And if you think about it, it is really not a surprise. Ponce Inlet is a small, just over 3,000 residents town on the southern tip of the barrier island, and land is scarce on the barrier island. It is too narrow for a full fledged golf course, and by the time developers put their eye on the larger scale developments, there was not much of suitable land left.
Harbour Village is by far the largest development in Ponce Inlet with its 721 condominiums and townhomes occupying 172 acres wth 104 acres set aside as a preserve. Spanning from the Intracoastal and to the Atlantic Ocean, the whole width of the island, the development is separated into 2 distinctive parts. Both are gated. One is between the Intracoastal (Halifax River) and Peninsula Avenue. It is the boaters and nature lovers paradise. It has its own 142-slip state-of-the-art Marina with floating docks for boats for up to 32' and larger boats for up to 58'.
They also have a mile-long raised boardwalk over the vegetation on the 104 acre preserve ending in a fishing deck on the Halifax River.
The other part is between Peninsula Ave and Atlantic Ave. It is across the street from the ocean, and it is very different from the other one. It consists of two cloverleaf-style 7-story buildings with a circle garage as the center and 4 wings with 2- and 3-bedroom condos. Buildings are surrounded by a 9-hole executive golf course, which features all the hallmarks of Florida golf for a par of 27. The course was designed by Gary Wentz, and it was opened in 2003 with the completion of the North Links tower. Toni Messenger manages the course as the General Manager.
If you see yourself living or vacationing in Florida just steps from the ocean and enjoying a morning game of golf, consider Harbour Village in Ponce Inlet. Actually, if you love Ponce Inlet, and golf is your best past time, this is the only place to be. Here is the address for Harbour Village Golf & Yacht Club and a link to them.
4622 Links Village Dr., Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-8062
P: (386) 760-3434, F: (386) 304-3332
There are 68 condos currently offered for sale in Harbour Village starting from $189,900 and all the way to $795,000 (including a dock) for a 3 bdr/3 bath condo. Call me at 386-405-4408, and you may soon find yourself playing golf right around the Links South, where I live. And though I do not play myself, I enjoy watching others play.