Along the 220 acres of Biscayne Bay shores of Coral Gables, the Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club is a members-only facility offering top-class amenities. Arnold Palmer, the architect behind this 18-hole par 71 gem has listed this signature course among his top sixteen projects. 6740 yards of the course have the natural elements of the breathtaking Florida landscape with elusive wildlife, placid waterbodies and mangrove forests.
With the club membership, tee times will not be required even on weekends and golfers can make the best out of junior programs, private lessons, league play, clinics and charitable annual events. Well-manicured emerald greens and fairways are perfect for tactical golfing experience and there are PGA certified trainers to help in honing the skills. The Golf Pro Shop is well-stocked with latest equipment and apparel and the stocks are constantly updated to suit the custom requirement of each member. After golfing, members can check out the three deep-water private marinas, Olympic-sized junior pool, yoga studio, fitness center and lighted tennis courts.
Timings: 6 AM till 9 PM from Tuesday to Friday and 6 AM till 7 PM on Sunday and Monday
Address: 13610 Deering Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33158, United States
Opened in 1923 and known earlier as Bayshore Golf Course, the Miami Beach Golf Club was developed by Carl Fischer to encourage wealthy residents of New York, Detroit and Indianapolis in golfing during the winter season. Sprawling over 6813 yards, the 18-hole par 72 course is designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills. Hole 1 is for warming up with hazards on the left and small rolling greens, hole 3 is difficult with waterbody and enormous elevated greens.
While hole 5 is the easiest and features some strategically placed bunkers, hole 6 is the shortest and hole 7 features several large bunkers. Hole 8 and 9 are tricky, hole 10 has bunkers placed at the landing areas, hole 15 is located uphill with abundant natural wetlands, bunkers and putting surface rising up to 15 feet around the guarded green slopes. The Signature Hole 17 with five tee areas over water, green slopes and horseshoe bunkers encourage all types of shots and hole 18 is perfect for aggressive play.
One can get merchandise from the pro shop and visit the restaurant for breakfast, dinner, lunch, cocktails, takeouts, Hors d’Oeuvres and full catering menu.
Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM daily, driving range open from 6:30 AM till 7:30 PM from Tuesday to Sunday and 12 noon to 7:30 PM on Monday
Address: 2301 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140, United States
Cost: USD 134 for shoulder season from November to December mid, USD 232 for peak season from December mid till April end, USD 129 from May till October end, USD 70 for club rentals, USD 25 for shoe rental, USD 16 for large buckets and USD 11 for medium buckets at driving range.
Located near the Miami downtown area, the 9-hole par 36 golf course of Granada is famous for its association support, local vibe and a chic private club ambience. As the oldest operating 9-hole setup in Florida, it was established in 1923 for beginners, experts and general visitors alike.
This municipal course extending up to 3001 yards encourages golfers to play fast rounds within the extensive layout with minimal sand traps without water and mildly challenging subtly undulating greens along the straight fairways. Granada Golf Course, like its sister-course of Biltmore Golf Course is equipped with fully-stocked pro shop, restaurant and locker room. It organizes membership opportunities and tournament outings and offers rental facilities of handcart and electric golf cart.
Among the several golfing lessons offered by the expert golf professionals include group, private, specialty shot and junior classes. Home-cooked meal at the restaurant will surely make the visitors feel at home while the golfer community will love to test the skill at the 10th hole and Burger Bob’s.
Timings: 7 AM till 7 PM is daytime saving hours, 7 AM till 6 PM is non-daylight saving hours, 7 AM till 3 PM on Thanksgiving Day, 7 AM till 4 PM on Christmas
Address: 2001 Granada Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134, United States
Cost: USD 22 for walking, USD 18 for Twilight walking, USD 16 for Replay-walking, USD 13 for junior under 17, USD 16.50 for spectator, USD 36.50 and USD 16.50 for weekends and holidays and weekends and holidays ride-n-save with replay respectively, USD 31.50 and USD 16.50 for weekdays and weekdays ride-n-save with replay respectively including cart
Part of the Miami Dade County Parks, Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne welcomes golfers of all levels with the 18-hole championship golf course nestled in the island. Located just minutes away from downtown Miami, this tropical paradise has vibrant foliage, strategically placed water bodies, mangroves and other natural elements thriving in an inviting and secluded atmosphere. Boasting of sufficient natural light for playing at dawn and evening, Crandon Golf is the only public course from Biscayne Bay.
One of the challenging par 72 courses in Florida, its highlight is the par-4 7th hole, often considered among the greatest holes of golf that seamlessly doglegs to the right sending the ball flying over the water surface. From the par-5 1st hole through the mangroves needing drives over water to the par-5 last hole flanked by water on both sides of the fairway, it has everything to become the signature course of Miami. Close to the South Beach, the clubhouse amid the lush plantation is perfect for private events.
Timings: Golf shop open from 6:30 AM till 7:45 PM, Driving Range open daily from 7 AM till 8 PM, lighted till 9:15 PM, early closing at 6 PM on Monday and late opening at 8 AM on Tuesdays.
