The Biltmore Hotel in Miami is one of the most famous and iconic hotels in all of South Florida. The Coral Gables property recently underwent a $25 million renovation to the guestrooms, as well as the famous golf course on the property. The restoration to the golf course was highly anticipated, and it was overseen by Brian Silva, the architect for the golf course. The goal was to restore the course, so that it would be the same as the original layout from Donald Ross, which was designed in 1925.
The Biltmore Golf Course reopened on December 15, 2018. Golfers soon saw that there were quite a few changes made to the 18-hole 71-par golf course. All of the tees, fairways, greens, and bunkers were restored. Out of the original 85 sand bunkers, 84 of them were restored to the 1925 style and conditions. The fairway movement was restored to what it had been, and the back tee yardage was bumped up to 7,112 yards. They worked hard to make it as accurate as possible to the original, and the changes they made have been welcomed.
What Does the Biltmore Golf Course Offer?
For years, the Biltmore Golf Course has been the home of the NCAA Hurricane Invitational, as well as the Miami Women’s golf team. In January of 2019, it became the home to the headquarters of the Jim McLean Golf School. This school offers different types of golf instruction. Those who are interested could take private lessons, attend one of the multiday schools, or a corporate clinic. Their goal is to help people improve their game.
In addition, the Biltmore Golf Course includes a wide range of amenities. The golf clubhouse is called the 19th Hole, and it is a restaurant and a bar. In addition, there is a golf shop that is stocked with everything you might need, along with locker rooms for men and for women. The golf course also has practice facilities including a practice putting green, chipping area, artificial turf hitting surfaces, and more. The course features electric golf carts that have a GPS system installed, golf club rental, a fitting and repair center, and much more.
The renovation has helped to ensure that that course remains challenging, and that you get the best of both worlds – a classic course and all of the modern conveniences you could need.
Take Time to Visit the Course
If you are heading to the South Florida area for business or for pleasure, you may want to book a round or two of golf at the Biltmore Golf Course. Even if you were there a few years ago to play on the course, the new renovation has made it a brand new experience. Take a round or two to check it out and see how you fare against the original course. It is in a beautiful location, and it should provide you with a nice challenge.