Melreese Golf Course at International Links

Golf Advisor Icon
Ratings Index
Tooltip Information Icon
4.2
75
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
86.3%
Recommend this course
65 out of 75 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
4.8
8
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
4.4
16
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.8%
Recommend this course
15 out of 16 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 7173
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.
Book a Tee Time at
Miami International Links - Melreese Country Club
Powered by GolfNow.com
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7173 yards 73.7 128
Gold 71 6821 yards 72.1 124
Blue 71 6613 yards 71.1 123
Blue (W) 71 6613 yards 74.9 131
White 71 6050 yards 68.5 118
White (W) 71 6050 yards 72.4 122
Red (W) 71 5534 yards 71.8 125
Green 71 3417 yards 58.1 93
Green (W) 71 3417 yards 59.7 94
Scorecard for Melreese
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 5 17 3 1 15 7 11 13 9 8 10 16 12 2 18 14 6 4
Par 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 35 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 71

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.

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #22)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2015 #11)

Reviews

4.2
75

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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Reviewer Photos

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
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 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
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantasy hideaway

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Municipal

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful layout

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

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

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).

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0

Course did not honor Golf Now Rate

Confirmation #: 315084706. Course overcharged and refused to honor GN booked rate

Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Default User Image
internationallinks
Commented On 2018-01-17T19:30:55.000+00:00

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!

Was this comment useful to you?
Your feedback could not be sent at this time
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible course

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 .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Default User Image
aorizondo15
Commented On 2018-03-09T15:14:50.000+00:00

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.

Was this comment useful to you?
Your feedback could not be sent at this time
Nearby Courses
Miami Springs, Florida
3.9295705882
457
Coral Gables, Florida
4.0
4
Coral Gables, Florida
4.0754764706
298
Coral Gables, Florida
0.0
0
Miami, Florida
2.4326588235
131
Miami Shores, Florida
4.1545588235
114
Fisher Island, Florida
0.0
0
Miami Beach, Florida
4.0539176471
16

Stay & Play Offers

$399 Starting price
Valid dates: Jan 11, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
An oasis of elegance amid the harsh beauty of the desert that surrounds it, the JW Marriott Las Vegas boasts 541 oversized guestrooms and is located adjacent to TPC Las Vegas. Complimentary shuttle service and a seamless experience make this resort a first class option.
Course Layout
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE