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Best Golf Courses in Miami

Scott Luebke  
Miami Beach Golf Club

With close to 70 private, semi-private and public Miami golf courses, it can be a challenge to find the best golf courses in Miami to play on your vacation. The Miami golf courses rankings are based on course conditions, course design, guest service experience, cost, playability, accessibility and location. We've made the task of choosing your next Miami tee time a little easier by highlighting the top Miami area golf courses that should be at the top of your playlist. Here's a helpful list of the best golf courses in Miami and the surrounding area.

Top Miami Golf Courses

Trump National Doral 

Nationally recognized as one of the crown jewels of Miami golf courses, Trump National Doral offers golfers luxurious golf in sunny, tropical Miami, Florida.  Golfers willing to pay the steep price tag will experience meticulously maintained turf conditions, exceptional service and spectacular course design. The Blue Monster Course has been a mainstay on the PGA Tour for decades. With Donald J. Trump and legendary golf course architect Gil Hanse at the helm, the historic Blue Monster Course underwent a complete redesign and restoration.  The revitalized course has reaffirmed its reputation as one of the most challenging and spectacular golf courses.  Featuring 72 holes of championship golf, Trump National Doral is considered one of the best golf resorts in America.

Miami Beach Golf Club 

Miami Beach Golf Club is a fun, challenging Miami golf course with tournament quality conditions daily.  Originally opened as Bayshore Golf Course in 1923, the course received an extensive $10 million renovation in 2002 and reopened as Miami Beach Golf Club.  The results have been spectacular as the entire layout was resculpted and shaped to create a modern golf experience.  The beautifully restored golf course is a historical landmark of South Florida golf making Miami Beach Golf Club one of the best golf courses in Miami.

Normandy Shores Golf Club 

Offering majestic views of Biscayne Bay, Normandy Shores Golf Club features rolling fairways and several doglegs with water coming into play on 14 of 18 holes.  Soothing ocean breezes and a vast of array of tropical wildlife provide the backdrop for a memorable round of golf in a relaxed setting.  The lush fairways are planted with Supreme Seashore Paspalum to provide optimal playing conditions.  Strategically placed bunkers protect the smooth, quick slightly contoured greens.  In 2008, the City of Miami Beach spent over $9 million to renovate Normandy Shores Golf Club resulting in one of the best golf courses in Miami.

Jacaranda Golf Club

Offering 36 holes of championship golf with impeccable course conditions, Jacaranda Golf Club is widely recognized as one of the best golf courses in South Florida.  Representing a consolidation of the best traditions of the game combined with the latest in golf course design, Jacaranda Golf Club embodies the best of both worlds for today’s golf enthusiast.  A $10 million renovation to both courses breathed new life into Jacaranda Golf Club. Both East and West courses have been transformed with new fairways, tees, greens, cart paths and landscaping.  Paspalum grass tee boxes and fairways provide the most playable surfaces and the introduction of the latest in Tifdwarf greens provides exceptional putting surfaces. If you're looking to play 36 holes of golf in Miami, Jacaranda should be near the top of your list.

Carolina Golf Club 

Situated in Florida's natural habitat, Carolina Golf Club attracts golfers with tournament quality course conditions daily.   Known for its history and tradition, Carolina Golf Club has served as a past qualifying site for the PGA Tour's Honda Classic.  Measuring 6,705 yards, this Miami golf course has been rated as one of the Top 100 women-friendly course in the United States.  Carolina Golf Club combines classic golf course design with modern conditions.

Plantation Preserve Golf Club

Surrounded by native Florida wetlands, Plantation Preserve Golf Club is a superb championship golf course in a peaceful, serene setting.  Measuring 7,148 yards from the championship tees, Plantation Preserve is an Audobon Society Certified golf facility.  Opened in 2006, Plantation Preserve Golf Club's modern course design blends nicely with the many traditional, classic course designs of other Miami golf courses.

Miami Shores Golf Club 

With majestic oak trees and gently rolling terrain, Miami Shores Country Club is one of the most unique South Florida golf courses.  Measuring 6,705 yards from the championship tees, Miami Shores Country Club is home to a wide variety of subtropical vegetation and native Florida wildlife providing a truly natural setting despite being surrounded by the city.   Opened in 1939, this Red Lawrence designed Miami golf course offers a quaint round of golf with an aura of history.

Biltmore Golf Club

Designed by renowned architect Donald Ross, the Biltmore Golf Course is located on the grounds of the Biltmore Hotel.  Opened in 1925, The Biltmore Golf Course measures 6800 yards amidst the classicly designed Donald Ross layout.  With lush course conditions, this Miami golf course is recognized as one of the finest resort layouts in the South.  

Turnberry Isle 

Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Turnberry Isle Resort in Miami features 36 holes of championship golf.   Both courses, the Soffer and Miller Courses, have been redesigned by legendary golfer Raymond Floyd.  With contoured fairways, clever doglegs, rolling greens, sculpted bunkers, strategically placed water features and a variety of elevation changes to challenge and enthrall casual golfers and enthusiasts alike, Turnberry Isle Miami is one of the best Florida golf resorts.   Staying at Turnberry Isle Resort is a requirement for playing these two prestigious courses.
 
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