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3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
90.6%
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453 out of 514 reviews
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3.8
44 Reviews (44)
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3.8
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4.1
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4.3
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4.0
Amenities
3.4
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3.8
84.1%
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Conditions
3.9
Value
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Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
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3.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6757 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.1

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.

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The Senator Course at Don Shula's Golf Club
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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
Scorecard for Senator Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.1/127 425 373 183 446 146 315 507 356 550 3301 381 439 548 215 430 342 503 172 426 3456 6757
Gold M: 69.2/118 W: 75.1/130 387 344 171 410 122 295 474 329 517 3049 354 372 475 200 383 309 476 149 382 3100 6149
Gold/White M: 68.0/112 W: 73.4/126 340 344 145 372 122 295 474 291 517 2900 354 355 445 177 330 309 476 149 382 2977 5877
White M: 66.8/111 W: 72.0/124 340 314 145 372 108 286 430 291 477 2763 345 355 445 177 330 299 442 137 333 2863 5626
Green M: 63.9/104 W: 68.1/117 281 282 136 346 85 282 388 255 435 2490 300 320 412 128 281 271 389 123 271 2495 4985
Handicap 3 9 15 1 17 13 5 11 7 14 4 10 16 2 8 12 18 6
Par 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 9 11 5 17 13 1 15 3 12 4 2 16 6 14 8 18 10

Course Details

Year Built 1962
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Watts (1962) Kipp Schulties (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.9
514 Reviews (514)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Amazing Food 8
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 54
Bunkers 34
Undulating Greens 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 43
Advanced Golfers 25
Entertaining Clients 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 42
Near the Airport 21
Worth the Drive 19

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4.0
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Hot weather
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Greens need a little attention

The course is in relatively good shape except for the greens. They need some attention, the grass is on the dry side and there are a lot of ball divots on the greens, although this is more of a responsibility of the players but the club must do something to fix these ball marks. It is a shame that many golf players don't follow the golf etiquette and do not fix the ball marks on the greens, this is something that I see in a lot of courses throughout the Broward County golf courses. Not only I fix my ball divots but I also fix the divots of other players. I get furious whenever I see ball marks around where my ball is, and worst of all on the path or line to the hole.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played

Awful greens!

The greens were poor. Very slow and quite bumpy. Disappointing.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Two tracks in one

The Senator golf course is two tracks in one. The front nine is dry, with no water to penalize your off line shots.
It has firm fairways and large greens with not too many bunkers protecting them. Contrary to the back nine the front nine has a few more birdie holes. Example: 2, 5, 6 and 8. On the flip side the back nine has more water coming into play on both sides of the wide fairways but still has a few birdie holes and reachable par fours.
The fairways are a lot softer and moist due to more water surrounding the fairways, therefore the ball is not going to run or bounce longer than it did in the front nine. The back nine used to be an Audubon society sanctuary, but due to some storms was taken off the list.
The par three hole number 13 is a real pro hole. Elevated green, large bunker front and left very undulated green with false front and back left that will feed your short or left shots off the green, did I mention that is long. Maybe one of the most challenging par threes in Miami Fl.
When its windy is plays even more challenging due to the fact that the greens (90 %) roll from back to front and if hit your shot long to the back, you are in for a fast ride downhill. All in all I love this track. The greens are some of the best rolling and true greens in Miami.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/09/2019

u368544004,

Thank you for reviewing Shula's Golf Club. Our locals would all agree with you in that the back 9 is more challenging than the front 9. Water is present on 7 of the 9 holes on the back. Conditions tend to be softer this time of year due to the amount of rainfall we receive in the summer months. We are glad that you enjoy the course and look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Shula's Golf Club

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/09/2019

u947853873,

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

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Shula

Course layout was great. Courteous staff. Greens were recently aerated and was a bit bumpy.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/09/2019

u000006463972,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. Our greens were aerified and topdressed on Monday, June 3rd. We hope to see you again after conditions improve.

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3.0
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Could have been better

The front nine drains ok
The front greens were a far cry from being good.
People do not repair their divots the airrated the greens and hand way too much sand.
Back nine was a disaster as far as drainage is concern. Greens were fair not as sandy.

