TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL MIAMI (305-592-2000)
GOLDEN PALM COURSE
Florida Golf Course Review
The Trump National Doral Miami property and all 4 courses undergone extensive renovations. The Former White Course( Greg Norman) is now closed. The Blue Monster has
undergone extensive renovations and improvements and is now tougher, significantly longer, and more dramatic than ever before. Restored to its past grandeur in mid-2014
thanks to the vision of Doral's owner Donald J. Trump who acquired the hottest golf course architect, Gil Hanse, to meticulously resculpt every hole. Hanse and his design
associate Jim Wagner returned the Blue Monster to the outstanding shot values envisioned by original architect Dick Wilson. The truest test of golf for PGA TOUR players for over
50 years, the Blue Monster remains an exhilarating experience for resort guests and club members who relish a strong challenge.
The Red Tiger ( formerly the Red Course) may have undergone the most dramatic change of any of the course renovations at Trump National Doral. Due to the talents of the Gil
Hanse design team, the Red is an exciting challenge for the average golfer but also a surprising test for the more expert player. Set on just 120 acres, its primary design
resembles a New England style course but the different varieties of palm trees throughout give it its distinctive South Florida personality. The Silver Fox ( formerly the Jim McClean
Course) is now connected to the resort property by wooden bridge – so golfers now can drive their cart rather than taking a shuttle to the clubhouse. The sensational Silver Fox
course is one of the most demanding tests of golf in the country. Water comes into play on 16 of 18 holes, and it's striking, marble-white sand bunkers dictate that only well-struck
drives and approaches are rewarded. The Silver Fox features three of the longest consecutive holes to begin a nine in all of Florida and is home to the Bermuda Triangle,
nickname for holes 6, 7 and 8 because so many balls go missing. Draped in a wall-to-wall carpet of Celebration Bermuda grass, the course is both beautiful to look at and
visually intimidating. The Golden Palm (formerly the Gold Course) was resurrected by Gil Hanse's team with similar design elements as the famous Blue Monster. The Gold's
heavily contoured greens, firm and fast, will require a smooth putting stroke and soft touch. However, this true links style course with wide-open vistas will be home to unique-style
bunkers with tight cut, clean-edges running along sprawling fairway lines.
The Trump National Doral Miami is a prestigious 800-acre resort that boasts a completely re-designed clubhouse, new Deluxe and Suite accommodations, luxurious event
spaces, new restaurant concepts, redesigned championship golf courses, plus all new re-imagined recreational amenities and retail shops for guests and members to enjoy.
Doral is once again one of the greatest resort destinations in the world. The 48,000 sq. ft. Spa at Trump National Doral Miami boasts 33 treatment rooms and over 100 signature
spa services and treatments available daily for men, women and couples. There are two Fitness Studios for group classes plus fitness center/weight room featuring Technogym
Equipment. Other resort amenities and features include an indoor saltwater pool, outdoor lap pool, steam rooms and saunas, hot and cold whirlpools and an indoor Running
Track. Upscale and casual dining options are available on property. Practice facilities ar comprehensive with putting greens, driving range and short game area. The Jum
McClean Golf School and Taylor Made performance Lab are on property.
The new Golden Palm, appropriately named after the predominate tree found on throughout the golf course, offers yet another unique and challenging golf experience at Trump
National Doral. The design, quality and attention to detail creates a different golfing contest for all skill levels and makes the new Golden Palm a true, championship course.
Originally designed by Raymond Floyd, this layout features 4 sets of tees that play to distances that range from 5179 to 6602 yards. The new tees have not been rated yet – that
information is forthcoming. The course has water in play in some shape or form on 13 holes and 64 sand bunkers are situated near the landing zones or strategically located greenside.
As with all five Doral layouts, the Golden Palm ( formerly the Gold Course) is amply marked, with yardages posted on the cart paths and on yardage blocks in the fairways. The
Kirby measuring system provides measurements to the center of the green every 25 yards from 200 in (from 250 on par fives). Daily hole locations are plotted on pin placement
cards. Each tee box has yardage posted to the center of the green. All carts at Doral provide highly effective club covers , which help keep your bag and clubs dry during inclement
weather. This was much appreciated during the rainy season, when daily rain showers are a norm.
You will have to look long and hard to find a resort featuring 4 top courses and facilities of this magnitude - with golf right outside your door. Park your car and enjoy golf, food and
the resort features, without having to venture out. But remember that restaurants, shopping, beaches and clubs at South Beach are a short drive away! Doral is also just a short
drive from Miami International Airport.
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