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4.2
152 Reviews (152)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
82.4%
Recommend this course
128 out of 152 reviews
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3.8
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
69.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 29 reviews
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3.9
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
72.5%
Recommend this course
29 out of 40 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

4.2
152 Reviews (152)

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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GPS didn’t eork

GPS is good only to inform that they close at 6:30

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
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3.0
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Conditions Fair
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Friendliness Average
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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
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3.0
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Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
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Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 9
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2.0
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Poor management

Unable to finish our round and told to finish our round on #15. Not a single marshal all day and had to wait on every shot. Nothing was being monitored on the course. I drove 1 1/2 hrs to play this course and I will not do it again.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Beat course in Miami!

Crandon is by far the best and most beautiful course in Miami. Staff can be intense but that’s usually only on the first two holes. Ignore them, keep going and enjoy the scenery and the golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is not maintained at all right now

I was super disappointed with the condition of the course - fairways, greens, teeboxes, everything. The entire course was dried out and the grass was dead everywhere. No point in hitting the fairway since you can't hit off of dead grass.

There were no marshalls on the course holding people accountable to the 4 hour window they should be finishing 18 holes in, and it took us 5 hours and 15 minutes to play.

Unless the course does right by its customers (us), I can't see myself returning to this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not as good as advertised

I heard a lot of glowing things about this course before I played it, but it wasn’t as advertised. The fairways, greens, and tees were not at the quality level for the full price. It was decent for what I paid to play. But, I would have been disappointed if I had paid the full $95. The club house and even the driving range set you up for a better experience than the course delivers. The grass on the fairways is not even in quality or cut, the sand traps have stones in them, and the first cut on the greens is too high. The only saving grace is that the speed of the greens, though slow, are fairly consistent. I would recommend the course to others, but make sure they understand what they are getting for the dollar.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is a great challenge.

This course was a great challenge; however, my game of play was not the best it could have been due to cart path only. Select fairways could’ve been 90 degree play. The excessive walking took a lot out of the play.. Despite all, I look forward to playing it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Track When in Miami

Awesome layout and challenging holes! Great par 3s. Overall conditions tee to green were great even with recent heavy rains!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bravo

Wow, great layout on terrific shape. The setting is extraordinary and the wildlife is certainly something I’ve never encountered!
Highly recommend this course but it is a very tough golf course. Distance control is crucial to low scoring.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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