Top 10 Miami Golf Courses
Jan 23, 2019 January 23, 2019
Its balmy weather and year-round sunshine have naturally made Miami one of the most desirable golf destinations in the world, and Miami’s array of golf courses doesn’t disappoint, reflecting the area’s love affair with this popular fair-weather sport. Whether you’re itching to play on an exclusive private PGA course, or explore Miami’s most picturesque and challenging courses, we’ve compiled a list of Miami’s Top 10 Golf Courses to help you get your game on, no matter your budget or skill level.
1. Trump National Doral Golf Club
400 NW 87th Ave., Doral | (305) 592-2000 | (800) 713-6725
Silver Fox - Trump National Doral Golf Club
One of Miami’s most prized and elite private courses, and home of the World Golf Championships, Trump Doral Golf Resort and Spa features four courses, including the famed par-72 Blue Monster, where over 50 years of PGA Tour events have been hosted. The Silver Fox Course is another premier course with water hazards on 16 of 18 holes, white sand bunkers, and five sets of tees to accommodate players of all skill levels. The Golden Palm, designed by Gil Hanse and his team, offers a true links style course with expansive vistas and contoured greens. The Red Tiger Course features two island greens, 14 water hazards with fairways incorporating gorgeous scenery and lakes, and often hosts corporate tournaments accommodating players of any skill level. Prices range from $160 to $390 depending on course, day, and season.
2. Turnberry Isle Resort & Club
19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura | (305) 932-6200
Turnberry Isle Resort & Club
Turnberry Isle Resort & Club is an exclusive resort for guests or members only, and home to two spectacular 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and later revamped by Raymond Floyd in 2007. The Soffer Course is longer and more challenging of the two with a narrow twisting layout, rolling greens, and tall trees, along lush tropical foliage and water hazards including amazing waterfalls and impeccably maintained greens. Priced ranges from $50 to $295, depending on day, time, and season. Both courses are the same price.
3. Don Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club
7601 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Lakes | (305) 820-8106
Don Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club
One of Miami’s crown jewels of golf, the par-72 Senator Course at Shula's Golf Club is a classic style 500-acre championship course featuring fairways lined with shady trees, and relaxing streams and lakes as water hazards, as well as a driving range and practice area. Frequented by local and international pro athletes, the club also hosts Shula’s renowned steakhouse, known for its famous mouth-watering steaks. You must be a club member or hotel guest in order to play. Prices: $45 to $140, depending on days and times.
4. Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club
13610 Deering Bay Drive, Miami, FL | (305) 254-2111
Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club
The Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club is another of Miami’s most exclusive, members-only courses, and the only Arnold Palmer signature golf course in Miami. This par-71 course features lush mangroves, exotic wildlife, and breathtaking waterways, and is beautifully designed and impeccably maintained, with each hole providing a unique visual and strategic experience. The club has been recently renovated and is visually breathtaking, set amid mangroves and lush native Floridian landscaping. The Club offers a VIP program in partnership with select Miami hotels, which allows hotel guests to play this exclusive course for a guest fee. Exclusive membership ensures easy access for members, even on Saturday mornings!
5. La Gorce Country Club
5685 Alton Road, Miami Beach | (305) 866-4421
La Gorce Country Club
La Gorce Country Club is another top-rated, private Miami golf course noted as one of the area’s most exclusive, with country club membership by invitation only. The course is designed by Jack Nicklaus, impeccably maintained, and located in one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Miami Beach, refreshed by water views and ocean breezes. Beloved by champions such as Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, the club also features a practice facility, as well as lessons from the PGA pro staff, as well as tennis courts, croquet, and a prestigious clubhouse with complimentary snacks and breakfast. Club membership is required in order to play.
6. Crandon Golf Course
6700 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne | (305) 361-9129
Crandon Golf Course
Located on the exclusive island of Key Biscayne, Crandon Golf Course is a public course that features verdant tropical landscaping and water all around. This 18-hole, par-72 course has hosted several national PGA events and is known for its lush tropical scenery, featuring mangroves, exotic wildlife, saltwater lakes, and gorgeous views of Biscayne Bay. The course is beautifully maintained, with putting greens, a driving range, and a pro shop. Players of all skill levels can enjoy a great game cooled by bay breezes. The club also offers a summer camp for kids. Price range: $30 - $90, depending on days and times.
7. Miami Beach Golf Club
2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach | (305) 532-3350
Miami Beach Golf Club
The Miami Beach Golf Club is a public 18-hole par-72 golf course built in 1923 and completely renovated in 2002 by renowned golf course designer Arthur Hills. Contoured greens, narrow fairways, and expansive water features make the course demanding enough for skilled players, while cool ocean breezes keep you fresh on the green. Frequented by tourists and locals alike, the club is also home to the Jim McLean Golf School and Jim McLean Junior Open. Price range: $45 for Miami Beach Residents and $95 for visitors.
8. The Biltmore
1210 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables | (305) 460-5364
Originally designed by the legendary Donald Ross in 1925, the 18-hole, par-72 course at the Biltmore was recently renovated by designer Brian Silva with new fairways and bunkers, as well as new Bermuda grass, to make the green more challenging and exciting for all players. This beautiful, classic course is frequented by hotel guests as well as local pros, and also hosts the Jim McLean Golf School. Prices range from $56.96 to $115.81, depending on day of the week and season, and include golf carts. The Biltmore offers substantial discounts for residents of Coral Gables as well as Miami-Dade Residents. Prices include golf carts.
9. Miami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores | (305) 795-2366
Miami Shores Country Club
The historic Miami Shores Country Club was built in 1939 and designed by premiere designer Red Lawrence. This classic-style course features long fairways, raised greens, and shallow bunkers, marked by majestic oak trees and rolling greens. This 18-hole course also features a putting green, a chipping green, and a driving range, as well as golf lessons and a good pro shop. The club is semi-private, so visitors can enjoy the course without being accompanied by a member. Prices range from $35 to $99 depending on day, time, and season, and the club provides discounts for Miami-Dade residents.
10. The Country Club of Miami
6801 NW 186 St., Miami | (305) 829-8456
The Country Club of Miami
The Country Club of Miami features two classic 18-hole golf courses designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. that opened in 1961, and featured Arnold Palmer as the club’s first head pro, with Jackie Gleason among the club’s most notorious regulars, hosting famous celebrities of the day such as Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. The famed Jack Nicklaus played his first professional tournament at this club, and Lee Trevino won his fourth professional tournament here. The East course is a par-70 layout and somewhat shorter than the par-72 West course, but both prove to be equally challenging with contoured and twisting fairways, bunkers, and rolling greens. Prices range from $25 to $50 depending on day, time, and course.