Trump National Doral Miami - Blue Monster Course
Trump National Doral Miami offers five 18-hole courses, but the Blue Monster is the most well known. Originally designed by Dick Wilson, the golf course has been updated throughout the years by different architects to keep the challenges current. The course calls for strategy as well as distance. The fairways are infamously long and the greens are undulating. There are several water hazards that come into play as well as bunkers and deep rough. The Blue Monster's signature hole is the 18th with its trademark fountain; it was named by GOLF Magazine on of the top 100 holes in the world.
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|Gold M: 75.0/140||559||381||404||196||402||416||442||528||207||3535||572||344||589||230||439||157||325||410||433||3499||7034|
|Blue M: 73.5/139||543||364||393||176||378||402||435||497||185||3373||560||326||573||210||418||133||313||386||406||3325||6698|
|White M: 71.7/139 W: 78.8/144||528||348||361||159||354||382||420||469||180||3201||509||310||557||197||398||126||280||370||386||3133||6334|
|Red M: 67.6/132 W: 72.9/138||433||325||297||135||314||348||390||414||143||2799||418||285||490||172||305||117||252||289||336||2664||5463|
Food & BeverageSnacks, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Spa
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Blue Monster Photo submitted by nolan2509462 on 11/10/2020
Photo submitted by nolan2509462 on 11/10/2020
Photo submitted by u314160835306 on 09/23/2020
Photo submitted by Tony8012444 on 09/23/2019
Trump Doral from the Clubhouse Photo submitted by GreerGolf on 07/08/2017
Blue Monster #4 Photo submitted by GreerGolf on 07/08/2017
Blue Monster #9 Photo submitted by GreerGolf on 07/08/2017
Doral Fountain Photo submitted by GreerGolf on 07/08/2017
I played the course and lost Photo submitted by u000002632750 on 05/20/2015
Ist tee. Photo submitted by MattGinellaGA on 02/23/2014
A row of impressive palms to the right of the 10th tee. Photo submitted by MattGinellaGA on 02/23/2014
The 16th green is only one area where it's obvious Hanse has cleaned up the sight lines by removing trees. Photo submitted by MattGinellaGA on 02/23/2014
If you can't beat 'em, take a picture of 'em. The planes on approach are a factor at Blue. Photo submitted by MattGinellaGA on 02/23/2014
The view from the 18th green, looking back and reflecting on a course full of challenges for avid amateurs. Photo submitted by MattGinellaGA on 02/23/2014
Wow it’s gone down hill
$10 to park. Cart lady 1 time Very unfriendly and inefficient staff. Shuttle from parking lot after paying to park was a nightmare. No ranger. Multiple fivesum. Wait on every tee box. Covid used as an excuse for everything but this is a course that charges premium prices but treat you like cattle
Absolutely stunning resort, decent golf course
The pro shop and resort area are absolutely beautiful, world class. And that’s exactly what you are paying for .I’ve played hundreds of courses across the US, this course is nothing special unless you are in line of site of the beautiful Proshop or fountains near the starting and finishing holes. The price is an absolutely joke based on its reputation, now I can see how my boi Tiger shredded this “Monster” with a 66
This course is so beautiful it’s mind blowing, only reason ppl would give it less stars is because of the price, however it is easily worth it. The entire trump doral resort is amazing and all of the golf courses are prestine, I will be a regular visitor from now on for sure
Play for Reputation
Nice course with challenging layout. Played it based on its reputation. Probably more interesting from a longer yardage. I played up a bit because of the rain and soggy conditions. Greens are gorgeous and well protected by traps. Wide open layout making it fairer for higher handicaps. Worth playing.
I played this course back in the 90s well before Trump purchased it. frankly back then it was pretty much a dump hanging onto it's past glory days. Trump has not only transformed the course and the conditions but completely transformed the facilities and it is nothing less than top-notch. The day we played the winds were howling but we still had a great time piece of play was excellent course was great, my buddy had the blue monster on his bucket list, it didn't disappoint he was thrilled with the experience. Covid was a little bit of a hamper not everything was open.
