A green surrounded by water that you can only get to by a coral bridge; a subtropical setting full of tumbling waterfalls and green, green and more green. There’s a reason why GolfDigest called this course an “oasis” in the midst of busy Miami.
About Aventura and Turnberry Isle Resort
Aventura was once a submerged swampland off the coast of Miami Beach. By the 1970’s Miami was a growing city, and Miami Beach was already a small island filling up with residential, commercial and park space. When the Soffer family wanted to develop a large piece of land in 1971, they were in a tough spot. Miami Beach just didn’t have space for that; so they bought a 785 acre piece of swampland just north of Miami Beach and imported dirt to build out their property. So began the area that is today called Aventura, a tropical neighborhood that houses a luxury shopping mall, beautiful homes, condos with sea views and the Turnberry Isle Resort.
There are two courses at Turnberry Isle – the Soffer and Miller Courses. They were originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. , with both 18-hole courses reinterpreted by Raymond Floyd. Turnberry Isle prides itself on showcasing “the best of Florida golf, with contoured fairways, clever doglegs, rolling greens, perfectly carved bunkers, strategically placed water features and a variety of elevation changes to challenge and enthrall resort guests of any handicap.”
Golf Club at Turnberry Isle Miami is a beautiful and quiet course, beloved by locals and beach-going, golf-loving visitors. In 1979 the Soffer Course at Turnberry Isle held the Senior PGA Championship and the LPGA’s Elizabeth Arden Classic held residency there from 1979 to 1986.
Classes and Clinics
For golfers looking to freshen up their game or newbie’s who need some pointers and tips to get their swing started there’s a resident golf pro who is a former PGA of America Teacher of the Year.
Clinics are offered daily at 9 a.m. on topics ranging from putting and distance control to driving the ball and other skills. The clinics are designed to help you master the courses. Clinics start at $45 per adult, and lessons are available upon request.
More At Turnberry
Other onsite amenities include a full pro shop, driving range, chipping greens, putting greens, electric carts with GPS and caddies and forecaddies.
The Cascata Grill is perfectly situated for a post 18 hole round. Grab a seat at this indoor/outdoor space and eat up to satiate that appetite worked up after a game on the greens. The food is “innovative Florida cuisine” with regional and organic influences and ingredients prepared by an award-winning executive chef. Eat while looking over the course’s waterfalls and beautiful features and think back on the day’s conquests and trials.
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