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What better way to enjoy your friends or sharpen your focus than out in the South Florida sun, playing a set of tennis at Harbour Ridge. 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. This summer, Harbour Ridge is offering world-class instruction and three, one-hour private lessons for just $165.

The Tennis staff at Harbour Ridge brings with them training programs developed by the Peter Burwash International (PBI) training program. PBI has been the leader in professional tennis management since 1975. Residents of Harbour Ridge benefit from PBI training right at our own club, with the help of Harbour Ridge’s highly trained, specialized staff.

Social events revolving around tennis are common, and the tennis center is a hub of activity at the Club. The well-appointed tennis complex includes shaded areas between the eight Har-Tru courts and one stadium exhibition, the highest grade of clay court available today.

After your lesson head inside the state-of-the-art clubhouse and restock all of your tennis needs. The fully-equipped tennis and gift shop provides Harbour Ridge residents with everything they need to improve their game or just look good doing it! Everything from instruction and support to equipment and clothing is available at the tennis shop.

Contact Tennis Pro Shop at 336-8911 to register now!

A budding, yet friendly rivalry on the water in the past few years has been the competition between kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Each provide their own list of advantages and disadvantages but the question becomes, which one is best suited for you? Let us break it down for you!

Stability
Sitting is more stable than standing—something about gravity. You’re typically more likely to fall off a SUP than capsize a kayak, especially in windy or choppy conditions. On the other hand, it’s easier to get back on a SUP than a kayak.

Advantage: Kayak

Maneuverability
This all depends on the specific model of kayak or SUP. Long sea kayaks are better suited for tracking in a straight line, while short whitewater kayaks can snap around and turn very quickly. Likewise with SUPs: some are better in surf than others.

Advantage: Tie

Durability
When paddling a SUP in shallow water or near rocks, you always have to be careful not to bend or break the fins. Most kayaks, unless they have a rudder, don’t have this weak point. In any event, most kayak rudders can be raised as you approach shore.

Advantage: Kayak

Portaging
SUPs have a convenient handle in the middle of the board, which allows you to easily carry the board by your side. If you prefer, you can also easily carry the board by holding it above your head with both hands. Kayaks are a little more cumbersome, and some of the longer kayaks are appreciably heavier.

Advantage: SUP

Storage Space
Kayaks often include watertight compartments and hatches in the stern and sometimes the bow where you can stow gear, clothing, and food. Bungee rigging in front of the kayak allows you to keep essentials like a map and water within easy reach. To store gear on a SUP, you need to buy a bungee kit for the deck, but not all boards are set up for deck rigging.

Advantage: Kayak

All-Around Fitness
Kayaking will give your shoulders and arms a good, high-repetition workout. Paddling on a SUP, however, works your entire body, especially your core. You may have also seen people practicing different yoga and fitness routines while out on the water. This can be fun, especially when done in a group.

Advantage: SUP

Kids and Dogs
The deck area of a SUP is fairly large—big enough to accommodate a child or even a dog in addition to an adult paddler. You probably don’t want to go superlong distances this way, but for short excursions it can be a lot of fun. Kayak cockpits are usually more confined and are not big enough for an additional kid or pet.

Advantage: SUP

Sightseeing
In terms of touring or sightseeing, both sports have their advantages. On a SUP, you’re standing and can therefore see farther. On the other hand, when kayaking, you can sit back, relax, and maybe even pull out an outdoor camera and snap some photos. If you’re nervous about balance, you’ll likely be focused on that when using a stand up paddleboard, and won’t have as much time to appreciate your surroundings.

Advantage: Tie

Long-Distance Paddling
People have paddled their SUPs surprisingly long distances. Having said that, many kayaks, especially the 16-footers, include storage compartments for gear and are better suited for long-distance travel. You’ll also find that the double-blade configuration of a kayak paddle is less fatiguing and more energy efficient over the course of an hours-long trek.

Advantage: Kayak

Ease for Beginners
Almost anyone can jump into a recreational kayak and start paddling. SUPs have a slightly steeper learning curve, though. It might take a little practice as you learn the best way to stand up, paddle, and maneuver the board.

