OTOW Facilities

On Top of the World Facilities

Health, fitness and wellness programs are important for the well-being of mind and body. On Top of the World offers countless choices of activity to keep you in top shape and has some of the best facilities, programs, and qualified instructors in the state of Florida!


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Recreation Center

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The Recreation Center hosts many services and recreational activities for residents of On Top of the World Communities, Candler Hills and Indigo East residents who purchased the Gateway of Services Pass.
Lower level:

  • The Recreation Center offices
  • Large group exercise room with fitness class programming
  • The Fitness Center includes full workout area, sauna, steam room and hot tub.

Second floor:

  • The ballroom is home to many resident functions such as bingo, entertainment and dances held periodically by the Dancing on Top Club.
  • The library is off the ballroom and staffed by all resident volunteers.
  • The Pub is a private restaurant only open to residents and their guests. The Pub features daily breakfast and lunch specials.

Located outside and directly behind the Recreation Building:

    • The Olympic-sized swimming pool.
    • The OTOW Golf Pro Shop which serves the private courses of The Links and The Tortoise and Hare.

Fitness Equipment at the Recreation Fitness Center:

  • Cybex weight training equipment
  • Seated Leg Press
  • Seated Leg Curl
  • Leg Extension
  • Rotary Calf
  • Hip Abduction
  • Hip Adduction
  • Fly
  • Chest Press
  • Overhead Press
  • Lateral Raise
  • Lateral Pull down
  • Row
  • Arm Curl
  • Arm Extension
  • Ab Crunch
  • Low Back Extension
  • 1 Universal Multi-Purpose Machine
  • 1 Nautilus Stationary Multi-exercise machine with stationary stepper and stretching area
  • 9 Star Trac Treadmills
  • 2 Ellipticals
  • 2 Airdyne Bikes
  • 8 Recumbent Bikes
  • 4 Nu-Step Cross Trainers
  • Precor Stretching Machine
  • Free weights 3 to 45 pounds
  • 9 Flat Screen TV’s
  • 6 Ceiling Fans
  • Audio System
  • Water Cooler System

OTOW Library

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The Recreation building is home to our own library. It is located on the second floor off of the main ballroom and is staffed by resident volunteers. All books have all been donated. The library is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and open on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Hobby Building

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This building consists of 5 separate rooms:

  • Art Studio A and B is one large room and it may be shared by two groups. These rooms are often used for ceramics, painting and sewing.
  • Meeting Room 3 is the poker room and has five (5) poker tables. This room is sometimes used as a small meeting area.
  • The Card Room is mainly used for bridge or cribbage. There are 16 card tables with enough seating for 64 people.
  • The Billiards Room is setup with six (6) official tournament pool tables. Please check the activities directory for availability of the room as this room is utilized often by the Billiards Clubs.
  • The Woodworking Shop is a secured room due to the amount of woodworking equipment and safety. If interested in utilizing this room, please contact the Recreation Office.

Arbor Club

arbor-clubThe Arbor Club, a beautiful $6 million facility, is the hub of tennis and aquatic activity. The Arbor Club is where you’ll find both indoor and outdoor pools. The heated Olympic-sized indoor pool is home to the Aqua-Aerobic classes and lap swimmers. Water relaxation is prevalent at Arbor outdoor pool and Jacuzzi where you can choose to sit and relax while you enjoy the Florida Sunshine. The facilities also provide men’s and women’s showers and locker rooms.

Tennis

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Tennis is “tops” at On Top of the World! The Arbor Club boasts of ten (10) tennis courts of which eight are lighted and surfaced with the Plexicushion Prestige Cushion Acrylic so residents may enjoy the game daytime or nighttime. Lessons are available through the on-premise Tennis Pro, and lessons encompass private, semi-private, and group instruction. Residents also play in tournaments.

Long Leaf Trail

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The nature trail is adjacent to the Arbor Conference Center.  This natural walking trail is clearly marked.  Along the trail you will find markers that identify the flora and fauna native to the state of Florida.  Our own Native Plant Club maintains the Long Leaf Trail.

RC Airplanes Field

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Some call it a sport, others call it a hobby, but whatever you call Radio Controlled Model Flying, you’ll feel right at home when you become a “Model Resident” at On Top of the World.
A virtual “Vista of Blue Sky” awaits you to perform those special aerobatic maneuvers or to begin learning to fly model aircraft for the first time with the help of a friendly instructor and where a maintained field is provided to indulge On Top of the World residents.

In order to fly a model plan you must be a member of the AMA. Contact the RC Flying Club for more information.

