Quail Valley | Vero Beach Magazine | Mary Beth Vallar | January, 2012

"Ten Years Of Quality at Quail Valley"

Quail Valley Golf Club’s first decade has been notable for the rapid expansion of its facilities and a generous charity program. What can we expect between now and 2022?

The clubhouse, inspired by the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Long Island, N.Y., is perched on one of the highest elevations on the course.

Quail Valley Golf Club opened its doors 10 years ago this month. Built on the traditions of family values and community involvement, the club has stayed true to these themes, weathered the economic recession quite well, and looks toward a future of growth and continued success.

Quail Valley started with the golf course, which sprang from an orange grove on 69th Street, a flat piece of topography that was transformed into hills, lakes and valleys to create 18 holes of superb golf. Within two years the club completed its “in town” component, the Quail Valley River Club on A1A. Today Quail Valley is Vero Beach’s most comprehensive country club.

The club is, however, much more than an all-encompassing social, sports, fitness center, spa and recreational oasis. Its original founders, Steve Mulvey and Kevin Given, like to call it a “club for the community.” The designation fits.

For one thing, neither of Quail Valley’s sites is located within a gated residential development, and indeed it attracts members from the mainland as well as the barrier island. But more important, Quail Valley’s savvy management has harnessed the club’s energy and that of its members and catapulted it – along with a good bit of their collective resources – into the creation of a highly successful organization called Quail Valley Charities.

To date the charitable program has contributed $2.2 million to local agencies that focus on child welfare and education.

As Steve Mulvey puts it: “We really are involved in this community. The club is about community pride and we foster it in everything we do here.”

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