Advantage: Kayak

Cool Factor
Kayaks are a blast to paddle. They can take you anywhere. But let’s face it, everyone takes notice when they look out and see someone standing in the middle of a lake or on a river. SUPs are generating a lot of buzz right now.

Advantage: SUP

There’s no better lifestyle than one on the water, and there’s no better waterfront living than Harbour Ridge. From dawn until dusk, you’ll be inspired by captivating riverfront vistas inviting you to explore. Discover aquatic wildlife up close and personal via paddleboard or kayak. Set sail for open water to experience incomparable boating and fishing in the Sailfish Capital of the World.Catch a glimpse of a Florida lobster or large snook swimming the reefs at Bathtub Beach. Share the shoreline with sea turtles and hatchlings, and watch the tarpon swimming along the beach just yards away.

With the west end of the Bahamas just 55 miles offshore, and the Gulf of Mexico accessible via the Okeechobee Waterway, there’s no limit to your adventure. Take a cruise out to Lake Okeechobee or spend the day snorkeling and diving offshore, the pristine Florida waters are your playground.

Click here and learn more about Harbour Ridge.

Martin County, Florida has the perfect climate and opportunity for you to experience almost every activity imaginable. Salt & fresh water fishing is available to those who love to catch a variety of game fish. Enjoy boating on miles and miles of scenic waterways or fishing to your heart’s content. If you’re a landlubber, no problem, enjoy one or more of the nine golf courses or if tennis is your game, then head to a number of parks and clubs where you can enjoy a quick game. Palm City is also one of the finest equestrian communities on the Treasure Coast with many opportunities to learn to ride or compete. From playgrounds and ball fields to Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart, Martin County is loaded with ways to stay active, here are a few parks and trails to check out!

Halpatiokee Regional Park located on Lost Lake Road at Highway 76 is situated along the banks of the St. Lucie River consists of 180 acres featuring football/soccer fields, tennis courts, playground, covered skating rink and miles of trails.

LCpl Justin Wilson Park located at 2050 SW Mapp Road, features playgrounds, picnic shelters, soccer and baseball fields, racquet and basketball courts and an observation tower and nature trail.

Leighton Park located at the base of the Palm City Bridge is also the home of the Palm City Recreation Center used for Programs and Meetings and features baseball fields and a public boat launch area.

Jock Leighton Park is located on 16 acres of land on the corner of 36th Street and Mapp Road and features picnic areas, skateboard ramps and baseball/softball and football fields.

Wildcat Wonderland 2 is located on the grounds of the Palm City Elementary School. The interactive playground was built through then generous efforts of the school children’s parents.

Indian Riverside Park is located in on Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach and features splash fountains, riverfront walking trails, and the Mansion at Tuckahoe which dates back to 1938. Info available at 772.221.1418 or www.martin.fl.us./mansion

Sailfish Splash Water Park is the hottest new place to cool down. Families and visitors enjoy a unique and rich aquatics venue for all ages featuring  two 4-story tall water slides, a lazy river, shaded picnic, wifi, area & much, much more! Info available at 772.320.3100 or www.sailfishsplash.com

Harbour Ridge is a premier waterfront community located in Palm City and boasts world-class fitness and outdoor amenities. Waterfront walking and biking trails, stand-up paddleboard and kayak launch, championship golf, and of course the state-of-the-art Lakeside Spa Fitness and Tennis center. Harbour Ridge has it all. Learn more here!

There are so many things that separate Harbour Ridge from other clubs in the area. The luxurious club lifestyle on the tranquil water of the St. Lucie River combined with resort-style amenities, including the new Lakeside Spa, Fitness & Tennis Club, have made Harbour Ridge a must-see to believe club in South Florida. Residents are able to enjoy this active community and serene surroundings every day, and now, guests of the club can too.

Harbour Ridge’s “Be Our Guest” program is designed to provide you with a taste of the South Florida lifestyle showcase the Club to potential new homeowners. This is the ideal way for you to experience our warm and friendly community and many amenities prior to making any buying decision.

