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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
What are those odds? 67 Million To 1 to be exact.
The average American golfer makes a hole-in-one once every 12,000 rounds. On Saturday, May 8, Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club member Patsy Harris, defeated those odds by a long shot.
Patsy, a member at Harbour Ridge since 2014, decided to start her day off with a final 18-hole round of golf for the 2021 season. Little did she know it would end in 67 million to 1 odds! She teed off the River Ridge #10 at 8:16 a.m. and just under an hour later, using a 5 hybrid from 105 yards, she made her second-ever hole-in-one on hole #14. Once Patsy got to the 7th hole at 11:35 a.m., she thought it best to use her 6 hybrid from 102 yards. She swings, she…SINKS IT! Incredibly, she successfully sunk her second (and third-ever) hole-in-one; same round, same course, same day!
Patsy, who calls herself a “bogey” golfer with a handicap of 19, said, “I am always just happy to clear the hazards and get the ball on the green; none of our Par 3s are easy!” My golf group, ‘The Queen of the Greens’, was so excited after the first hole-in-one — high fiving and taking photos. “After the second, I was in shock!” Members of her foursome that day included Jill Kelly, Barbara Alesi, and Elaine McCusker.
Patsy also said she and her husband Andy are a golfing family. They have been playing golf together for nearly 50 years. Their two sons, David and Daniel, are single-digit golfers who have a total of 3-hole-in-ones between them (GO, MOM!). She’s proud to now have passed their love for golf down to their four grandsons, ages 13, 10, 9, and 6. The 13-year-old is already on track to catch up with Grandma with his first hole-in-one this past November. “Golfing is a passion for me—I love it in all its forms, and I am still working on my game.”
The Pete and P.B. Dye designed River Ridge course has hosted numerous qualifying rounds for USGA championships, including the U.S. Open. The River Ridge course boasts one of the highest slope ratings in all of Florida, and can be played from any of five sets of tees to accommodate all handicap levels. Click HERE to take an interactive course tour.
Harbour Ridge is a private, 885-acre community with 695 residences that overlook its two picturesque golf courses, acres of Audubon-certified nature preserves and is perfectly situated on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. The Board of Directors, management and staff, along with members, are all dedicated to maintaining their commitment to financial soundness and stability in an environment which enables them to enrich their quality of life.
For more information on Harbour Ridge, please contact our Membership and Sales Office at (772) 873-6013 or email@example.com.
What has changed for you within the last year—have you become glued to your hand sanitizer, began a fitness journey, or explored a new hobby? From sanitation stations to touchless entries, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed not only the landscape of real estate development but the priorities of buyers and renters as well. As the world has become accustomed to spending copious amounts of time at home, new amenities have redefined private club communities and become essential for homebuyers. Discover what health amenities the Treasure Coast’s Harbour Ridge residents cannot live without in 2021.
After what feels like years spent mostly stuck inside, fresh air and open space have become a necessity for many homebuyer’s searches. The Treasure Coast is surrounded by natural lands and refuges that offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, both near Harbour Ridge and off the beaten path. Trails and parks provide mountain bikers, and both day hikers and backpackers a delightful getaway. For a more tranquil experience, residents can enjoy a cell-phone-free afternoon of birdwatching amid one of the area’s breathtaking wildlife preserves. With three marinas and two miles of pristine shoreline bordering the Club, kayaking, fishing and boating are among the best ways to enjoy the stunning natural landscape of Harbour Ridge as well. Why not lay poolside with a drink in hand too?
The Clubhouse hosts some of the best spots to enjoy St. Lucie River views on the patio and alongside the boardwalk or gather under the stars at one of Harbour Ridge’s fire pits and grills—the possibilities are endless. Our residents aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy waterfront living. The Harbour Ridge dog park features agility courses, fenced and shaded areas, walking trails and water stations for our furry friends of all sizes. Whether looking for a day in the sun, or a space to enjoy a picnic outdoors, Harbour Ridge has something for everyone.
While public gyms have been creative in following social distancing, capacity, and sanitizing guidelines, the future of fitness centers lies in smaller, intimate spaces that offer both privacy and safety. The 22,000-square foot Lakeside Spa, Fitness and Tennis complex offers a full range of cardio and strength equipment including TRX, complemented by Pilates equipment training, personal training and massages. Lakeside is the perfect place to begin your journey of health and fitness. With a series of programs including favorites like Interval Training, Yoga, Spin, Water Aerobics and Body Sculpting, there is something for everyone with health and wellness at the forefront.
For outdoor exercise, Harbour Ridge is home to two 18-hole championship golf courses and offers members full access to renowned golf training and learning programs geared for beginners to advanced players. Each hole provides the perfect mix of stunning views and “playability”. Harbour Ridge’s tennis facilities are second to none. The tennis program is very active with weekly socials, round-robin tournaments, and men’s and women’s tennis team competitions. After teeing up on the green or serving up a game of tennis, cool off in the club’s state-of-the-art lap pool. Like fitness, homebuyers today are drawn to additional health and wellness features like Harbour Ridge’s conscious menus offering mouth-watering salads, juice and energizing smoothies, and amenities that pamper. At the Spa and Salon at Lakeside, residents enjoy European-style spa services with a full complement of treatments available for the entire family.
