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Best Golf Courses Near Miami Beach

December 08, 2016

Golfing continues to increase in popularity for everyone from the blue-collar to the wealthy, from novices to seasoned professionals. Miami’s most fantastic courses come with a side of wonderful weather and scenic beauty, but they’re not limited to private country clubs only. Miami offers outstanding options that provide fun, challenging and public greens, and these are the best.

Miami Beach Golf Course

This popular course on historic Alton Road features an on-site pro shop with high-quality golf merchandise appropriate for this course. It’s open year round, busiest from January to April and you can book your tee times online. Its top-rated golf academy employs tenured professionals in the industry and works with golfers at all experience levels. The club offers equipment rentals as well.

Normandy Shores Golf Club

Designed by Arthur Miller, the Normandy Shores Golf Club is a sister club to the Miami Beach Golf Club. It’s distinct for its abundant water hazards and rolling fairways set against Biscayne Bay in North Beach. It’s also home to the Jose Hernandez Golf School, open to all levels and ages. Set in a lovely residential neighborhood, Normandy Shores Golf Club’s restaurant The Grill is a popular dining spot for golfers and non-golfers alike.

La Gorce Country Club

Not far from Miami Beach, La Gorce Country Club offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep La Gorce Country Club difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round. La Gorce Country Club is a terrific choice for your regular rounds of golf or a new destination for you and friends when visiting Miami Beach.

Turnberry Golf Course

If golf is your primary activity during your visit to South Florida, you’ll want to stay at Turnberry Isle Resort & Spa, where the $40 million Soffer & Miller courses are only accessible to hotel guests and members. Redesigned by Hall of Fame-golfer Raymond Floyd, the 36-hole course laden with waterfalls is every golfers dream.

Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne

Miami's top public golf course is scenic, well maintained and an excellent value for your golfing dollar. Sitting on beautiful Key Biscayne, it's a twenty to thirty-minute drive to downtown Miami across the Rickenbacker Causeway. Natural features include ponds and elevation changes. Cran­don Golf Key Bis­cayne hides among the Key's pink and green trop­i­cal plants. Any course that begins and ends with par fives sur­rounded by water and man­groves deserves the "tough­est par 72 course in the state" nom­i­na­tion. Fortunately,it's also one of the most beautiful. The only pub­lic course on the Bay, Cran­don hosted the Senior PGA Tour. Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriguez and Gary Player have all played here.