourRidge.com to see our current property listings or call 772-336-3000 to arrange a private showing.

(Palm City, FL) – Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club’s Director of Greens and Grounds and his golf course maintenance team were selected by Sod Solutions as the “2021 Florida Celebration Course of the Year” award recipients. This award is given annually to talented maintenance professionals who display excellence in maintaining Celebration® or Latitude 36® Bermudagrass golf courses and sports fields. The award is presented annually at the Florida Turfgrass Association Conference & Show.

Harbour Ridge Features two 18-hole golf courses; the River Ridge, a Pete & P.B. Dye designed course with tropical landscapes and vistas that can be played from any of five sets of tees, making it accessible for players of all skill levels, and the Golden Marsh, a Bobby Weed-designed course with tropical charm, swaying palms and sweeping vistas. Both courses feature wall-to-wall Celebration Bermudagrass on the tees, roughs, and fairways.

Cann, the Club’s Director of Greens and Grounds for more than 29 years, explained they were looking for turfgrass that over time would aggressively take over any previous Bermuda remnants on the course. Celebration has done that job quite well and exceeded the Club’s expectations.

Congratulations to Tim and his crew!

Director of maintenance receiving Celebration Course of the Year

View a profile on Harbour Ridge and learn more online at https://SodSolutionsPro.com/2021-course

Named America’s Happiest Seaside Town, the City of Stuart offers residents a chance to join a lively and close-knit community. The city boasts many annual events such as arts and crafts festivals, shopapaloozas and Halloween and Christmas celebrations. However, every Sunday in Downtown Stuart, there are plenty of fun activities happening all day long. From farmer’s markets and live music to many restaurants and boutiques, here’s how the locals enjoy their Sunday in Downtown Stuart.

Stuart Green Market:

Located at Flagler Park, the Stuart Green Market brings to Downtown Stuart a myriad of freshly prepared, high-quality goods each week. From produce to freshly baked bread, handcrafted soaps, handmade paintings, locally created artwork, jewelry and more, this market is open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Courtesy trams are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays to help you get from parking to the downtown area seamlessly.

Green Market on Sundays in Downtown Stuart

Rock’n Riverwalk:

After a stroll through the farmer’s market, follow the sounds of music to the iconic sail shades of the Riverwalk Stage. Rock’n Riverwalk, Downtown Stuart’s signature waterfront concert series, takes place every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by Stuart Main Street and the Historic Downtown Business Association, people can relax in the shade, dine al fresco and enjoy local musicians as they play a variety of music.

Rock'n Riverwalk on Sunday in Downtown Stuart
Photo Credit: Steven Martine, Stuart Main Street

The Best Brunch Places in Town:

Whenever hunger strikes, there are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance from Flagler Park to enjoy. If you’re looking to dine with waterfront views, The Boathouse offers a mix of everything including seafood, salads, sandwiches and sushi rolls. For those looking for a cozier brunch option, the Osceola Street Café offers a quaint atmosphere where one can enjoy homemade breakfasts, baked goods, and specialty soups, salads and sandwiches. With a casual upscale dining atmosphere, the Spritz City Bistro offers an array of classic American cuisines. Finally, Café Martier at the Post Office Arcade is an eclectic modern European café that features a wine garden, breezeway piano bar and a speakeasy.

Sunday Brunch in Downtown Stuart

Locally Owned Shops and Boutiques:

Featuring everything from fine art and home décor to accessories and clothing, Downtown Stuart contains dozens of unique, independently owned boutiques to explore. For cutting edge women’s fashions and jewelry, check out Aphrodite Style, April Daze, The GypSea Cottage, Matilda’s and Radiant Outfitters. Looking to re-decorate your home? Decorators Finest, Gumbo Limbo Coastal Chic and Sandy Bar Cove all offer beautifully selected items for the home. Rare Earth Gallery also sells handmade artwork for the perfect gift. All these locally owned shops and more are just a walk down SW Osceola Street away.

