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5 Best Golf Communities on the Barrier Island in Vero Beach


With year-round blue skies, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and crystal-clear tropical coastlines, Vero Beach is a quiet but vibrant community on the southern Atlantic coast of Florida. The pristine weather makes Vero Beach a prime destination for those passionate about outdoor recreation—including golf, boating, and beach activities.
 
The city of Vero Beach has a population of just over 17,000, ensuring your peaceful and leisurely lifestyle won’t be interrupted by the bustle of the big city. However, if you want to spend some time in Florida’s metropolis, you’re less than a two-hour drive from Orlando or West Palm Beach.
 
Vero Beach is situated within Florida’s Treasure Coast, and you’ll quickly see why it’s one of the best places to live in Florida—especially if you love golf. Below are five of the best golf communities near Vero Beach.

Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club


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Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club
is a private club offering residents the best in both luxury real estate and golf. Located on the east side of the barrier island on the north end of Vero Beach. This gated community has everything you could need to fill your days with fun and relaxation.
 
Homes range from lush, tropical estates to condos with ocean views. If your idea of a perfect day involves golfing on a world-class course designed by legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, then Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club is where you belong.
 
Additionally, on days when you decide to switch things up, enjoy a game of pickleball or tennis on one of the many courts. If you’re looking for fitness in the shade, work out in a state-of-the-art fitness center, or take a group exercise class led by professional instructors.
 
After a day in the sunshine, unwind in the luxury spa, then dine either at the beach or golf club.
 
In addition to luxury amenities, more than a mile of pristine beach is always at your disposal. This is just a short distance from your luxury home at Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club.

John’s Island Club


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Located between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, John’s Island is a private beachfront golf club community with some of the most sought-after Vero Beach real estate. John’s Island real estate includes large estates, townhomes and golf cottages. If world-class golfing is at the top of your list of luxury amenities, look no further than John’s Island—which features three championship-caliber 18-hole courses designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Fazio.
 
For days when you want a change of pace, enjoy a game of tennis on one of 17 clay courts, or practice your squash, croquet, or pickleball game at one of the many gorgeous outdoor facilities. Lazy days of relaxation are also just steps away from many John’s Island luxury homes—many of which are located along the community’s three miles of pristine beaches overlooking the Atlantic. The community at John’s Island is afforded peace and quiet thanks to its private coastal location, but it’s still less than 5 miles from downtown Vero Beach.
 
John’s Island offers world-class dining from casual American classics to more refined options, at either beach or golf clubhouse locations. Properties currently available at John’s Island include some of the most luxurious Vero Beach homes for sale with incredible ocean, river or golf course views.

Riomar Country Club


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Nestled in between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean is the Riomar Country Club, a private, member-owned club that provides the very best of golf, dining, bridge, and camaraderie right in Vero Beach. Home to the oldest private golf course in Vero Beach, seven of the nine holes of the Tom Fazio-redesigned course features stunning Atlantic Ocean views, while the challenging par 70 course has four tee options that range from 4,500-6,000 yards.
 
Riomar Country Club is nestled amid charming homes on oak canopied streets in the Riomar neighborhood, located in the heart of Vero Beach’s barrier island. In addition to the golf clubhouse, their beach club is located close by offering fabulous views, ocean breezes and casual outdoor dining.
 
Check out the mission statement on their website to see if it might be a fit for you.

The Moorings Yacht & Country Club


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“Your piece of paradise awaits” at The Moorings Yacht & Country Club, one of Vero Beach’s private clubs located right on the shores of the Indian River Lagoon. You can challenge your short game on Pete Dye’s Moorings Course, which is surrounded by the lagoon and the 40 bird species who call it home. Up your game on Jim Fazio’s Hawk’s Nest Course, located on Vero Beach’s mainland, which was ranked the 30th best golf course in Florida in 2020—and for good reason! With no surroundings homes, high elevations, and an incredible layout, this course provides some of the most memorable golf experiences around.
 
With access to ocean and river, The Moorings Yacht Club provides many options including deep water dockage on the lagoon, some of the best offshore fishing in Southern Florida, manatee and dolphin viewing, beach picnics, and so much more! Members can also enjoy the privilege of being part of 37 Yacht Clubs Florida, which makes sure you have “a home away from home” wherever you are on the water.
 
The wide array of activities doesn’t stop there. Playing tennis on one of the 9 Har-Tru courts, taking on a pickleball match, enjoying a relaxing spa treatment or dip in the pool after a day   on the course, The Moorings Yacht & Country Club truly has it all. The gorgeous Vero Beach real estate options available within the Moorings community include oceanfront estates, riverfront homes and condominiums.

Windsor


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Offering unparalleled peace and seclusion, Windsor is an exclusive golf community located on the coastal barrier island stretching from the Indian River to the Atlantic Ocean, just north of Vero Beach. Its recreational amenities are topped by the championship 18-hole golf course, steeped in the Florida sunshine along the winding waterfront of the Indian River.
 
When not on the course, members use their golf carts as their preferred mode of transportation. Children have the most fun traveling through the tunnel to the beach club and oceanfront pool.  Other popular amenities include tennis, fitness, gun club and equestrian facilities.
 
The beach club and golf clubhouse offer stunning seaside and golf course views. All dining options provide a comfortable, yet sophisticated ambiance. Known for its Anglo-Caribbean architecture, real estate options in this Florida golf club community include breathtaking golf and ocean view homes, estates, and cottages nestled along the sandy shores or right next to the golf course.

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