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4.4
90 Reviews (90)
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5
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
93.0%
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79 out of 90 reviews
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4.4
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
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4.4
21 Reviews (21)
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4.7
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4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 7173 yards
Slope 128
Rating 73.7

The Melreese golf course at International Links is where Tiger Woods made his first professional appearance in south Florida. The championship course, which has six sets of tees, features rolling fairways and large, undulating greens. It is a tight golf course featuring five lakes that come into play on 14 holes. To make up for the damages caused by Hurricane Andrew, the golf course has been outfitted with replanted tall live oak and palm trees that can affect shots. There are also nearly 100 sand bunkers present on the course. The Melreese course's signature hole is the par-4 14th, which is nicknamed "Heartbreak Ridge." It has water alongside the right side of the fairway all the way from the tee to the green, and it requires an approach shot past water to an island green. The International Links facility also offers a lighted driving range and putting green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.4
90 Reviews (90)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Amazing Food 19
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 18
Water Hazards 18
Bunkers 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Advanced Golfers 13
Instruction 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
Near the Airport 19

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Very good course

The course was in excellent condition, thoroughly enjoyed it. Very friendly staff, great Proshop, all in all an excellent experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Course in Pristine Condition

I was amazed at how well kept the course is. Fairways were great. Greens firm and fast. Bunkers were extremely enjoyable. Great experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great place!!!

Making the reservation for Residents via Golf Now app was AMAZINGLY EASY! The Melreese staff was just awesome, thank you Mrs. Jenny and Dave! Well kept fairways with even better big sloped challenging greens. The Par 5s and 3s are the way to attack this course. If you have kids bring them!!! You see the First Tee kiddos all over the course playing the game. Just a great experience and you get to make many wishes when the impressive airplanes fly over you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Don’t waste your money

Called the pro shop and they said greens were good. Lied! Course conditions were absolutely terrible.. not worth the money. Jenny in the pro shop was not friendly. This course USED to be great... don’t waste your money. Go play Miami Shores or Miami Beach.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent place to play golf

I think this is an excellent course! Come on down and see it for your self

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great golf course

Awesome golf course too bad it will be turned into a stadium. Always in great shape. Only draw back is the starter who does poor job managing the tee box plus no manners, terrible customer service, always in a bad mood Once you pass that you will enjoy Miami's finest track... love it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
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
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Enjoy The Course While it Lasts!

Pros:
-friendly staff
-first tee program
-conveniently located
-good conditions of the traps and fairways
-restaurant on site
-practice green is great

Cons:
- slowish play
- no rangers
- course design has holes fairly close to each other
-greens need to be cut better and repaired

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

if you like low flying planes.....

we didn't know that we would be playing right behind a tournament when we booked on golf now. anyway round was long 445 to play. liked the course, was in great shape. as it is close to airport, low flying planes all day that some might not like but I did. aside from pace of play would play the course again.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens and Fairways

Greens and faways were remarkably nice considering the public course feel to it. Driving range was off of old mats and for the price should include some range balls (which were in really poor condition). This was a very slow day so I got around quickly but as a single I had to ask to play through a few groups even though they were playing in slow motion. People also don’t seem to fix ball marks on the greens. Fortunately not many people on the course. I would go to this course in a pinch but wouldn’t be excited about it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Excellent

Excellent course, the only course within the City of Miami limits, and it will be destroyed soon. Enjoy it while it last, the options to City of Miami residents are very few and limited. Theses are a few relatively close courses; Miami Springs sucks, Biltmore over priced, Doral too much money, Miami Beach area they all ridiculously over priced as well... Miami Shores and Shula’s are about the only ones at this time that are comparable as far fees and quality of the course.
WHAT A SHAME! But I guess money talks and politicians want to ingratiate themselves with the Beckham soccer group. By the way that stadium will never work there, wait until the novelty wears off.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0

Was expecting more

Staff is friendly, course is always tough, which is good.
I did not however enjoy the round for the following reasons:
1- Greens were just done, yet they charged full price. If you played this course before the greens are part of the experience, so it was a let down.
2- the first tee kids take over the first few holes of the course, so was not quite a good start given the lack of communication as to where they are and having to skip few holes and start from hole 5 or 6

I like the course and feel bad that it was not as good of an experience as I had expected or hoped. So, If you live around north Miami then might be better to travel up north and have plenty of courses to play especially for the price. Golfers who live further south have limited options I guess.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Big surprise

Being totally honest I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from a course so close to an airport. Green fee for non resident was pretty steep.
However, this is a great layout. Fun undulating greens that were in great condition, fairways were very consistent and well maintained.
7270 off the tips was fierce but makes sense knowing it’s a PGA LatAm qualifying location.
Really really enjoyed this place and was even able to get a shower before heading to the airport.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course!

Golf course is in great shape, from the fairways, sand traps to the perfect greens! Nice practice area as well and great food at the restaurant!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Shape

Bring your Short A game...the greens are a challenge, tough pin placements. Very open, easy to find your ball, watch out for incoming balls from next hole players.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice challenging course

I really like this coarse
It’s long from the back tees but not allot of trouble off the tee box
The greens roll well and are not so fast
I golf allot and recommend this course (it’s a fun course)
See you again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Criminally under rated. One of the best maintained in South FL

I'd played here years ago about 6 months after the renovation. The course was pretty pristine back then, and it's barely changed years later.

I've yet to play Doral post renovation, and I've not played Biltmore now it has reopened. But this is the BEST maintained golf course in Miami I have played - and I have played the rest.

The design is brilliant, given the land. Hard pressed to carve out a better course on the property. It's not my favourite design in Miami (Miami Shores owns that honour) but like I said, given how mundane the piece of property is (dead flat) they have done a great job with the layout.

It will be a shame if the city decides to build on this course, it's something I expect Miami to do but I hope I am wrong.

If you have not played here then you are missing out. The practice facility is pretty good for the area - large putting green, double sided range, at the back of the range is a chipping green and bunker.

On the bunkers - full of white sand, very consistent from what I observed.

Greens fast for the area, but receptive. Very undulating - not quite Davie levels, but that extreme in places and harder to read IMO.

My only complaint is the people running the course are pretty clueless. I tried to play here 2 years ago, and they had the tee times backed up for HOURS. Myself and another guy visiting got our money back and left. There was a queue on the first tee, and they were going out well beyond their tee time.

Today, the course wasn't busy. However, the starter didn't really know what he was doing and the pro shop was no better. Lots of confusion regarding who was playing with who and at what time, and where they were. And messing up starter slips etc.

Bit of a joke, but the course is a delight and the staff are generally friendly - just a bit incompetant..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Municipal Track

This was my first time playing here, I visit from Orlando often and usually play at the Biltmore. I decided to give this course a try after reading reviews on Golf Now, and I was not disappointed. As municipal tracks go this place is in Excellent shape! I have played a couple of dozen municipal courses over the years in my travels and this one is top shelf. The greens were excellent, the fairways cut just right, honestly I have played a few semi private clubs that were not in nearly as good as shape as this place. It seems there is a push to make this place a soccer stadium and end this great courses 50 year run. In my opinion that would be a real crime, I love soccer but this is a great place for a round of golf and it should not be bulldozed. At the end of the day go play this course you will not be disappointed hopefully it will be around for years to come.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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