Boutiques on Sundays in Downtown Stuart

Premier Waterfront Living:

Just a short drive from Downtown Stuart, residents of Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club are in proximity to the liveliness and sense of community felt throughout the city. Located on the St. Lucie River, the “Private by Nature” waterfront location makes this the premier golf community on Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast.

Harbour Ridge in Close Proximity to Downtown Stuart

Harbour Ridge is the very best of waterfront, country club living. The heart of our community is the 45,000 square foot Clubhouse, designed to create a welcoming social lifestyle while enjoying the stunning panoramic vistas of the St. Lucie River. Residents can also focus on health and wellness at the Lakeside Lifestyle Center, home to a tennis program, full-service spa, aquatics center and a spacious fitness facility with physical therapists on hand. Our two USGA recognized, championship golf courses, designed by Pete & P.B. Dye and Joe Lee offer an Audubon certified course winding along the river and throughout our community. An active calendar of events for resident members includes everything from fishing and golf tournaments to waterfront dinners.

Our complimentary digital brochure to shares an even closer look on the amenities and lifestyle offered within our waterfront community. Visit HarbourRidge.com or call 772-336-3000 to learn more.

After a long year of seclusion and a renewed focus on healthy living, many people are searching for ways to stay active. Tennis is one sport experiencing a new wave of activity, and robust Club programs are adding to the upward swing. According to an annual study by the Physical Activity Council, U.S. tennis participation in 2020 surged 22% from the year prior. This added close to 21.64 million players, up from 4 million in 2019. But why are so many people choosing tennis as their new sport of choice?

Tennis and Club Sports See Increased Activity

The Physical Activity Council studies also showed team sports and indoor gym-based activities lost participants over the past few years. Instead, people gravitated towards outdoor and individual activities like camping and hiking, where they could remain socially distant from others. With over 6.78 million new players, tennis also stands out with the highest rate of growth among traditional sports. Compared to other top sports, tennis can not only be played outdoors, but also has significant spaces between each player. This allows players to be socially distant from one another while also getting their exercise in.

Desirable Health Benefits

Compared to the normal gym workout, tennis is a beneficial and enjoyable way to stay active for people of all ages. Young children learn teamwork, sportsmanship, strategic thinking and problem-solving. Adults and seniors achieve cardiovascular fitness and stronger, healthier bones. It can also help players of all ages achieve a stronger sense of balance, coordination, reaction time, and agility.

A New Way to Socialize

“Our Members have really enjoyed getting together on the courts,” says Fabio Vasconcellos, Director of Tennis at Harbour Ridge. “Getting in a good workout is great for a healthy lifestyle, but friendly competition and social interaction are delivering valuable mental benefits to our players.”

Industry experts agree tennis has great benefits for mental, social, and emotional health. Laughter and fun combined with smashing tennis balls across the court can help manage stress levels and clear the mind.

harbour ridge member playing tennis with grandson

Harbour Ridge Tennis

With a well-appointed tennis complex including eight Har-Tru courts and one stadium court, it is no wonder that the tennis program at Harbour Ridge was recently awarded Tennis Facility of the Year by the USTA. The Peter Burwash International-managed tennis program is very active, with weekly socials, round-robin tournaments, and men’s and women’s tennis team competitions. Social events revolving around tennis are common, and the tennis center is a hub of activity at the Club.

The Lakeside Club tennis facilities are just one of the robust list of resort-style amenities that make the private residential country club lifestyle at Harbour Ridge second-to-none.

Harbour Ridge offers the very best of boating and golf course living. The heart and social epicenter of Harbour Ridge is our 45,000 square foot Clubhouse that is perfectly designed to take full advantage of the panoramic vistas of the St. Lucie River. The state-of-the-art Lakeside Lifestyle Center features signature spa services, a full-service salon, and barbershop, a fitness pool with lap swimming and a spacious fitness center.

