The Senator Course at Shula's Golf Club

3.8879705882 3.9 stars from 5 (435)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6757 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 7601 Miami Lakes Dr, Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
  • (305) 820-8088
  • (305) 820-8175
  • www.shulasgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1962
Architect(s): Bill Watts (1962), Kipp Schulties (1998)
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 | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6757 yards 72.1 127
Gold 72 6149 yards 69.2 118
Gold (W) 72 6149 yards 75.1 130
Gold/White 72 5877 yards 68.0 112
Gold/White (W) 72 5877 yards 73.4 126
White 72 5626 yards 66.8 111
White (W) 72 5626 yards 72.0 124
Green (W) 72 4985 yards 68.1 117
Green 72 4985 yards 63.9 104

The 18-hole championship course at Don Shula's Golf Club is one of those courses that just seems to get better as you play your way around.

The first few holes are fairly open and not overly difficult. However, things start to get more difficult as you continue. By the time you make it to the 11th green, you'll know that you're in for a real dogfight. The fairways on the back get tight and there's water on just about every hole. All in all, it's a very enjoyable course from start to finish.

There are tennis courts, multiplex, fitness center etc. There’s something for everyone. The hotel's onsite amenities include upscale dining at the Original Shula's Steak House and casual dinning at the Bull Pen, which serves breakfast lunch and light dinner until 7pm.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 435 Reviews
5 stars:
88
4 stars:
235
3 stars:
77
2 stars:
23
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

382 out of 433 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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"Very well taken care of, tough from back tees"


fbaroja's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
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Reviewed on

Everything was superb; pace, shape, challenge from the back tees


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u340712735's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

u340712735,

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

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



u4139700's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

u4139700,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. Please let us know what we could have done better to improve your experience. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



Jose5653740's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

Jose5653740,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We hope that you enjoyed your round with us and look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Great course"


Ignacio3471142's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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It was Father’s Day. Played with my nephew and had a great time. Played from the gold, shot a 74. Been there many times and will continue to book tee times again and again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/19/2018

Ignacio3471142,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you and your nephew had a great time on Father's Day. We hope to see you back again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Under construction"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Lots of course maintenance going on. I’d give them a few weeks to work it out. Price was right and good course for a practice round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/19/2018

Mbiggmiike,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We had aerified tee boxes and approaches the week of June 13th. We aerfied our greens on June 18. With cooperation from mother nature, the greens should heal in about 10-12 days. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Best Value in Miami Hands Down!!!!! Great greens"


ascaroina's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Every time I come visit my brother to play, this where we play, great course and great greens.... everybody is very nice and friendly. The course is always in good shape and the greens are really good!!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
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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 06/12/2018

u051603847,

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

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/06/2018

Cpgdwf,

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

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



JDG74's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is beautiful but due to the recent rain it’s not to playable. Not the course fault.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/29/2018

JDG74,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We received over 5 inches of rain during the Memorial Day weekend. The forecast looks much better for the upcoming week. We hope to see you again 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 05/18/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/22/2018

topgoon,

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

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Should be call Don Care Golf Club"


Lazaro1888783's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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I play here all the time, at least three times a month. There are many things that are wrong with this place. First of all, there is never ice or water in the cooler by the putting green! Dont hold your breath if you are on the course... i dont get it, wether i play morning or afternoon, there is never water nor ice in there! Also all of the ball wash around the course are as dry as the Mojave desert! The carts never have sand to replace your divots and i quote, “because we have someone who replaces them in the morning”.... right....! There is never a starter and never ever a ranger! Pace of play is ridiculous! By ridiculous i mean 5.5 hours for 18 and skipping a few holes to het around foursomes... i wasnt playing alone, i was in a threesome! Another quote, “we cant do anything about pace of play”.... well that explains not having a ranger or a starter! Also the range, rarely does it have balls in the machine, you pay your six bucks for a bucket, and there aren’t any balls in there, you have to go back to the clubhouse to tell them and wait for billy to go retrieve the balls! I mean it’s crazy, i can keep om going but why, the only reason i play here its because its location and hot deals... never will i pay full price for this .....


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2018

Lazaro1888783,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. I'm sorry to hear that you did not have an enjoyable experience this past Saturday. We have recently hired new outside staff members. We will continue to re-train them on how to properly prepare amenities such as the water/ice cooler and sand buckets on the carts. Ball washers are checked and filled every Friday by the golf course maintenance staff. There could be a washer that has a leak. We will check all washers to find out. Starters are scheduled 7 days a week from 6am-2pm. Rangers are scheduled 5 days a week at various times depending on how busy the course is. On weekends, the PM ranger will act as the starter until play slows down. This past Saturday our afternoon Ranger was not able to come in. The morning Ranger was on duty til 2:30pm. Groups were playing in 4 hours or less by 10am. Later groups were playing in 4.5 hours.

We will continue to work with our afternoon staff to make sure that the range machine stays full with balls. We have many repeat guests who enjoy their experience with us. I hope that this was an isolated incident for you and that you have a much better experience during your next round with us.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



u3128703's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2018

u3128703,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



u3954058's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2018

u3954058,

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

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Excellent course lay out"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
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We always enjoy playing this course. The layout is amazing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/08/2018

sofiacote,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoy playing the golf course. We look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Nice Outing, BUT."


Shooter99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Reviewed on

I've played this course several times and usually find it a pleasant experience. The young attendants were not very attentive. The worse incident was when our threesome arrived at the par 3 fifth hole, we noticed a group of six golfers with four carts playing the par 5 7th. After realizing they were not going to allow us to play thorough, we skipped the 12th hole and continued our round. This should never have happened considering where the starter and attendants are usually stationed. We didn't bother calling the pro shop to complain. perhaps in the future we will


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/08/2018

Shooter99,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. There are times when golfers do not listen to starter's instructions and play as 5 or 6. Holes 5 - 7 are the farthest from the clubhouse. We did not have a Ranger on staff that day due the course being quiet. Please contact the Pro-Shop immediately if you ever encounter multiple groups playing together. We will send a staff member out right away to take care of the issue. Your comments are very much appreciated. We are here to serve, so if there an issue that you need resolved, please contact us right away. We look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Course in Perfect Condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course about 5 times I try to visit this course when I am on business. this course was in the best condition I have seen it an the greens where perfect.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 05/01/2018

hanseng,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoy playing the golf course. We look forward to seeing you again during your next trip to South Florida.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



u000005648679's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
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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: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/01/2018

u000005648679,

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

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Senator Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My 1st time; very nice course. back nine very tough; tons of water. Wish the greens were a bit quicker (like the practice green).


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/01/2018

jimberger,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoyed the golf course. Our greens typically run about 9.5 to 10.0 on the stimpmeter unless there is a special event like a college tournament or member/guest. Not sure what time you played as the green speeds vary depending on the time of day you played. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"wow !! amazing track of golf"


Guy9515726's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played late afternoon and it was very paceful, lay out more challenging on the back because of the water, value, price is ashome! highly recommande


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/01/2018

Guy9515726,

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

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



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