Biltmore Coral Gables Miami Golf Club (305-460-5364)
Florida Golf Course Review
The 1925 Donald Ross designed championship course on property at the Biltmore Hotel is a par 71 6742 yard layout that has played host to many legendary figures in its long
history, and has benefited from recent renovations that have improved its challenge and playability. The course is a centerpiece of the first class Biltmore Hotel which features a
variety of upscale accommodations, the largest resort swimming pool in the continental United States, plus a fitness center has been ranked by Men's Fitness Magazine as one of
the top 10 hotel fitness facilities in the nation. For more information on The Biltmore Hotel, Miami-Coral Gables click here.
Amenities at this fine resort hotel also include a luxury spa, fine and casual dining opportunities, a beautiful meeting/conference center, tennis courts (lit for night play) and
beautifully landscaped grounds. For more info on the resort and packages, click here to visit our unique page for the property. The golf course is complimented by a Golf
Clubhouse featuring locker rooms with showers, a restaurant/lounge with outdoor terrace, and a well-stocked Golf Shop - recognized in 2015 by the PGA of America as the best
Public Golf Shop in South Florida and one of the Top 41 Public Golf Shops in America.
In 2015, The Biltmore was recognized by Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) as one of the Top 50 Public Ranges in America. Certified PGA Golf Professionals provide
individual and group instruction. Comprehensive junior golf instructional programs is available throughout the year. The Biltmore was recently selected as a Golf Channel Golf
Academy site, one of only 61 locations in the United States. True Spec Golf operates the state-of-the-art Golf Club Sales, Fitting and Repair Center at the Practice Area. For more
info, click here to visit the section of the Biltmore website dealing with Golf Performance Improvement.
The recently renovated golf course is perfect for this resort hotel setting, affording players of all skill levels with an opportunity to enjoy and fair yet challenging experience. There are
64 sand bunkers and 6 holes where water comes into play, providing enough obstacles to keep golfers on their toes. The tree lined fairways are mildly rolling and present plentiful
landing zones off the tee. Subtle undulating and raised green complexes are generally well protected by bunkers, slopes and collection areas which will make players work to get it up and down.
The layout is bordered by historic single family homes in the Coral Gables community and features numerous sanctuaries around the waterway that bisects the course for giant
iguanas. The ninth tee box is a staple for viewing these large lizards, which do not seem to be afraid of humans. I counted 23 iguanas on this tee box on one sunny morning. This
also is one of the most interesting holes on the course, with ponds situated on either side of the fairway that lead to a green featuring a beautiful shot of the resort as a back drop.
Golfers will appreciate the Visage GPS that is standard on all the electric carts (cart canopies are also standard). Pin flags on the greens are color coded to indicate front (red),
middle (white) or back (blue) pin locations, plus 100, 150 and 200 yard markers are also provided on all par fours and fives.
This course features 5 sets of tee boxes that play to distances and slopes for Men at Black – 6772 yards/121 slope; Blue – 6286 yards/119 slope; White – 5996 yards/115 slope;
Green – 5489 yards/111 slope and for Women at White – 5996 yards/121 slope; Green – 5489 yards/115 slope; Yellow – 5201 yards/111 slope. For more info, visit our page for the
course with direct link to their website by clicking here.