Miami's Golf Haven: Unveiling the Top 6 Premier Courses

Miami's Golf Haven: Unveiling the Top 6 Premier Courses

  • 11/5/23

Explore Exquisite Six Golf Experiences & Wellness Benefits in South Florida

Explore the allure of golfing in Miami Florida as we unveil the top five exceptional courses in the Miami region. Golf isn't just a globally cherished sport played on expansive outdoor fields; it's a mentally stimulating activity that combines a healthy walk in a serene environment. Suitable for individuals of all ages and skill levels, golf offers numerous health benefits, contributing to heart health and overall wellness. Engaging in a round of golf often involves covering five to seven miles, making it an ideal form of cardiovascular exercise. Join us as we delve into the joys and health advantages of these top courses in the region 

1. Shell Bay Club, Hallandale Beach

After nearly two decades since the last private golf club opened in Miami, Florida, the real estate development firms Witkoff Group and PPG Development unveiled The Shell Bay Club in October 2023. Shell Bay has been designed to set a new standard of excellence with our 7,300-yard Championship Greg Norman Course. It includes a 12-acre expansive Practice Facility, featuring a 320-yard driving range, a 20,000-square-foot Himalayan putting green, and the much-anticipated 9-hole Par 3 course. The state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center incorporates the latest instructional technology, such as swing catalyst, foresight, putt view, and a Sam Putt Lab. The Club features unmatched amenities, including a 7,500-square-foot Fitness & Wellness Center outfitted with future-forward technology and programming, as well as a Racquet Club hosting tennis with all four Grand Slam surfaces, padel, and pickleball courts. Additionally, members have access to a private Yacht Club with day slips, including a houseboat and fishing boat for their enjoyment.


2. La Gorce Country Club, Miami Beach

Though not officially named La Gorce Country Club, the residential area surrounding this well-known feature is often referred to by this moniker. Situated adjacent to the private island of La Gorce in Biscayne Bay, the area boasts stunning water views. Established in 1927, the club underwent significant transformations, notably in 2005 when a new building rejuvenated its facilities. The concerted efforts of its members led to the successful reconstruction of the clubhouse and reinstatement of the golf course and other amenities, including an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, a pool, a state-of-the-art exercise center, and exclusive dining facilities. Regarded as one of the most exclusive country clubs in South Florida, membership is solely by invitation, attracting those seeking an upscale lifestyle, aligning with the luxury properties represented by Irit Miami Real Estate

3. Normandy Shores Golf Club

Established in 1941 on an artificial island just a brief 10-minute drive from the heart of Miami, the historic Normandy Shores Golf Club offers a complete golfing experience. Renowned for its excellent practice facilities, this club features a vast driving range, a revamped putting green, and a fully stocked pro shop, ensuring players have access to top-tier amenities. Additionally, the Grill Room, a full-service restaurant and bar, offers a diverse menu of snacks, salads, and sandwiches, attracting local residents with significant discounts and a family-friendly ambiance. Emphasizing community engagement, the club hosts free youth golf clinics and offers complimentary play days for children, embodying a welcoming atmosphere similar to the inclusive approach of family-centric neighborhoods offered by Irit Miami Real Estate

4. Miami Beach Golf Club

Strategically positioned near the Miami Beach Convention Centre, the Miami Beach Golf Club offers a par-72 course with 18 holes enveloped by native palm trees and lush emerald paspalum grass. Renowned for its striking final three holes that encapsulate an Old Florida ambiance, the course ranges from the relatively short par four of the 16th to the challenging par four of the 18th. Beyond its scenic layout, the club also provides additional amenities, including a restaurant, pro shop, and professional golf lessons conducted by PGA experts. Noteworthy among the holes is the memorable 17th, a par-3 that spans water to an island green, spanning 169 yards. Positioned in the southern part of Miami Beach, between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, this setting offers a matchless experience, akin to the exclusive properties represented by Irit Miami Real Estate.

5. Soffer Course, Aventura

Challenging yet rewarding, the Aventura Soffer Golf Course at JW Marriott Turnberry Isle stands as the more demanding of the two courses on the site. Originating from Robert Trent Jones Sr.'s original design in the early 1970s, the course underwent a comprehensive redesign in 2007 by Raymond Floyd. This transformation added contours, mounding, and enhanced visual appeal. Players navigate strategic challenges such as creeks intersecting fairways and lagoons impacting tee-shot landing areas, providing a unique experience. Boasting pristine white bunkers and new Tif Eagle greens, the course spans 7,000 yards from the tips and has hosted numerous PGA and LPGA tournaments. Notably, the par-4 18th hole presents a difficult finish with a second shot to a peninsula green, leaving a lasting impression on players. Situated within the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, this luxurious setting features elegant accommodations, exceptional dining options, and a total of 36 holes of golf, making it a prime destination among South Florida's finest resorts – an embodiment of the exclusivity and luxury mirrored in the Aventura properties represented by Irit Miami Real Estate


6. Miami Shores Country Club

Unmatched in South Florida, the historic Miami Shores Country Club stands as a distinctive gem. Boasting a picturesque 18-hole championship golf course, the club is home to a diverse array of sub-tropical plants and wildlife. Surprisingly, this stunning course is available at an incredibly low price, making it a must-visit destination for golf enthusiasts. Conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Miami, Miami Beach, and the Miami International Airport, it offers easy accessibility to residents of Dade and Broward County. The allure of this unique club aligns with the diverse range of properties offered by Irit Miami Real Estate, where exclusivity meets affordability, creating an ideal lifestyle for discerning homeowners


Southern Florida stands as an idyllic destination for a golfing retreat, especially during the winter months. With access to exceptional golf courses alongside a myriad of first-class resorts and hotels, this region offers a perfect blend of leisure and luxury. Beyond the golfing experiences, Southern Florida caters to a diverse array of pleasures, including pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife, and a tantalizing culinary scene. As the epitome of exclusive living, Irit Miami Real Estate specializes in curating an unparalleled lifestyle, harmonizing the allure of this sought-after locale with luxury properties tailored to elevate every aspect of living in Southern Florida. Let us guide you in finding your ideal home amidst this paradise, where luxury and leisure meet, creating an exquisite living experience.

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Miami's Golf Haven: Unveiling the Top 6 Premier Courses
Miami's Golf Haven: Unveiling the Top 6 Premier Courses
Miami's Golf Haven: Unveiling the Top 6 Premier Courses

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