The Lodge at Candler Hills

The Lodge, our exclusive new clubhouse for Candler Hills residents only, features:

  • Over 18,000 a/c sq. ft of enjoyment
  • Resort-style pool featuring beach entry and separate spa
  • Outdoor fire pit and covered pavilion
  • Indoor gathering lounge with gas fireplace and large screen tv
  • Grand lobby with gas fireplace
  • Expansive ballroom
  • Multi-purpose rooms, catering kitchen and so much more

Candler Hills Community Center

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The Candler Hills Community Center is open to all Candler residents and has a ballroom/meeting area that can hold up to 80 people. There is also a card room with three (3) full size poker tables, and this room may also be changed to accommodate regular card tables for various other card games. This facility includes a mini kitchen with a sink, refrigerator and microwave.

Outside you will find a heated swimming pool along with a hot tub. Reservations for the ballroom/meeting area and the card room may be made at The Lodge office Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Indigo East Community Center

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The Indigo Community Center is open to all Indigo East residents and has a ballroom/meeting area that can hold up to 176 people. The entryway to this building can also be utilized as a meeting area for small groups if necessary. This facility includes a mini kitchen with a sink, refrigerator and microwave.

Outside you will find a swimming pool along with a hot tub. Reservations for the ballroom/meeting area may be made at the Health & Recreation office Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Circle Square Commons

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Circle Square Commons is becoming the heart of the hometown atmosphere at On Top of the World Communities.  The Commons is truly reminiscent of a simpler time and carefree days gone by, with a design and architecture reflecting the heart of country and small town charm. Offering a variety of daily choices, the Circle Square Commons is an entertainment and social hub for not only On Top of the World residents, but the general public as well. Master the Possibilities Education Center, On Top of the World Design Studio, The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa, Circle Square Cultural Center, Sid’s Coffee Shop & Deli, Mr. B’s Big Scoop Ice Cream & Smoothies Shop and The Town Square are now open.

Businesses Currently Located in Circle Square Commons

Mr. B’s Big Scoop Ice Cream

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Serving delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt, smoothies, juice, sugar-free products and more!
Phone: 352-237-4777

Circle Square Cultural Center

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The Circle Square Cultural Center is Ocala’s premier entertainment venue. This fabulous auditorium at Circle Square Commons is Ocala’s largest indoor venue for all forms of entertainment including performances by internationally known entertainers, theatrical productions, concerts, dances, meetings, conventions, and more. The Circle Square Cultural Center will host up to 600 guests banquet-style and 830 in a theatre-style setting. The possibilities are endless and you are invited to contact the Circle Square Cultural Center for more information.
For Complete Entertainment Line-up or more information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com.

The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa

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The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa is equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment and features an exclusive selection of specialized massages, facials, body wraps, and hair and nail services. Located in Circle Square Commons, The Ranch also features private men and women’s saunas, steam rooms, locker rooms and personal amenities so that you feel truly pampered in this lavish retreat.

  • State-of-the-art fitness facility
  • Individualized fitness orientation for fitness members
  • Group fitness programs including; cardio, strength, dance, cycle, and interval training
  • Mind body classes for inner balance
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Full menu of services to include massage therapies, facials and body treatments
  • Special signature treatments for the equestrian athlete
  • Full service hair and nail salon
  • Five full service, tranquil treatment rooms
  • Steam and sauna rooms
  • Locker rooms complete with a collection of spa delights for hair and skin
  • Open seven days a week
  • Flexible monthly memberships

For More Information please visitwww.TheRanchFitnessSpa.com

Master the Possibilities Education Center

Master the Possibilities (MTP) Lifelong Learning Education Center, a not-for-profit program, offers more classes, more lectures and more chances to expand your horizons than any other active adult community. Exciting educational programs provide hundreds of opportunities throughout the year to learn and grow. Located in the new Circle Square Commons Town Center, instructors build on our active adults’ knowledge and experiences. Outstanding instructors take you to topics of interest – from literature and history to current events and scientific topics. You will be amazed at the range of subjects! Master the Possibilities courses are available to On Top of the World Residents and the general public. See you in class!

Phone: (352) 861-9751
8415 SW 80th Street
Ocala, FL 34481

For More Information please visit www.MasterthePossibilities.org

Lifelong learning opportunities at On Top of the World Communities.

Sid’s Coffee Shop & Deli

Sid’s Coffee Shop & Deli is an eat-in café located at Circle Square Commons, offering specialty coffees, breakfast items, salads, soup, deli sandwiches and more. Sid’s Coffee Shop & Deli was established as a tribute to the late Mr. Sidney Colen, the founder of On Top of the World.

Serving Breakfast and Lunch
Monday – Saturday
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

352-387-7402

Sid's Coffee Shop & Deli at Circle Square Commons On Top of the World Communities.

Circle Square Commons Farmer’s Market

The weekly Circle Square Commons Farmer’s Market held at The Town Square provides a wonderful selection of fresh, seasonal produce from local growers as well as baked goods, plants, hand-made soaps and more.

