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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!

Facility Rules (pdf, 82kb)
Rules for using the facilities' at On Top of the World Communities.


Health and Recreation Facility Circle Square Commons Golf
Craft Building Mr. B's Big Scoop Ice Cream Candler Hills Golf Club
OTOW Library Circle Square Cultural Center The Tortoise & The Hare Golf Course
Arbor Club The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa The Links Golf Course
Tennis Courts Master the Possibilities Restaurants
Long Leaf Trail Farmer's Market Candler Hills Restaurant
RC Flying Field Outdoor Entertainment The Pub
Candler Hills Community Center Retail Shops Friendship Catering
Indigo East Community Center    


Health & Recreation Facility

The Health & Recreation building 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 Health & Recreation 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.

Second floor:

  • 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 Health & 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.


Health & Recreation Facility at On Top of the World Communities.

Fitness Equipment

Fitness Equipment at the H&R 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 Landice Treadmills
  • 2 Ellipticals
  • 2 Airdyne Bikes
  • 8 Recumbent Bikes
  • 4 Nu-Step Cross Trainers
  • Precor Stretching Machine
  • Free weights 3 to 45 pounds
  • 4 32” Flat Screen TV’s
  • 6 Ceiling Fans
  • Audio System
  • Culligan Water Cooler System

OTOW Library

The Health & 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.

OTOW Library books

Craft Building

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 Health and Recreation Office.

Craft Building activities at On Top of the World Communities.

Arbor Club

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 within its fitness room. The grand ballroom is also reserved for events, dances, and exhibits.

Arbor Club at On Top of the World Communities.


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.

Tennis Courts

Long Leaf Trail

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.

Hikers on Long Leaf Trail at On Top of the World Communities.

RC Airplanes Field

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.

RC Airplane

Candler Hills Community Center

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 Health & Recreation office Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Candler Hills Community Center pool.

Indigo East Community Center

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.

Indigo East Community Center pool.

Circle Square Commons

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.

Circle Square Cultural Center
Businesses Currently Open at Circle Square Commons

Mr. B's Big Scoop Ice Cream

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

Facade of Mr. B's Big Scoop

Circle Square Cultural Center

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 912 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.

Circle Square Cultural Center

The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa

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 visit www.TheRanchFitnessSpa.com

The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa

Massage at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa.


Master the Possibilities Education Center

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.com

Master the Possibilities

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

Weekly Circle Square Commons Farmer's Market in Ocala, Florida.

Outdoor Entertainment

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 vistiors 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

Residents of On Top of the World Communities dancing to free live entertainment at Circle Square Commons Town Square.


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.

Retail space at Circle Sqaure Commons in Ocala, Florida


Candler Hills Golf Course

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.

Download Candler Hills Golf Rates PDF

Download the 2013 Candler Hills Golf Calendar PDF

Candler Hills Golf Shop:
(352) 861-9712

For more info visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com.


Candler Hills Golf Shop.


The Tortoise & the Hare, and The Links Golf Courses

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

Download On Top of the World Golf Rates PDF

Download the 2013 On Top of the World Golf Calendar PDF

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

Private Course at On Top of the World Communities.


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. Don't forget to leave room for dessert… On Top of the World chef's gourmet delights!

  • Candler Hills Restaurant: On Top of the World's Candler Hills Restaurant 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.
    Mon. – Thurs.: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Fri. & Sat.: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Pub: Open for lunch Monday through Saturday, The Pub, located in the Health and 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 Reunions and Anniversaries
Weddings Cocktail Parties
Business Meetings BBQ’s
Private Dinner Parties in your home Club/Organization Hosted Events
Gala Affairs on-premise or off-premise Any Special Event - Indoors or Out
Birthday Parties  

Candler Hills Restaurant

Grill Night at Candler Hills Restaurant.


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