A piece of paradise awaits you at Vero Beach’s top country club
Established over 40 years ago, The Moorings Yacht & Country Club is one of the most prestigious private clubs in South Florida. Members live in various communities within Vero Beach, including The Moorings, Sea Grove, Castaway Cove, Sandpointe, Central, North and South Beach. The Moorings Community features 350 single family homes, and 850 condominiums.
Here you will find:
- 2 distinct golf courses, featuring 36 holes of championship golf
- 9 Har-Tru tennis courts
- 4 Pickleball courts
- State-of-the-art fitness center
- Croquet courts
- Active Yacht Club
- Social member calendar
- Two clubhouses
- Fine and casual dining
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- History of The Moorings
Purchased in the late 1950’s by Julio Lobo, The Moorings was originally designed and created to be a boating community.
The man chiefly responsible for the growth of The Moorings from 1971-1984 is Jorge Gonzalez, son of an old sherry-making family from Jerez-de-la Frontera, Spain. In 1971, Jorge, his wife Leonor and their son Boris moved from Madrid to Vero Beach where Jorge assumed directorship of The Moorings Development Company. They built the first condominium in 1972 known as the South Passage.
One of the high points in our history was the construction of Pete Dye's only Signature Par 64 golf course a few years later. In 1983, a fully operating clubhouse offering golf, tennis and social memberships was built. The Moorings Club was dedicated to Leonor’s father, Julio Lobo.
The Gonzalez family also helped found Saint Edward’s School, assisting in the acquisition of the land adjacent to The Moorings. Boris attended Saint Edward’s for several years and both Leonor and Jorge served in leadership roles there.
In 1984, The Gonzalez’s sold The Moorings, but continue to live here in this seaside community.
In 2004, the original clubhouse was destroyed by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Proctor Construction, Peacock & Lewis Architects & Image Design worked together for over 3 years re-building and designing the 58,000 square foot elegant Clubhouse that is the center of social, sports and wellness activities enjoyed by our members.
In 2015, The Moorings Club acquired Hawk's Nest Golf Club, and Jim Fazio's highly regarded championship course located 10 minutes north of The Moorings Club on the Vero Beach Mainland.