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4.1
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
78.6%
Recommend this course
37 out of 47 reviews
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4.3
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.9
Value
3.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.9
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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4.2
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
3.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
75.0%
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9 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7590 yards
Slope 146
Rating 77.4

Trump National Doral Miami offers five 18-hole courses, but the Blue Monster is the most well known. Originally designed by Dick Wilson, the golf course has been updated throughout the years by different architects to keep the challenges current. The course calls for strategy as well as distance. The fairways are infamously long and the greens are undulating. There are several water hazards that come into play as well as bunkers and deep rough. The Blue Monster's signature hole is the 18th with its trademark fountain; it was named by GOLF Magazine on of the top 100 holes in the world.

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Course Details

Year Built 1962
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dick Wilson (1962) Raymond Floyd Gil Hanse (2014)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt Required

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2019 #22) (2017 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2017 #18)

Reviews

4.1
47 Reviews (47)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Undulating Greens 7
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 7
Playing Multiple Courses 7
A Weekend Splurge 6
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 6

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Blue Monster

The Blue Monster course , is exactly what it is titled, played it from the tips and the design and placement of water and bunkers, not to mention the length,,, makes this course extremely difficult The rough was what it is suppose to be ,, you miss the fairway... and it’s tough to get a descent shot To hold the greens. Greens where fast and firm, probably rolling a 10-11...
Overall. If you want a beautiful day of golf and one monster of a test of your game. Well. Go play the Blue Monster course. If you shot even here. You can play anywhere. Loved the challenge

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course - perfect fairways and greens

This is a class A course. Played while rest of Resort was closed due to Covid. Had to wear a mask in the pro shop and at the starter counter. Due to Covid had to drop my clubs off at the drop off, go park my car and walk a long way back to the drop off, then had to carry my clubs down about 400-500ft to where the carts are. Staff cannot touch your clubs, so no cleaning or placing in carts. Also tee’d off early, course was cart path only which made for a lot of walking as I tended to be on the far side from the cart path. Aside from the Covid issue, it is an absolutely beautiful course and club house. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Blue monster

My sons 22nd Birthday. Beautiful course, great service and challenging day. Can’t wait to do it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course but not commensurate with price

I had to try the blue monster from growing up watching Doral. It's worth seeing in person compared to the usual TV angles you used to see for instance on the 18th. The course looks very different in person visually (as it often does). The course was in excellent condition, and the staff are very friendly and attentive (only minor problem was a long delay waiting for the bag at the end of the day). However, what struck me about the course itself was that it didn't particularly stand out compared to other good Florida courses. The scenery is the typical Florida setup, for golf amenities, having a range you can't hit a driver on but yet you pay 450 dollars is absolutely ridiculous. This isn't pebble beach in terms of vistas or golf history. Certainly there are much better courses you can play for less all over the country, extreme examples being Torrey Pines or Bethpage Black, but there are of course other easily comparable courses that are half the price of the blue monster. For instance out of state Trump ferry point in NYC is a more interesting golf course I'd say and has better views for half the price. If the tournament were still here, maybe the draw would be stronger, but as memories of that fade more and more I just can't recommend this course at it's current price point. You can find equally good or better ones for less, and since I'll probably never seeing a tour pro hitting a drive on 18 in competition any time soon I'm just left with more of a check box filled than remembering it as one of those top few places you'll play in your life.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Blue Monster

The golf course is fabulous, the range is like a dust bowl. Now that there’s no PGA event there it’s a 250 dollar course not 500.
The practice facilities don’t accommodate the amount of people that are there. 4 courses has too many people around the one area.
For that amount of money I’d expect it to be a bit for exclusive

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a place! You have to try it

We had a fabulous time here. The course is a challenge. So much sand and water! But it was so good to play and an amazing setting, so beautiful. The staff were one of the best things about it - we had never been before and felt most welcome. Super comfy carts too! All in all a great day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course!
Course layout was fun and challenging. Fairways and tee box in perfect condition. Rough is long and thick so keeping it in the fairway is a big bonus. Greens rolled true and were pretty quick but To crazy. All and all it was a really fun experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great

Course is in great conditions - makes a lot of fun

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the money.

