Miami’s Best Resorts For Golfing

Trump National Doral

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Trump National Doral

By: Shayne Benowitz

Take your pick from one of Miami’s classic golf resorts.

If you think it’s not really a vacation without a round of golf, then consider staying at one of Miami’s luxurious golf resorts. With so much more than just acres of lush links, these resorts are fun for the whole family. They offer fine dining, sumptuous spa services, sunny swimming pools and activities that cater to an active lifestyle. Take your pick from one of Miami’s classic golf resorts.

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Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club

Originally designed by Bill Watts in 1962, The Senator Course at Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club underwent a full renovation in 2013 and remains one of Miami’s most classic and tropically lush Championship Golf Courses. With 500 acres of greens, this is a premier golf resort in Miami Lakes. Named for former Miami Dolphins football head coach Don Shula, this hotel and golf club has been a landmark destination for decades. It’s also home to the famed Shula’s Steakhouse and a relaxing resort pool. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast, a Dolphins diehard or simply a fan of Miami’s sunshine, Shula’s has something for you.

    Trump National Doral Miami

    Trump® National Doral is continually improving, most recently with the LED lit practice facility allowing guests to practice well after sundown. Featuring four championship golf courses, The Red Tiger (named for Jackie Gleason, who frequented the course in the ‘60s) was unveiled in January 2015 and features 120 acres of New England-style greens redesigned by Gil Hanse.

    The most iconic of the resort’s four courses is the Blue Monster, which has also undergone a redesign. Featuring deep bunkers, long fairways and challenging water hazards, the 18th hole was ranked among the Top 100 by Golf Magazine.

    When it comes to post-golf activities, the resort boasts 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 Biltmore Hotel Miami — Coral Gables

      With its Mediterranean Revival splendor, The Biltmore Hotel Miami – Coral Gables is one of the most iconic resorts in Miami. From the largest hotel pool in the Continental United States (filled with 600,000 gallons of water) to lavish Sunday brunch at Fontana, The Biltmore exudes Old Florida charm in the lap of luxury for today’s discerning traveler.

      For exceptional fine dining, Palme d’Or delivers haute French cuisine. The hotel recently launched a Benessere wellness program with a holistic approach to spa, fitness and healthy dining.

      For golfers, the 18-hole Donald Ross Golf Course underwent a $160,000 enhancement to its driving range, practice areas, hitting station and pro shop in 2018. With The Jim McLean Golf School at The Biltmore onsite, PGA Pro instruction is available for everyone from beginners to advanced golfers.

        JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

        With the Forbes-rated âme Spa & Wellness Collective, CORSAIR kitchen & bar and Bourbon Steak Miami, and two 18-hole Raymond Floyd redesigned golf courses, JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura is a prime getaway.

        The Soffer and Miller courses were originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and have been reimagined by Floyd 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 has named Turnberry a Best Resort Course.

        This 408-room resort makes for the perfect family or romantic getaway, with the spectacular Tidal Cove water park, Cañas Tennis, a three-story fitness center in addition to the spa, and access to the Beach Club on the Atlantic. It’s conveniently located across the street from premier shopping destination Aventura Mall. With its Kids Connection recreation program and nearly three miles of jogging trails, you’ll never be at a loss for things to do.

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