Harbour Ridge Private Golf Club Community

The two USGA-recognized championship golf courses, designed by Pete & P.B. Dye and Joe Lee, were redesigned by Bobby Weed in 2018. They wind along the river and throughout the community, offering breathtaking views. An active calendar of events keeps resident Members busy with a never-ending schedule of activities and celebrations. From fishing and golf tournaments, waterfront dinners, and multiple shared interest clubs for those who enjoy birding, cycling, tennis, and more, there is never a shortage of events at Harbour Ridge.

Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club is the premier private waterfront and golf community on Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast. The “Private by Nature” waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live. To learn more about the unique private club lifestyle offered at Harbour Ridge and the wide variety of residential real estate offerings available, call our real estate office at 772-336-1800 or visit us at harbourridge.com. To receive a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community, click here.

Harbour Ridge is excited to announce a new addition to the golf community – Eagle’s Bay Indoor Golf Simulator. The new indoor golf simulator offers a unique experience that is very similar to playing on the course. Club Members can now take a lesson, play around with friends and improve their swing at Eagle’s Bay. Discover what the Harbour Ridge Golf Pros had to say about this innovative amenity.

What prompted Harbour Ridge to add the Golf Simulator room?

Harbour Ridge’s established Golf Academy recently advised the community to invest in this top-of-the-line golf technology. The Foresight Sports, GC Hawk is an overhead-mounted launch monitor that provides the game’s most accurate performance data. The GC Hawk delivers accuracy with its state-of-the-art imaging technology. Golf instructors believe that the simulator will better portray their lesson approach by club and ball data. With its massive ball capture range, the simulator will hone in on Members’ ability, consistency, and skill in the sport.

Is the Golf Simulator only for experienced golfers?

A common misconception with the simulator is that you must be a Golf Pro to use it, however, that is not the case. All golfers and non-golfers alike can find a way to benefit from the use of the simulator. The user-friendly, GC Hawk captures shots from players of both right or left-handedness and with every club in your bag. Golf staff recommends bringing your clubs and are fully equipped for training Members on how to use the simulator. Club Members will have a solid grasp on using the simulator after just a few rounds.

harbour ridge golf course - golf simulator

How does the experience of using the simulator compare to golfing on a course?

Like many other sports, having a good day on the course is heavily reliant on the weather. GC Hawk brings the joy of golfing indoors where you can play no matter what the weather conditions are that day. The true-to-life game experience delivers a whole new level of freedom and flexibility. Club golf instructors are looking forward to focusing more time on the key issues holding their Members back without having to worry about canceled lessons due to poor weather conditions. One exciting feature Members can look forward to is the “Internet Conditions” feature, allowing you to play the course you choose with the same weather conditions for that given day.

How many people can use the Golf Simulator at once?

If you’re looking to enjoy a night of golf with friends, the golf simulator can host up to four people at one time. Look out for upcoming special events where the Golf Academy will host leagues, closest to the pin, and long drive contests that will allow multiple Members of the community to participate at one time. The indoor golf simulator offers 18 courses to choose from and has plans of adding two courses to the library each season based on the community’s feedback.

sunrise at harbour ridge golf course - golf simulator

Eagle Bay’s Golf Simulator is just one of the many amenities Harbour Ridge has to offer. Harbour Ridge is the very best of waterfront, country club living. The heart and social epicenter of Harbour Ridge is our 45,000 square foot Clubhouse that is perfectly designed to take full advantage of the panoramic vistas of the picturesque St. Lucie River. Residents can also entertain themselves at the Lakeside Lifestyle Center. The state-of-the-art complex features signature spa services, a full-service salon, and barbershop, physical therapy, a fitness pool with lap swimming, a spacious fitness center, and a tennis facility with nine Har-Tru tennis courts. Our two USGA recognized, championship golf courses, designed by Pete & P.B. Dye and Joe Lee, and redesigned by Bobby Weed in 2018, wind along the river and throughout our community offering breathtaking views – and Audubon certified! An active calendar of events informs resident Members of the activities available throughout our community ranging from fishing and golf tournaments to waterfront dinners and multiple shared interest clubs who enjoy birding, cycling, tennis, and more!

Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club is the premier, private waterfront and golf community on Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast. The “Private by Nature” waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes for the perfect place to live.

To learn more about the unique private club lifestyle offered at Harbour Ridge and the wide variety of residential real estate offerings available, CLICK HERE. We will email you a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community.

Harbour Ridge is a picturesque waterfront golf and boating country club community, offering a laid back and relaxed Florida lifestyle. An incredible array of amenities are available for Members. These pictures tell the story of this naturally beautiful sanctuary:

Private By Nature

riverfront golf course at harbour ridge

Located along the St. Lucie River, Harbour Ridge reveals spectacular waterfront views throughout the community. Discover lush scenic landscape throughout the community, especially on the two USGA recognized, championship golf courses, both of which are Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries.

Award-Winning Tennis

aerial of har tru tennis courts at harbour ridge

If tennis is your passion, there’s no place like Harbour Ridge’s award-winning tennis facility. As the home of the Peter Burwash International training academy on property, this sport is perfect for beginners and experts alike!

Serene Spa

harbour ridge spa interior

Be pampered in peaceful tranquility at Harbour Ridge’s spa and salon. From European-style spa services to the convenience of taking the golf cart to the Lakeside Center for a haircut or mani/pedi, this cherished amenity always leaves members feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Delectable Dining

people gathered for waterfront drinks by the fire at harbour ridge

Indulge in all types of cuisine from sandwiches to gourmet meals at Harbour Ridge’s waterfront dining venues. The Grille Room & Lounge, Riverview Dining Room and the Dockside Pavilion provide ever-changing menus to excite appetites with a refreshed offering. The best thing on the menu is the ease of sitting at the perfect table overlooking the area’s spectacular waterways!

Trails to Explore

waterfront trails at harbour ridge

Harbour Ridge’s two-mile nature trail is perfect for an afternoon walk, run or bike ride. Along the pristine riverfront, the trail is lined with native vegetation and allows members to build a connection with nature.

Lakeside Pool

lakeside pool at harbour ridge palm city FL

A part of Harbour Ridge’s Lakeside Amenity Center, the pool is complete with areas for lap swimming as well as water aerobics. The aquatic center is an ideal place for a refreshing workout or to relax and soak up the sunshine on a lounge chair.

Waterfront Lifestyle

sun setting over harbour ridge palm city florida

Nestled along miles of shoreline, the heart and social epicenter of Harbour Ridge is our 45,000 square foot Clubhouse, overlooking panoramic views of the St. Lucie River. In addition to the view, Harbour Ridge has three marinas, perfect for docking a boat after a long day out on the water. With the west end of the Bahamas just 55 miles from Harbour Ridge, and the Gulf of Mexico accessible via the Intracoastal Waterway, there’s no limit to your adventure. Take a cruise with club rentals including a pontoon boat, sailboats, wave runners, and more!

Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club is the premier, private waterfront and golf community on Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast. The “Private by Nature” waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes for the perfect place to live. To learn more about the unique private club lifestyle offered at Harbour Ridge and the wide variety of residential real estate offerings available, CLICK HERE. We will email you a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community. Visit HarbourRidge.com or call 772.336.3000 for more information.

Waterfront dining is an atmospheric specialty here on the Treasure Coast. A good dining experience can turn into an exceptional one when accompanied by beautiful views of the water. Conveniently located on the St. Lucie River, Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club offers many amenities to accommodate this waterfront lifestyle. In fact, members love visiting these local waterfront restaurants by boat. Keep reading to discover the top six restaurants you can access by boat from the Harbor Ridge Marina.

Mulligans Stuart

1. Mulligan’s Beach House

Located in the Downtown Stuart, Mulligan’s Beach House is a fan-favorite for family friendly food and drink options. Park your boat at the public docks and take a short walk to the Riverwalk boardwalk. There you’ll find Mulligan’s looking out onto the river. The “Beach House Nachos” and fan voted “Best Bloody Mary’s in Town!” are two items you shouldn’t overlook. For those late risers, Mulligans’ breakfast is served daily until 12p.m. and the bar is always open. Check out its Facebook page to learn more.

