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Small Community, Big Heart

Though not as large as some of its barrier-island neighbors, the Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is tops in sports, neighborliness and outreach programs.

Rich Waage, director of golf, oversees the activities at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club’s Arnold Palmer champion golf course.

Rich Waage, director of golf, oversees the activities at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club’s Arnold Palmer champion golf course.

The Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a relatively small private community on Indian River County’s barrier island, but it’s big in many ways as well. Big on amenities, big on heart and big on the wider community of Indian River County.

Many in the close-knit community of 310 West Indies-style homes and 66 low-rise condominiums claim they were originally attracted to Orchid because of the lush and verdant beauty of its 600 acres, the Arnold Palmer championship golf course, and the elegant charm of the Beach Club.

However, what keeps them wildly enthusiastic about living there five, 10, even 20 years later is still the collegiality of the community, the spirit of philanthropy they share with their neighbors, and the continuous upgrades that make Orchid Island a residential Eden.

Read the entire article in the March 2013 issue