The Ocean Reef® Art League's calendar is filled with interesting and varied activities, with a little something that should appeal to just about every art interest. From Art Exhibits with nationally recognized artists to Classes and Workshops——which include watercolor, stained glass, mosaics, glass blowing, sculpture, woodworking, clay, Nantucket basket making, creative drawing and memoir writing. Point and Shoot Photography and Book Clubs, as well as a variety of trips are also offered.
The Bonefish Bonnies is a group of 100-plus female anglers at Ocean Reef Club®. The Bonnies organize monthly luncheons, fishing trips around the Keys, conservation efforts and two annual tournaments with awards not only for fish but also for best boat and best-dressed guide.
Separate from the two Ocean Reef Club® golf courses is the Card Sound Golf Club which was founded in 1974. It is an equity golf club, featuring a Bob Von Hagge and Bruce Devlin designed 18-hole golf course, that was redesigned by Brian Silva in 1999. The new clubhouse and pro shop were completed in 2007 and are in full operation.
For over 30 years, the captains and mates of these radio-controlled scale replicas of America's Cup yachts have raced on Sunday morning each winter season. Races in the early years were held in the waters of Fairway Lakes. As time progressed, and endeavors grew more popular with members, the weekly races moved to the Swim Lagoon on Buccaneer Island, where some 12-15 or so yachts are in the competition each week.
The Card Sound Sailing Club was organized in 1967, and has grown from an original fleet of eight Javelin boats to a fleet of 22 Bullseyes, as many as 10 - 15 of which race each Saturday morning throughout the winter season. The Card Sound Sailing Club is open to all Ocean Reef Club® members. No sailing experience is necessary to apply. Members participate in many social events in addition to sailing, providing an excellent opportunity meet new friends who enjoy the fellowship of simply being on the water.
This very active group sponsors safe boating and other training courses, including water safety for children, plus air and sea search and rescue. Its members augment the efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard and marine and law enforcement agencies. Pilots belonging to the Coast Guard Auxiliary contribute their time and planes to patrol local waters, and all members can be relied upon to render assistance in time of emergency.
The Lawn & Tennis Center has a full-size grass croquet court. Join us on Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. for our weekly beginner clinic and our intermediate clinic from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in a game, contact the Pro Shop for assistance in arranging a match.
The Ocean Reef® Flying Club is made up of both pilots and non-flyers who support our Ocean Reef Club® Airport and sport aviation. The Flying Club hosts several parties annually at Ocean Reef Club® as well as organized fly-ins to various locations.
The Ocean Reef® Yacht Club is one of The Reef's oldest organizations, with membership numbering about 400. Its social agenda each winter season includes dinner parties, holiday dances, single and multi-day cruises in the local area and region, and its traditional Commodore's Review and Commissioning of the Fleet ceremony each January.
The Racquet Club is a private, member-owned club within Ocean Reef Club®. The club was established in 1976 and is comprised of 11 Har Tru courts and one hard court. In addition to tennis, the Racquet Club has 4 Pickle Ball courts and two Bocce courts. The club's Sunday mixed doubles round-robin and cocktail parties have been a special tradition for more than two decades. Other activities include weekly Mens' Days, Ladies' Days, and Mixed Doubles matches, as well as weekly bridge matches and End-of-the-Month golf outings, and a variety of social functions throughout the year.
This group hosts Sporting Clay Days, bonefishing trips to Andros, salmon fishing in Russia, Argentina Dove Shoots, onshore and offshore fishing tournaments, seminars, shoot-outs and social events throughout the year. The R&G Club is very active in preserving our natural marine habitat as well as supporting tarpon and bonefish studies and fisheries.