The whole experience was negative. The staff was dismissive and seemed bothered by us. I really expected so much more. There are way better golf courses in South Florida.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 90
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Way to expensive for this

You would think that putting America first does t involve fleecing your golfing public for top dressed green (450.00 round) 34.00 for parking totally inflated prices in pro shop and walkers etc on just about every hole. It was like playing during a parade. First tee is right next to a Resturant with loud drinkers that looked like they never played golf. Waste of money no wonder the pga left

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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How true!!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

We really enjoyed the experience, the course is not manicured as good as some courses that are much cheaper to play. It is the Blue Monster and it’s tough!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful course, ugly Americans.

Golf is a gentleman's game.
The clowns in the 2 groups in front of us had no respect for pace of play, sportsmanship nor soberness.
Marshall did nothing.

Other than that , I'd play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Come on! It’s the Blue Monster!

What a great experience! I was excited to play here because I’ve seen it on the pga tour. It lived up to the hype. Great course, great conditions, great service, and great round.

My only complaint and I’ve seen others say this is that you should expect to see a cart girl. The first and only time I saw her was on hole 15. Yes you read that right, I was for finishing up my round before I saw her at all. Disappointing, but the rest of the experience outweighs that poor customer service.

The customer service at every other area was top notch!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 233
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

AWECOME Course, Fantastic staff and service

This was my first time playing the Blue Monster.

The customer service and attention to details at Trump National are great.

The course plays long and is challenging with water and tons of bunkers. The rough was very lush, thick and long. If you were off the fairway, you truly paid a penalty due to the challenging of getting the ball out of the rough and onto the greens.

The only draw back was the day was very hot and humid and the beverage cart service was spotty, We did not see a beverage cart until the 8th hole and we were all hot, thirsty and ready for drinks a long time before we saw the beverage cart. The valet staff, cart attendants and starter were all great.

If you have the opportunity to play the Blue Monster, definately take advantage and play the course. It is great and VERY challenging.

The practice facilities are top notch with all practice facilities being great and very helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 65
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

A Deal, But Not A Steal

Recent aeration of the greens and numerous bunkers provided a stout challenge at this bucket list track, whose $100 Hot Deal hinted that this legendary course was going to be in less than stellar condition. Hittable fairways and tee boxes were sparse in spots, while the rough was lush and deep. Most of the bunkers were firm. Undulating greens were bumpy, grainy and nearly impossible to read. Still...this was the Blue Monster and the eye-catching layout resembled a Donald Ross course on steroids with cavernous sand traps surrounding the greens, sneaky fairway bunkers and strategically-located ponds and lakes. Course management was paramount with carefully placed drives and shots needed (but not always executed) to avoid plethora of bunkers. Solid iron was also was key, particularly of the flop variety. Heroic shots were not required for a mid-handicapper like me. One note: Play this course with friends and make it a happening, especially if your making your course debut. I played my first round at the Blue Monster with an inebriated father and his ill-mannered son, both of whom treated the course like a driving range as they took multiple second shots and putts, while searching for golf balls as if they were Spanish bullion. Their boorish company marred an otherwise memorable, three-hour voyage around a scenic track that is often offset by nondescript houses bordering the course. Beverage cart service was spotty, while pro shop staffer was polite, but not welcoming. Valet staff, cart attendants and starter were splendid. While I did not have time to stop by Champions Bar & Grill, located next to the pro shop, the cozy eatery's food and service have been excellent in the past. The Blue Monster is worth playing at least once, but the equally enjoyable Red and Gold Courses on the grounds offer much better bang on the buck.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

blue monster

i have played before Torrey Pines, Sawgrass and this one is the best i ever played...the course conditions were perfect, the greens at 10, and the challenge that course offers is fantastic...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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