The Be Our Guest program includes:
• Two nights in a beautifully furnished condominium, including living room, two bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, laundry facilities, etc.
• Two rounds of golf for two – the River Ridge course, designed by Pete and P.B. Dye and the Golden Marsh course, designed by Joe Lee, offering championship golf for all playing levels.
• Unlimited tennis for two on our Har-Tru surfaced tennis courts, with four of them lighted for night play. All courts are nestled among a peaceful, tree-lined setting.
• Use of the Fitness Center – enjoy the pleasing view during your vigorous workout. If you wish, our outdoor, heated swimming pool would be the perfect place to retreat after your workout.
• Two lunches for two in our Grille Room where you will enjoy excellent cuisine and breathtaking views.
• A dinner for two that includes a glass of wine or cocktail to complement your dining experience.
• Enjoy the beauty of Harbour Ridge from the St. Lucie River with a tour on our pontoon boat.

One of expert the sales agents will be pleased to provide you with a tour of the available real estate properties. Harbour Ridge is an 885-acre community with 695 residences, offering an extraordinary selection of resale homes and condominiums in 28 uniquely different villages. These homes overlook two picturesque golf courses, acres of wooded, naturally landscaped vistas including scenic Audubon sanctioned nature preserves and spectacular river views.

Tucked away on two miles of waterfront along the North Fork of the St. Lucie River are 98 boat slips on our North, Center and South Docks that will accommodate boats ranging in size from 24 to 60 feet. This is a yachter’s or angler’s dream with deep water and ocean access!

More than just a tropical paradise, Harbour Ridge may be the closest you can come to living in a nature preserve. To learn more about our “Be Our Guest” program at Harbour Ridge, one of Florida’s most prestigious and private waterfront and golf communities, please contact our Membership & Marketing Department at 772.873.6013 or membership@hrycc.org.

Dining at Harbour Ridge offers numerous dining venues and atmospheres. 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. This signature Crab Cake dish from our award-winning chefs has been on top of everyone’s list as of late and we wanted to share this fun and easy recipe with you!

Harbour Ridge Crab Cake
2 # jumbo lump crab meat
½ cup toasted diced potato bread
¼ cups chopped parsley
¼ cup mayo
¼ cup Dijon
1 lemon juiced
1 egg
Splash of Tabasco
1tsp black pepper
1 1 tsp old bay
½ oz Worcestershire

-mix wet items with a whisk until blended
-fold in crab meat and diced bread, gently mixing
-portion with an ice cream scoop
– bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes until golden brown

That’s all it takes to recreate this delicious dish in the comforts of your very own kitchen at Harbour Ridge. Come back again soon and see more of our succulent recipes served every day at the clubhouse. Harbour Ridge offers many unique dining options including:

Grille Room & Lounge
What better way to celebrate friendships than over a meal! The Grille Room offers Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks in a casual, comfortable setting that encourages easy conversation while still providing the Harbour Ridge level of service. The Grille Room is a favorite spot for members to gather after an outing or for happy hour and covered patio dining is also available. The pizza oven is a popular draw here as well, especially with children and grandchildren, who enjoy experiencing the open kitchen and seeing the chefs at work.

Riverview Dining
Celebrate your friendships, successes or just the delight of life at Harbour Ridge by dining in style. The Riverview Dining Room and Eagle’s Nest Lounge are formal dining options available at Harbour Ridge, and boast breathtaking views from all seating points.

The elegant Riverview Dining Room hosts the Club’s gala affairs, and seating can be adjusted for large private parties. Special functions are hosted here, along with the Chef’s famous themed buffets. A variety of dining areas are available to suit your mood, from terrace dining to the Captain’s Table with its own fireplace and bar.

Dockside Pavilion
Being one with nature is what Harbour Ridge is all about. That’s why one of the favorite pub venues among members is the Dockside Pavilion, donated to Harbour Ridge by the Yacht Club. It’s the perfect gathering place for family and friends to enjoy live music and cocktails while watching the beautiful sunset colors reflect on the estuary waters.
The Dockside Pavilion hosts a la carte dining as well special monthly events, including “Docktails”, weddings and member private parties. This venue allows the members to enjoy the waterfront, while the Dockside’s proximity to the clubhouse creates a natural flow between the indoor and outdoor entertainment and dining areas.

