Melreese Golf Course at International Links
|Blue (W)||71||6613 yards||74.9||131|
|White (W)||71||6050 yards||72.4||122|
|Red (W)||71||5534 yards||71.8||125|
|Green (W)||71||3417 yards||59.7||94|
|Black M: 74.4/128||436||176||451||608||213||410||595||192||452||3533||431||564||239||382||439||180||381||661||460||3737||7270|
|Gold M: 72.2/122||420||157||430||585||189||387||570||186||414||3338||413||542||216||362||424||162||376||602||442||3539||6877|
|Blue M: 71.3/121||408||148||413||574||178||374||555||179||388||3217||398||532||202||354||415||155||362||572||429||3419||6636|
|White M: 69.2/120 W: 75.3/130||374||126||380||536||140||334||521||167||379||2957||363||494||173||323||376||126||337||558||400||3150||6107|
|Red M: 66.5/115 W: 72.1/121||346||106||356||495||113||307||486||137||336||2682||330||462||151||296||342||101||304||493||373||2852||5534|
|Executive M: 59.2/97 W: 60.5/96||213||80||203||279||93||202||275||102||213||1660||192||269||131||190||203||72||193||290||217||1757||3417|
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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.
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.
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
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..
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.
Great course! Fairways were immaculate and the greens should match in a couple of weeks. Pace of play was a bit slow, but weather played a part, so understandable. The 19th hole was great and service was friendly. Wish I would have found this gem sooner.
First time playing this course last weekend, it's probably my favorite municipal in the area now. The conditions were very good and I enjoyed the layout. Staff was super friendly. Overall, no complaints and I definitely recommend.
Paradise at the handle
If you’re in the area or a local you already know this course is fire. From the layout, staff to the scenery you will get what you’re looking for. Fairways are above well kept , Greens are fast and , have double reads (not common in Miami) for you low HC and staff is courteous. A+ the Convenience Cart comes around quite often.
Oh,,,,, Paradise at the handle = its your putter .
Play better than well!
Do not let D Beckham take over this pristine course.
We need green areas and not a jungle of cement.
No to soccer and yes to golf.
This is a beautiful course do not destroy our golf course.
Pace of play-Ranger
Played in a threesome behind a foursome of young men. They were decent players but incredibly slow particularly on the greens. By the turn they had a 2 hole gap in front of them. We waited on every shot. When asked they would not let us play through. Although we did see a ranger at the clubhouse, we never saw him on the course. I quit after 16 when they invited the cart girl to play the par 3 sixteenth hole with them. Their carts were stewn with beer cans. I spoke with the staff when done who justified their 4:45-4:50 round, saying they were regulars and it was the weekend. Not with a 2 hole gap in my book. The course was fine, but until they reel those guys and those like them in, it’s a bIg no go for me
Great condition, challenging and wonderful staff
This course just stays in great shape. From tee to green it is always like a private club. The course provides a great challenging with lots of water and sand and interesting holes. The staff are friendly and the food is worth trying.
First time experience non resident
starters were extremely rude, Course was fun to play and in great shape, we’ll worth it if you find a good deal (paid approx $80 for non resident on weekend).
Course did not honor Golf Now Rate
Confirmation #: 315084706. Course overcharged and refused to honor GN booked rate
Way better than expected!
I’ve seen the course 100 times and had low expectations based on the proximity to the airport was pleasantly surprised to play a championship golf course with perfect fairways and greens with lots of fun and challenging layout. I will certainly play against on my next visit. They also had some great deals on equipment/apparel in the pro shop.
Thanks for the review and we are glad to hear that you had a wonderful time at our course. We hope to see you again soon!
South Florida Favorite!
This is by far my favorite course in South Florida, and in my book this course is nicer than Doral Trump's Silver Fox and Red Tiger. I can definitely see why this was ranked as a top course in golfadvisor. It has a nice links feel to it but with the magic touch of South Florida. It's right next to the airport, and getting a chance to see jumbo jets take off right above your head is super cool. At first I was a little peev'ed that they put me in a tournament which I wasn't part of, which made the pace of play pretty slow, but then I realized I was playing with a great group of guys and the pace of play didn't matter at all. I'm glad they paired me up with locals and a staff member who knew the course layout to perfection and help me with my shot choices. The greens were immaculate and rolled true, though it felt impossible to sink putts. The fairways were in perfect shape and the tee boxes too. Overall this is a challenging yet beautiful course, thus probably why PGA Latinoamerica uses it as one its venues. I definitely recommend Melreese, and I definitely want to come back and play over and over again.
I got rained out after 3 holes and the terrible staff didnt provide a rain check!!! This is the worst course to play in sout florida with regards to staff. They said the course was in great shape but in fact was suuuper wet and by the time I requested a rain check they said good for you we are not giving you anything .
I play International Links - Melreese on a regular basis. Seems to me your review was written out of anger. First and foremost, there is a large sign next to the cashier that says "No Rainchecks." Raincheck policies vary from course to course, but most in Miami do not issue rain checks given the suddenness and unpredictability of rain during the summer months. In addition, this golf course, like any other, will be wet when it rains, and nothing the staff does can correct wet conditions.