Nestled on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River on Florida’s Southeast Treasure Coast is the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club. This unique community offers a variety of amenities for its members that make it unlike any other. Specifically, the waterfront luxuries make this the ideal home for boating enthusiasts. With direct water access, boaters have not only found their home at Harbour Ridge, but also their boat’s home.
Home for the Boating Enthusiast
Harbour Ridge is home to not just one, but three private marinas! With a total of 98 slips, this secluded safe harbor is fitted for all types of boats ranging in sizes from 24 to 60 feet. The docks are conveniently located within the community and are just a short golf cart ride away from your doorstep. Yacht Club members can have fun both on and off the water with numerous club events throughout the year. The member events calendar is filled with day and evening cruises, annual fishing contests, formal events, “docktail” parties, and the Commodore’s Ball making Harbour Ridge the perfect place to meet and mingle with other boating enthusiasts!
The Perfect Nautical Coordinates
The community’s premier location makes the pristine Treasure Coast an aquatic playground for all boat lovers. With direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, boaters have endless opportunities to discover the Florida waters. Harbour Ridge residents can easily venture to Stuart’s popular sandbars at low tide or spend the day below the surface snorkeling and diving along the shoreline. Downtown Stuart is also a convenient cruise down the river. For those up for an adventure, the west end of the Bahamas is just 55 miles from the coastline. While out in the deep ocean, fishermen love to spend time in the open water off of Stuart as it is known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World.”
More Ways to Enjoy the Waterfront
Even without a boat, residents can still enjoy the natural waterfront amenities. Harbour Ridge’s two miles of estuary shoreline is a haven for anglers as the river is filled with redfish, snook, tarpon, and trout. Anglers are not limited to the shoreline as kayak fishing is fast growing in popularity. Residents can also explore the picturesque river scenery via kayaks or paddleboards or small sailboats. With a small ramp located next to the main marina at the Clubhouse, residents can easily put in their own kayak or paddleboard or use one of the Club’s. The Water Taxi also makes its way up the St. Lucie River for those nights when you want to kick back and head downtown for dinner by boat. The Club even owns two entertaining pontoon boats that are available to rent, giving its members another convenient way to enjoy the benefits of waterfront living.
Discover the Treasure Coast’s Best Kept Secret
Harbour Ridge is the best of the best. There is a place for everyone with 28 different “villages” within the community. Each “village” is different and unique as residences range from single family homes, to condominiums and estate homes. The heart and social epicenter of the community is the 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 recently opened Lakeside Amenities Center. The state-of-the-art complex features signature spa services, a full-service salon and barbershop, physical therapy, aquatic center with lap swimming, and a spacious fitness and the tennis facility with eight Har-Tru tennis courts.
Members can explore the natural outdoors by going for a walk on the two mile nature trail or for a cruise through the mangroves on kayaks or boat rentals from the on-site Marina. The two championship golf courses, designed by Pete and P.B. Dye and Joe Lee, wind along the river with breathtaking views throughout the entire courses and are even Audubon certified. 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.
Harbour Ridge is one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live; members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers.
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. You may also contact Harbour Ridge Realty at 772.336.1800.
What is drawing folks to Harbour Ridge? It is a nice private community, but there are plenty of nice private communities. It does have an exclusive location by the waterfront, but all kinds of communities have exclusive locations. (Well, maybe not by the St. Lucie River, and certainly not with waterfront activities like this!). It does have a slow-paced, small-town way of life without the social politics of most places. It’s the kind of place where ‘fine attire’ can and does mean sandals. It’s the kind of club where a board meeting takes place out on the St. Lucie River with a few friends and some paddleboards. It’s the kind of place where spectators for rounds of golf include bobcats, herons, egrets. There’s something special about this Club, and people know it as soon as they arrive.