Great day at Doral
The course was in excellent shape, especially considering the amount of rain in the area the previous days. The staff was very accommodating. I came out as a single was paired with another single, we played 18 in 3 1/2 hours on a 9:30 tee time.
Loved it till the end...
It’s an amazing course to play, greens and fairway are in excellent shape. I really enjoyed my round till the 17th green. For no reason a course keeper walked up to my ball 8 feet from the pin, picked it up and walked away. When he saw me he turned back and dropped the ball After asking why he did that he didn’t want to responde not give me his name. Nothing much you could do, a bit disappointed with Blue Monster recognized world wide but staff doesn’t respect or know the rules.
A Monster but worth it
The Blue Monster was a great challenge, a bucket list course for me. We played in August on a Monday morning, so the fee was only $129, so for that it’s an incredible value to play such an iconic course. Was a bit weird dealing with the COVID protocols, wearing mask in the pro shop and nobody helping you with the bag drop (you definitely want to drop your bag at the drop before parking, as it’s a long walk from parking lot, then grab it on way to the clubhouse check in area, as you can’t drive the cart back there to load up. Trust me!) But that doesn’t tarnish the experience. Keep it in the fairway as the rough is deceptively hard to find your ball in, and the steepness of the slopes from greens to water makes any shots over or just off the green a surprising lost ball into water or rough!
First time played and it lived up to it’s name. What a great course! Every hole was fun to play and a top notch golf course.
The course is beautiful, challenging, and worth the price.
Glad I am not playing this one everyday but I certainly want to go back and give it a go again sometime in the future!
The Blue Monster course , is exactly what it is titled, played it from the tips and the design and placement of water and bunkers, not to mention the length,,, makes this course extremely difficult The rough was what it is suppose to be ,, you miss the fairway... and it’s tough to get a descent shot To hold the greens. Greens where fast and firm, probably rolling a 10-11...
Overall. If you want a beautiful day of golf and one monster of a test of your game. Well. Go play the Blue Monster course. If you shot even here. You can play anywhere. Loved the challenge
Great Course - perfect fairways and greens
This is a class A course. Played while rest of Resort was closed due to Covid. Had to wear a mask in the pro shop and at the starter counter. Due to Covid had to drop my clubs off at the drop off, go park my car and walk a long way back to the drop off, then had to carry my clubs down about 400-500ft to where the carts are. Staff cannot touch your clubs, so no cleaning or placing in carts. Also tee’d off early, course was cart path only which made for a lot of walking as I tended to be on the far side from the cart path. Aside from the Covid issue, it is an absolutely beautiful course and club house. Will play again.
My sons 22nd Birthday. Beautiful course, great service and challenging day. Can’t wait to do it again.
Great course but not commensurate with price
I had to try the blue monster from growing up watching Doral. It's worth seeing in person compared to the usual TV angles you used to see for instance on the 18th. The course looks very different in person visually (as it often does). The course was in excellent condition, and the staff are very friendly and attentive (only minor problem was a long delay waiting for the bag at the end of the day). However, what struck me about the course itself was that it didn't particularly stand out compared to other good Florida courses. The scenery is the typical Florida setup, for golf amenities, having a range you can't hit a driver on but yet you pay 450 dollars is absolutely ridiculous. This isn't pebble beach in terms of vistas or golf history. Certainly there are much better courses you can play for less all over the country, extreme examples being Torrey Pines or Bethpage Black, but there are of course other easily comparable courses that are half the price of the blue monster. For instance out of state Trump ferry point in NYC is a more interesting golf course I'd say and has better views for half the price. If the tournament were still here, maybe the draw would be stronger, but as memories of that fade more and more I just can't recommend this course at it's current price point. You can find equally good or better ones for less, and since I'll probably never seeing a tour pro hitting a drive on 18 in competition any time soon I'm just left with more of a check box filled than remembering it as one of those top few places you'll play in your life.