The premier Vero Beach golf experience

best Golf courses in Vero Beach

The Moorings Yacht & Country Club offers the ultimate golf experience at two premier facilities, over 36 holes of golf - Pete Dye’s Par 64 Signature Course and Jim Fazio’s Par 72 Hawk’s Nest Course.

The two courses perfectly complement one another with impeccable playing conditions and programming for the most experienced to novice golfers. Both properties are certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries and the ideal courses to entertain guests and family. Pete Dye's Moorings Course will challenge your short game, provide hours of great golf, all while having fun and enjoying breathtaking views on the shores of the Indian River Lagoon. The entire front nine is simply majestic; surrounded by the river, featuring 40 species of birds, and over 200 Florida Native Palms. Jim Fazio's Hawk's Nest Course is a golfers dream, challenging, world renowned, a green course with no surrounding homes, high elevations, and an incredible layout that will truly captivate you!  With six sets of tees, every level of golfer can enjoy one of the most memorable golf experiences in Florida.  

Two top Florida golf courses
A Golfer's Paradise

Hawk's Nest Course

Designed by Jim Fazio in 1987, Hawk’s Nest is known as a true "shot makers" course. The 18 hole Par 72 course is one of the few “green courses” left in Florida. Long holes, none of them being exactly the same, and sand dunes along the fairways beckoning a player’s ball. Hawk’s Nest enjoys a reputation as one of the finest courses on Florida’s East Coast.

Hawk's Nest Course

The Championship Hawk's Nest Hole #1

Hole #1

  • Par: 4
  • Men's Handicap: 13/11
  • Ladies' Handicap: 13
  • 412
  • 409
  • 393
  • 356
  • 324
  • 314
  • 305
Hole Description:

This beautiful opening hole set the stage for an outstanding experience on one of the highest elevations on the golf course. Keep your drive left of the large natural sand area and live oak tree to the right. Second shots are to a deep green guarded by large bunkers on the right.


Moorings Course

The Moorings golf course was designed by world-renowned designer Pete Dye in 1974, and is often referred to as his, "Little Gem". It is one of only a handful in the world having the entire front nine surrounded by water. The back nine, graced with majestic oaks, boasts one of the most beautiful views of the Indian River Lagoon in all of South Florida. The course is certified by The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP), which helps to enhance wildlife habitats and protect natural resources for the benefit of people, wildlife, and the game of golf.

Moorings Course

The Moorings Golf Course hole #1

Hole #1 - Spoon Bill

  • Par:3
  • Gold/Blue/White Handicap: 13
  • Red Handicap: 15
  • 163 163 153 115
Hole Description:

The first hole is a great little starting hole. This par 3 is 163 yards in length from the back tees and looks easy. The first fairway runs southwest with water left on the tee and a pretty little stream that runs across the fairway and up along the right side of the green. Don’t let the scenery distract you, because the first green is fast and tricky.

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