Those who wish to “go to the office” without leaving home often seek out this option in their social lives too. As a result, private dining rooms and event spaces are becoming more popular in 2021. At Harbour Ridge, residents can enjoy a world-class meal without leaving the Club. The Grille Room offers Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks in a casual, comfortable setting that encourages easy conversation with impeccable service. The Riverview Dining Room and Eagle’s Nest Lounge boast breathtaking views and elegant dining experiences. For those yearning for a place for family and friends to enjoy live music and cocktails while watching the beautiful sunset colors reflect on the estuary waters, Dockside Pavilion is the spot.
From casual sandwiches after a round of golf to pizza with the family or a gourmet meal on a special occasion, Harbour Ridge has options to suit every appetite. Members also have the benefit of sharing the delectable cuisine of the Club with friends and family at your next party through Harbour Ridge’s catering service. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, corporate event, party at the Club, or gathering at your home, Harbour Ridge will cater events of all sizes, allowing you to simply relax and enjoy.
Come Home to Harbour Ridge
Homebuyer preferences today have changed, but this Treasure Coast private club community’s dedication to health and wellness has not. Harbour Ridge is the very best of waterfront, country club living. 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.
Merlot, pinot noir, cabernet, rosé, chardonnay, and more — whether a wine connoisseur or someone who enjoys a glass here and there, this Private Country Club holds the perfect program. Harbour Ridge not only offers members a Wine Society but a unique Wine Locker Program as well. What a way to give wine lovers and drinkers another reason to rejoice! The program offers discounts, exclusive events, holiday gifts (different gifts per program), and is now open for the entire membership to join. With social distancing and COVID-19 policies in place, Harbour Ridge has made even more accommodations for members this year. Discover what makes this one of the most sought-after programs throughout the community.
Harbour Ridge Wine Society Membership
Grab your glass and join Wine Society Members for Vines on the Veranda events on the last Sunday of each month. This event takes place on the Upper-Level waterfront Veranda of the Clubhouse. Society members pick up two pre-selected featured wines and enjoy sample wine tastings and light canapés (canapés are available on the evening of the event, only). What could be better to pair with signature wines than light snacks provided by Chef Rob’s Culinary Team? To accommodate social distancing guidelines, members have even enjoyed virtual tasting experiences from home, offering the same one-of-a-kind samples with a twist. Upcoming events will be held on March 28th and April 25th, but those unable to attend do not need to worry. The Club will hold featured wines at the Clubhouse for pick-up at the member’s convenience. On top of Vines on the Veranda events, Wine Society members enjoy the luxury of first access to selected wine events throughout the year. Due to the continued changes in Harbour Ridge’s dining guidelines and policies, digital communications have alerted members to early reservation access. There will be one additional wine event planned this season; will you be in attendance?
Wine events fill Harbour Ridge’s calendar each year, attracting wine enthusiasts throughout the community. Although, it is the unbeatable benefits that gain the Wine Society the most attention. Wine Society Members are allowed up to two bottles of waived corkage fees during each a la carte dining visit, and discounted fees on Holidays, Special Events, and Golf Tournaments. Hosting a party or stocking up for the summer? Wine Society Members receive 10% off any case of wine and/or retail wine sales that are purchased through the Club. Members also receive another 10% off a Club Wine Locker. Furthermore, wine special offers or limited quantity features are sent 48-hours prior to the general membership’s Wine-1-1 e-blasts.
Harbour Ridge Wine Locker Membership
Imagine sipping fine wine matched with savory bites and social hour among family and friends – the Wine Locker Membership unlocks a new level of luxury. Locker Members greatly anticipate two complimentary special “Wine Locker Member-Only” parties. These include the Champagne & Wine Locker Soirée and the beloved Paris Tasting Party. Like Wine Society Members, Wine Locker Members are among the first to access selected wine events, receive special wine offers and limited quantity features 48-hours in advance before the general membership. Members enjoy 10% off any case of wine and/or retail wine sales that are purchased through the Club. Harbour Ridge Wine Locker Members are taken care of when it comes to events, one of the most desired features among members is the waived corkage fee. This is accessible at any time, location, or event, provided that the wine be served directly from the member’s wine locker. Marissa, a second-year Wine Locker Member, recounted that “the service is great! I love that I never have to pay extra to enjoy my favorite wines when I’m at the Clubhouse.” From exclusive deals to top-notch service, Wine Locker Members are treated like royalty at Harbour Ridge.
