Top Golf Resorts and Hotels in Miami and South Florida

Top golf resorts are found all over Miami and south Florida and each one offers something a little unique. From the stark landscapes carved from an abandoned phosphate mine at Streamsong to the home of PGA matches at PGA National and Trump National Doral/Pritiken Longevity Center to audubon-certified golf courses at Marriott Beach Resort Marco Island.

Have trouble making your tee times? Golf where they're not required - just show up and pick your starting hole at the Gasparilla Inn and Club. Want a change from the ordinary clubhouse? Head to Hammock Beach Resort's Conservatory Course tucked inside a huge, light-filled domed greenhouse. 

When was the last time you walked a resort course? Both Streamsong courses the Red and Blue provide a good walk, unspoiled. Some resorts like Trump National Doral, Turnberry Isle, PGA National and Streamsong offer players a caddy who knows the course, for a true PGA Tour experience.

And if your game needs a tune-up before your round, many resorts offer on-site instruction, from the Leadbetter Academy at PGA National to the Annika Sorenstam Academy and the Putting PAD at Reunion Golf Resort and Spa.

If you're a fan of golf course designers Dye, Floyd, Palmer, Nicklaus, Miller, Watson, you'll find them all here in Florida starting in Miami and stretching outside the city.

Outside the city

The golf course at the Gasparilla Inn and Club requires no tee times. In fact they will not book any. This Pete Dye course operates strickly on a first come, first serve basis, but with a twist: depending on demand you can choose your starting...  Read More

Mention Marco Island and you'll get nothing but positive responses from people who have visited the largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands, located on the Gulf of Mexico. Opt for a poolside villa or a penthouse suite with lots of outdoor...  Read More

Outside the city

Confounding expectations, the Streamsong Lodge, located in the Florida countryside, is a blend of rough and polished concrete modernism that would not look out of place in Miami's Design District. This upscale but casual resort respects the...  Read More

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
Photo courtesy of John Cameron

The Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort, built in 2007, is located on Riviera Beach. You'll feel at home in this luxury hotel that features 193 well-appointed condo- style suites with amenities like a full kitchen with utensils, dishwasher and...  Read More

Outside the city

The Hammock Beach Resort is part of the Salamander collection of high end resorts and hotels. The grand lobby has a large Citizen Kane fireplace, perfect for that nightcap glass of red wine on chilly evenings. Six pools (including an adult...  Read More

Outside the city

Just ten min­utes from Dis­ney, the Reunion Golf Resort is home to three leg­endary courses, named for their designer pros: The Watson, The Palmer and The Nicklaus, along with Annika Sorenstam's first and only golf school. The golf school...  Read More

Play­ing the chal­leng­ing Bear Trap at PGA National is must on any avid golfer's bucket list. The recent 100 mil­lion dol­lar ren­o­va­tion puts PGA National at the top of golf resort des­ti­na­tions in Florida. The Honda...  Read More

Home of two great golf courses, the Soffer and the Miller, originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. these have been redesigned by Raymond Floyd. The well-groomed, curving fairways are beautifully landscaped with pink and red plants and a...  Read More

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is the best choice for golfers who want to play the wonderful Crandon Golf course at Key Biscayne. Offering the perfect combination of tranquility and adventure, this Miami area resort is ideal for both family...  Read More

Trump National Doral/Pritiken Longevity Center and Spa
Photo courtesy of John Cameron

Donald Trump, who vacationed at Doral as a boy, purchased the famed resort in 2012 and sank 350 million into it to bring it back to the glittering splendour it is today with golden accents compliments of Ivanka - an improvement over a look that...  Read More


Meet Sherel Purcell

Sherel Purcell is a travel writer who specializes in golf, Montreal and Quebec, contemporary art, cycling and food and wine. Her articles appear on USA Today's 10Best,, Aol, Matador,...  More About Sherel

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