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!
Quick Links to Facilities
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.
- 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.
- Meeting Room 2 is used by smaller groups such as the Chess Club and Mah Jongg groups.
- The ballroom is home to many resident functions such as bingo, entertainment provided by the Entertainment group and dances held periodically by the Dance Committee.
- 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:
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.
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.
The Arbor Club, a beautiful $6 million facility, is the hub of tennis and aquatic activity. The Arbor Club is where you’ll find the Tennis Pro Shop, a second community ballroom, and 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. The Arbor Club hosts Friday Night Happy Hour and some fitness programs. The grand ballroom is also reserved for events, dances, and exhibits.
Tennis is “tops” at On Top of the World! The Arbor Club boasts of six (6) tennis courts of which four are lighted and surfaced with the Plexicushion Prestige Cushion Acrylic so Arbor Club Tennis Members 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. Members also play in tournaments.
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 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 Recreation office Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Indigo Community Center is open to all Indigo East residents and has a ballroom/meeting area that can hold up to 80 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 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
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 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
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 visitwww.MasterthePossibilities.org
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
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
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
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.
Candler Hills Golf Shop:
For more info visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com.
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
On Top of the World Golf Shop:
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:
Private Dinner Parties in your home
Gala Affairs on-premise or off-premise
Reunions and Anniversaries
Club/Organization Hosted Events
Any Specials Events – Indoors or Out