Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami - No. 16
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Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami - No. 16
The par-4 16th hole on the Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami is now 340 yards long and features water down the left side. Matt Ginella/GolfAdvisor
Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami - first tee
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Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami - first tee
A Rolex clock keeps watch at the first tee of the Blue Monster at Doral. Matt Ginella/GolfAdvisor
Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami - No. 10
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Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami - No. 10
The right side of the 10th hole of the Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami is adorned with a row of palm trees. Matt Ginella/GolfAdvisor
Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami - No. 18 fairway
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Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami - No. 18 fairway
The Blue Monster's infamous 18th hole has one of the more intimidating approach shots on the PGA Tour. Matt Ginella/GolfAdvisor
Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami - No. 18
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Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami - No. 18
There's no lifeline for anything left on the 18th hole of the Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami. Matt Ginella/GolfAdvisor
Trump National Doral Miami - clubhouse
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Trump National Doral Miami - clubhouse
Resort improvements are ongoing at Trump National Doral Miami. Matt Ginella/GolfAdvisor
Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami - caddies
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Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami - caddies
Golf Channel's Morning Drive crew enlisted two caddies for the loop on the Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami. Matt Ginella/GolfAdvisor
Blue Monster golf course - Trump National Doral Miami
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Blue Monster golf course - Trump National Doral Miami
The new Blue Monster features mostly wider playing corridors and simply "bigger" holes. Matt Ginella/GolfAdvisor
Trump National Doral Miami - fountain
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Trump National Doral Miami - fountain
What's a Donald Trump golf facility without an ornate fountain? Matt Ginella/GolfAdvisor
Gold Course - Trump National Doral Miami - 18th
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Gold Course - Trump National Doral Miami - 18th
The 18th hole on the Gold Course at Trump National Doral Miami features an island green. Matt Ginella/GolfAdvisor
Trump National Doral Miami
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Trump National Doral Miami
Trump National Doral Miami is minutes from Miami International Airport. Matt Ginella/GolfAdvisor

The Blue Monster golf course at Trump National Doral Miami: Back and bigger than ever

MIAMI -- Doral's Blue Monster course is back and bigger than ever.

With the recent purchase of the resort by Donald Trump, this iconic south Florida resort is now Trump National Doral Miami, set on 800 acres and features five golf courses, highlighted by the famed Blue Monster. Trump shut down the course shortly after purchasing the resort and called upon architect Gil Hanse to re-imagine and embolden the layout. Now stretching to more than 7,500 yards and set on more than 300 acres, the new design promises an even more dramatic finish for the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Here Matt Ginella showcases some shots from his recent round on the all-new Blue Monster. You can also follow his golf and travel pictures on Instagram at Instagram.com/Matt_Ginella.

Matt Ginella is Golf Advisor's Editor-at-Large and host of Golf Advisor Round Trip travel series on Golf Channel. Matt serves as resident buddy trip expert and captains a collection of VIP trips called Golf Advisor Getaways.
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