Melreese Golf Course at International Links in Miami, Florida, USA | GolfPass
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3.6
145 Reviews (145)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.3
65.0%
Recommend this course
117 out of 145 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.1
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.0
Layout
3.4
Pace
2.9
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.6
53.3%
Recommend this course
8 out of 15 reviews
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3.3
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.1
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.7
56.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 25 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

3.6
145 Reviews (145)

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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5.0
Previously Played

Don't miss this course

Fun course no matter your ability. The fairways and greens are in exellent shape. The pro, John Reed and staff are always friendly and the food is outstanding in a private club setting. Best value in Miami. Go play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

Great course, bad course management

It was 4th of July and we had a BBQ to go to at 2:30. Tee Time was 10am. The course was slammed. We were a twosome. When we started the starter said pace of play was a 4.5 hour 18. Which is fine by me. By 12:00pm we were teeing up on 6. We had to call it by 1:30 because we were so frustrated with the waiting and people trying to play through on a slammed day. They need to do their research and lengthen the tee time interval instead of being greedy and taking more players. It ruined the experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 51
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stay away

Nobody here knows how to play golf. It’s a Miami trash dump. We had people hit into us while we were on the green on a par 3. Not once, but twice. They were 20yr olds who had no etiquette. Our tee time was 11:45 and we didn’t actually tee of until 12:30 because it was so backed up. Then it was a 5hr round.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

The BEST Public Course in Miami!

The Beauty of the greens and fairways will take your breath away! I thought that the planes flying overhead intermittently would distract me; however it too was also a thing of beauty. I loved the fact that it was a challenging course, that gave me quite a work out! I can’t wait to play there again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
2.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun day

Staff was great, nice layout, unfortunately had to wait in every hole because group ahead moved like turtles

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
First Time Playing

Ridiculous staffing

Tee time was 818 got to the course at 815 waiting in line to get to the ticket counter for 5 minutes. I think his name was Michael said we just gave your tee time away. Ok just two of us work us in, can't get you in until 3. Was rude and really didn't care. Your in the business of customer service and I can't imagine as bad as traffic is in Miami they haven't experienced this before. I'm sorry but I wouldn't recommend this place and if I'm the ownership I feel you need to have a customer service training day.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

International Links

Fairways are just average, greens at cut way to short , overbooked ,therefore pace is 3 per hour !! not worth the $$

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nothing interesting

Course conditions were below average and the course was not very interesting. No memorable holes

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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