Doral Resort Great White course

[COURSE CLOSED IN 2015]

4400 NW 87th Ave, Miami, Florida FL 33178

  • Office

    +1 (800) 713 6725 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (305) 592 2000
  • Fax

    +1 (305) 591 6691

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and urban environment.

  • Designer:

    A Greg Norman Signature Design

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7171
6085
4911
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.1
69.2
68.8

At the same location:

Located opposite the Great White course is the Trump National Doral Resort and three of its four 18-hole courses (the Blue Monster, Red Tiger and Golden Palm).

Location

Latitude:

25.815880

Longitude:

-80.336298

How to get there:

11 miles W of downtown Miami

From Hwy I-95 in Miami, take exit 3A and head west on the Dolphin Expressway (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 Expressway (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.

Doral Resort (Great White course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2000

Doral Resort (Great White course): GOLF COURSE WAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED IN 2015. The land has now been sold for mixed-use redevelopment. Across the road from the former Great White course, the four Trump National Doral courses (Blue Monster, Red Tiger, Golden Palm and Silver Fox) are all open for play.

[Original Where2Golf description]: Dramatically different in character from its more classical parkland Doral stablemates, the bold and exciting Great White is unlike anything you'll experience in Florida. This Greg Norman design is laid out on flat terrain with small lakes and large ponds threatening on 14 of the 18 holes.

When water is not present, the avenue-like fairways are flanked by rows upon rows of tall palm trees. The trees are rooted into a base of distinctive white coquina (crushed shells). The overall effect is to create "island holes" where either water hazards or the distinctive coquina awaits shots that miss the good-width fairways and small band of first-cut rough.

Shallow, circular bunkers also menacingly loiter around the greens and along some fairways, adding to the Great White's razor-sharp defences. Firm, crisp turf on the fairways and hard, fast greens create something akin to links-like playing characteristics, on a course that is more desert-style than parkland.

Amongst many hugely enjoyable and challenging holes, an upturned, pudding bowl green greets you at the par-5 1st, while another pudding bowl provides a "must hit" target on the par-3 6th. The other par-3s require testing carries over water, not least at the island-green 8th and fabulous par-3 16th, with 176 yards of carry over water from back tees to rock-fronted green. The excellent par-5 18th provides another corridor of palm trees to drive down, before tackling the testing approach to a seriously water and bunker defended green.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Course permanently closed in 2015.

Green fees

Course permanently closed in 2015.

Other information

Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Walking permitted if you carry your bag or take a caddie. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Great White course hosted many top-level tournaments, including the PGA TOUR's Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout in 2000, won by the team of Brad Faxon & Scott McCarron.

Where2Stay

  • Trump National Doral ResortAAA 4-Diamond

    4400 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33178

    +1 (305) 592 2000

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    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)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Doral (Silver Fox course)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Biltmore; Shula's; Crandon Key Biscayne; Turnberry Isle (25 mls).

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