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3.6
337 Reviews (337)
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
3.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
70.2%
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282 out of 337 reviews
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3.0
28 Reviews (28)
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Conditions
2.6
Value
2.8
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
50.0%
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3.3
45 Reviews (45)
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
60.0%
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27 out of 45 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6800 yards
Slope 126
Rating 72.1

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1925
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1925) Brian Silva (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
337 Reviews (337)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
Patio Dining 26
Brunch 24
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 28
Undulating Greens 22
Water Hazards 21
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 26
Locals 26
Walkers 24
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 33
At a Resort 25
Near the Airport 17

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4.0
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Its a good deal when you get a Hot Deal

When you get a hot deal, you leave your round satisfied. But if I were playing the full price, I most definitely would not. Some holes have patches on the fairway were grass is not growing of being taken care of. But i love the greens. They are firm, making it a fun challenge. Bunker are excellent. Some tee boxes a little too fuzzy for my taste. It was a slow day though. Ended up waiting a couple of minutes during the round. The cars have GPS, so they should track any slow groups.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Rain was a factor in 4 fairways where it was cart path only on those. Greens really in great condition. Good fairways when dry.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

Terrible conditions

This beautiful golf course is in the worst shape ever. The fairways are in really bad shape, the bunkers are not rake, the rough not cut, there is no grass around the greens, after the renewal the destroy the natural drainage at least 4 holes (1,4,10,17). The golf course had a lack of details all around it like bad pin placement, wet and not grass in front of the majorities of the greens, the practice facility is a joke, the gps are not accrued (they don't show the flag in the right place). You guys need to do something to restore this golf course at what used to be.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great all around experience!

Course was in great condition. Greens were well maintained, speedy and challenging. Bunkers were groomed. Layout is classic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in poor condition

Understand the course was closed last year but many areas in poor condition. What’s going on?

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Where is the Glamour?

Returned to play the Biltmore after a while with a friend visiting from Europe. The excitement and expectations were quite high, since the Biltmore's reputation and history promised to offer us a fantastic golfing day. Unfortunately our enthusiasm was muted on the first tee when we saw the poor conditions of the golf course....Most likely the worst one I've ever seen in Florida.....

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

After one year being closed course in bad shape

I have played this course many times. This was my first visit since it reopened after a year of being closed to improve the course. The fairways were the worst I’ve ever seen in south Florida. I think they should close the course until further notice. It’s still a great course but the conditions are horrible. I wa ready to ask for a refund. I hope they can improve

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in terrible shape

It hasn’t been long since the course was closed and redone but it is in terrible shape with many tee boxes closed or your standing in sand teeing off. Weeds in the fairway and overall just not a very well kept course for the money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Biltmore restored?

I had not played at Biltmore for a long time and to be honest didn't notice the much touted restoration except maybe on the greens (they were very good). Otherwise it's pretty much the same old course with a higher price & some ridiculous cart rules that only make the pace of pace slower....

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Pulled in to play and cancelled my tee time because the couple of holes I could see looked horrible. I thought because of the biltmore name the course would be in good shape....I was wrong. Looks like a $20 course.

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

Wet, Hot & Humid

First time playing since the renovations. Fairways and Greens in great condition. Tee Boxes still lacking in grass and often the markers are located where there's only sand making teeing off difficult in the wet conditions. Rough is lush making locating balls difficult. Not much roll on the wet fairways making the holes play longer. Would like to play it again when the conditions are drier. The 17th hole has been rerouted and new bunkers added on the left side. With the canal on the right, finding the fairway is difficult otherwise a lay up is necessary because of the carry over water to the green. Aptly it is the #1 Handicap hole. The 18th Green has been redesigned with a more severe complex being 2 tiered and undulating. The left side is lower and like a bowl with a backstop.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

The course is in POOR shape

The fairways and T boxes were in poor shape. It was not worth $100.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Bad experience

The course was in poor condition. Looks like they opened the course too early after the refurbishment. The back 9 holes were closed, so had to play the front 9 twice. No warning beforehand about this. The tee boxes look like a plowed field. Difficult to see much course improvement since the changes, except that some of the tee boxes are set further back to lengthen the course. Before the so called improvements to this course it was always the most over priced course in Miami, due to its iconic status. Now the pricing is an insult, even with a cheaper rate on GolfNow. Play Crandon, Miami Shores or Normandy Shores instead.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Don’t be FOOLED!

This course is atrocious! Using the So. FL GolfPass book the rate is still $82 ($32 is for the cart). Nothing at the course is exceptional & everything is disconnected, from the parking lot (no attendants), to the pro shop, to starter station, to the ice/water cooler. The carts are very plain (no gps, no coolers, etc. & lacked sand/dirt in the divot boxes.). The tee boxes have almost NO grass. The fairways have slightly more, but are very thin and patchy. The rough is mostly just ankle deep St. Augustine lawn grass. The greens are good, but not great. The layout isn’t anything special either. The cups for water were small, thin, clear plastic that held about 12 ounces of water & had no insulation properties whatsoever. So, in the So. FL heat, your ice will melt in about 15 minutes. The on course water stations were simply electric hot/cold water coolers - no ice is available there. The beverage cart appeared at the 9th hole - I paid $7 ($6 + $1 tip) for an Arnold Palmer in a 20 ounce plastic bottle. The on course bathrooms were the lone bright spot - clean & well stocked. The staff was polite, but placed in the unenviable position to apologize for the terrible conditions & ridiculously overpriced greens and cart fees. Play Normandy Shores instead.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Biltmore

Greens are good. Rest of the course is in terrible condition. No grass on tee boxes and lots or bare areas in fairway. Tee boxes are the worst I have ever seen.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Course in rough shape

Not sure what is going on. Boxes are yellow and sanded, fairways are been aired and areas are dirt. The cost is way over priced to what the course offers. Not recommended until areas are green again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a WASTE!!!!!

So this course was closed for several months due to course renovations. But to be completely honest, I saw deterioration rather than renovation. The tee boxes are disgusting. The fairways were horrible. The only thing that was OK were the greens. I would not spend another dollar to play at this course with so many better options in town for less. The only thing you pay for here is The Name.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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