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South Florida and Miami is a dream destination for golfers. Miami has so much to offer numerous superb golf courses as well as its other traditional attractions, pristine beaches, clear blue waters, torrid nights, unbeatable shopping. Miami golfers can literately play in a different Miami golf course every day of their staying in Miami, there are more 30 public and private courses. The great south Florida weather makes Miami an ideal golf location. If you travel to Miami to enjoy this beautiful golf courses we also can recommend you to stay at nice and affordable hotels in the South Beach area or for something more private you can decide to go with a vacation rental apartment.

The 18-hole, par-71 championship Biltmore Golf Course, known for its scenic layout, has been restored to its original Donald Ross design, circa 1925. The green fee ranges from $48 to $120 in season, and the gorgeous hotel makes a great backdrop. 1210 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, FL, USA. PHONE: 305/460-5364.

The California Golf Club has an 18-hole, par-72 course, with a tight front nine and three of the area's toughest finishing holes. A round of 18 holes will set you back $30 to $45, cart included. 20898 San Simeon Way, North Miami Beach, FL, USA. PHONE: 305/651-3590.

Overlooking the bay, the Crandon Golf Course, formerly the Links at Key Biscayne, is a top-rated 18-hole, par-72 public course in a beautiful tropical locale. Expect to pay around $149 for a round in winter, $65 in summer, cart included. After 3, the winter rate drops to $57. The Royal Caribbean Classic and the Senior PGA are held here 6700 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne Miami FL, USA. PHONE: 305/361-9129.

Don Shula's Hotel & Golf Club has one of the longest championship courses in Miami (7,055 yards, par 72), a lighted par-3 course, and a golf school, and it hosts more than 75 tournaments a year. Weekdays you can play the championship course for $105, $145 on weekends ($40 for both after 3); golf carts are included. The lighted par-3 course is $12 weekdays, $15 weekends, and $15 for an optional cart. 7601 Miami Lakes Dr., take the 154th Street exit east (Miami Lakes Drive) off Rte. 826, Miami Lakes, FL, USA. PHONE: 305/820-8106.

Among its six courses and many annual tournaments, the Doral Golf Resort and Spa is best known for the par-72 Blue Monster course and the annual Ford Championship, with $1 million in prize money. Fees range from $195 to $295. Carts are not required, but there's no discount for walking. 4400 N.W. 87th Ave., 36th St. exit off Rte. 826, Doral, FL, USA. PHONE: 305/592-2000 or 800/713-6725.

For a casual family outing or for beginners, the 9-hole, par-3 Haulover Golf Course is right on the Intracoastal Waterway at the north end of Miami Beach. The longest hole on this walking course is 120 yards; the green fee is only $6. 10800 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles, Miami Beach, FL, USA PHONE: 305/940-6719.

Normandy Shores Golf Course is good for senior citizens, with some modest slopes and average distances; green fee is $55 in season, including cart. 2401 Biarritz Dr., Miami Beach, FL, USA. PHONE: 305/868-6502.

The Turnberry Isle Resort & Club has 36 holes designed by Robert Trent Jones. The South Course's 18th hole is a killer. Green fee is $134, but since it's private, you won't be able to play unless you're a hotel guest. 19999 W. Country Club Dr., North Miami Beach, FL, USA. PHONE: 305/933-6929.

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