Biltmore, The

4.2833882353 4.3 stars from 5 (282)
  • 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 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 282 Reviews
5 stars:
110
4 stars:
122
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

250 out of 277 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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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


"Was I at the right course?"


fsu2sweeet08's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As I walked off the 2nd green I turned to the guy I was paired with and asked him if I was missing something....The Tee boxes were spotty at best, fairways burned out in spots and crab grass around the greens. I happened to see a starter later on in my round and he asked how it was going. I shared my disappointment with the condition of the couse and he said “ I have been hearing that alot lately” my advice is to steer clear, much better options for the price...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playable and walkable Donald Ross Design. Played form the white tees and provided a good challenge. Some local knowledge with greens would be very helpful. Range and Practice greens would nothing special. Hit off of mats on range with normal range balls and chipping green area had brown areas and weeds though you could find some fairway areas. NIce place but wasn't a luxury resort course experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great track"


jarvara's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Biltmore lived up to the hype. Awesome layout and good conditions. Will definitely return


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Classic layout in Miami area"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played here twice during a recent trip. We booked thru Golfnow. Course has the feel of a private country club. Great classic Donald Ross layout. Strategy helps you here, putting drives in the right place, etc. Plenty of room to use a driver. Good pace if play...finished in 3.5hrs as a twosome! Greens were a little rough shape. Lunch outside at 19th hole was good.


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


"A Donald Ross course deserves better maintainance"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great layout, classic Donald Ross course. But bare spots on the greens, rock hard bunkers, and fairways that looked like mowed pastures were disappointing.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Very nice course"


Tommy6370009's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a very nice course, I would play it again when traveling back to Miami ! Staff was very nice !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Gary9844924's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u843696924's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Triharder's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the variety of challenges on this course. Found the greens and overall course condition to be very good. Greens had consistent speed. Pace was fantastic but it was a Monday and not very busy


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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