Biltmore, The

4.1900529412 4.2 stars from 5 (292)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6800 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, Florida 33134, Dade County
  • (305) 460-5364
  • (305) 460-5315
  • www.biltmorehotel.com

Year built: 1925
Architect(s): Donald Ross (1925), Brian Silva (2007)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tee 1 71 6800 yards 72.1 126
Tee 2 71 6303 yards 70.2 124
Tee 3 71 6031 yards 68.8 120
Tee 3 (W) 73 6031 yards 74.8 131
Tee 4 71 5773 yards 66.0 116
Tee 4 (W) 73 5773 yards 71.7 121
Tee 5 73 5420 yards 69.6 119

The Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables sits next to the beautiful hotel, an architectural masterpiece that was modeled after the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain. Donald Ross designed the course in 1925 and the traditional layout has retained all of its original character. The golf course weaves through a series of canals that used to carry guests along in gondolas. The canals run alongside the lush fairways while towering banyan trees frame the elevated greens. Offering views of the historic hotel from nearly every hole, there are carts available but the golf course is worth the walk. The layout is popular not only for its historic scenery and verdant setting, but also for its playability. Over the years the Biltmore has been host to a number of professional golfers and celebrities ranging from Babe Ruth to Tiger Woods.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 292 Reviews
5 stars:
112
4 stars:
125
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

255 out of 287 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near the airport   Great for a weekend splurge locals walkers   Challenges include bunkers forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Texas Burnt Toast"


cmiami56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play the Biltmore if you like playing on burnt grass and pure dirt. Would have been nice if someone mentioned the course was in terrible shape and dryer than the Sahara desert. Terrible job by you guys.....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Remodeling"


ecaldera1961's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The court is going to remodel and play now as this is not worth paying at this time.

Wait for the remodeling to finish


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



tmiller099's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They should not allow anyone to play this course as the grass is dead and being prepared for a major renovation. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens are dead and torn up. Just wait until December when they are supposed to be done with renovations. Don’t waste your money. If I would’ve known this before purchasing I wouldn’t have purchased the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Scorched earth"


stantruskie's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course under repair. Should not allow play. Totally unfair. Golf Now to blame for no 'heads up''.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course Under Repair"


stantruskie's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is being redone. Should not be played now. Golf Now gave no 'heads-up'.

Very disappointing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Being Restored/Renovated in 2018"


joemcnichol's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is my home course. Posting so players considering a visit know that the course will close for a restoration/renovation project effective July 5th. Plans are to do as much restoring to Ross' original design as possible. Yardage will be added for improved championship level play. If project goes according to schedule; re-opening scheduled for 12/15/2018. Fingers crossed that weather cooperates, and course re-opens on schedule, and the restoration project results in an improved experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really Nice Course for the money"


dcaruso4's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a hot deal tee time and also used some reward points so I paid very little for the round. Drove down from Fort Lauderdale to play. Well worth the trip. Only thing I was surprised they didn't offer were free range balls. Usually a course of this caliber gives free range balls for the price of play. Overall this course was great and I definitely would play again if it wasn't such a far drive for myself.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"heart of miami"


msuman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wide open fairways. Good course if you can get a deal.

VERY unattentive staff. Had to seek out starter.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



raimaragon's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"A STEAL"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Classic course at iconic venue. Played back to back. Second date afforded time for the traps to be raked. Express deal both days made it a 2 for 1 steal!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jeffrey3537885's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



uYEJM9364YE's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ecaldera1961's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



u451727571's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like this golf course but usually is expensive.

That is why I don’t play more often.

Not even in low season they have a twilight


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Donald Ross classic"


Hillbillygolfbum's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This Donald Ross jewel , with the Hot Deal rate, is a must play for serious golf lovers.

Expect wind, or at least a steady breeze, deep but playable bunkers.

If you're a fan or Donald Ross, don't miss this one.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Jeffrey3537885's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Once Was Not Enough"


lannertcito's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Grand, old-school track in Coral Gables designed nearly 100 years ago by redoubtable Donald Ross is generally wide open, but deceptively tough, given strategically-placed bunkers and large, deep sand traps standing sentinel around undulating, glass-slick greens. As with so many other South Florida courses, dry conditions have thinned out the fairways and left reddish-brown dirt patches parked just outside the fairways and in the rough. Greens and frequently-visited bunkers were in excellent shape, however. Beverage cart service was spotty at first, but was attentive afterwards. Pace of play was slow, due to an elderly pair that would not allow us to pass through. Still, it was a gorgeous, sun-drenched day, and I could not resist playing an extra 18 on this most enjoyable throwback track. The pro shop was courteous, professional, and gladly sent me on my merry way for a replay round at nicely-reduced fee.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Donald Ross Course"


KevinCoombs's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I moved down to Miami around 7 months ago and this is probably my new favorite course in the area. It was a relatively pricey round, but I just booked directly through their website. I love Donald Ross courses in general, but found this course to have a particularly fun layout. The course was in great condition. The bar next to the clubhouse has great food.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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