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4.2
126 Reviews (126)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
84.7%
Recommend this course
109 out of 126 reviews
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3.9
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.8
72.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 11 reviews
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4.1
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
76.5%
Recommend this course
13 out of 17 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
126 Reviews (126)

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 3
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3.0
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Greens in maintenance

Should closed or inform. Customers of green maintenance.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Please don’t play it.

This is a hidden gem in south florida, and I’m not sure why I’m doing a review as I’d like fewer people to know about it. I play golf in the greater Miami area 2-4 times a year and this is a “must play” on my list.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

The absolute worst customer service + course you can play

Greens are torn up, u can’t putt on them. When asked for a replay when things are better was told no... lost business forever. Will never play here again gm got in my face over asking for a refund stating he owns the property( owned by the city ) what a joke Trump was right this course is destroyed beyond repair

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bring your A Game

Awesome course but will play tough if you don't have your A game. Tends to be breezy and with the mangroves boarding several holes you must hit it straight or risk loosing a ton of balls. Great layout and very challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

I was told the course was supposed to have spectacular views however I did not think so, I went from playing the courses at Trump doral to this course so that may be the reason I was so unimpressed with the conditions and views. I believe this course needs to lower its prices. There was a lot of wildlife though which was great. Back 9 is much better than front.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

challenging track, very good conditions, will play agian.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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 Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great setting, but too expensive given the conditions

Poor pace of play, so with the reduced fee after 2pm impossible to finish 18 during this time of the year.
No control on the course, poorly staffed, therefore everybody does what he/she wants, hence the relatively poor condition of the course. Maintenance has been evidently been reduced since our last visit.
Now the setting and course design continues to be superb and that won’t change, yet for the hefty price tag you’re paying, you would expect a course better organized and in better conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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 Poor
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very challenging course

It depends what time of year if you play in the summer , you best play early otherwise you’ll get hit with rain storms.
Other than that beautiful course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
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 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable course.

The windy conditions made it a very challenging round of golf for each of us. The greens were exceptionally fast. We look forward to returning.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Iguanas for everyone lol

Beautiful venue..first time playing there..overall great experience even though heavy rains right up to when we played so course must drain well. Would have been nice to at least have a 150 yd marker though as it was cart path only and lack of distance markers made it tough on a few holes..my gps died.
Will def play again

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 91
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Beautiful yet tough track

This has been one of the most beautiful yet difficult tracks I've ever played on. There's almost water hazards on every hole. The course is also pretty long, so the driver has to be spot on in order to have decent chances at greens in regulation. There's a ton of wildlife, especially iguanas and racoons. Don't leave any out, because the racoons will climb up on your cart and steal it while you're putting. I recommend this course to anyone, maybe except to high handicappers. I'll definitely come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing

Overall ok.

Call clubhouse if you choose to play on Tuesdays, they seem to have a weekly local group, I was stuck behind & as a single rider...made for a slow pace. Overall- course conditions are good, back 9 was kinda dry fairways. Iguanas all over course, but they dont bother you. Raccoons on back9, not too crazy about that (hence, 3 stars) was told they do not bother you, but I did have one try to snag a snack from my cart, although my snacks were not out in the open. Very local for the locals, awesome views of the bay & of Miami.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Thought it was ok....

Always heard about the course and decided to give it a try this past weekend with my golf buddies.
Course is in good shape. Nothing was brown. Few patches of rough has St Augustine grass, but nothing much.
The issue is the mangroves and scenery they promote. rarely did I see Biscayne Bay or downtown Miami.....I was surrounded by mangroves everywhere. Due to the mangroves it is VERY HOT out there. A few holes that are more open have a nice breeze.
Pace of play was pathetic. We were a 4 some, but we golf fast. We can finish easily in 3:15. 2 some in front of us were fast......BUT the 4some in front of them sucked. Never saw a started letting people pass /pick up pace of play.

As for going back, I don't know. The stagnant heat due to mangroves and the lack of pace of play kind of ruins a drive down there again. I could only imagine how slow the pace of play is during the winter when the Canadians come down.

Good to go once. Nice drive into the park.....but the golf left something to be desired.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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