Come see our tasty dining options for yourself and explore the nearby Lakeside Spa Fitness & Tennis Center to discover all of the other wonderful amenities Harbour Ridge has to offer!

There is a lot that sets Harbour Ridge apart from other clubs on the Treasure Coast. The unmatched waterfront lifestyle combined with the beautiful spacious homes and the newly opened Lakeside Spa, Tennis & Fitness Center constantly garner headlines and accolades in the area. However, a true hidden gem at Harbour Ridge is the work of Mike Malizia, the clubs private golf instructor.

The Harbour Ridge Golf Academy offers it all – the full swing, short game, mental management, course management and green-reading. This summer he’s also offering camps for elite juniors looking to earn college scholarships and possibly play this game for a living.

The 46-year-old Malizia knows a little bit about playing the game for a living. He played in five PGA Tour events, including the U.S. Open, and 18 Web.com Tour events during his career and made the transition from player to instructor in 2003. Malizia has a lot of help these days through the constant technological advances and even tour pros are beginning to take notice of his teaching ability

Malizia was recently on hand for Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando working with tour pro, and Stuart, FL native, Derek Fathauer. They spent Monday working on the technical aspects of the game, refining Fathauer’s fundamentals. Tuesday, it was concentrating on hitting “creative shots” as they prepared for the tournament.

A Lead Coach with NBC and the Golf Channel Academy, Malizia uses the most advanced equipment and analysis software available from TrackMan Golf to V1 Sports/Interactive Frontiers to evaluate each of his students’ swing and ensure proper club fitting. Harbour Ridge members enjoy full access to these renowned golf training and learning programs, whether they are just learning the game or looking to break 70.

Home to two of the best courses in South Florida, Harbour Ridge is the perfect place for Malizia to base his academy. Whether you’re a scratch golfer or always wanted to learn the game, the courses at Harbour Ridge will meet your expectations.

Single digit handicappers will feel welcome in this Florida golf community near Stuart in Palm City, Florida. The challenge of the game encompasses the undulating fairways, and their strategically placed sand traps and greens. Here, the natural landscape buffers add interest and command respect from even the best golfers on the course.
For beginners, the course design has been thoughtfully planned to forgive a wayward swing. Wide landing areas and easily accessible greens are a welcome sight for those who would prefer bird watching along the course, rather than worry about making birdies.

Click here to learn more about Malizia’s innovative Golf Academy and Harbour Ridge’s championship golf courses.

Harbour Ridge will be hosting a club-wide open house from 3pm-5p.m. on Thursday, March 23. Prospective homebuyers will be able to tour 25 beautiful homes, villas and condominiums.

Here is a brief preview of the available homes and villages at Harbour Ridge!

Estate & Custom Home

The estate and custom homes at Harbour Ridge offer spacious home sites that overlook the river, lakes, wetland areas and our championship golf courses. With varying floorplans, most of our estate homes include their own pools and large private lots.

Villages Include: Harbour, Mariner, River Pointe, Sand Pine

Patio Home

The single-family patio homes at Harbour Ridge boast views of our golf courses, lake  and nature preserves. Varying in size, these homes offer many choices for your perfect life at Harbour Ridge.

Villages Include: Dewberry, Fairway, Figtree, Patio Homes of South Shore

Villa Home

With a mixture of floorplans and elevations available, the Villa Homes at Harbour Ridge offer sweeping views of our two championship golf course. Most Villa Homes contain a community pool and private lots.

Villages Include: Bayberry Buttonbush, Cinnamon, Greenbrier, Laural Oak, Sweetbay, Tallowood

Golf Home

With a variety of model types and elevations available, our golf homes boast large floorplans, along with an array of views of the golf courses, wetlands and the river.

Villages Include: Buttonbush, Deer Moss, East Hammock, Lancewood, Live Oak Mariner, River Pointe, Royal Fern, Tallowwood, West Hammock

Condominium

Harbour Ridge condominiums offer residents incredible views of the St. Lucie River and its surrounding areas. Each village of condominiums offers a community pool, as well as diverse unit options.

Villages Include: Bay Head, Mile Lake, Osprey, Palmetto, Pond Apple, Riverside, South Shore

Click here and learn more about Harbour Ridge.