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3.8
211 Reviews (211)
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
72.5%
Recommend this course
169 out of 211 reviews
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3.4
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
60.6%
Recommend this course
20 out of 33 reviews
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3.5
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.9
66.0%
Recommend this course
35 out of 53 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7301 yards
Slope 145
Rating 76.2

Subtle but enticing, Crandon is a well-planned challenge built in 1972 by Robert von Hagge and Bruce Devlin. In 1993, a redesign by von Hagge brought new greens and bunker configurations. Formerly known as "The Links at Key Biscayne" Crandon Park Golf Course is a championship 18-hole golf course located on the "island paradise" of Key Biscayne, just 10 minutes from downtown Miami.

The course has the world's largest tee, seven saltwater lakes, challenging sand traps, mangrove thickets, and many holes overlooking Biscayne Bay.

You can see crocodiles (they have three), numerous raccoons and Jurassic-sized iguanas darting across the course. The blue and tri-colored herons, white ibises, snowy egrets, pelicans and anhinga grace the fairway roughs and saltwater banks.

From the first hole - a dogleg par 5 that requires a drive over water and mangroves - to the last - another par 5 with water on both sides of the fairway - Crandon Park Golf Course has, in many ways, become Miami-Dade's signature public golf course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bruce Devlin (1972) Robert von Hagge (1972) Robert von Hagge (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Crandon Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
211 Reviews (211)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Water Hazards 8
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Worst golf experience ever

The staff were not helpful or knowledgeable upon arrival. We were told the driving range was closed yet there were certain people allowed to hit balls on the range. The only warmup area consisted of a green that is about the size of a living room rug that was horribly maintained. The drainage is horrible!! There are too many people playing on the course and it took us just under 40 minutes from tee off to tee box on #2. We left after one hole and played Top Golf. This was a complete waste of time and money since this was one of two courses we chose for our golf trip. Do not play this course!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very disappointed

Let me first start this review by saying we have played this course maybe 10 times before, last time was 2 years ago. We were able to get a deal from Golfnow, so we only paid 60$ per player instead of 100$. So this review is really based on the expectations of a 100$ round. When we arrived, there was nobody to help us put our bags on a cart. We paid, spoke to the starter who told us to pick any cart and put our bags ourselves on it. There were only a few carts available and none of them had a working GPS. The group in front of us picked the last one. I will try to repeat verbatim what the starter then told us. “ no too far ahead of you, there is a group of 3 guys, very nice guys, but they are a bit drunk so they may be slow. Also, right in front of you, there is a group of 5 playing together. They asked for the cart girl and I think they are putting some money on the game. So they could be slow as well, so get close to them and put pressure on them. You know this is a public course, so, you know….” I will not repeat here the rest but it was not really better. On the course, we never saw any player assistant to try to keep a decent pace of play. To top it off, the course was in only fair condition and the greens were not really good, having even weed growing in them. When we finished the round, nobody was there to wash our clubs and take them off the cart. Needless to say, we were expecting a little bit more as far as service is concerned on a 100$ a round course. We will never go back.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Worth a hit

The layout is nice but the course care could be finessed a little more. Clubhouse is rundown.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rental clubs sucked

Great course, restaurant is old and worn out and so we’re the rental clubs but nice course if you don’t need amenities

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play

5+ hour round of golf, multiple groups of 5 on course, never saw a course ranger.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Conditions are abysmal

The course is in awful shape with the exception of the greens. Crab grass in every fairway, standing water in every fairway and 0 carts available. Wasn’t informed beforehand so I actually had to walk and push carts were also not available. Anything more than $30 is not worth it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

This course is beautiful

After 18 holes i have to say this course is maravilloso!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Layout

Played immediately after the heavy rains from Hurricane Ian. Course was spotted with casual water and not as pretty as in part times. Greens were perfectly true but slower than past rounds.
The only negatives were slow play and mosquitoes!! We teed off late and it was really bad. Bring bug spray!!!
Great facility!! Will be back

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Just okay

The design is beautiful, but it’s maintained very poorly. Fairways and tee boxes are in poor shape but the greens were nice. Not worth the money. Proper value is around $40

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Crandon is worth it

Beautiful course, challenging layout with a lot of bunkers and water. Definitely will come back to play this course. Staff was very helpful and nice

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome Florida setting.

Greens we’re very fast and bunkers were hard to get out of.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 111
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The condition is not so good but it's a good course

It's a fun and challenging course with views of Key Biscayne. There are some forced longs and strategic dogleg shots. The greens are small with very good speed and plenty of undulations. The fairways are the worst parts of the course since they are very rough and yellowish, probably due to a recent punch. Luckily, we didn't see a mosquito issue as other reviewers mentioned and the staff treated us well. With a $110 price tag during the summer, I think it's very overprice given its overall conditions and no complimentary of the range. There are much better courses in S Florida with reasonable green fees. I would come back to play it if I can get a better green fee before the summer ends.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

championship course

well kept and fast, undulating greens, on some holes you need extra length. lots of leguans and other animals, all in all worth playing

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

championship course

good layout, well kept, some dry spots around the greens, greens fast and undulating, not easy to read, all in all worth playing

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

Great Course

Well-maintained course, great fairways, greens, bunkers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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