Address: 6700 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, United States
Cost: USD 176 for 18 holes including cart and USD 100 for 9 holes including cart for guests
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Nestled in the Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables Miami, the 18-hole par 71 Biltmore Golf Course is sprawled over 7112 yards. Designed by Donald Ross resembling the Giralda Tower from Seville, this traditional course was opened in 1925 with a number of canals that were once used for carrying guests on gondolas. The verdant fairways by the canals are laden with USGA specified elevated greens and towering banyan trees.
You can catch the sight of the hotel from each hole while the fairways of Tif-eagle Bermuda grass and over 80 bunkers will make the golfing experience enjoyable. From Tiger Woods to Babe Ruth, the course has hosted several golfing professionals for its playability amid the lush setting and historic scenery. Visitors can walk along the course all day except on Saturday, Sunday or any holiday before 10 AM. Both 9-hole and 18-hole have facilities of club rental at USD 40 and USD 75 respectively and cart rental at USD 6 and USD 12 respectively.
Address: 1210 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134, United States
-18-hole: USD 107 for Biltmore Hotel guest, USD 130 for visiting guests on weekends and holidays and USD 97 for hotel guests and USD 110 for visiting guests on weekdays before 4 PM, USD 85 for hotel guest and USD 100 for visiting guest for twilight after 4 PM, USD 40 for hotel guest and USD 50 for visiting guest aged 17 and younger
-9 hole: USD 72 on weekends and holidays and USD 61 for hotel guests and USD 71 for visiting guests on weekdays before 6 PM, USD 59 for hotel guest and USD 69 for visiting guest for twilight after 6 PM
Deriving its name from the majestic palmetto trees lining the meandering waterways and fairways, the 18-hole par 70 championship Palmetto Golf Course covers 121 acres. Opened in 1959, the golf course is architected by Dick Wilson, developed by Russell, Wagor and Porter and was purchased in 1967 by Miami Dade County. The course runs parallel to the US-1 to the south of SW 152 Street and features labyrinthine canal system that makes the golfing experience quite challenging yet fun.
The lighted 22-posoition driving range has a large clubhouse, lighted putting green and the well-equipped golf shop where you can rent golfing gears. Crandon Golf Academy offers golfing lessons and organizes junior golf camps and clinics to suit all skill level. The Sports Grill onsite serves dinner, lunch and refreshments. The Mini Golf is free for kids aged three and below accompanied by an adult and offers family-friendly safe experience in an 18-hole course with lagoons, waterfalls, lush landscaping and a cave.
Timings: 6:45 AM till 8:30 PM from Sunday to Thursday, 6:45 AM till 9:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, Golf Shop is open from 6:45 AM to 8 PM, Driving range is open from 6:45 AM till 9 PM generally, opens at 8 AM on Monday and on Sunday, the last bucket is sold at 5:30 PM and lights are out at 6 PM, Mini Golf is open from 9 AM till 9 PM
Address: 9300 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33157, United States
Cost: USD 50 and USD 47 (18-hole with cart), USD 25 and USD 22 (walking), USD 31 and USD 30 (9-hole with cart), USD 16 and USD 15 (9-hole walking), USD 43 and USD 37 (weekday special 18-hole with cart), USD 40 and USD 35 (Matinee weekends after 11 AM), USD 37 and USD 30 (Matinee weekdays after 11 AM), USD 33 and USD 25 (Twilight including cart after 1 PM + USD 20 for walking), USD 25 and USD 20 (late twilight with cart after 4:30 PM), USD 16 and USD 15 (walking for late twilight), USD 16 and USD 15 (walking rate for junior aged 17 and below) for winter –November through April and summer –May through October respectively. USD 30 for junior riding in summer and USD 16 for junior walking in winter, USD 32 for 18-hole club set rental and USD 19.26 for 9-hole club set rental, USD 7.50 for per round Mini Golf
Donated on 4th January in 1928 by M. C. Gryzmish, the Normandy Shores Golf Club has been a legendary golfing destination for local people and experts alike. Famous golfers like Arnold Palmer, Peter Thompson and Sam Snead are some of the regular visitors at this golf club. Located off the 79th Street causeway, this legendary 18-hole par-71 course is designed by Arthur Hills to attract golfers from Miami Shores, Miami Beach and North Miami simultaneously.
The course stretches for about 6805 acres and comes with a pro shop equipped with top branded apparel and golfing gears. PGA professionals are there to assist at the practice range and the restaurant Grill and Bar, as well as the beverage cart drawn on the course offers drinks, snacks and meals to grab while playing. Open from 7 AM till 6:30 PM, the grill offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, Hors D’Oeuvres, a large cocktail selection and fully catered menu at the indoor setting and the outdoor patio.
Timings: 7AM till 7 PM daily
Address: 2401 Biarritz Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33141, United States
Cost: USD 95 (regular) and USD 80 (twilight) in shoulder season (November till mid December), USD 125 (regular) and USD 80 (twilight) for peak season (mid December to April end), USD 85 (regular) and USD 65 (twilight) for summer (May to October)
The 18-hole championship course of Miami International Links Melreese Country Club managed by the DeLucca Enterprises and renovated by Charles Mahannah sprawls over 6500 square feet on an average. Laden with the USGA specified Tifdwarf grass, the course is an architectural marvel with five lakes, 97 sand bunkers, 9 waste bunkers and the strategically placed cypress wetland.
