Where the Bucs Play
MIAMI SHORES COUNTRY CLUB
One of the oldest courses in Miami, established in the 1920s, Miami Shores Country Club is an 18-hole course, featuring push-up greens common to older designs. The course plays 5,800 yards from the ladies' tees and 6,600 yards from the professional tees.
Tree-lined fairways meander through the residential areas of Miami Shores and cross Biscayne Canal at several points.
Miami Shores Country Club features a lighted driving range and complete pro shop and restaurant area. Both the Barry men's and women's golf teams use the course extensively because of its proximity to the university campus.
Normandy Shores Golf Club is located in the serene residential area of Normandy Isle. The view of Biscayne Bay, its soothing breezes and tropical wild life provide the backdrop for an enjoyable round of golf for novice or pro at this beautifully renovated hidden jewel.
The Arthur Hills-designed golf course is planted with Supreme Seashore Paspalum and features three sets of tees playing from 5,900 yards to 6,800 yards. The course offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels; be ready to use your mind as well as your swing to negotiate the rolling fairways featuring bunkering in landing areas, well protected greens and water hazards that come into play on 12 out of 18 holes.
Guest amenities include a driving range and putting green, and Grill Room featuring a fantastic selection of sandwiches, salads and full bar service.
INTERNATIONAL LINKS-MIAMI; MELRESSE GOLF COURSE
The finest new course in South Florida, completely redesigned, it reopened October 1997 at a cost of $3.9 million. A course with 97 bunkers, four waste bunkers and six acres of water. It's USGA-approved greens are far from flat. It was Tiger Woods' first South Florida appearance, giving a clinic to the youth of Miami. It has fairways with rolling hills and bunkers of pure white sand. It's condition is second to none.
Rolling northern style fairways predominate the gorgeous 135 acre golf course. Large undulating greens average 6500 square feet, and are planted with certified tift dwarf grass. The greens are considered to be among the best putting surfaces in Florida.
DON SHULA'S GOLF CLUB
You can start with the Hall of Fame legend himself, Coach Shula, or go to the other hall of fame greats from almost any walk of life, and what you will have is one of the most historic golf courses in the Southeast. Shula's Golf Course has played host to some of the most famous legends in America ranging from Joe DiMaggio, Shirley Povich, Stan Musial, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, and Michael Jordan.
Don Shula's Golf Course was designed in 1962 by architect Bill Watts from Florida's famous first family, the Grahams. It was designed in the traditional format of large greens for long holes and smaller greens for shorter holes. The course was originally planted with thousands of trees, located on what is now the ninth fairway. Today only two of the original trees still stand, thanks to Hurricane Andrew, which destroyed over 500 trees.
LA GORCE GOLF CLUB
The famous La Gorce Golf Course was salvaged from the sea in 1923, and upon its completion in 1927 was named after a great sportsman, John Oliver La Gorce.
Today, after being salvaged from a subdivision fate in 1945 by the golf-minded Miamians who put up a cool $1 million for the famous course, it stands out as one of the greatest courses in all of Florida. The par 71 course plays 6458 from the tournament tees. Famed golf architect Robert Trent Jones did a redesign of the course in the late 1960s, adding three water holes and reducing the traps from 80 to 72.