The Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Florida, USA | GolfPass
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4.3
637 Reviews (637)
5 Stars
279
4 Stars
243
3 Stars
73
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
21
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
90.7%
Recommend this course
553 out of 637 reviews
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4.3
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.2%
Recommend this course
83 out of 93 reviews
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4.4
148 Reviews (148)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.5%
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134 out of 148 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 7112 yards
Slope 132
Rating 74.3

The Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables sits next to the beautiful hotel, an architectural masterpiece that was modeled after the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain. Donald Ross designed the course in 1925 and the traditional layout has retained all of its original character. The golf course weaves through a series of canals that used to carry guests along in gondolas. The canals run alongside the lush fairways while towering banyan trees frame the elevated greens. Offering views of the historic hotel from nearly every hole, there are carts available but the golf course is worth the walk. The layout is popular not only for its historic scenery and verdant setting, but also for its playability. Over the years the Biltmore has been host to a number of professional golfers and celebrities ranging from Babe Ruth to Tiger Woods.

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Course Details

Year Built 1925
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Tif-Eagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1925)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, JCB
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 College Courses in the U.S. (2020 #25)

Reviews

4.3
637 Reviews (637)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Patio Dining 26
Brunch 25
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 29
Undulating Greens 23
Water Hazards 21
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 26
Locals 26
Walkers 24
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 33
At a Resort 25
Near the Airport 17

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Handicap 10-14
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Wet weather
Used cart

Going old school at The Biltmore

After staying two nights in the iconic Miami Biltmore Hotel next door, I couldn't wait to tackle this equally historic Donald Ross course. Mother Nature had other plans. I was only able to get through 12 holes before the rains that have plagued South Florida came pouring down again. This was only the northern tip of a tropical storm, not the hurricane winds from Irma that ripped down hundreds of trees and branches on the course earlier this fall. The piles of debris I could see lining several fairways also line many of the streets in the surrounding neighborhoods. The entire region is still making a comeback. All in all, conditions were good. The greens putted tricky tough.
The holes I did play were very much a treat. I hope to come back. By then, a new Jim McLean golf school will be operating out of the expansive practice facilities, adding another exciting chapter to this legendary golf resort. It opens Jan. 1.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Always a good value

Pace of play was great for a crowded Saturday.
Greens were nice but not as nice as usual.... Still traces of last aeration.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 87
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Punched Greens

Greens are affected by the holes from aeration.
Thought they would be better from the last time I played.
Probably the weather is affecting their recovery.. Still made some putts.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice

Although the driving range was closed & there were a couple of rough patches under construction it was an overall great place to play. Will definitely play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Highly recommend!!

Even with aeration, the greens were still very true. The staff is very customer service oriented. I asked about a battery to purchase for my range finder, and they did not have any. Without hesitation, the staff member pulled one out of a range finder in a drawer and gave it to me. Very thoughtful. I also played with an employee named Tyler, and he was very friendly and helpful with course navigation.
This course is very nice. The biggest concern is hydration. When the beverage cart is running, it can still be a while between water sources. On a hot Florida day, that can be challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course overall, only complaint is that players don’t fix their landing spots on the greens so it can be tough to put sometimes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice value during summer season

I have played this course a few times this year. The condition of the course was the best I have seen

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is not well signed

To start, you enter a large parking lot and there are no directional signs to a bag drop, something every golf course has. Once I found the unmarked bag drop area, no one services the area so I had to carry my bag a few hundred feet to find the starter's booth, also unmarked. Then there were no signs to the pro shop. Once on the course, there were no signs to indicate where the golf cart automatically shuts down from below-turf sensors. This was a regular annoyance on the fairways. The carts automatically slow down without warning for other unknown reasons. There was a halfway house but again no directional signs. One passes it on the front and back nine but when passing it on the front nine, it is passed at the rear so one doesn't know that it is a halfway house. One final negative, the fairway landing areas were hard to visualize due to no blue, white or red distance stakes. On the positive side, the fairways and greens were in very good condition, great practice facilities and friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst condition I have ever seen

The course was in terrible condition. Fairways were very thin, sandy and in very bad shape. Greens were ok but they had lost collars around a lot of the greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

So much potential for a great course but ruined by the little things

Arrived at Biltmore, paid the 'City resident rate'. Asked to pay more as I don't live in Coral Gables, just Miami. I wasn't aware coral gables was a 'City'.

Next the standard of players on the course is very varied and there's no handicap limit. Pace of play was obviously very slow with little or now care given by the Marshall.

Greens had just been aerated and yet no discount was in place.

The ball machine didn't work at the range so didn't have enough time to hit balls.

No tees are given which one might expect for a 100 dollar round. No ice, no towels. Absolutely none of the little things are done here.

The course is nice and you've got to think about every tee shot, guess you have a long time to think with the pace of play being what it is.

Staff are hit or miss, either great or below par.

Mahi tacos after were a positive.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 87
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Sandy fairways

Course is undergoing its usual maintenance. So playing conditions were not the best. Greens were somewhat bumpy as they are still to recover fully from the aeration while the fairways had lots of sand after being punched. Course should be great again in a few weeks.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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