La Gorce Island is an exclusive, tropical retreat, located on the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay, east of the Indian Creek waterway, and a part of Miami Beach. This private island boasts stunning waterfront homes, and the homes in the interior are just as spectacular with their design, lush landscaping, and verdant appeal. A 30-minute drive takes you to the Miami International Airport, Downtown Miami, the American Airlines Arena, home to the World Champions, The Miami Heat, and a shorter drive brings you to the vibrant and exciting South Beach area.
Surprise Lake is on the south end of La Gorce Island, and the world famous La Gorce Country Club stretching through almost the entire middle of the island, making all the homes in close proximity. The centerpiece of the La Gorce Country Club is the 18-hole golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and exclusive for members and their guests. The La Gorce Country Club, originally built in 1927, offers an array of amenities including tennis courts, with lessons and clinics, swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, massage therapy, sauna and steam room, specialized fitness classes, and a children’s program. The clubhouse offers fine and casual dining and also hosts many private events, dances, business functions, and numerous special and social occasions which have always received media coverage in newspapers, luxury magazines, and publications.
La Gorce Island has attracted many celebrities and famous people both to live and visit. America’s pop singer, actress, and entertainer, Cher, was a former resident on La Gorce Island. Professional golfer Johnny Farrell won the first La Gorce Open in 1927, and since then famous golf legends such as Ben Hogan and Sam Snead have played at the beautiful La Gorce golf course, which has always been rated as one of the best.
Many of the splendid homes on La Gorce Island have their own private docks, feature incredible views of Biscayne Bay, the Miami skyline, and island living at its best. To elegantly describe that lifestyle, John Oliver La Gorce, a pioneer in the development of Miami Beach once said, “It is a place for pleasure-bent and health-seeking folk.”