Golf Courses in Miami Beach

Miami Beach has 7 golf courses with another 13 available over in Miami. The fairways and greens are especially beautiful in mid-winter at the height of tourist season. The courses are tricky, but walking is easy—there’s no cliffs to climb and no long flights of stairs up to the next tee.

Most Challenging Course
The Doral Resort and Country Club’s Blue Monster course has been the site of PGA Tour events for many years. The course is so-named for its numerous water hazards. Millions of television golf fans have seen play on the par-4 18th, ranked in the top 20 toughest holes on the PGA Tour, decide title after title. A strong drive must be followed by an accurate approach over water that protects the green on this dogleg-left cruncher. Many an approach under tournament pressure has met a watery destination.

Most Scenic Course
Unlike any other local course, The Links at Key Biscayne has holes (7, 8, 9, 18) that actually border
water that is part of the natural landscape. As a whole, this magnificent public facility has the most picturesque surroundings of Miami courses. The 18th, which parallels Key Biscayne, offers a splendid view of the Miami skyline. A gazebo off the 18th green is a popular wedding site.

Most Striking Individual Hole
While Key Biscayne may be the most scenic course, the par-3, 165- yard 17th hole at the South Course of the PGA Tour Golf Club of Miami ranks up there as the most striking individual hole. The tee shot is all water-carry over a horseshoe-shaped water hazard that surrounds the long, narrow and two-tiered green. This facility also offers two strong Robert Trent Jones-designed regulation tests, the East and West.

Toughest Par
There is little doubt that the most difficult par in Miami and environs, and possibly in all of south Florida, is the seventh at the Presidential Golf Course, a semiprivate layout. An “impossible” par 4 of 483 yards, this thorny test is a dogleg-left, with a swamp on the left and trees to the right at the corner. You need a 270- yard boomer to get a clear shot at the green. It’s 448 tough yards from the middle tees!

Most Amenities
Miami even has a football-golf connection in Don Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club. Shula, the Miami Dolphins coach, usually brings his team to this resort on the night before home games. This is a charming resort, with a town center (brick walkways, no less), arcades, theaters, cafes and shops.

Greens fees at public courses are comparable to those in other sections of the country, and admission to private clubs is by card or member invitation.

Here’s a list of Golf Courses in Miami Beach and Miami…

Bayshore Municipal Golf Course Par 3
2795 Prairie Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Public, 9 hole, 1300 Yards, Par 27

Haulover Beach Park Golf Course
10800 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33154
Public, 9 hole, 810 Yards, Par 27

Indian Creek Country Club
55 Indian Creek Village
Miami Beach, Florida 33154
Private, 18 hole, 6662 Yards, Par 72

La Gorce Country Club
5685 Alton Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Private, 18 hole, 6802 Yards, Par 71

Miami Beach Golf Club
2301 Alton Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Semi-private, 18 hole, 6813 Yards, Par 72

Normandy Shores Golf Course
2401 Biarritz Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
Public, 18 hole, 6402 Yards, Par 71

Turnberry Isle Resort & Club
19999 W. Country Club Drive
Aventura, Florida
Semi-private 18 hole, 6403 Yards, Par 72

Miami Golf Courses…

Biltmore Golf Course
1210 Anastasia Avenue
Miami, FL

Briar Bay Golf Course
9373 SW 134th St
Miami, Florida 33176

The Links at Key Biscayne
6700 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL

Don Shula’s Hotel & Golf Course
7601 Miami Lakes Drive
Hialeah, FL

Doral Golf Course & Spa
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL

Fontainebleau Golf Course
9603 Fontainebleau Blvd
Miami, Florida 33172

Granada Golf Course
2001 Granada Blvd
Coral Gables, FL
West at Golf Club of Miami
6801 Miami Gardens Dr
Miami, Florida 33015

Dolphin/Barracuda at Miami National Golf Club
6401 Kendale Lakes Drive
Miami, Florida 33183

Killian Greens Golf Club
9980 SW 104th St
Miami, Florida 33176

University Country Club
9400 SW 130th Ave
Miami, Florida 33186

Presidential Country Club
19600 Presidential Way
Miami, FL 33179

Costa Greens Golf Course
100 Costa Del Sol Blvd
Miami, Florida 33178

Palmetto Golf Course
9300 SW 152nd St
Miami, Florida 33157