The Peninsula at Indian River breaks ground on new clubhouse

Unique multi-purpose facility has views from every angle

By Steven Billups | Jul 10, 2015


Shown breaking ground on the Clubhouse at The Peninsula at Indian River Bay are (l-r) Greg Tobias, Nick Wexler and Preston Schell, partners at OA-BP Marina Bay-Lakeside, LLC; ownership of The Peninsula.

Ocean Atlantic Companies, joined by several hundred homeowners, celebrated the groundbreaking of the new 33,000-square-foot clubhouse at The Peninsula At Indian River Bay June 25.

This clubhouse is designed to take advantage of the striking views of the water, the golf course, and the surrounding environment. Inside, it will feature fine dining, a wine room, banquet space, wood burning pizza oven, billiard room, locker rooms, premier golf shop, and an interactive HD golf simulator.

Outside, along the veranda that will wrap along the back of the building, residents will be able to enjoy an alfresco seating area that features a fireplace and overlooks the golf course and Indian River Bay.

In addition, there will be an event lawn that will accommodate large parties of up to 800 people.

This unique multi-purpose facility is the focal point that distinguishes The Peninsula apart from other luxury, gated communities. The designers wanted to create a space that both tied in with the current amenities, but still had its own individual style.

“The clubhouse will not only tie in visually with our entire first class lifestyle,” said Preston Schell, CEO of Ocean Atlantic Companies, the developer of The Peninsula, “but it will sit on the highest point in the community."

The community features an 18-hole par 72 Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course, a racquet club that hosts an active tennis and pickleball program, a full service spa, a state-of-the-art athletic club, indoor and outdoor pools that include a poolside grill, a signature 300,000-gallon wave pool, and sand beach.

“The clubhouse will be well-appointed and very welcoming,” said Chris Schell, president of Schell Brothers. “You will be able to enjoy time with friends and family playing a round of golf on the simulator or dining on the veranda enjoying the bay breezes."

The clubhouse features an awe-inspiring architectural design that embodies the gracious character of The Peninsula. Designers artfully incorporated windows and balconies into the dramatic clubhouse composition, giving residents the opportunity to enjoy the views from every angle.

The Peninsula on The Indian River Bay is an award winning 775-acre master-planned community located in Sussex County on the East Coast of Delaware. For more information on The Peninsula, go to or call 866-736-3352.

An artists rendering of future clubhouse.

Homeowners gather during the groundbreaking ceremony.