Trump National Doral Golf Club (Blue Monster course)


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   Trump National Doral Golf Club (Blue Monster course) Est. 1961

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Trump National Doral Golf Club (Blue Monster course): At first glance, Doral's famed Blue Monster may look a deceptively easy-going flattish resort-style layout. You might even wonder where its "monster" reputation comes from. Once on the course however, you'll realise why this fabulous parkland layout presents such a formidable test to aspiring amateurs and the world's best golfers alike.

The challenge of the Blue Monster, unmerciful when the wind blows, was increased to new levels following Gil Hanse's redesign of the course in 2013. The reachable par-5 opener and short par-4 2nd introduce you to the layout's voracious bunkering. These expansive clusters of white-sand bunkers are an ever-present threat, lining the fairways and surrounding most greens. At the par-4 11th they split the fairway, where (it is said) Democrats favour a shot down the left, while Republicans go right!

The par-4 3rd, surprisingly devoid of bunkering, introduces the Blue Monster's second line of defence, a series of small lakes and ponds that tightly flank many fairways and greens on no less than 14 holes. Deep rough around the nicely elevated greens, combines with firm and fast putting surfaces to ensure your short game is thoroughly tested.

With two of Doral's other courses (the Red Tiger and Golden Palm) flanking most of the Blue, the course enjoys a wonderfully natural parkland feel, with very little housing to be seen. A scattering of ficus, banyan, olive, palm and many other tree varieties pleasantly adorn the layout, although not to restrict the "monster's" essentially open, parkland character. The wonderful par-4 18th encapsulates everything that's gone before; a testing finishing hole where bunkering and water elegantly but dangerously await anything hit too far offline.

Stay & Play: luxury on-site accommodation is available in the Trump National Doral Resort (see Where2Stay section below).

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Making Contact

Trump National Doral Golf Club
4400 NW 87th Ave,
Miami, Florida FL 33178
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 713 6725 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (305) 592 2000
Fax

  +1 (305) 591 6691

Email   doral.reservations@trumphotels.com
Website   www.trumphotelcollection.com
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Golf Pro
 
Justin Hill (Head Golf Professional)
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Academy
 
Jim McLean Golf School (www.jimmcleandoral.com)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Doral's Red and Gold golf courses
 
Designer: Original design by Dick Wilson & Robert von Hagge. Later modifications by Ray Floyd & Jim McLean. Significant redesign by Gil Hanse & Jim Wagner (2013).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7590 6334 5463
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 77.4 71.7 72.9
 
At the Same Location:
Trump National Doral boasts four 18-hole championship golf courses. Located at the resort centre are the: BLUE MONSTER course (par-72, 7590 yds from back tees); RED TIGER course (par-72, 6395 yds); GOLDEN PALM course (par-71, 7012 yds). | Located 2 mi west of the main resort is the SILVER FOX course (par-71, 7006 yds; formerly the Jim McLean course). | The Great White Shark course (just across NW 87th Ave from the resort) is no longer part of the Doral Resort.
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How2Get There?

11 miles W of downtown Miami
From I-95 in Miami, take exit 3A and head west on the Dolphin Expwy (836), direction Miami Intl Airport. After approx 8 mi exit onto NW87th Ave and head north. After 2.2 mi, just after the intersection with NW36th St, turn left into Doral Resort. | If travelling from the north (e.g. Ft Lauderdale/N Miami Beach), leave I-95 at exit 12 and join the Palmetto Expwy (826). After approx 16 mi exit onto NW36th St (948) and head west. After 1 mi turn right into NW87th Ave. After 200 yds turn left into Doral Resort.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (Jan thru' May; Oct thru' Dec): $450 (all days). Golf cart included; mandatory forecaddie fee not included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Visitors can opt to walk or use a golf cart. Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Forecaddie compulsory for all players on the Blue course prior to twilight.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Every year since 1962, a year after it opened, Doral's Blue Monster course has been the venue for a US PGA Tour event, as well as numerous other top level tournaments. The impressive list of winners of Doral-hosted PGA Tour events includes Billy Casper, Jack Nicklaus, Ray Floyd, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Doral Golf Resort).

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 61st best public course in the USA; 24th best course in Florida.
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Location

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Latitude: (25.818317)
Longitude: (-80.343577)
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Trump National Doral Resort AAA 4-Diamond
4400 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33178
+1 (305) 592 2000
www.trumphotelcollection.com

Situated on 650 tropical acres, the Trump National Doral resort is one of Miami’s premier resorts. This Trump managed resort features 696 luxury-appointed rooms and suites, as well as four championship golf courses, including the famed Blue Monster. The European inspired Spa at Doral offers more than 100 spa services in 52 treatment rooms. For dining, guests have a choice of five varied restaurants, among them a Latin-American inspired steakhouse. The resort also features the Jim McLean Golf School, The Blue Lagoon pool, Camp Doral, tennis, a jogging trail, fitness centre and eight retail shops.

Golf at this hotel Doral (Blue Monster, Red Tiger & Golden Palm courses)
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Golf within 5 miles Doral (Silver Fox course)
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