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Golfing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you imagine Miami, but this city can surprise you. In fact, it is considered one of the world's leading golfer's paradise. A day of hitting the green amidst the scenic and beautiful Miami panorama just can't be beat. Check out the city's best golf courses for an unforgettable experience.
La Gorce Golf Course – 5685 Alton Road (Private)
Our very own Jill Hertzberg frequents this golf course, which is named after famed sportsman John Oliver La Gorce. This iconic golf course is among the oldest and most recognized in the nation, going back nearly a century. As one of the world’s signature courses, it’s welcomed figures such as Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Tex Rickard, John Golden, Betty Hicks, Patty Berg, Eddie Rickenbacker, Will Rogers, Harvey Firestone, and more. Jill Hertzberg has been playing there regularly for over 16 years, training extensively with La Gorce pro Ray Boone. As a major golf enthusiast, she can definitely attest to this being one of the finest choice in South Florida.
Miami Beach Golf Club – 231 Alton Road (Public)
One of the most exciting discoveries for resident or visiting golfers is the Miami Beach Golf Club, located moments away from the dazzling nightclub district of South Beach. This entire course was recently updated by Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest who pulled out all the grass and most of the trees, drained the lakes replaced the irrigation system and newly sculpted the hills and bunkers. The result is a brand new playing surface and clubhouse that are state of the art.
Bayshore Municipal Golf Course – 2795 Prairie Avenue, Miami Beach (Public)
This 9-hole hidden treasure has been charming holiday golfers since 1940 when its 1300 yards of Bermuda grass first opened to the public. Designed by Bruce Devlin and greatly overshadowed by the nearby Miami Beach Golf Club, the Bayshore is a duffer’s paradise of quiet repose in the middle of the busy tourist playground that surrounds it.
Normandy Shores Golf Club – 2401 Biarritz Drive, Miami Beach (Public)
This local favorite is truly a hidden gem tucked away on an island that connects Miami to Miami Beach. Normandy Shores Golf Club was originally established in 1941 with a course designed by Arthur Hills. Planted with Supreme Seashore Paspalum, the club offers three sets of tees ranging from 5,900 to 6,800 yards. Normandy Shores also offers a driving range and putting green plus the Jose Hernandez School of Golf available for private, group and playing lessons.
Haulover Beach Golf & Tennis – 10800 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (Public)
This 9-hole bayside golf course, part of the expansive public park that runs along the coast of Miami Beach, stretches over 810 yards for a par of 27. The course is open from 7am-7pm on the western edge of the park facing the Intracoastal Waterway and the Bill Bird Marina. Six lighted tennis courts are available nearby.
Turnberry Isle Golf Resort – 19999 West Country Club Drive (Private)
The Turnberry Isle Golf Resort offers a full service country club atmosphere with golf, tennis, fine dining and easy access to Sunny Isles Beach. With two courses originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. the Soffer and Miller Courses were recently updated by Raymond Floyd to provide a challenging series of contours, doglegs and strategically placed water hazards.
Doral Golf Resort – 4400 SW 87 Avenue, Miami (Public)
This golf paradise is best for experienced golfers who can appreciate the incredible designer courses. Choose from five different championship quality courses spanning over 48,000 yards of pristine turf. Doral Golf Resort is the ideal golfer’s getaway.