The Senator Course at Shula's Golf Club

3.7931000000 3.8 stars from 5 (319)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6982 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 7601 Miami Lakes Dr, Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
  • (800) 247-4852, (305) 820-8088, (305) 821-1150
  • (305) 820-8175
  • www.shulasgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1962
Architect(s): Bill Watts (1962), Kipp Schulties (1990)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6982 yards 73.9 132
White 72 6447 yards 71.2 125
Silver 72 5954 yards 69.4 118
Silver (W) 72 5954 yards 74.7 129
Red (W) 72 5259 yards 70.6 123

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 319 Reviews
5 stars:
60
4 stars:
173
3 stars:
56
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

273 out of 317 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks amazing food brunch  

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"The fairways were rough"


u277683310's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice layout. The back nine very difficult need to be very accurate with your clubs


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/25/2017

u277683310,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. Most golfers would agree with you in that the back 9 is harder than the front nine. There is water on 7 of the 9 on the back. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"lots of water"


atapken's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were there at the perfect time, club tournament. Course conditions were excellent. These were the best greens I may have ever played on. Fast and true, no patches or marks.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/25/2017

atapken,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the golf course. Our greens have been in excellent shape all year. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Nice Place"


Brettwright's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. The green were good shape, the over condition was fair to good. Enjoyed the layout and the pace of play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/11/2017

Brettwright.

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoyed the golf course. Our greens have been in excellent shape all season. We hope that your travels bring you back to South Florida and Shula's Golf Club.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Great course"


u7914312's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was in Miami visiting relatives and was able to get out and play a quick round! The course was great enjoyed my overall experience. Great experience for the value! Course was very challenging a lot of water on it would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a great place to play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/11/2017

u7914312,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Poor service"


u000008074064's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in excellent condition. However, anything off the course is poor. The staff is rude and inattentive. The water coolers are left empty for hours and there are always used and dirty carts parked all around the entrance.

For such a nice course, the staff is awful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/11/2017

u000008074064,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at Shula's Golf Club. We pride ourselves on the service provided to our guests. It appears that we missed the mark when you played. We will identify the staff who worked this day and address your concerns. We will re-train these individuals if needed. All guests should receive a high level of service while at Shula's. We hope that you return so that you can enjoy the high level of service that we take pride in.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



Mario4188322's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/11/2017

Mario4188322,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



smokifl's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing and enjoyed the course. Elevated greens with water on some holes making it a nice challenge. Landing areas are fair and looking forward to playing again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/04/2017

smokifl,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience while playing at Shula's Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Customer Service... lol"


u000005726701's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

At one time this was an Iconic course. Like many the economy has affected the condition of the course. "Starters" had no clue on what they were doing. Sending out a single on a Sunday in April. Also a 5some. Players have no clue to golf etiquette. Slow players not letting people play through. No rangers to encourage this. Probably won't go back. Second time customer service was lacking


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/04/2017

u000005726701,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. Our starters have been instructed not to send out 5-somes on busy weekends. We do have a lot of hotel guests that have riders who watch the golfers. Sometimes people can get mixed up with a rider in a cart and think that it may be a player. We will continue to retrain our starter/ranger staff on pace of play etiquette. Thank you for your input.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Poor"


u9730507's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The starter was not friendly at all. The course fairways are poor for the 1st 16 holes. The greens were pretty nice on the whole course. The fairways were dead grass.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/04/2017

u9730507,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. I'm sorry to hear that you did not have a positive interaction with the starter. Could you elaborate more on this interaction so that we can improve on this service?

The fairways have just received an aggressive fertilizer program to combat the this areas created by the dry conditions. We hope that you give us another try so that you can experience the service received by many of our raving fans.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Poor Conditions"


dhub10875's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

My girlfriend and I played the Shula course on 3/25/17, we found the course to be in terrible shape and the pace of play was very slow. The greens were ok but the fairways and tee boxes were in very bad shape not much grass in either place. One would think with Mr. Shula's name attached to this course that conditions would be better.

In closing the hotel was very nice however, if you stay there look for another golf course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/04/2017

dhub10875,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are sorry to hear that the conditions of the course did not meet your expectations. We have had a very dry winter with a lot of play. Our superintendent has started his spring fertilizer program a few weeks earlier to combat the thin areas. It looks like you played on a very busy Sunday afternoon. The pace of play is on average at 4 hours or better for golfers that start before 10am on weekends. We just held a women's collegiate tournament the day after you played. The teams found the course to be good shape with the winner shooting -3 for 54 holes. We hope that you give us another try in the future.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Decent track"


u000006458524's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
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Reviewed on

Good greens, fairways & traps; poor tee boxes; very slow play 5 hours as course appeared overbooked on a Saturday; the course has a lot of water on the back 9; course is a bit on muddy side with rain; good value for the money


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/29/2017

u000006458524,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoyed our greens. They have been in excellent shape all winter. We recently received some rain so things should begin to green up around the tees boxes. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



u2114159026's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/29/2017

u2114159026,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We hope that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Great course in Miami"


u851182090's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Not super long very challenging greens were great and speed was consistent fairways a tad bit rough and the rough was kinda bare

But all in all a great course with a great history


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/29/2017

u851182090,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoyed the condition of our greens. They have been in excellent shape all winter. We finally received some rain over the weekend so things should start to green up a bit more around the fairways and rough. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/29/2017

Luc710,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"pace of play was way to slow, took us 5 hours to play ."


fromdhip56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
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Reviewed on

The course is i. Great condition , but the pace of play was way to slow and we did not see a marshal trying to speed it up. Greens are in great shape and so are the fairways.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/21/2017

fromdhip56,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We apologize for that slow pace you encountered on 3/18. We were missing our Ranger that day. We have recently hired more part time rangers to alleviate this problem when a ranger does not show up. We are finding that the pace of play ion Saturday mornings is anywhere from 4 to 4 hrs 15 mins with the pace slowing down as the day progresses. We will make sure to properly train our new staff on pace of play. We are glad that you found the greens and fairways in great shape. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Awesome value"


u4138986's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in decent shape they are making improvements all the time . When you golf weekly you definetly want a good value . I believe it's the best value / experiance in north dade .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/21/2017

u4138986,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



fl1960's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in good shape but slow. Had a great time and enjoyed the round with my friend, and another couple from Canada. Will be back for another round very soon. Thanks,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

fl1960,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with your friends. We hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Shulas"


u531307265's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is good value for the money. The fairways are very average but greens are excellent. The front nine is ok but wait for back nine as there are some great holes. A fun course to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

u531307265,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you found the greens in excellent shape. They have been great all winter. A little rainfall should help green up the fairways. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"good course"


mlrathome's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We have played here several times and always enjoyed it. This time most of the fairways needed a little work - the grass was sparse and not very "cushy", but the greens were very good. I think a little rain will restore the fairways .

Back nine much tougher than the front nine!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

Mirathome,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. The course is definitely much greener now that we have had some rain. We are glad that you enjoyed the greens and your experience. We look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



u000005898737's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

u0000005898737,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We hope that you enjoyed your experience and come back to see us again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



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