Miami Golfing

The city of Miami, Florida is an area known for its beaches, resorts, and shopping. But it is also known for its world class golf courses that host professional and amateur tournaments all year round. Miami is also the place where many of the top touring professionals choose to live because of the accessibility of great courses.

A golfing holiday in Miami presents a lot of options that would make any golfer shiver in anticipation. Let's look at the top courses in the area and then review some suggestions for booking the ultimate Miami golfing holiday.

Doral Resort

Some golfing purists cringed when Donald Trump bought Doral Resort in 2012, but Trump has maintained the tradition that has made Doral one of the finest courses in the world. The course regularly gets voted as one of the best public courses in the state of Florida and the country. It has over 100 bunkers that are famous for the white sand that contrasts the look of the green grass.

The 18th hole is known as the "Blue Monster" has frustrated more then one PGA professional over the previous decades. The 467-yard par four gets its nickname from the fact that almost all of its fairway is a large, blue lake. This is the course you will want to play when you plan your Miami golfing holiday.

Turnberry Isle

Golf fans are familiar with Turnberry Isle and its rich, professional golf history. The one thing to remember about Turnberry Isle is that your entire golf holiday must take place at Turnberry. If you want to play the course, you have to stay at the resort, but it is well worth the extra cost.

PGA National Resort and Spa

The PGA Tour and the PGA Champions Tour have regular stops at the PGA National Resort and Spa, which features a course designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. The Champion is the course Nicklaus designed and it is just one of five great courses found at this resort. When you are looking for the ultimate golfing holiday in Miami, then you should look into the PGA National Resort and Spa.

Not only does this facility have some of the finest golf courses in the Miami area, but it also has a world-class resort that offers a hot springs spa as well. If you don't feel like getting out for a round of 18 holes, then stay in the resort and get pampered.

The Breakers

The Breakers is one of the oldest courses in Miami and it sits right on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. If you enjoy the feel of the ocean mist as you line up your putt, then The Breakers is the golfing resort you want to experience.

The course offers plenty of challenges in the form of sand traps and water hazards. The Breakers is famous for allowing the ocean to be out of bounds on several holes. The resort itself is a throwback to the 1920's and many visitors love the nostalgic feel that the resort has to offer.

North Palm Beach

Up until 2006, the North Palm Beach Golf Club was a private club that had very restricted access. But in 2006, Jack Nicklaus purchased the course and turned it into a municipal course that anyone can play. Nicklaus updated the resort to be able to accommodate more guests and now the North Palm Beach Golf Club is one of the best public courses in the Miami area.

Tips for Enjoying Your Miami Golf Holiday

When you are booking your Miami golfing holiday that the resort is just as important as the course itself. Take the time to look into the golf holiday packages that offer everything you are looking for. Some of the larger resorts have a wide variety of accommodations for you to choose from, so you should use that to your advantage.

Do not be fooled into thinking that a Miami golfing vacation is out of your financial league. Courses such as Colony West Country Club offer outstanding deals that can fit into any budget. The Colony West Championship course is a challenging course that costs less to play than most public courses in the area.

When you book your golf holiday, always ask the resort what kinds of accessories you will need to bring. Some resorts supply you with amenities such as a golf towel and some even give you a complimentary umbrella as well. If you know that you will need to rent clubs when you are on vacation, then make those arrangements in advance with the resort so that you know you will have a set of clubs waiting for you. As long as you make the proper arrangements, you will enjoy a great time at your Miami golfing holiday.