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Turnberry Isle Miami Resort & Golf Club

19999 West Country Club Drive,

Aventura, Florida FL 33180

  • Office

    +1 (305) 932 6200
  • Pro shop

    +1 (305) 933 6929
  • Fax

    +1 (305) 933 6554
  • Golf pro

    Ray Boone (PGA, Director of Instruction).
  • Academy

    Ray Boone Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Residential condos and resort hotel.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1971). Major redesign by Ray Floyd (2006).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7047
6013
4971
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
74.9
70.5
70.1

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Soffer course. Also at Turnberry Isle is the 18-hole Miller course (par-70, back tees 6417 yds, rating 72.0).

Location

Latitude:

25.957319

Longitude:

-80.135464

How to get there:

16 miles S of Fort Lauderdale / 16 miles N of downtown Miami

From I-95 (10 mls N of Miami, 10 mls S of Ft Lauderdale) take exit 16 and go east on Ives Dairy Rd (NE 203rd St). After 1 mile turn right onto US Hwy 1 (Biscayne Blvd). After just o.2 mls, at first traffic lights, turn left into Aventura Blvd (NE 199th St). After o.4 mls turn right into West Country Club Drive. After 200 yds the Resort's main entrance is on your left.

Turnberry Isle Miami Resort (Soffer course)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1971

Turnberry Isle Miami Resort (Soffer course): Arriving at Turnberry Isle, one of Miami's classiest resorts, it is hard to imagine that behind the impressive resort hotel there is space enough for two top-quality championship golf courses. Formerly known as the North and South (now Miller and Soffer), both these Robert Trent Jones originals, have benefitted from a major redesign by Ray Floyd. The result is two excellently maintained, challenging and contrasting 18-hole layouts.

Space is not an issue as the Soffer course meanders through a myriad of small lakes and ponds, with gently contoured fairways, spectacular water features and more elevation change than is often the case in southern Florida. The overall feel here is more akin to a handsomely adorned desert oasis, than a golf course in the classic parkland genre. Palms, together with other tropical trees, an abundance of colourful flora and plenty of wood mulch, attractively separate the holes, while water is an almost ever-present threat. Excellent fairway bunkering and several river-like sandy waste areas, underscore the need for accuracy versus length on many of your tee shots.

Although Aventura's towering condo blocks look down on proceedings (a bit like golfing in Dubai), the oasis character of the Soffer course and quality of the golfing experience does not suffer. The memorable par-5 18th requires a final approach shot to a relatively small, rock-fronted island green, while a spectacular 64-foot waterfall - the largest in the State - dramatically enhances an unforgettable finish.

Stay&Play: luxury onsite accommodation is available at this top-quality resort (see Where2Stay section below).

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Resort guests (staying at Turnberry Isle Resort) can book to play on weekdays and weekends.

No outside visitor play available.

Green fees

Resort guest fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (Nov thru' April): $295. Golf cart and forecaddie included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Visitors must take a caddie, and can opt to walk or use a golf cart. Caddie not required for twilight tee-times. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Soffer course (formerly the South course) is named after real estate developer Don Soffer, who founded Aventura and the Resort. Turnberry Isle has hosted many top-level tournaments including the US Seniors PGA Championship (a seniors' Major) on three occasions in 1979-81, with Arnold Palmer winning the title here in 1980. More recently the US LPGA Tour have competed on the Soffer course (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Turnberry Isle).

Where2Stay

  • Turnberry Isle Miami ResortAAA 4-Diamond

    19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180

    +1 (305) 932 6200

    Visit website

    Set among 300 tropical acres, this stunning Mediterranean-style resort has recently undergone a $150 million transformation. Here you'll find the essence of elegance and indulgence with 392 guest rooms and suites, two 18-hole championship golf courses, a private beachfront Ocean Club on the Atlantic, the award-winning Willow Stream Spa and fitness centre, a tennis facility, three pools featuring a waterslide, lazy river, private cabanas and poolside dining, a supervised children's program and a wide array of recreational activities. The diverse selection of restaurants range from American contemporary cuisine at Chef Michael Mina's new Bourbon Steak restaurant to seaside casual and regional flavours at Cascata Grille.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Turnberry Isle (Soffer and Miller courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      The Diplomat; Hillcrest

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Miami Beach; Crandon Key Biscayne; Shula's; Biltmore; Emerald Hills; Jacaranda; Plantation Preserve; Inverrary; Doral (25 mls).

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