Have you been thinking about joining a golf club or country club? The benefits and amenities go far beyond access to a golf course. Many clubs offer tennis, swimming, social activities and much more. One such club, Osprey Cove, has a host of recreational activities for members. Located on the beautiful Georgia coast in St. Mary's just minutes from Jacksonville and Amelia Island, Osprey Cove is also a tremendous value in private gated community living. Active members have their choice of many activities in the waterfront community, including a nationally ranked 18-hole golf course, fitness facilities, tennis, swimming pool, water sports, and community clubs and groups.
Swimming facilities at clubs are often one of the most popular places for socializing. Osprey Cove’s year-round pool area has a recently renovated pool with a lap lane, a lounging area and baby pool. Members also enjoy seasonal water aerobic classes.
Another advantage of being a member of a golf club or country club is having access to great dining options (that also double as a social hub). At Osprey Cove, the 10,000 square-foot Clubhouse is a central gathering point with breathtaking views as a backdrop. There are several dining options, including the formal dining room, pub-style bar area, and outdoor dining overlooking the course and marsh. Weekly happy hours are one of the most popular events in the community.
The Tiki Hut, which is located in the pool area, features summer favorites and a children’s menu. On Friday and Saturday evenings, you will find happy hour in full swing with adults socializing, children swimming and live music on select dates.
Staying fit and active are top priorities for many club members. The Fitness Center at Osprey Cove is a wonderful, state- of-the-art facility with three treadmills, four stationary bicycles and three elliptical machines. If you prefer fitness classes, there are many options too, including yoga, Pilates and stretch.
Set against a backdrop of sweeping marshes, tidal inlets and nature conservation areas, the year-round course at Osprey Cove has received several top honors. The course has been listed among Golfweek's “Top 5 in Georgia” and Golf and Travel’s “Top 100 Modern Courses.” Golf Digest gives it five stars. The course and the clubhouse recently underwent more than $2 million in improvements to ensure the value and high-quality nature of the club endure.
The St. Marys River runs through the spectacular marshes that cozy up to Osprey Cove, and the ocean is just minutes away. Members love kayaking and canoeing the river, meandering down the boardwalk along the river’s edge, taking a sunset cruise, grabbing a drink with friends at the marsh front Tiki Hut, and fishing for tarpon, Spanish and King mackerel, cobia, and reds. If you’re looking for a little adventure, a lot of fun, or just an opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and wide-open spaces, the picturesque waterways are just for you.
Joining a golf club can come with more social perks than just connecting with your buddies on the course. Often, clubs will have a full calendar of events that members can enjoy. At Osprey Cove, there are year-round social events and activities, including golf clinics, kids’ parties, themed dining, holiday parties and seasonal events. If you’re a bridge player, lover of books, or a gardener, then there is a club for you! Monthly activities include happy hour and Trivia Night.
Another favorite activity of many club members is tennis, where they can train, condition, and enjoy the sport with friends and family members. Osprey Cove has four Har-Tru clay courts. Members stay active with weekly clinics, camps and leagues. Private and group lessons are also available with seasoned tennis professionals.
Ready to take advantage of everything a membership at a golf or country club has to offer? For more information about Osprey Cove and its member amenities, visit www.ospreycove.com.
The principals of Bobby Jones Links own the company - we are not driven by investor expectations or private equity pressure. The benefit to you is happier associates and long-term thinking.
As a result, we don’t leverage our operational leadership across too many clubs. And unlike many companies in our business, we don’t require long-term management agreements with large breakup fees. If you like what we do, you’ll keep us. For more than two decades our clients have renewed our management services more than any other company.