Playing a few rounds of golf on your Miami Beach getaway is easier than you might think. The Atlantic Coast is lined with private and public courses – so whether you want to work on your handicap or just want to unwind for a few hours, these are some of the best fairways that Miami Beach has to offer.
The Bayshore Municipal Golf Course offers nine holes and has been around since 1940. Even though the nearby Miami Beach Golf Club now overshadows it, it does still deserve a look. It offers some nice tranquility in the heart of this otherwise busy tourist playground.
Miami Beach Golf Club is open year-round and although it was originally opened in 1923, Steve Forrest and Arthur Hills recently updated the entire course, sculpting the hills and bunkers, draining the lakes to replace the irrigation system, and replacing all of the grass and the majority of the trees. Nowadays, the club has a clubhouse and playing surface that are considered ‘state of the art’.
Feel like playing with a balmy ocean breeze at your back? Then head to the Haulover Beach Golf facilities that are located right on the coast of Miami Beach. With a par 27 and a little more than 810 yards, this is a great option for a quick vacation practice run or for family outings. The public course stretches across 99 acres of prime beachfront property, and is one of the best parts of the sprawling public park that goes all the way to Sunny Isles.
The Normandy Shores Golf Club is the definition of a hidden gem, hidden away on an island that connects Miami Beach to Miami. This is one of the reasons that it has become so popular with the locals. It doesn’t matter what your skill level is, the cleverly placed bunkers, water features and deftly leveled fairways will always challenge your swing.