Tide House Stuart

2. TideHouse

Overlooking the Saint Lucie River and the Roosevelt Bridge, TideHouse is the perfect place for amazing food, drinks and views. Sip on $6 signature cocktails during happy hour from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday. With indoor and outdoor seating, there is always a perfect time to enjoy the water. Listen to local musicians on weekends while enjoying signature drinks and food. Check out all that the TideHouse has to offer here.

Jensen Beach Conchy Joe's

3. Conchy Joe’s Seafood Restaurant

This nautical themed restaurant and bar in Jensen Beach features fresh caught fish, a raw bar, a wood burning grill and extravagant fruity drinks like the frozen “St. Lucia Drunken Monkey” and fan-favorite “Hemingway Daiquiri.” With drinks as good as these, Conchy Joe’s does not disappoint with their 3-6 p.m. everyday Happy Hour deals. Explore what else this “Jensen Gem” has to offer here.

Stuart Boathouse

4. Stuart Boathouse

Located right along the Stuart Riverwalk, Stuart Boathouse boasts views of the St. Lucie River from every seat in the house. Enjoy a $4 glass of wine during Happy Hour and stay a little longer to watch the sunset. This serene Stuart centerpiece is open 7 days a week, complete with a mouthwatering menu that will leave you as a regular. Learn more about what else the Boathouse can tempt your tastebuds with here.

Twisted Tuna

5. Twisted Tuna

One of the largest waterfront restaurants in Martin County, The Twisted Tuna is no stranger to fun. Nightly live entertainment, a diverse food and drink menu and great views are what make this spot a favorite among locals. In the heart of Port Salerno, The Twisted Tuna’s daily happy hours are 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., with an additional late-night happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to close. Easily accessible by boat, this restaurant is neighbor to two additional waterfront bars, Shrimpers Grill and Raw Bar and the Manatee Island Bar and Grill. View the rest of what Twisted Tuna has to offer here.

Sailors Return

6. Sailor’s Return

Sailor’s Return, a favorite spot among Harbour Ridge members, offers 930 feet of docks for those coming to dinner by boat. Waterfront views and nightly live music create an ambiance like no other. With extensive lunch and dinner menus, everyone in your party is sure to find a tasty dish. Visit between 3:30 and 6 p.m. to take advantage of their Happy Hour and daily drink specials. Find more information on their Facebook page.

While we only mentioned a few, there are many restaurants on the Treasure Coast you can access by boat. Harbour Ridge members enjoy hopping on the club’s private Water Taxi and leisurely floating down the river to their dinner destination. For those who’d rather enjoy dinner at Harbour Ridge, the Riverview Dining Room and Eagle’s Nest Lounge offer members formal, waterfront dining options only minutes away from their homes. The more casual Dockside Pavilion serves great cocktails, a la carte food items and views of the river.

Harbour Ridge is the very best of South Florida, country club living. The heart and social epicenter of Harbour Ridge is our 45,000 square foot Clubhouse that is perfectly designed to take full advantage of the panoramic vistas of the picturesque St. Lucie River. Residents can also entertain themselves at the Lakeside Lifestyle Center. The state-of-the-art complex features signature spa services, a full-service salon and barbershop, physical therapy, a fitness pool with lap swimming, a spacious fitness center, and a tennis facility with nine Har-Tru tennis courts.

Information on other Harbour Ridge exclusives can be found here. Our two USGA recognized, championship golf courses, seen here, designed by Pete & P.B. Dye and Joe Lee, and redesigned by Bobby Weed in 2018, wind along the river and throughout our community offering breathtaking views – and Audubon certified! An active calendar of events informs resident members of the activities available throughout our community ranging from fishing and golf tournaments to waterfront dinners and multiple shared interest clubs who enjoy birding, cycling, tennis, and more!

Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club is the premier, private waterfront and golf community on Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast. The “Private by Nature” waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes for the perfect place to live. Learn more about how you can become a member by visiting HarbourRidge.com or give us a call at 772-336-1800.

