The Senator Course at Shula's Golf Club

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4.0
478
5 Stars
101
4 Stars
259
3 Stars
82
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
91.8%
Recommend this course
423 out of 478 reviews
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4.1
38
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
94.7%
Recommend this course
36 out of 38 reviews
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4.1
88
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
95.5%
Recommend this course
84 out of 88 reviews
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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

4.0
478

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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Nice course, but greens were sanded

Water available, but no lids and straws. Surely they can afford lids and straws!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2019-02-12T18:13:39.000+00:00

Nettie35,

Thank you for reviewing Shula's Golf Club. Lids and straws always find their way on the golf course and jam up mower blades. In addition they have become harmful to native wildlife. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

You get what you pay for

I booked this course the day before on Golf Now, and I was extremely happy with how easy it was to find courses, look at pictures, and also split costs with my buddies tagging along. As for as the course goes, it was in good condition and was a fun course to play for the price. The staff wasn’t exactly the most helpful, but that doesn’t really affect how I view the course since I only encountered them one time when i checked in. The greens were a bit slow and banged up, but for $30 I couldn’t have asked for much more.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-12T18:11:38.000+00:00

Jbargfeldt19,

Thank you for sharing your comments from your most recent round of golf with us. We are glad to hear that you found the course fun to play. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
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Commented On 2019-02-12T18:06:31.000+00:00

JDG74,

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

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-12T18:05:17.000+00:00

msuman,

Thank you for reviewing Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you gave us a high rating and hope to see you again very soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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First Time Playing

Historic

I've never checked in for golf at a steakhouse before. I chose this course to play because of its its historical significance. I and my brother are from Ft. Lauderdale and are lifelong Dolfans. It was best to see Shula's memory boards. The course is good for locals I would suggest. Even $54 is overpriced. Very proactive cart service. As a quick group of 2, ladies group nicely let us play through. Next ladies group let us wait. It was warm with some nice, breezy clouds. Layout can challenge with water and a few right fairways. After playing Silver Fox Doral the day before, I would have chosen to do that twice over this. Ok for a good hot deal.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-12T18:04:31.000+00:00

lisatomlinson,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoyed viewing the memorabilia in the club house and found the outside staff helpful. Please let us know what we could have done better to improve your experience. We hope to see you again.

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-12T18:00:18.000+00:00

u113197964,

Thank you for reviewing Shula's Golf Club. We hope that you visit us again very soon.

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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Worth it

For what you pay for this course it’s 110% worth it, also very tough back 9 !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-12T17:59:32.000+00:00

Tommy6370009,

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

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Slow play but good greens

Started out poorly, starter informed me that the others on my tee time showed up and went early. Strange because there were multiple 4somes in front of me. A couple of singles showed up on the first tee while I was waiting so it turned out to be a good day except the very slow play. 5 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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Commented On 2019-02-12T17:58:31.000+00:00

Welfels,

Thank you for sharing your comments from your most recent round with us. Not sure when you started your round. On the day you played, we had cart path only restrictions on the back 9 which contributed to a slow round. We hope to see you again very soon so that you an enjoy a quicker round of golf.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
1.0
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Previously Played

Horribly Slow

We really like this track normally, but the speed of play has gotten ridiculously slow.

No rangers in sight to help, Hackers with NO course etiquette , now added with parents trying to teach kids on the course, etc...

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 2019-02-12T17:55:35.000+00:00

tvarma,

Thank you for your comments from your most recent round with us. Not sure when you played. We schedule course rangers Wednesday - Sunday. We try to identify beginners and encourage them to play later in the day so that they do not interfere with more serious golfers.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First visit

The course was alright, we had our round discounted through golf nows hot deal.

It was nothing to write home about, pretty much came as expected, fairly difficult if you have a bit of a slice. Greens were good

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-12T17:52:09.000+00:00

Jasonp189,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you found the course to be challenging and the greens in good condition. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Value

Decent track for the price is south FLA. Play early if you want to avoid a long round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
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Commented On 2019-02-12T17:50:35.000+00:00

Gclairman,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you found good value in our course. That is a great tip on playing early as we tend to get very busy by mid day. Hope to see you soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good course for the money

The course was in good shape. The front side is quite a bit easier than the back. A lot of water on the back so very challenging. Enjoyed playing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-12T17:48:37.000+00:00

Mike6481927,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. Most golfers would agree with you that the front 9 is much easier than the back due to the amount of water. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Used cart

Great value

The fairways, greens and pace of play was very good today!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-15T21:24:20.000+00:00

Mellend,

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

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice course

Glad to get back and play after 2+ years hiatus. Well managed course, green are excellent (though a bit slow on a Friday afternoon), fairways mostly good (not lush but decent turf).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented On 2019-01-15T21:22:52.000+00:00

Croswhit,

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

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor

Consistently Consistent

Apart from slightly fuzzy greens and intermittent patchy brown spots that plague South Florida thinnish fairways during the winter dry season, Shula's was in predictably wonderful shape for early morning golf as our foursome sailed through the front nine before navigating between various bodies of water that dot the back nine. The pace of play was pleasantly unhurried, while Emily provided the best beverage cart service in recent memory. Pro shop, cart attendant, and starter were courteous and professional, as was our server who delivered an assortment of tasty short order lunches in the cozy snack bar. No GPS, which is par for most area courses. Hot Deals for noon-ish starts offer the best bang on the buck.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-15T21:21:33.000+00:00

Iannertcito,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoyed the course conditions on your most recent visit. It is always great to hear when staff members create a memorable experience for our guests. We look forward to serving you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Quality and Great Value

This is one of my favorite South Florida courses. It has a pretty nice layout. The back 9 has quite a few holes where water will be a challenge. The greens roll pretty nice and are pretty challenging. I've played this course three times during my vacation. The third time wasn't as memorable because one of the staff members was quite a jerk, but besides him, zero complaints over the rest of the staff. There are only two negatives about this place: 1) the driving range is a bit far from the course and they don't let you take the golf cart to it, and 2) the golf carts don't have GPS. Three things would make this a 5-star place: 1) add GPS to the carts, 2) let patrons take the carts to the driving range, and 3) offer complimentary practice balls at the range.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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Commented On 2019-01-15T21:12:16.000+00:00

tiburonazo,

Thank you for sharing your comments from your most recent visit with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the golf course. Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with a particular staff member. If you could provide us with more details we can address this issue with said staff member.

You are correct in that the driving range is a bit far from the club house. We prevent golf carts from driving to the range because they would have to drive through the parking lot to get there. For safety reasons we prevent golf carts from driving to the range. We do not want a collision between car and cart. GPS on the carts would be wonderful amenities. Due to high costs we have not installed them. Thank you for providing us with your comments. Our staff collectively shares comments such as these in an effort to improve customer experiences. We hope to see you again the next time you are in South Florida.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Shula’s Golf

Check in was below expectations. Tee boxes were average. Fairways above average and greens were excellent. Check out was again below average.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Commented On 2019-01-15T21:06:02.000+00:00

Scott6523668,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. What happened or did hot happen during the check in/check out process that failed to meet your expectations. Your comments are very valuable to us so that we can improve our level of service.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-15T21:04:01.000+00:00

Harleyab2,

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

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