Even when many golf courses are not playable, this premier course lets you play along the northern-style rolling fairways having gentle elevation changes. Adjacent to Miami International Airport, this 135 acre course also has 2-sides 12 acre driving range with the learning center for lessons and practice. The 5500 square feet state-of-the-art learning center has a classroom media center suitable for a hundred people and three indoor hitting bays.
There are mats available on rent alongside the manicured tee areas and golfers will love honing their skills at the target greens, sand bunkers by the greens, practice putting greens and fairway. The Pro shop has high-quality gears and the restaurant offers food and beverage for golfers and visitors alike.
Timings: 7 AM till 8 PM from Sunday till Friday and 7AM till 6:30 PM on Saturday
Address: 1802 NW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33125, United States
Cost: USD 195 for public guest, USD 175 for Premier non-resident, USD 95 for twilight after 12 noon on weekdays and after 2 PM on weekends, USD 85 for Premier non-resident twilight after 12 noon on weekdays and after 2 PM on weekends
Located about ten minutes from the Downtown Miami and tucked within the island paradise covering over 250 acres of area, Prime Players Golf offers online training classes. As part of the Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, this facility is run by Michael Myles who is the acting head coach and Director of Instruction. From private golfing classes to group classes, golfing clinics to junior development camps, on-course play to tournament instructions –there is something for every golfing enthusiast.
No matter whether someone aspires to be a PGA Tour golfer or simply wants to learn the skills, the online 8-week and 16-week programs including practice sessions, as well as the in-person instructions including individual adult sessions and semi-private adult sessions will be helpful. There are 6-lesson packages including on-course golfing lessons for both individual and semi-private sessions where the former caters individually for an hour and the latter caters two persons for an hour.
Timings: 7 AM till 8 PM throughout the week
Address: 6700 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, United States
Cost: USD 125 for individual 1-hour session and USD 675 for 6-lesson package for individual adult sessions, USD 155 for 2-person 1-hour lesson and USD 810 for 6-lesson package for semi-private adult sessions, USD 59.99 for online Program 1 and USD 89.99 for online Program 2
Built in 1939 by Louis Wilson and Red Lawrence, the 18-hole championship par 71 course of Miami Shores Country Club is stretched up to 6373 yards with Mini Verde Bermuda Grass greens. Bisected by the Biscayne Canal Number C-8, the club went through major renovations to come up with restored bunkers, superior driving range, putting green, chipping and pitching area and golf lessons.
Metal spikes are not allowed and golfers can rent clubs and carts at this course with abundant vegetation and wildlife. 4 sets of tees within 5000 to 6700 yards are offered. Florida State Open and various other prestigious tournaments take place here. Golfers can access the lighted range from Wednesday to Sunday. One can visit the pro shop to get branded accessories, equipment, apparel and merchandise to make the golfing experience wonderful.
The Clubhouse with grill room and lounge overlooking the magnificent golf course has a fully equipped bar with extensive wine, beer and single malt scotch selections.
Timings: Driving range is open from 7 AM till 9 PM, closed for maintenance on Wednesday till 1 PM.
Address: 10000 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Shores, FL 33138, United States
Cost: USD 89 for morning and midday tee times, USD 55 for afternoon tee times from 3:30 PM till 5 PM, USD 60 for club rental with tees and one sleeve of balls, USD 10 for shoe rental, Practice Range costs USD 14 for large bucket with 90 balls, USD 10 for medium bucket with 60 balls and USD 6 for small bucket with 30 balls
As a part of La Gorce Country Club, the private facility of La Gorce Golf Course has a driving range of 30 tees and 18 regulation holes in the Miami Beach area. With 6802 yards of area, this par 71 course has Bermuda Grass greens as designed by Jack Nicklaus.
It was opened in 2016 and since then, the championship course with the skyline of Miami Beach on the backdrop has offered exciting golfing, as well as lessons from the famous learning center run by the professional staff, who use modern technology while teaching. Both the guests of the club and the members can make the best out of the caddie programs, premier golfing instructions, custom club fittings, elite golf championships, superior golf clinics and club storage on-site.
Address: 5685 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140, United States
Hired by the Coral Gables visionary George Merrick, the golf course architect William Langford started working on three 18-hole courses, among which Riviera Golf Course was opened as the South Course for Miami-Biltmore Country Club in 1925. After years of being left in abandoned state, in late 1945, the 18-hole course designed by William Merriam and Charles Mahannah came into being, only to be closed for renovations from time to time.
Finally opened in 2016, designed by Donald Ross and managed by the Master Link Club & Hospitality Services, this golf-only facility with 18 regulation holes has 15 tees driving range. With slope rating of 123, the par 71 course laden with Bermuda Grass is stretched up to 6511 yards. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the onsite restaurant throughout the year and it can be reserved for private events. Visitors can also check out the gym and pools. It has valet facility and free parking.
Address: 1155 Blue Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33146, United States
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