By: Kara Franker
Famous for its green fairways, Doral is home to the infamous Blue Monster golf course.
Located near the Miami International Airport, Doral is a lushly landscaped neighborhood famous for green fairways. For more than 50 years, Doral has been home to the PGA Tour every March.
Book a tee time at the infamous Blue Monster course at the Trump National Doral Golf Club and stay at one of these upscale hotels.
Trump National Doral Miami
This luxurious resort is one of the main reasons why Doral is synonymous with great golf. The Trump family purchased the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, renaming it Trump National Doral Miami in June 2012 and quickly began a $250 million renovation.
There are 701 all-new rooms and suites spread across eight villas, each named after the sport’s greatest legends including Phil Mickelson, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods. Each villa is filled with rare photos and mementos highlighting the glory moments of the champions’ careers.
The 800-acre resort is home to 90 holes of championship golf across five distinct golf courses, including the legendary Blue Monster. Redesigned by Gil Hanse, the Blue Monster underwent a total transformation and features completely new greens, traps, fairways tees and bigger lakes.
Other features include a TaylorMade Performance Lab, Golf Shop retail area and a highly regarded McLean Golf School. Restaurants include BLT Prime and Champions Bar & Grill. A 48,000 square-foot spa offers a treatment menu with a variety of ways to relax after a round or two.
Held annually at Trump National Doral, the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship showcases the best players from around the world. While it’s all about the game of golf, the Cadillac Championship also features food, fashion, music, celebrities and nightlife.
More Hotels Located Nearby
Provident Doral at The Blue
Overlooking two back-nine holes of the Blue Monster, the Provident Doral at The Blue is an all-suite property offering plenty of room to stretch out. Nestled on 17 acres, this property has a boutique-hotel sort of feel. The property also features a lushly landscaped pool deck, full-service Spa Azul and a signature restaurant called 5300 Chop House. Rooms are housed in a collection of free-standing mansions, with 240 suites in total. Great for families or groups, three-bedroom villas are available.
InterContinental at Doral Miami
Located within a short drive to the golf courses at the Trump, the InterContinental at Doral Miami is an upscale hotel that’s especially popular with business travelers. For a little R&R, lounge by the outdoor pool or dine at Armillary Grill. The hotel offers 265 rooms and three luxury suites, including the presidential suite (875-square foot with a parlor and dining table) as well as two junior suites (580-square feet and separate par-lor).
Aloft Miami Doral
One of the newest hotels in the area, Aloft Miami Doral is part of the Starwood brand of hotels and offers a bold modern design with bright social spaces. Catering to the technologically savvy traveler, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi and iPhone docking stations. Re:mix Lounge offers a place to hang out, sip a drink or pick up a game of pool. Slide up to the W XYZ Bar for a drink or pop into Re:fuel by Aloft for a self-serve snack. The hotel offers 145 loft-style rooms with nine-foot ceilings and upscale suites with extra space.
View all Doral area hotels.
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