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4.1
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
81
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
76.1%
Recommend this course
103 out of 122 reviews
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3.4
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
60.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 5 reviews
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3.7
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
61.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 7270 yards
Slope 128
Rating 73.7

The Melreese golf course at International Links is where Tiger Woods made his first professional appearance in south Florida. The championship course, which has six sets of tees, features rolling fairways and large, undulating greens. It is a tight golf course featuring five lakes that come into play on 14 holes. To make up for the damages caused by Hurricane Andrew, the golf course has been outfitted with replanted tall live oak and palm trees that can affect shots. There are also nearly 100 sand bunkers present on the course. The Melreese course's signature hole is the par-4 14th, which is nicknamed "Heartbreak Ridge." It has water alongside the right side of the fairway all the way from the tee to the green, and it requires an approach shot past water to an island green. The International Links facility also offers a lighted driving range and putting green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #22)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2015 #11)

Reviews

4.1
122 Reviews (122)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Amazing Food 19
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 18
Water Hazards 18
Bunkers 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Advanced Golfers 13
Instruction 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
Near the Airport 19

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No Rain Check when heavy rain and thunderstorms

The golf course is too expensive for the design. We just played up to hole 10 when the rain starts and heavy lighting. Too dangerous to continue playing and we decided to stop the game. My partner and I went to the Pro Shop to ask for a Rain-Check but for my surprise the attendant said that they don’t provide Rain-Checks. I paid over $200 for two players for just 10 holes. Incredible! I’m not going to return to this golf course ever again.

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Luis

Conditions Good
Value Fair
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Greens were still rough from aeration but course was in great shape otherwise.

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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Good
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Conditions Good
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Reviews 5
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 11
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Golf Should Not Take 5 Hours

Pace of play was ridiculously slow and nobody was monitoring the foursome that had 2 open holes in front of it for the last 12 holes.

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Amenities Fair
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4.0
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Good for the money

Thru the years I have played this course many times and this was probably not the best.
T boxes where not in good shape as were the greens and I remember eating one of the best burgers in Miami. Thats also gone. The restaurant was full of flies even with the AC on; but again it was good for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
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3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a month
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Reviews 1
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2.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
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 Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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