Plenty of clubs offer proximity to a natural landscape, but residents can pick up on the fact that Harbour Ridge can be a little wild. When you live right next to the St. Lucie River, you tend to see a lot of animals. Harbour RidgeAnimal lovers head to the Rookery Tree to watch rare species of birds flock together. The diversity of species around the club is so immense that some ecologists use it as a measuring stick for the health of the ecosystem. With Harbour Ridge having worked hard to earn its Outstanding Community Award from Audubon International, the numbers always turn out great. Even if residents just sit on the side of the docks and watch the water flow by, they’re sure to catch sight of fish, wading birds, even river otters. Residents are encouraged to take pictures of the animals that they spot around the area and share them among friends and neighbors. Odds are that the cattle egrets that you’ve spotted in your backyard are the same ones that flew through your friend’s yard roughly a week ago. This is not to ignore the beauty of the surrounding landscape-people will travel thousands of miles to catch a glimpse of the area. Residents wake up and live beside the sparse beauty of the Florida scrub, the picturesque quality of the mangrove trails spiraling through the St. Lucie River, and the drama of a sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.
As soon as they step onto the golf courses, or take their boat out on the water, or catch the birds at the Rookery Tree, they realize how Harbour Ridge got its Outstanding Community Award from Audubon International. Especially when they step onto the courses. Whether players pick Golden Marsh or River Ridge, they’re playing against a course that naturally incorporates elements from the surrounding area-the waterfront in River Ridge, the marsh in Golden Marsh. When they’re not navigating around the course’s hazards, they’re watching for wildlife. Sharp eyed players might catch animals such as bobcats or blue crabs on the edges of the courses. It makes sense that the animals would like the courses as much as the players do. It stands that they would do so when both courses are Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries. Harbour Ridge worked to ensure that their courses would live side by side with nature, creating a win-win for us and for players: Harbour Ridge gets to create a beautiful course naturally, and players get a golf experience that no other club can offer. It’s not just the courses that are amazing-Harbour Ridge equips players with the golf resources that they need. Teaching Professionals are on-site to answer every question about the sport, from playing against a draft to finding a club that fits. Dedicated to improving residents’ games, players can schedule with them for classes as well.
The country club establishment plays many roles for many different people. For some, it’s a place to make business connections to further your career. For others, it’s a great place to make new friends, or to elevate social status by flaunting an exclusive membership. It’s why many clubs work on creating a social element to their club by offering attractions that would draw in members. In a unique way, the type of people that come to the club set the atmosphere for the club, which works on drawing in a certain type of person. It’s that reason that Harbour Ridge’s social scene is great. Here is where residents tend to kick back and relax in a completely different way. Living near the St. Lucie River tends to do that to you. Far from Palm Beach in more ways than one, Harbour Ridge is where formality drops by the waterfront as soon as you set off on a paddleboard with a friend, or when you celebrate your big win in a fishing tournament. Formality becomes optional when you take friends out on the club’s pontoon boat or drive them around the mangrove trails that run throughout the St. Lucie River-your backyard- and show them a little bit of what life is like here. Officialism becomes optional when you get to know your neighbors at a yoga class at the Fitness Centers, or when you meet up at the dog park to take your pets outside. Plenty of clubs offer glitzy events or bonus perks to go with an upscale lifestyle. Harbour Ridge has all of that, but it doesn’t feel the need to brag about it. It’s more than happy to let you find out for yourself.
When people first arrive to Harbour Ridge, they’re often surprised by how relaxed that the lifestyle is. Sure, they imagined that it would be good, but they didn’t think it would be this good. It’s hard to be upset when you can have everything taken care of for you, from catering large events to finding someone to help you with a particular service. They knew that there would be wildlife, but they never would have believed that it would be so close. Sure, they knew that they would enjoy themselves, but they’ve never experienced anything like this. Many different things draw residents to private clubs. They like the ranking that it gives them, or the benefits that they get with a membership, or they want to be around people who are similar to them. Harbour Ridge has all of these, but it also possesses a sort of presence that comes with its status. It has a lineage that comes with being one of the first private waterfront golf communities in the area, and a composure from knowing that they offer not just perks, but a truly immersive lifestyle.
Harbour Ridge is 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 members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers.
Harbour Ridge is the best of the best. 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.