Harbour Ridge wine lovers may enjoy endless experiences throughout the community. Yet, the Wine Society and Wine Locker Members alike can even enjoy benefits when traveling to outside wine destinations. The Club’s level 1 wine sommelier, Marco Piccoli, can provide helpful tips and information. This may include complimentary tours and VIP tastings (subject to availability) of select wineries. Harbour Ridge is looking forward to having members back this season and enjoying all of the great features that the program offers amid 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 also can 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, fitness pool with lap swimming, a spacious fitness and the tennis facility with nine Har-Tru tennis courts. Our two USGA recognized, championship golf courses, designed by Pete and 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 are even 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 it the perfect place to live.
To learn more about the unique Florida 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.
It wasn’t until she moved to Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club that Lois Fraser bought her first “real” camera. Mrs. Fraser became a photographer as a way to look deeper into the world around her and share that sense of discovery with others. Most of what she has learned is through her involvement with the Harbour Ridge Birding Society, which she is now the president of, doing a lot of reading about nature, and she also started a nature blog (Nature Notes) to share her discoveries. She is even on her way to becoming a Florida Master Naturalist too.
Her photography really gives you a sense of the diversity of wildlife and how they have made their home at Harbour Ridge and their daily lives as “Members.” You can see the cranes pecking for worms on the fairways, otters have a casual conversation in the pickerelweed, and black skimmers doing aerial gymnastic-like moves as they skim for fish.
“Looking through the lens of my camera helped me discover the diversity of wildlife here at Harbour Ridge. That made me curious about each of the species I was photographing, as well as the habitats that support them,” says Mrs. Fraser on photographing around the community.
Although the birds in her backyard were one of her initial inspirations to pick up a camera, Mrs. Fraser’s photography also ranges from all types of wildlife from a peninsula cooter turtle making its way to another pond to a dragonfly resting on a branch to anoles “doing the dewlap.”
Size does not matter either as she has also focused on the local osprey at the top of the food chain all the way down to a sweat bee pollinating the flowers in her yard…There is nothing that she doesn’t capture!
“I feel fortunate every day to live in a place where I can drive around in my golf cart and find so many interesting things to photograph. Nature at Harbour Ridge is beautiful at first glance, but when you start looking more closely, it’s truly amazing!” says Mrs. Fraser.
It’s no secret that Harbour Ridge is home to nature enthusiasts. With two miles of waterfront and 885 acres of unspoiled beauty, this Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary-certified community offers a level of privacy and a connection with nature that is unmatched. There are many different ways the residents interact with the natural surroundings, but Lois Fraser enjoys using the lens of her camera to view, capture and learn more about her community’s natural beauty.
While the holidays looked a little different this year, Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club went above and beyond to provide their members with a jolly and safe, holiday season. The community quickly transformed itself into a winter wonderland. Residents decorated their “village” entrances with wreaths, holiday decorations and lights. You could even find reindeer wearing a mask! Even with the current social distancing guidelines, members at Harbour Ridge were still able to come together and celebrate the holiday season together.
The festivities started at the beginning of the month with the Holiday Golf Cart Parade and lighting of the Clubhouse. Members lined up at Lakeside Fitness Center with their golf carts decked out with extravagant Christmas decorations to put together the most festive cart imaginable. Golf carts were wrapped with lights, garland and ribbon and some were even topped with holiday inflatables. The parade route concluded at the Clubhouse where they joined other members and socially distanced outside to enjoy a holiday cocktail and watched the full lighting of the Clubhouse and Dockside Christmas tree.
Keeping traditions alive, there was a little twist on the Annual Bring-a-Gift event. As members in the parade arrived at the Clubhouse, they each dropped off their unwrapped toy to be donated to local charities.
The holiday season at Harbour Ridge wouldn’t be complete without a Holiday Boat Parade! The festive evening kicked-off with an enjoyable dinner at the Clubhouse and then moved closer to the water at one of the three marinas. Members lined the riverside trail to see fellow Harbour Ridge boaters parade by for a bright display of holiday lights. Just like the golf carts, there was not an inch of any boat that wasn’t decorated. There were even some Christmas carolers there to fill with air with holiday cheer as the boats lit up the St. Lucie River.
The festivities don’t stop there, and the best is still to come! Harbour Ridge is ready to say goodbye to 2020 and bring in 2021 with a bang. Members can celebrate the New Year socially-distant in their own homes with New Year’s Eve party boxes filled with all the NYE essentials: party hats, streamers, noisemakers, a bottle of champagne and a chef-prepared three-course meal. There will of course be fireworks from the Golden Marsh course to welcome 2021.
Already looking ahead to next year, the member events calendar is filled with events from golf tournaments like the member annual Go Pink! Tournament, to supporting the Cleveland Clinic Martin Health Foundation Breast Cancer Navigator Program or the Yacht Club’s all-new annual fishing tournament. We can’t wait to see what else 2021 brings!
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 also can 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 and a tennis facility with nine Har-Tru tennis courts. Our two championship golf courses, designed by Pete and P.B. Dye and Joe Lee, wind along the river and throughout our community offering breathtaking views — and are even 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 waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live; members enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers.
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