Trump National Doral Miami - Golden Palm Course

4.6540764706 4.7 stars from 5 (74)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7012 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout


Year built: 1967
Architect(s): Robert von Hagge (1967), Raymond Floyd (1995), Gil Hanse (2015)
Type: Resort
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt Required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7012 yards 74.2 139
Gold 71 6324 yards 72.0 134
Blue 71 6002 yards 69.9 133
White 71 5653 yards 68.6 128
White (W) 71 5653 yards 74.8 142
Red (W) 71 4858 yards 70.2 132

The Golden Palm Course (formerly known as Gold Course) is one of five 18-hole courses at the Trump National Doral Miami. The courses offer a variety of golfing options to accommodate players of any skill level. The Golden Palm Course has a traditional Floridian layout that features subtly contoured greens and narrow fairways that are lined with trees. There is also strategic bunkering throughout as well as water hazards that come into play on 16 of the 18 holes. The golf course has a notable finishing hole that has an island green. In addition to the five courses, Trump National Doral Miami is also home to a noted golf school.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 74 Reviews
5 stars:
44
4 stars:
21
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

66 out of 74 reviews


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"Impeccable conditions"


u000004396421's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course lives up to the brand. The fairways are gorgeous, the greens are pristine and slick, the course is in beautiful shape. What a pleasure to play. A very challenging course especially with the wind makes a golfer think the shots through. if a golfer is looking for a test of skill and an amazing golf course this is the perfect combination.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect"


Tim9068884's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

incrdible first experience, worth every penny. TRUMP


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


"Outstanding"


TomWalsh55's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

All I can say is wow. Doral itself is like Disneyworld for golf and luxury. I was blown away the entire time. The staff were exceptional and the course and facilities were excellent. I signed up to play the Red Tiger and got paired in a foursome. The starter said the Red was backed up and it would take 6 hours to finish and since the Gold course was empty we decided to play that. It was definitely harder than the Red, the fairways are really tight but very playable if you can make good shots. The greens were very tough, you had to make almost perfect approach shots to even sniff a birdie. The layout was great, tons of water and very scenic. Most of it was away from residential areas too so it felt more secluded than the other courses. I would come back and play this course everyday if I could!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



serge21's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



oct0028's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
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


"Water, water, water"


Jlamb15's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played as a single and paired with threesome. It was almost as if we had the course to ourselves. Two singles played through, then not another player seen. The cart girl does not come around often, so stock up when she's there. There is a lot of water on this course, but it's manageable. The greens were true and lightning fast! Not much rough to speak of and the fairways were in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Very positive experience"


mariusN's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
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Reviewed on

A good and challenging golf course. I will play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Terrible layout"


unapanther's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course itself was in great shape with a few minor wet spots. The greens ran smoothly and were fast. It is very challenging as the greens fell off on all sides.

The problem with the course is that there is a tremendous amount of cart traffic. There are several other courses that share the same cart path as the Gold course, so on many holes, especially on the front, there ar carts coming at you during your shot or crossing around you or coming up from behind. It was all distracting and slowed up play considerably. After three holes the group agreed not to play the course in the future as a result of the cart traffic. It was especially disappointing when you consider the price of between $125-$220 per round.


Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u8403848's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004381410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Silver course. Great condition. Very fast greens. Well worth the experience. Thx


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Trump make America great again"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
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Reviewed on

This place was unbelievable!

Trump is truly a genius!

God bless America, you must come see, best golf course in south Florida and I golf at all of them!


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Course"


tvarma's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easily one of the best courses in S. Florida. Excellently maintained, great pace, and a challenging course. Staff was very professional and friendly.

Only negative - you have to pay $20+ for parking.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u904911998's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Meticulously maintained"


u080221081's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We picked up this tee time on a hot deal. Soon as we arrive we were greeting by friendly staff and an awesome resort. Very nice place. We played the Gold course. I would definitely recommend this place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u165467677's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"As good as the Blue Monster.."


Hagearty's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track, challenging throughout. I went out as a single on a day without much play, so the pace of play was awesome...can't say it is always like that. Bobby the starter set me up and gave me some good advice. It's a par 71 (36/35) and I had more trouble on the back then the front thanks to hole 10 and 18...both aren't that difficult...but they can be challenging! I played from the Blues 6002 yards (69.9 / 133)...had 8 pars..so I guess I could have played from the Gold which is only 322 yards more then the Blues...the course played true and was a lot of fun. I played the Silver Fox on another day and had to go back and play the 18th on the Golden Palm on my way back in to the clubhouse. I got a good deal on Golf Now and the price was worth it, doubt I would pay full rack rate very often....but it is a fun course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Loved it..."


Toro9999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

Had birdies, pars, bogeys and everything else possible. Teed off first one out in the morning. The staff is super friendly and attentive. The greens are fast but manageable. I highly recommend going to the practice area to get a feeling for the speed. On the card, I played with the flag in the No. 1 position. On putts shorter than 5 feet ended up under reading the break. On putts from 6-25 feet out ended up over reading the break...it is far more straight than it looked.

The back 9 are more difficult than the front 9. Wind played a big factor. Use the GPS, some holes visually look deceiving in distance. If you fall short of the green or your ball rolls off, at least for me, I found it better to use the putter.

Lots of sand, straight forward getting out of it. Although in one hole I was there for so long I think I got my tan just there alone. Loved the 18th island green. It really is not difficult at all, it just seems that way.

Overall, loved the facilities, the course, the staff, the setting and everything else. Definitely have to get in early and enjoy the facilities and stay later and keep enjoying them.


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
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


"Gorgeous course friendly staff! Best I've played!"


u422519972's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the best course I have played! Challenging but fair, water and beautiful holes up and down the course. The layout was awesome! Definetly pay the $20 for valet it makes it much easier than trying to park and pay anyways plus they take car of your clubs before and after for you. Golfed the regular $250 course for $99 and people I played with stayed at the hotel and still paid $150. Awesome deal!


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



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