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Top Spots For A Round Of Golf

March 23, 2014 9:01 AM

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Biltmore Golf & Resort
You’ve got your clubs, spikes, tees, and balls, so where should you go to test out your swing? South Florida is a virtual golf mecca thanks to the superb weather and the sheer number of courses. But there are a few you must play if you’re going to call yourself a golfer in South Florida.
Doral Golf Resort & Spa

Doral Golf Resort & Spa

4400 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL
www.doralresort.com/

(305) 592-2000
Home of the famed “Blue Monster” course, if you’re going to tangle with the course, make sure you can hit the long ball. The course is home to an annual PGA event in March that regularly features Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and a bevy of the world’s top golfers. Also home to a spa to take the pain out of the muscles used when trying to reach the green.

Biltmore Golf & Resort

The Biltmore Hotel Golf & Spa

1210 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL
www.biltmorehotel.com/
(305) 460-5364
The golf course was designed in 1925 by Donald Ross and is regularly played by movies stars, foreign dignitaries, and sports stars. The course was restored in 2007 by architect Brian Silva. And if you’re in full “Caddyshack” mode, the course offers bag attendants and valet service every day. It’s located in the heart of Coral Gables, but if you are looking to make reservations; make them early.

Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resorts & Club

Turnberry Isle Miami

19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL
www.turnberryislemiami.com
(305) 932-6200
The golf resort has undergone a $150 million renovation, including $40 million specifically dedicated to the golf courses. Hall of Fame golfer Raymond Floyd redesigned the championship courses during the renovation. The Soffer & Miller courses offer a combined 36 holes and have hosted LPGA events. Get ready for the long ball again though, each course measure at least 6,417 yards.

Shula's Golf

Shula’s Golf Club

7601 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Lakes, FL
www.donshulahotel.com/miami-golf-courses/

(305) 821-1150
The recently renovated Senator Course at Shula’s Golf Club combines all the best of Florida including lakes, palm trees, and even a few sand traps here and there. It regularly hosts USGA events and is a permanent site for NCAA events. Plus, who knows more about a good golf game than a Hall of Fame winning ex-football coach?

PGA Village

PGA Golf Club in PGA Village

1916 Perfect Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL
http://www.pgavillage.com/stlucie/
(772) 467-1300
Nothing says golf like the PGA, so it would just make sense that if you want to hit the links, to head to a place called PGA Village. The championship golf courses were designed by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye and are ranked among the “75 Best Golf Resorts” by Golf Digest. While a little bit of a drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, you will be treated to a top 50 golf course based on reader recommendations in GolfWorld magazine.

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