Would I play the course again yes but not after a few days of rain.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/09/2019

u769463279,

Thank you for reviewing Shula's Golf Club. Our greens were aerified and topdressed on Monday, June 3rd. Our front nine has higher elevations than the back 9 and drains much better than the back 9. You can contact our pro-shop for current course conditions by calling 305-820-8088. We hope to see you again in drier conditions.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/05/2019

u896966918,

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

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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great place

Son and I played here for our second time and we will definitely come back for our third time.. we have too we’re one and one here!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/05/2019

JLouis1961,

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

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/05/2019

u947853873,

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

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Predictably decent

As always this course is a great middle of the road course.
Greens are decent but not great, and the fairways are well kept with a very fair layout.
Mornings are best, as pace of play really grinds out to 5 hrs if you’re off betwee 11 and 1400.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/05/2019

Woody421,

Thank you for sharing your comments from your most recent round at Shula's Golf Club. Early to mid morning starting times are ideal for pace of play and temperature. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Plays A few times a week
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4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

A Pleasant Escape at The Don

With the threat of rain that never happened, this pleasant track with a challenging, water-surrounded back 9 was nearly empty as I motored through a thoroughly enjoyable solo round played under a mercifully cloudy sky and on a course that was in nearly perfect condition. The fairways and tee boxes were full and the greens - though a bit pocked in spots - rolled true, albeit a pinch slowly. The bunkers were a bit firm, thanks to daily downpours in recent days. The staff was friendly, but the cart attendant had disappeared by the time I finished my round. The The flip side of an empty course was no beverage cart service and the snack bar was closed. As with many courses in South Florida, there was no GPS. Not a bad deal for $30.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 06/05/2019

Lannertcito,

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

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/05/2019

Carloscadet,

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

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1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

5:32 AM CONFIRMATION VIA E-MAIL YET COURSE UNAVAILE TO PLAY.

Let me start by saying this review is not about the golf course condition or the playability of the course. I am going to give a poor rating because I believe the course as well as the booking company had some obligation to inform us the course was unplayable that morning considering I was sent a confirmation notice at 5 :32 am via e-mail. We were a group of 4 staying in Miami beach from Toronto. We had set aside this morning to get up early skip our included buffet breakfast at the Palms and drive over 30 minutes for a 7:30 tee off at Don Shulas as one of our 4some was a huge Dolfins fan. When we arrived we were advised the course was closed due to heavy rain and would only open at noon for a tournament. We let them know we would be happy to play only the holes that were playable as we could not book any where else at that time in the morning and had travelled a long distance. The response was if we let you on then someone else will want to play too. What a waste of a vacation morning.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/14/2019

Stingfan01,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are sorry to hear that you were unable to play the golf course. The weather in South Florida can be very unpredictable. Overnight rains forced us to close the course until 12pm. We were unaware of the course conditions until golf course maintenance staff first inspected the course at daybreak approx 6:30am. The superintendent advised that course would not be playable until 12pm. At that time we had a large tournament that had booked exclusivity of the course. If the course closes due to weather, the guest is not charged. Unfortunately we can not control the weather. Our pro shop opens at 6:30am. Hopefully you understand that the timing of the rain and course closure prevented us from contacting you before your arrival at 7am.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/14/2019

Cpgdwf,

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

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very Nice

TEE off , fairways and greens are in very good shape!!! It’s my second game and we will come back !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/14/2019

bigfrank25,

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

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/14/2019

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

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very good course to have fun

You get a mix of everything: elevated tee box, plenty of water hazards, easy and difficult holes, etc. Front 9 is mostly treeline and doglegs with minimal water hazards; however, the back 9 has plenty of waters. The conditions on the greens are very good. Anyway, it's a value play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/14/2019

Leo2putts,

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 at Shula's Golf Club.

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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Love Shulas

Had a blast with great greens, sand is soft play sand and excellent.
Love the clubhouse and all the great Dolphins memorabilia.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/14/2019

Patrick2723,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your round. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent if you like nice greens

The greens were in great shape, fairways and tee boxes were ok but have bare areas. I would recommend anyone who wants to play and not pay through the nose. I was the first to play and was by myself. It took 2 hours for 18.
Thumbs up for that.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/14/2019

dwolfe58,

Thank you for sharing your comments from your round of golf on 4/10. We are glad that you enjoyed the greens. Our golf course maintenance staff has increased the frequency of fertilizing tee boxes in the past month. Hopefully you will notice a difference the next time you play.

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1.0
Previously Played

Terrible experience

Most unfriendly and uneducated staff. Very rude to guests. Doesn’t help anyone with their bags. No starter. No direction. No one enforcing scheduled tee times. The greens were awful. Comparable to a living room carpet. They had no no cart girl/guy come around. The bar/food area was closed at the turn. People from the town sit in lawn chairs on the tee boxes. Nobody that plays at this course has any etiquette. Ball marks all over the place. No divots ever filled. Layout of the course was nice. But if it rains within the week you play at this course, it does not drain well. Sloppy fairways. You get what you pay for if you play at this place.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 05/14/2019

u176881841,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience during your round on 3/31. The staff should never be rude to any guests. We are in the process of retraining our afternoon staff to provide a high level of service to all guests. The Bull Pen closes down at 3pm on Sundays and only provides cold sandwiches and chips. We wish that all golfers were like you when it comes to filling in divots and repairing ball marks. We continue to educate our customers on proper etiquette. We hope that you will have a much better experience the next time you golf with us.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club

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