Vero Beach Florida is one of America’s hidden treasures. It’s virtually unknown to a vast number of tourists, but fast becoming a tourists delight. Vero Beach is a pleasant and interesting town to visit, has an excellent climate, challenging golf courses, and a lot of pleasure for boating enthusiasts.
Sandridge Golf Club
You’ll enjoy the Sandridge Golf Club which has two 18 hole championship courses: the Dunes, and the Lake. Sandridge is, as one golfer put it, “one of the finest golf facilities open to the public in the state of Florida.” For instance, the Dunes course has a challenging island green on the front nine, while the back nine is a hilly winding layout that looks out at the Atlantic Ocean.
The Lakes course offers golfers of all skill levels an opportunity to play 18 holes of enjoyable and challenging golf. Particularly when you play the par 4 14th hole, a menacing island green that calls for a well-aimed tee shot.
Orchard Island Golf and Beach Club
The Orchard Island Golf and Beach Club is a splendid “barrier island” course featuring Arnold Palmer’s creative design. Depending on your game, you’ll tee off from any of a number of tee boxes that allow you to play the course from 4,407 to 7, 126 yards. The course highlights fairways that rise and fall as they link the courses together with the many lakes, trees, and creative landscape. It doesn’t matter how well you play, this course tests every part of you game, and you’ll enjoy yourself while taking the test.
Quail Valley Golf Club
Tom Fazio and Nick Price designed a course that’s out-of-sight, and a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. As one golfer commented, “…This is an excellent course. Very tough and very well maintained…One of the top 10 courses I have ever played.”
Since Vero Beach faces the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a boaters paradise. There are all kinds of boat tours, pontoon charters, and boat rentals available.
Captain Christy’s “Casual Cruisin”
This popular private pontoon charter takes up to six people on tours to the Indian River Lagoon, and the Sebastian River. While there, you can picnic, and stay out as long as your heart desires.
On the two-hour cruise, you’ll visit the Indian River Lagoon, and the Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge. Their three hour-tour visits the spoil islands. These islands and their mangroves are a result of the famous Intercoastal Waterway construction.
Florida Boat Rental
For those of you who want to be the captain of your own boat, Florida Boat Rental fills the bill. Their boats carry eight passengers; and you can fish, snorkel, and even sightsee on the Indian River Lagoon. On the other hand, you can take a pleasurable boat trip to Fort Pierce. Or if you prefer, cruise up to the Sebastian Inlet for a swim, after which enjoy a fine dinner at a great restaurant.