Palmetto Golf Course

2.7260000000 2.7 stars from 5 (73)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6648 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

  • 9300 SW 152nd St, Miami, Florida 33157
  • (305) 238-2922
  • (305) 233-7840
  • golfpalmetto.com

Year built: 1962
Architect(s): Dick Wilson
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6648 yards 72.2 128
White 70 6214 yards 70.2 123
Red (W) 73 5710 yards 73.4 125

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 2.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 73 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

39 out of 69 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for beginners   Challenges include water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Great compared to other similarly priced courses in the area"


Colin8214770's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

I have played pretty much every course around this price ($40-$60) in the Miami area within the last 2 months. This one has been my favorite. Greens and fairways were great (not patchy at all) and layout definitely had some challenging holes. Definitely going to make this a course I play a lot until the premier card comes back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great price!"


Enuel1650020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well maintain, the greens are excellent! And the staff very friendly and helpful!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Palmetto Golf Course"


drgoose23's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

I bought a hot deal through here and got 18 holes for $18 with cart. I played as a single for 3 holes then it started to rain. I decided to go back to the clubhouse where there's a Sports Grille and got a pint while I waited for the rain to subside, not a bad thing at all. Rain finished and then got to playing. There are plenty of bunkers and water traps. The fairways are in good condition and the green are in great condition. The only thing since it was raining is that it was a little muddy so bring a wet towel just in case. Overall, great experience. The staff is friendly, there's nice putting greens, driving range, SPORTS GRILLE, mini golf, if you can't have a good time here then IDK where you might.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Smells and Lack of Common Sense"


Jacopernicus's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just to disclaim, the staff from the starter to the staff in the clubhouse were friendly, however, whether he was the director or the manager who would not let us start before our tee time even though there was nobody on the course was just annoying. Additionally, the course smelled toxic and the houses on the course had loud music blaring. Overall, this has been more in line with the majority of the courses in Miami. Will not be playing again any time soon, but the amount of water hazards was somewhat fun...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great local course for price"


gator959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff, driving range (not on real grass though) putting range, great wings bar afterwards..it's perfect. Did I mention reasonable price. Water on almost every hole, but the holes aren't overly difficult to be discouraging to new players. Play there quite a bit, and will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Avoid this Golf Course"


simvin's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

On two occasions they did not honor the reserved time. I let it go the first time, the second time made me write this poor review. I will never waste my time with this course. They have no concern for their patrons. Pace of play was super slow. I would only recommend this course to beginners who are just starting out.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Unkept backyard grass"


ditkahead420's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were full of weeds. Greens ok but the rest of the course horrible. It looked like an unkept lawn in a neighborhood.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Playing at Palmetto"


uWFKG8450WF's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like to play at a fast pace.I hope the management does not care if you pass slower players so I can get in my 18 holes.I need to practice to win my title back from someone who lives in South America.So watch out for old man who thinks he can bring the title back to the states. Yours Fred


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good all round course"


Roy1901168's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Plenty of water hazards, good greens and tee box's


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"If you get it cheap worth it."


SuenBear's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Nothing in this course is good, tee box poor, fairway poor, greens ok but with sand in them, actually bunkers good. Next to course is a kiddy playground so keep eyes on the fairway for wondering toddlers. Pace of play is sloooow and the staff will tell you they are not going to hurry anyone, there bread and butter is beginners. If you play here, play only weekdays before noon to avoid the random weekend and after school daycare kids walking around from the next door, adjacent, putt putt. The staff is great, food great. Ps come early because they will not have your golfnow reservation in the system they call it in. Still played for the price of a L bucket o balls, so can't complain too much when its cheap.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Bang for your buck"


Nelson2653383's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Twilight price great for course shape. Had a beautiful day, no rain.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Palmetto"


rattnuggets's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I heard this course was renovated a few months ago and wanted to play it a second time. The greens were beautiful, looks like the bunkers were redone as well. Tee boxes were in fair condition, the fairways were in terrible condition. Do'n't play this course unless you like to hit your fairway shots from weeds, dead grass and dirt or mud. This was my second and last time playing this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Dog Track"


u000006062304's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course may be the ugliest in America. Fairways were terrible. Greens were in good condition. Trees were dying or dead. Concrete bridges were mildewed and rusted. With the lack of courses in So Miami area, why don't they close this down and renovate the whole course? You could charge more money for the rounds and it would be a tremendously better experience. This is a real dog track.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Palmetto Golf Course"


u000006062304's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course several times over the last 40 years. It was probably in the worst shape I've seen ever. Greens were good but fairways and tee boxes were poor. This is a real dog track. The course needs to be closed and renovated, it is way past its prime.


I don't recommend this course


"Great and terrible."


scamner's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

So this is an odd review to write. First the good... The staff are the friendliest and most helpful I have EVER come across. And not just "nice for Miami", but anywhere. From the guy in the pro shop to Bob the starter, the ranger and the girl in the grill, they were all really nice and very helpful. They alone made me want to possibly come back at some point. Also, the new greens and bunkers were in great shape. Ok, now the bad. The fairways are so bad that you barely notice the great greens and bunkers. I am very good at making greens in regulation and barely did all morning because of the horrid fairways. They are quite possibly the worse I have seen anywhere and are nearly unplayable. The layout if pretty average, but could be enjoyable enough if they could get the fairways under control. Nothing "fair" about them. I hope the next time I am in Miami they will have that fixed because the people there are SO nice that I would like to support their course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Tired fairways"


henry28's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a beautiful Satruday morning with friendly staff greeting us at the pro shop. The greens were in excellent shape, the sand traps were sandy and soft and the tee boxes were in relatively good shape. The fairways, did not complement the value of this course. They have deteriorated quickly, with the clay eating through the fairway grass that was planted a short time ago. The staff at the 19th hole are very friendly and the food is pretty good with something for everone.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very poor fairways"


viparis01's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is generally in pretty rough shape. Most if the fairways are hard pan. The greens have been redone and are quite nice.

Wings in the restaurant are great

Staff are very friendly


Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Home course"


Lloyd2434045's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was renovated last year. The Greens are in good shape but the fairways are terrible and several tee boxes are wanting. I don't know what it is but this course has problems that no one can seem to solve. Fairways on #4 and #8 - cart paths only on these holes but the fairways are terrible. Obviously they have drainage problems here and you would think that they would have addressed them last year when the course was closed. Forget about manicuring around the greens, from bare lies to rough and about 4 different types of grasses growing making up and down play rather difficult as it is pot luck when you miss the green. New sand in bunkers so play is not easy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Cow Pasture"


10840sw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing this course is one step below a cow pasture after the sheep ate all the grass.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Incredible greens; horrible fairways"


Matthew9504466's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens and bunkers were renovated in the summer of 2013 and are in great shape. The fairways, on the other hand, are the worst fairways I've ever played. They're either dry or muddy, depending on the hole, and you must clean and place your ball to make it at least playable if you're in the middle of the fairway. Overall, the price matches the conditions, but if they put money into the fairways and increased the price, the course would play amazing. The layout is challenging and the course plays pretty long.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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