Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club first opened for play in 1990. The course was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.
This beautifully well-maintained course is a typical Arnold Palmer design. The greens are medium-sized and somewhat undulating, while the fairways are partially lined with trees. Several water hazards come into play, so shot accuracy is essential.
Orchid Island's is one of just a handful of barrier island courses in Florida. The course integrates lakes, dramatic vertical and undulating relief, and a natural blend of historic oaks and lush tropical landscaping. As a result of careful environmental practices, the course also plays host to a wide variety of wildlife. On any given day, players may spot an otter, a bald eagle, white pelicans or rosette spoonbills.
Golf Memberships are limited to 325, which ensures uncrowded play even during peak season.
The Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club facility in Vero Beach, Florida measures 7,131 yards from the tips and plays to a par of 72. The course rating is 74.8 and it has a slope rating of 140.
Palmer tees: par-72, 7,131 yards, 74.8 /140
Challenge tees: par-72, 6,610 yards, 72.7 / 137
Member tees: par-72, 6,167 yards, 70.7 / 132
Gold tees: par-72, 5,556 yards, 74.1 / 136
Ladies tees: par-72, 4,938 yards, 68.9 / 124
$126 (cart included), played on Monday, January 2012 at noon
There are many great courses in the area, this one is private, need to know a member, great Track, never get tired of playing it
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