Trump National Doral Golf Club (Silver Fox course)


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Trump National Doral Golf Club (Silver Fox course) Est. 1984

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Trump National Doral Golf Club (Silver Fox course): Located a couple of miles to the west of the main resort property (where you'll find Doral's Blue Monster, Red Tiger and Golden Palm courses), the Silver Fox course is the youngest of the Doral quartet. Originally known as the Silver course, for a while after a major renovation it became the Jim McLean Signature course, before reverting to its current name of Silver Fox.

Presenting a variety of golfing challenges, the layout meanders alongside many small lakes and ponds, while skirting past residential housing, which never gets too close to the generally good-width fairways. The layout includes a testing collection of par-3s, as well as several challenging stretches, not least the long 4-5-4 combination that starts the back-nine.

The Silver Fox is home to Doral's "Bermuda Triangle", a nickname for the 6th, 7th and 8th holes, a distinctly watery stretch where many balls are routinely sunk without trace. The "eye of the storm" is provided by the signature par-3 7th, featuring a testing tee shot to an island green. Wrapped alongside the same good-sized lake that surrounds the signature hole, the par-4 6th demands an impressive 220-yard carry over water if attempted from the tips. Rounding out the Bermuda Triangle the par-4 8th is one of the most scenic holes on the course, with water ominously waiting for anything hit too far right.

The narrow landing areas create a demanding game off the tee, while at the other end of each hole the greens are true, fast and accessible. For the golfer who is playing straight and true, a good score is generally achievable.

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Making Contact

Trump National Doral Golf Club
5001 NW 104th 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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Justin Hill (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
 
Surroundings: Residential setting.
 
Designer: Original design by Bruce Devlin & Robert von Hagge (1984). Later improvements made by Jerry Pate, before a signficant redesign by Jim McLean (2008).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7006 5861 4478
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 74.9 69.8 67.8
 
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?

13 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): $175 (all days). Golf cart 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
Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Caddies available.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

The world renowned Jim McLean Golf School has been an integral part of the Doral Resort since 1991, and is now the hub for an expanding number of McLean Golf Schools in other parts of the United States and beyond (e.g. Spain and Mexico).

After working on the redesign of some aspects of the Blue Monster course, Jim McLean was commissioned to significantly lengthen and redesign Doral's Silver course. For a while the layout became known as the Jim McLean Signature Course, before being renamed as the Silver Fox course. | The Silver Fox course hosted the 1999 PGA TOUR Qualifying School finals.

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Location

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Latitude: (25.817789)
Longitude: (-80.363354)
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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.

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