Get A Hole-In-One At Miami's 10 Best Golf Courses

Florida has long been a year-round prime destination for golfers. Our sunny skies and warm climates are great for spending plenty of time outdoors. Miami also happens to be the home of a great many golf courses, not to mention plenty of quality dining and entertainment to make it a hotspot for snowbirds and other wanderers. 

In this list, we've gone out of our way to include a wide variety of greens for folks to choose from. We have some of the highest caliber courses, challenging ones and others that are a bit better for beginners. We don't want to scare away newbies, but we also don't want to alienate the more serious golfers in the bunch.

We've listed private golf courses like the one at La Gorce Country Club, a place so prestigious you need an invitation to even apply for membership.We've also opted to include plenty of public golf courses, like Crandon Golf right on the bay, and Palmetto Golf Course for our friends in South Dade. No matter how often you golf, you'll find the right range for you in the list below.

Open since 1959, the Palmetto Golf Course is among the very best courses in all of South Dade. Start out with some practice at the driving range or on the putting greens, or simply dive into 18-holes of challenging (but totally do-able) golf....  Read More

Certainly one of the newer golf courses in Miami (as many other on this list opened pre-WWII), Greynolds began greeting golfers in the mid-1960s. This public, 9-hole, par-36 course boasts a much more laid-back feel--a plus for anyone new to the...  Read More

If you're serious about your golf game and happen to be in Miami, there's no way you can miss out on playing at the Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club. This private, Arnold Palmer signature golf course has recently been renovated and enjoys the...  Read More

Over on the north side of Miami Beach, you'll find spectacularly cared-for greens, excellent service, and an all-around enjoyable experience at the Normandy Shores Golf Club. Open in 1928, Normandy Shores used to be a regular hotspot for...  Read More

It doesn't get much better than golfing on South Beach. The cool ocean breeze, the sway of palm's enough to inspire anyone to be out on the green all day long. That's exactly what it's like to enjoy 18 holes at the Miami Beach Golf...  Read More

Crandon Golf is an 18-hole, par-72 course that has hosted a number of national PGA events. This well-kept golf course is entirely scenic, and features mangroves, saltwater lakes, and of course, perfect views of Biscayne Bay. Despite its beauty,...  Read More

La Gorce is one of the top-rated golf courses in town, and certainly one of the most exclusive. Membership to this prestigious country club is by invitation only, but once you're in, you know you've made it. The golf course itself is as pristine...  Read More

Miamians are a lucky bunch. They get to enjoy a number of public golf courses. Take the one located at the historic Miami Shores Country Club, for example. Open since 1939, it's conveniently located roughly 15 minutes from the airport, downtown,...  Read More

The golf course at Turnberry Isle, Miami was originally designed by Robert Trent Jones senior and later re-imagined by Raymond Floyd. Key features include beautifully landscaped holes on lush green velvet fairways, an island green on the 18th...  Read More

The Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables Golf Course features a par 71, Donald Ross design from 1926. Doglegs both right and left figure prominently here adding to the challenge - suitable for the University of Miami's women's team who play here. The...  Read More


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