The game of tennis has been around since the 1870s and is a favorite sport among many Americans. Here at Harbour Ridge, members enjoy pro tennis tips while playing on the nine Har-Tru® tennis courts and participating in weekly socials, round-robin tournaments and men’s and women’s team competitions. The Harbour Ridge tennis program also offers one-of-a-kind training programs developed by the Peter Burwash International (PBI) training program. Globally renowned, the PBI program has been involved with professional tennis management since 1975. We sat down with the Harbour Ridge Tennis Pro, Fabio Vasconcellos, to get his advice on how to up your game. Here are his six must-follow tips.

Make Contact

There is a misconception that all contact sports must be physical and aggressive, such as football and hockey. Many people do not realize that tennis is a contact sport. Players may not be tackling one another, but they are making contact with the ball by using the tennis racquet. I like to educate people about the three steps of the tennis swing. The swing consists of the backswing, making contact and then the follow-through. Contact is the most vital part of the game because, without it, there is no game.

Know your Minimum Potential

Minimum potential is another vital part of the game. Right in the sweet spot of the racquet is minimum potential energy. When a ball makes contact with this area on the racquet, it will soar with speed and power. And this happens without the help of movement, swinging or a powerful backhand. Next time you’re practicing, see how little you will have to work with your racquet.

Take Advantage of Minimum Potential

With the understanding of the concepts of contact and minimum potential, players can hit the ball with precision and speed. When getting ready to return a hard serve there’s little time for your mind to process what is going on, as opposed to a slower groundstroke. Oftentimes, there is not enough time to prepare for the contact and complete a stroke with all three motions. Players take advantage of the knowledge of minimum potential by reacting on instinct and hitting the ball on the sweet spot of the racquet. If players utilize this tactic long enough, it will become muscle memory.

Use Your Index Finger

It is not always easy to make contact with the ball and some days are more challenging than others. I always teach players to place their opposite index finger on the racquet strings closest to the handle. By doing this, players will know where the racquet head is and the angle of its face. Knowing where the face of the racquet is, makes it easier to adjust to external conditions such as wind and speed. This knowledge is crucial on those days when contact seems impossible.

Add an Underspin

For those looking to advance their tennis skills, I would recommend adding an underspin to your forehand stroke. This shot bounces the ball lower, still making it move forward and serves multiple strategical purposes. An underspin can mess up your opponent’s rhythm and exploit their weaknesses. It can be hit effectively from both sides of the body, on forehands and backhands equally.

Play Mini-Tennis

Mini-tennis is the perfect way to master control in tennis. With two to four players, this game takes place within the service boxes of a court. By playing within a short distance of one another, players will develop a feel for the ball and improve skills like accuracy and precision. Playing mini-tennis also allows players to become more familiar with the tennis equipment and the game itself.

Best Tennis Tip – Come Home to Harbour Ridge

If you are passionate about tennis, or are interested in learning the game, Harbour Ridge is the club you will want to call home. Harbour Ridge is the very best of waterfront, country club living. The heart and social epicenter of Harbour Ridge is our 45,000 square foot Clubhouse that is perfectly designed to take full advantage of the panoramic vistas of the picturesque St. Lucie River. Residents can also entertain themselves at the Lakeside Lifestyle Center. The state-of-the-art complex is home to our tennis program and also features, a full-service spa, salon and barbershop, physical therapy, a fitness pool with lap swimming, and a spacious fitness center. Our two USGA recognized, championship golf courses, designed by Pete & P.B. Dye and Joe Lee, and redesigned by Bobby Weed in 2018, wind along the river and throughout our community offering breathtaking views — and Audubon certified! An active calendar of events informs resident members of the activities available throughout our community ranging from fishing and golf tournaments to waterfront dinners and multiple shared interest clubs who enjoy birding, cycling, tennis, and more!

Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club is the premier, private waterfront and golf community on Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast. The “Private by Nature” waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes for the perfect place to live.

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