The Senator Course at Shula's Golf Club

3.7933000000 3.8 stars from 5 (329)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6982 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 329 Reviews
5 stars:
61
4 stars:
179
3 stars:
59
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

283 out of 327 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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carlos112949's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/05/2017

carlos 112949,

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

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Update please"


u577540449's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The carts were in bad shape. The one I was given had a lot of play in the steering wheel and felt like it was going to die any minute. The cart was not cleaned very well before using. There were quite a few attendees around but they were not very attentive. The greens were in great shape and a couple of the fairways could use some grass. This is not a complaint since I only paid $15 for the round but I just expected a little more for what is considered a signature course for the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/05/2017

u577540449,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. Your comments will allow us to re-train our outside staff to ensure that carts are presented properly and that damaged carts are not issued to golfers. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the greens. Now that we have received more rain, the weak areas are beginning to look healthier. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"The course is in great condition"


kelvinalston's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
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Reviewed on

The only downside is that the greens speed is inconsistent. Made for disappointing putting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/05/2017

kelvinalston,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. I'm sorry to hear that you did not find the speed of the greens to be consistent. We have Champion Bermuda grass on our greens. Down-grain putts will be much faster than putts into the grain. This can de difficult to read if one has not had a lot of experience on Bermuda greens. Our greens are mowed every day at the same height to ensure consistency. We hope that your next visit you will find more consistent green speeds.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Don Shula golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Very good shape the corse, people very friendly, no amenities after 2pm.

General, very good course to play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Colmenares,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad to hear that you found the course in good condition. The Bull Pen restaurant is open weekdays from 7am - 4:30pm. It appears that you played after a tournament. We did not have a beverage cart scheduled that afternoon since we were expecting a quiet afternoon. We hope that you return very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



u289860047's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

u289860047,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We hope you enjoyed your experience and will return very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



topgoon's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2017

topgoon,

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

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



u00003739862's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2017

u000003739862,

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

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



uVKUJ8099VK's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/04/2017

uVKUJJ8099VK,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We hope that you enjoyed the course and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Great course"


u856897712's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Well maintained and challenging course as well as pretty


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/04/2017

u856897712,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you found the course challenging and in good shape. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"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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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
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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
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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

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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



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