Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club to host local US Open Qualifier

by | Mar 7, 2024 | News

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, FL, has been selected as a local qualifying site for the 124th U.S. Open.  Orchid will host the qualifier on May 13 on its newly renovated Arnold Palmer-designed golf course. Players who advance from a local qualifier will go onto U.S. Open final qualifying sites scheduled for May 20 and June 3.

“We are thrilled to host the U.S. Open hopefuls on our Palmer course.  We are confident the players will find the course to be challenging yet fair,” said Rob Tench, Orchid Island’s General Manager.  “The course not only has ideal conditions, but it is also a tranquil and beautiful setting.”

Orchid Island underwent the largest renovation since the course was constructed in 1990.  The renovation was undertaken by Brandon Johnson, architect for the Arnold Palmer Design Company. The renovation encompassed each the greens and tees, as well as bunkers, short game area, and the driving range.

As a Certified Audubon Sanctuary by Audubon International with an ocean to river habitat, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is committed to preserving the rich wildlife found in Vero Beach.  Golfers delight in the colorful and unique birds often found in and around Orchid Island.

Spanning from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River, Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club is one of the more sought-after private club commnities in Southeast Florida. Best known for its laidback waterfront lifestyle, Orchid Island’s Beach Club serves as the heart of the community, with a resort-style pool, world-class fitness center, spa, and multiple dining venues – all overlooking the azure Atlantic Ocean. In addition to the Beach Club and golf, residents have access to nearly a mile of a secluded beach, and an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Located along Florida’s Treasure Coast, Orchid Island is home to a wide variety of premier riverfront and oceanfront estates, courtyard homes, cottages, and mid-rise condominiums.


Photo Courtesy of Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club