4400 NW 87th Ave,
Miami, Florida FL 33178
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Doral's Red and Gold golf courses
Original design by Dick Wilson & Robert von Hagge (1961). Later modifications by Ray Floyd & Jim McLean. Significant redesign by Gil Hanse & Jim Wagner (2013).
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.
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.
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 at Doral: luxury onsite accommodation is available in the Trump National Doral Resort (see Where2Stay section below).
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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.
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).
Blue Monster course:
World: formerly ranked world's 92nd best course (GOLF magazine, 1987; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
USA: 75th best public course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: 24th best course in Florida (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
4400 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33178
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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.
Doral (Blue Monster, Red Tiger & Golden Palm courses)
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