Melreese Golf Course at International Links

4.0637470588 4.1 stars from 5 (67)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7173 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 67 Reviews
5 stars:
50
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

57 out of 67 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport   Great for locals advanced golfers instruction   Challenges include undulating greens water hazards bunkers   Great for amazing food drinks patio dining  

loading...
loading...

Reviewer Photos

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Paradise at the handle"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful layout"


Eddieperu's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000006208827's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace of play-Ranger"


Doubletap's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u3383168's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great condition, challenging and wonderful staff"


hoopstermichael's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"First time experience non resident"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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).


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course did not honor Golf Now Rate"


Cperdomo's avatar
Age:  45-54

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2018

Reviewed on

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


I recommend this course


"Way better than expected!"


William2125462's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


Commented on 01/17/2018

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!"


tiburonazo's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




uGUNG3161GU's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Terrible course"


Frankah2's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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 .


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/09/2018

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.


"Melreese Rocks"


u374525251's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Saved $60 on a weekend round through Golf Now. Don't let the price tag concern you--this course is extreme value for the money! Excellent practice facility with mats at one end and grass at the other. Realistic greens with pins on the range. Course is pretty straightforward and excellently maintained. Greens on the fast side for average player but fair. Speed of play was great this day in part because the carts are some of the fastest out there! Just an overall enjoyable experience and looking forward to playing there again..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Horrible experience"


u577782077's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Online showed a bunch of afternoon tee times available however when we arrived there was a long line inside the shop. We had a tee time at 2 pm which turns out this course decided to have a tournament in the morning and the afternoon. Every hole was backed up with carts stopped all over every hole. We could not even finish our PAID 18 holes since when we finished the first 9 the starter told us that he's sorry but he had to put 2 foursomes in front of us that are part of the members tournament. Hole 10 was a circus with loud golfers cramming up the tbox. Biggest waste of money and a clueless staff ruined our afternoon. Won't be playing at this course again as this apparently is the norm!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"First time player"


bnierenberg's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good experience. Well maintained. Excellent greens fir a public course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


HersheyIan's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

My son and I paid $200 to play this course during twilight. We are not Florida residents. If you are not a Florida resident, I would not recommend you play this course, it is simply not worth the money and the course is not in the sort of shape you would expect for the money. The grass practice facility is barely average, but they gouge you on the price. The only good thing is has going for it is that it is located close to the airport. Save your money and play Crandon Park which is cheaper and a better course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u4534273's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Challenge"


u000001513821's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bring your accuracy and shirt game on this course. You will be punished by wayward tee shots. Leave the ball above the hole and prepare yourself for an adventure. Greens are quick but fair and roll out nicely.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"They need to improve the fairways"


Horacio4202597's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every fairways is different from the other one.

Some one are excellent and other are bad.

And please.... I hate the soccer golf!! Why do you put a big hole with enormous yellow flag por the soccer golf a the middle of every fairways???


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed