Golfers love to choose Florida for golf vacations. But while they often flock to locations like Orlando, golfers often forget that Miami, Florida is also a world-class golf destination.
There is no denying that the area has great restaurants, non-stop nightlife, and beautiful beaches but there are also world-class golf courses. The following article points you to some of the great golf courses you should play while visiting this South Florida vacation destination.
Trump National Doral Golf Club is conveniently located in the heart of Miami near Coral Gables and Key Biscayne and is home to four of the top championship golf courses in Florida, including the legendary Blue Monster. Members and guests enjoy a luxury golf resort experience featuring plush accommodations and 5-star service. Doral’s rich golf history dates back to the 1960’s and is revered as an iconic golf destination by professionals’ greats, such as Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, and Tiger Woods. With its compelling, superbly testing design, Doral’s Blue Monster hosted the PGA Tour for more than 50 years. The resort is also home to the Red Tiger, Golden Palm and Silver Fox courses, making Trump National Doral a world-class destination for exhilarating golf experiences.
Another golf opportunity must be the Turnberry Isle Resort and Club. A Mediterranean-style property set among 300 tropical acres, Both the Miller and Soffer courses are spectacular to observe and to play. This full-service facility includes rentals, lessons, a driving range, and a putting green
Play at Crandon Golf Key Biscayne and spend a day on a breathtaking barrier island enveloped by the tropics. Surrounded by water, mangrove forests and lush tropical foliage, Crandon Golf is an explosion of color and light. Secluded, yet inviting, you’d never guess you were only minutes from downtown Miami, South Beach, Miami Beach, and the airport with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Biscayne Bay to the west.
Originally designed by Devlin/Von Hagge in 1972 and redesigned by Von Hagge in 1993, this 18-hole championship course is one of the top public golf courses in America. Crandon Golf Key Biscayne is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging par-72 courses in Florida. It was rated in the top ten courses by Golfweek and recognized as one of America’s top 75 upscale courses by Golf Digest. Over the years, Crandon Golf Key Biscayne has hosted a long line of nationally televised PGA Champions Tour events.
The course offers a unique playing experience featuring seven saltwater lakes, challenging sand traps, mangrove thickets, and holes overlooking Biscayne Bay. It’s the only course with a subtropical lagoon in North America. It also has a fully stocked pro shop, cart and equipment rentals, pro lessons, a lighted driving range, practice chipping and putting greens and is a short drive away from Miami and South Beach.
These golf course alone are worth making sure to include South Florida to your golf destination checklist. Think about avoiding the hot summer months unless you really want to score a deal.
You may still have to keep an eye out for hurricanes in early Fall but the weather during the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons are a great time to visit Miami, Florida and play some rounds of golf.