Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club reopened its famed Golden Marsh Golf Course on Thursday, November 15. The $4.3M redesign began in April.
Bobby Weed, Architect, said, “This is a comprehensive update, resulting in a more natural, playable layout with greater variety and visual interest.” Originally designed by Joe Lee in 1984, this championship course has tropical charm, with swaying palms and grand sweeping vistas at every turn. Natural lakes and marshes that surround so many of the holes on this course add both an element of beauty and challenge to the course.
The redesign includes reconstructed green complexes, several greens with coquina boulder stacked walls, new bunkering, a new water-efficient irrigation system, the incorporation of coquina shell and pine straw that reduces acres of maintained turf and regrassing of the entire course.
Tim Powers, president of the Harbour Ridge Board of Directors, said: “Our members are looking forward to the re-opening and redesign of the course and we are excited to be enhancing the amenities and social experiences available here at Harbour Ridge, especially since the project will be completed without levying a membership assessment or incurring new long-term debt.”
The Golden Marsh joins the list of several Capital Improvement projects Harbour Ridge has made over the last three years, all without levying an assessment to the membership: The River Ridge 18-Hole Golf Course, also recently renovated, originally designed by Pete & P.B. Dye, the addition of a 22,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art fitness, spa and tennis center and the renovation of the 45,000 sq.ft. waterfront clubhouse.
About Harbour Ridge
Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club is a private, 885-acre community with 695 residences that overlook its two picturesque golf courses, acres of Audubon sanctioned nature preserves and the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. The Board of Directors, management and staff, along with the 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 Yacht & Country Club, please contact our Membership Office at (772) 873-6013 or email@example.com.
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The Treasure Coast is known for its local waterways. The Indian River Lagoon is one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in North America and there is nothing better than a local boat tour to see all of this area’s beauty. Residents at Harbour Ridge are lucky enough to enjoy this waterfront beauty everyday and love to get out on the water. Whether you enjoy sailing, sea life, or airboats, there is something for everyone to check out. Here are some of the top boat tours on the Treasure Coast.
Departing right out of Downtown Stuart’s Riverwalk Pier, this wooden sailboat adventure is one you don’t want to miss out on. Whether you want to sail the calm waters of the morning or have a romantic sunset cruise in the evening, this large vessel can accommodate up to 35 passengers. Experiencing the wind blowing its white sails is something you won’t forget.
Island Princess Cruises
Docked at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Marina, Island Princess Cruises is a large motor vessel for all occasions. Watch for wildlife such as manatees, dolphins and a variety of birds from the top floor of its two-story hull. The Island Princess serves food and has open bar options. Whether it’s for a special occasion with a large group, or a simple cruise with your significant other, you won’t want to leave the Island Princess.
Florida Cracker Airboat Tours
Looking for a thrill? The Florida Cracker Airboat tour is perfect for you to check out. See the wildlife on the St. Johns River in Vero Beach. YES you will see alligators right in their natural habitat! But don’t worry; these guys have life long airboat experience. It’s an experience you truly won’t forget.
Harbour Ridge Marina
Have boating experience but don’t own a boat? The Harbour Ridge Marina offers pontoon boats for members to rent and cruise around the St. Lucie River. The Marina’s friendly staff can give you the local knowledge of the area and its wildlife. For more information on how to live the Harbour Ridge lifestyle contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
While you’re here on the Treasure Coast, stop by to visit Harbour Ridge, one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live, and it’s treasured by members and residents alike.
Harbour Ridge offers the best of the Florida lifestyle. The two championship golf courses wind along the river with beautiful views throughout the entire courses. Residents can entertain themselves at the new Lakeside Fitness Center or explore the surrounding area with kayaks and boat rentals from the on-site Marina. An active calendar of events informs residents of the activities that will take place in the neighborhood, and consists of everything from sporting events to dinners and social gatherings.
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.
The three principles of tennis success are consistency, placement and then power. Too often the amateur or the recreational player will equate a successful shot with a powerful shot. But at the end of the day the player that wins the Grand Slams is the player that puts the more balls over the net in the box. Here are a few tips to get your game ready for center court:
Keep it Simple – Slow down. The best players in any sport will tell you that they see the game in slow motion. Keeping your focus and your breathing steady will allow you to let that muscle memory take care of the action while pick and place your best shots!
Perfect the Basics – There is no doubt that practice can be boring but there isn’t a better way to sharpen your skills. By perfecting the basic movements of your forehand and backhand, you will set yourself up for a more consistent performance. After a few sets of consistent tennis, your comfort level will begin to rise and your confidence will allow you to expand your game tremendously.
Work Outside the Lines – Getting into the gym and working on your fitness will allow you to practice more and perform your best late in matches when the pressure is on. However, because so much of tennis is speed and flexibility, bogging yourself down with heavy weights is not the answer. Instead, focus on yoga, hyperextension and core workouts to strengthen the muscles and allow you to keep you light on your feet.
Join A Club – What better way to enjoy your friends or sharpen your focus than out in the South Florida sun, playing a set of tennis at one of Florida’s premier tennis clubs. These tips will set you down the right path but working with professional trainer and having access to a state—of-the-art fitness facility are key parts to becoming the best tennis player you can be. The sunshine state has plenty of clubs to join but Harbour Ridge on Florida’s Treasure Coast certainly stands above the crowd.
Harbour Ridge boasts tennis facilities that rank second to none; the 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 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.
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.
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The residents of Harbour Ridge are always on the move. Whether it is heading out to the open sea on their prized boats or teeing off on the home championship golf courses, residents of the Palm City community, just outside of Stuart, love the active lifestyle that South Florida can offer. Recently, a group of a Harbour Ridge residents combined their eagerness to stay active with their compelling enthusiasm for their community to raise awareness for a unique cause. To Save the Chimps.
Yes, that’s right, chimpanzees. Residents took part in the 3rd Annual Chimpathon at the Save the Chimps Sanctuary located a few miles north in Fort Pierce. Racers ran their way through the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, gaining access to the normally secluded and private animals.
“It was a beautiful day and a fabulous chance to see the sanctuary usually closed to outsiders,” said Harbour Ridge resident, Lynn Myers. “The Chimps were as excited to us as were to see them. We enjoyed the walk and the opportunity to raise money for a wonderful cause.”
Although it was a race for a good cause, it is still a friendly competition, and Harbour Ridge took home some hardware thanks to resident Jane Nartowt, who was an age group winner. Harbour Ridge residents are constantly making an impact in the community and are always looking for ways to stay active. Luckily for them, Harbour Ridge is the perfect community to do just that.
Harbour Ridge is a community where golfers and tennis players mingle with boaters and nature enthusiasts to create a buzzing, active community of residents, each of whom is proud to call Harbour Ridge home. Sports and cards, club activities and special events bring members together and give Harbour Ridge its unique appeal.
What really makes Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club special is the connection members have with each other, a connection built on a philosophy of respect and enthusiasm for life. New members are easily welcomed to this friendly, caring community and are quickly swept away by the dazzling array of social events offered at the Club. From golf, tennis and yachting events to cards, dining, dancing, clubs and entertainment, there is something for everyone at Harbour Ridge. Come see for yourself!