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By: Shayne Benowitz

Relax and Play at Miami's Top Golf Resorts

A highly sought-after vacation destination for travelers from around the world, Greater Miami & Miami Beach boasts a number of classic golf resorts designed for world-class play, relaxation and fine dining. Bring the whole family to one of these iconic resorts for a memorable vacation both on and off the links.

Trump National Doral has four championship courses, including the legendary Blue Monster.

Trump National Doral Miami

Featuring four championship golf courses, Trump® National Doral is continually improving, most recently adding an LED-lit practice facility that allows guests to practice well after sundown. The Red Tiger, featuring 120 acres of New England-style greens , was redesigned by Gil Hanse and unveiled in January 2015. The Blue Monster – the most famous of the resort’s four courses – has also undergone a redesign and now features deep bunkers, long fairways and challenging water hazards. For post-golf activities, the 800-acre resort has three restaurants, including BLT Prime, a modern American steakhouse with panoramic views of The Blue Monster golf course. The 643-room resort also has a full-service spa, seven tennis courts, a swimming pool, Trump Kids Club and a state-of-the-art health club. The Doral Country Club first opened in 1962 and was bought by the Trump Organization in 2012. A $250 million renovation of the resort began in 2013 and was completed in 2016.

The Jim McLean Golf School at The Biltmore makes PGA Pro instruction available for everyone.

The Biltmore Hotel Miami - Coral Gables

With its Mediterranean Revival splendor and Old Florida charm, the Biltmore Hotel MiamiCoral Gables is one of the most iconic resorts in Miami, and its golf course is no less impressive. The Biltmore Golf Course is an 18-hole, 71-par championship course designed in 1925 by legendary golf course architect Donald Ross and updated for the modern game in 2018, the same time its driving range, practice areas, hitting station and pro shop underwent major enhancements. With the Jim McLean Golf School onsite, PGA Pro instruction is available for everyone, from beginners to advanced golfers. The Biltmore also features the largest hotel pool in the continental United States, as well as a lavish Sunday brunch at its Fontana restaurant.

Golfweek named Turnberry’s Soffer course a Best 200 Resort Course in the U.S. for 2022.

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura is a first-class getawayadmired by golfers for its two 18-hole Raymond Floyd-redesigned golf courses. The Soffer and Miller courses were originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and have been reimagined by Floyd in 2007 to include contoured fairways, clever doglegs, challenging bunkers and strategically placed water features. From lessons to clinics, these rolling greens offer something for golfers of all levels. Golfweek named Soffer among its 2022 top 200 resort golf courses in the U.S. The 408-room resort on 300 acres includes the Tidal Cove water park, a Cañas Tennis location, a 24-hour fitness center in addition to the âme Spa & Wellness Collective, and access to the Beach Club on the Atlantic. It’s located across the street from Aventura Mall, one of the country’s prime shopping destinations.

The Miami Lakes Golf Course is known for classic style and lush tropical landscaping.

Miami Lakes Hotel

Originally designed by Bill Watts in 1962, updated in 1998 by nationally recognized golf course architect Kipp Schulties, and fully renovated in 2013, the par-72 Miami Lakes Golf Course at Miami Lakes Hotel in Miami Lakes sprawls across more than 500 tree-shaded acres and remains one of the area’s lushest golf courses. It is just a few minutes by car to the hotel. The hotel’s dining options include ML Steaks + Sports and a bakery and coffee shop, Vie de France. A hotel stay also includes complimentary use of the well-equipped, 45,000-foot Miami Lakes Athletic Club, an indoor, regulation-size basketball court, eight outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor basketball court. At one point named for former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula, the hotel and golf club have been popular destinations for decades. Miami Lakes Golf Club will be closed on Mondays from June 1, 2022, to November 1, 2022.

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