The Senator Course at Shula's Golf Club

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4.0
456
5 Stars
97
4 Stars
245
3 Stars
79
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
91.7%
Recommend this course
402 out of 454 reviews
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4.3
28
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 28 reviews
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4.1
98
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.9%
Recommend this course
92 out of 98 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6757
Slope 127
Rating 72.1
Type Resort
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
456

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sandy

They had just sanded the greens.

Tee box #2 is closed.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cool course to play, for the discount

Very nice course if you can get the hot deal. Lots of target golf, but fair. Ignite the water, just an illusion!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

This course was booked through Golf Now so we got a great deal. Course was in great shape especially the greens, if you hit a green your ball stuck and did not bounce off. We (2 people) played 18 holes in just over 3 hours so pace of play was great. Will definitely play it again next year when we are back in this area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 12/04/2018

u000005510674,

Thank you for reviewing Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoyed the golf course and pace of play. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in South Florida.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

You have to play here

well maintained, fast and flat greens. Interesting layout of the back 9 with some water .

i will play again here

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 12/04/2018

HansFuhrmann,

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

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 12/04/2018

JeanLouis187722,

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

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Shula's Golf Club

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course

Doesn’t get any better for your money. Course is in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 12/04/2018

u000001488519,

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

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

The Don of a Good Day...

Apart from a few too many patches of thin, soggy turf that dot the back nine, Shula was in swell condition as I and a good friend of mine enjoyed a leisurely, three-hour round that kicked off just as the sun was rising. The carts have no GPS. The pro shop staff and starter/cart attendant provided excellent service. Unfortunately, the snack bar was closed when we arrived and there was no beverage cart service. The bar later opened, but the menu prices were too rich for my taste. The $31 Golf Now fee was a fair price for an early morning, weekday round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 12/04/2018

Iannertcito,

Thank you for reviewing Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you found the course to be in decent condition. We offer great specials online. The Bull Pen opens at 10am on weekdays in the summer. There were great golf & lunch specials for $40 available at that time. We hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good value

Great course and staff.

Don't know why they close the bar at 3.

I always miss that beer at the end-

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 12/04/2018

msuman,

Thank you for reviewing Shula's Golf Club. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the course. The F&B manager closes the Bull Pen at 3pm during the summer. The Steak House bar or bar at Hotel Indigo is open at that time and ready to serve you. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

great deal very fun. course

today was a great day 18 holes ill go back pronto !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 10/17/2018

u347331756,

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

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Shula's Golf Club

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Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was better

Course was in better shape last summer. Most greens have some sort of problem

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 12/04/2018

chuckvi,

Thank you for reviewing Shula's Golf Club. Our greens suffered from a fungus that is common to most golf courses in South Florida especially during the summer. All greens were treated and fertilized back to health. They are currently in great shape. We hope to see again very soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Sudden Slide

Four weeks after playing this intriguing course during which track conditions were near excellent, I and my two buds were gravely disappointed on a splendid Sunday afternoon by fairways that were either too bare on the easy front nine or too wet on the challenging, water-laden back nine. The bumpy surfaces of the usually, well-manicured greens provided adventurous rides for our golf balls. Fluffy sand traps were in good shape. Not so good was the beverage cart service that ended about 45 minutes into our 3 1/2 hour round, which zoomed by, thanks to the handful of players on the course who decided not to watch the Miami Dolphins game. The snack bar staffer was attentive, but the bar was closed when we finished. While there was not a cart attendant to clean our clubs, the service was fine before the round. The pro shop staffer and starter were friendly and efficient. We would have gladly paid double the $15 Hot Deal for a course that usually is in fine fettle.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 12/04/2018

Iannertcito,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are sorry to hear that the course conditions were not the same from your last visit. September is a rainy month for us and course conditions can suffer with too much rain. The beverage cart attendants leave around 3pm on Sundays. She should have notified you when it was last call. We will use your comments to re-train afternoon bag staff. There should be an attendant ready to serve you when you are finished. We hope to see you again.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 12/04/2018

Cpgdwf,

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 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best Value

Always enjoy playing this course and, I highly recommend it to anyone who wants the best value for 18 holes, on a good golf course. The course is always well maintained and the staff is ever so friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 10/17/2018

Fongstein,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad to hear that you find great value in our course. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 10/17/2018

Cpgdwf,

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

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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ShulasGolfClub
Commented On 09/11/2018

Cpgdwf,

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

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Shula's Golf Club

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 09/11/2018

u6621483,

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 08/07/2018

dleveron21

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

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Shiny Shula

A rare, overcast afternoon with no rain provided a welcome opportunity to play a most enjoyable two-hour, solo round over a stout course that was in scintillating condition, even with near-daily thunderstorms that often submerge the watery back nine. Fairways were flush, bunkers were fluffy enough, and the rough was rough as errant balls disappeared into the manicured, spongy grass. Best of all, the smooth-riding greens ran true, if a pinch slow on uphill putts. The gauntlet of several narrow, water-ringed holes on the damp back nine offset a mostly benign and drier front side. Though Shula plays short at 6,700 yards from the tips, the numerous water hazards punish wayward drives and fairway shots. Beverage cart service was good, but ended at 3 pm, the same time the snack bar closed. The hotel bar/restaurant offers tasty Happy Hour fare from 4 pm to 7 pm. Pro shop staffers and cart attendants were welcoming and professional. A solid deal for $30.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/31/2018

lannertcito,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoyed your round with us even in the wet conditions. The course has faired well with he summer rains. Even though the course is not long at 6,757 yards from the black tees, it can be challenging, especially on the back 9 with water present on 7 out of 9 holes. We are glad to hear that you found the staff welcoming and professional. Our staff takes pride in how they interact with our guests. We look forward to your next round at Shula's.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good Course

Typically I can find something to complain about, but that's not the case. The staff is very friendly, the starter was very polite and provided an alternative to expedite the pace of play (played in 3 hours 15 minutes), the greens were very well maintained and rolled fairly fast, the course dried fairly well with only one hole that was cart path only and the fairways were very nicely maintained as well and no issues with the quality of the bunkers. Overall I would recommend playing this course if you're in the west Miami area, it's a good value

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/31/2018

eyesthegame,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience at Shula's Golf Club. We take pride in our staff's ability to provide great customer service to our guests. The course has faired well with the recent rains. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place to play, stay, and eat

I play here a lot, but place looks good, plays well. Good for all levels

Iggy

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/31/2018

Ignacio3471142,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoy playing at Shula's. The course has been in very good shape this summer. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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