For More Information please visit www.CircleSquareCommonsFarmersMarket.com

Circle Square Commons Farmers Market at On Top of the World Communities

Outdoor Entertainment

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Anchoring Circle Square Commons is the Town Square, complete with a stage-gazebo that showcases live entertainers every Friday and Saturday evening. Also a weekly event at The Town Square is The Farmer’s Market at Circle Square Commons. The Farmer’s Market provides healthy, fresh, local produce and other assorted local value-added food & non-food products to the residents of and visitors to the community. The Town Square also serves as a great central meeting place where you can relax, dance, meet with neighbors or friends and simply enjoy the day.

For More Information please visit www.CircleSquareCommons.com

Shops

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You’ll be able to find beautiful and unique gifts in several shops at the Commons while strolling along peaceful sidewalks.  And it won’t require a trip to Ocala or further.

Golf

Candler Hills Golf Course

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Whatever your reason for choosing Candler Hills Golf Club – a round of golf, a tournament, instruction or a social get-together at the restaurant – our number one priority is to make your experience exceptional. We offer an expertly manicured golf course, shot-making long and short game practice area, PGA and LPGA professionals on staff and regularly scheduled special golf and social events. Designed by renowned golf course architect Gordon Lewis of Naples, Florida, Candler Hills Golf Course is a masterpiece in design, offering a challenge to all levels of golfer. Five sets of tees ranging in length from 4877 to 7333 yards create a rewarding experience for golfers of various handicaps.  Enjoy the picturesque scenery and unique layout, but most importantly, enjoy your round of golf! With a Palm Springs-style landscape… this is not your typical Florida golf course.

  • Par-72 semi-private championship course
  • 7,333 yard course
  • Longest Par 5 in Florida – 669 Yards!
  • State-of-the-art practice facility
  • Lessons available by PGA and LPGA Professionals
  • Special group & corporate events/fundraisers
  • U.S.G.A. Handicap System Available
  • Fully stocked Golf Shop
  • Candler Hills Restaurant adjacent to the golf shop serving breakfast brunch (Sunday only), lunch and dinner with full service bar.

View Candler Hills Golf Rates

Candler Hills Golf Shop:
(352) 861-9712

For more info visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com.

The Tortoise & the Hare, and The Links Golf Courses

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Both The Links and The Tortoise & The Hare are private 18-hole golf courses in a picturesque natural setting, exclusive only to On Top of the World residents and their guests. There are no tee times at either course, as play is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Tortoise & The Hare is a shot makers delight, while The Links offers more traditional southern flavor.

  • Both courses are par-72
  • No annual membership or initiation fees
  • Lessons available by PGA and LPGA Professionals
  • Driving Range, Short Game and Practice Putting Green areas
  • U.S.G.A. handicap system available to all members
  • Fully stocked Golf Shop
  • Men’s and Women’s Leagues
  • Planned mixers, scrambles and tournaments

View The Tortoise & The Hare Rates

On Top of the World Golf Shop:
(352) 854-8430

Restaurants

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Dining Choices for Anyone’s Taste!
On Top of the World’s Candler Hills Restaurant at Candler Hills Golf Club is open to the public and provides pleasurable indoor or outdoor dining. On Top of the World’s chefs invite you to come in and enjoy the Candler Hills menu. Whether you come in for lunch or cocktails and a light dinner, you are sure to be impressed with gorgeous views of the greens and the delicious menu offerings.

The Club at Candler Hills: On Top of the World’s The Club at Candler Hills provides pleasurable and affordable indoor or outdoor dining.  Enjoy a refreshing drink from the full-service bar or delectable cuisine, designed by our chefs, while overlooking the manicured greens of the Candler Hills Golf Course. Open to the public.

The Pub: Open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, The Pub, located in the Recreation Center, is available only to On Top of the World residents. Light meals including salads and sandwiches, as well as a full service bar, can be enjoyed in a casual atmosphere.

Friendship Catering… Easy Planning, Simply Perfect, Every Time!
No gathering is too small or too large for Friendship Catering’s services! Located at On Top of the World Communities, our catering services are available to On Top of the World residents as well as the general public. Friendship Catering has culinary expertise to provide you with not only outstanding cuisine, but also attention to detail and first-class service that is second to none. Our creative team produces imaginative food presentations designed uniquely for your event. With each item being custom-made to meet your requirements, it is the perfect food service solution for events, such as:

Banquets
Weddings
Business Meetings
Private Dinner Parties in your home
Gala Affairs on-premise or off-premise
Birthday Parties

Reunions and Anniversaries
Cocktail Parties
BBQ’s
Club/Organization Hosted Events
Any Specials Events – Indoors or Out