The Senator Course at Shula's Golf Club

3.9738000000 4.0 stars from 5 (485)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6757 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 7601 Miami Lakes Dr, Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
  • (305) 820-8088
  • (305) 820-8175
  • www.shulasgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1962
Architect(s): Bill Watts (1962), Kipp Schulties (1998)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6757 yards 72.1 127
Gold 72 6149 yards 69.2 118
Gold (W) 72 6149 yards 75.1 130
Gold/White 72 5877 yards 68.0 112
Gold/White (W) 72 5877 yards 73.4 126
White 72 5626 yards 66.8 111
White (W) 72 5626 yards 72.0 124
Green (W) 72 4985 yards 68.1 117
Green 72 4985 yards 63.9 104

The 18-hole championship course at Don Shula's Golf Club is one of those courses that just seems to get better as you play your way around.

The first few holes are fairly open and not overly difficult. However, things start to get more difficult as you continue. By the time you make it to the 11th green, you'll know that you're in for a real dogfight. The fairways on the back get tight and there's water on just about every hole. All in all, it's a very enjoyable course from start to finish.

There are tennis courts, multiplex, fitness center etc. There’s something for everyone. The hotel's onsite amenities include upscale dining at the Original Shula's Steak House and casual dinning at the Bull Pen, which serves breakfast lunch and light dinner until 7pm.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 485 Reviews
5 stars:
102
4 stars:
263
3 stars:
83
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

429 out of 483 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks amazing food brunch  

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uUFDU7801UF's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape. Pace of play just a bite over 3 hours. Recommend to every one.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course but staff and pace of play was horrible"


Mike6481927's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a 1:08 tee time. I got to the course at 12:30. The pro shop told me that they could not check me in until my tee time. I was not put on a cart so could not go to the range without lugging my bag. I was finally checked in at 1:00 and given a cart. There was no starter so I went to the tee and joined up with a twosome on the tee. We played the first nine in a little over 2 hours. The second nine was different. It took 3 hours to play. At times there were 3 groups on every tee. On the 11th hole I noticed a sixsome playing the 12th. That was the problem.

The greens were good but slow. The fairways were not cut and looked like rough. I have played this course many times and have never been subjected to this treatment ever. Especially as a single. While I was waiting to check in only twosomes were teeing off with the exception of the odd threesome.

I will probably not play this course again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/12/2019

Mike6481927,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We apologize that you did not have an enjoyable experience during your Feb 28th round. The pro-shop checks in guests as early as 30 minutes in advance. We had a very busy day on the 28th with 4 hotel groups and over 200 people on the golf course. The back 9 had cart path only restrictions which always slows the pace of play down. We sincerely apologize for any mistreatment you feel you received. All of our guests are equally important to us and we encourage their feedback so that we can make improvements. We hope that you find a more enjoyable experience the next time you visit us.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"To slow"


gagnonpc's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Pace was terrible. No ranger. On every tee we had two to three groups waiting,


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/12/2019

Gagnonpc,

Thank you for sharing your comments from your most recent round at Shula's Golf Club. We are sorry to hear that the pace of play was not to your liking. We had 4 hotel groups on the course that day with cart path only restrictions on the back 9. Hopefully you will see a much improved pace of play the next time you visit us.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



u2685359's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/12/2019

u2685359,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Excellent cours"


Mario7565597's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2019
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Reviewed on

Would like to play there everyday but juste a bit far from home But this Time around will play there 3 Time for sure this week


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/12/2019

Mario7565597,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad to hear that you enjoy playing our course. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



chuckman5218's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/12/2019

chuckman5218,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Nice course, but greens were sanded"


Nettie35's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Water available, but no lids and straws. Surely they can afford lids and straws!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

Nettie35,

Thank you for reviewing Shula's Golf Club. Lids and straws always find their way on the golf course and jam up mower blades. In addition they have become harmful to native wildlife. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"You get what you pay for"


Jbargfeldt19's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked this course the day before on Golf Now, and I was extremely happy with how easy it was to find courses, look at pictures, and also split costs with my buddies tagging along. As for as the course goes, it was in good condition and was a fun course to play for the price. The staff wasn’t exactly the most helpful, but that doesn’t really affect how I view the course since I only encountered them one time when i checked in. The greens were a bit slow and banged up, but for $30 I couldn’t have asked for much more.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

Jbargfeldt19,

Thank you for sharing your comments from your most recent round of golf with us. We are glad to hear that you found the course fun to play. We look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



JDG74's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

JDG74,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



msuman's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

msuman,

Thank you for reviewing Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you gave us a high rating and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Historic"


lisahtomlinson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've never checked in for golf at a steakhouse before. I chose this course to play because of its its historical significance. I and my brother are from Ft. Lauderdale and are lifelong Dolfans. It was best to see Shula's memory boards. The course is good for locals I would suggest. Even $54 is overpriced. Very proactive cart service. As a quick group of 2, ladies group nicely let us play through. Next ladies group let us wait. It was warm with some nice, breezy clouds. Layout can challenge with water and a few right fairways. After playing Silver Fox Doral the day before, I would have chosen to do that twice over this. Ok for a good hot deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

lisatomlinson,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you enjoyed viewing the memorabilia in the club house and found the outside staff helpful. Please let us know what we could have done better to improve your experience. We hope to see you again.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



u113197964's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

u113197964,

Thank you for reviewing Shula's Golf Club. We hope that you visit us again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Worth it"


Tommy6370009's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For what you pay for this course it’s 110% worth it, also very tough back 9 !


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

Tommy6370009,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Slow play but good greens"


welfels's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Started out poorly, starter informed me that the others on my tee time showed up and went early. Strange because there were multiple 4somes in front of me. A couple of singles showed up on the first tee while I was waiting so it turned out to be a good day except the very slow play. 5 hours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

Welfels,

Thank you for sharing your comments from your most recent round with us. Not sure when you started your round. On the day you played, we had cart path only restrictions on the back 9 which contributed to a slow round. We hope to see you again very soon so that you an enjoy a quicker round of golf.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Horribly Slow"


tvarma's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We really like this track normally, but the speed of play has gotten ridiculously slow.

No rangers in sight to help, Hackers with NO course etiquette , now added with parents trying to teach kids on the course, etc...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

tvarma,

Thank you for your comments from your most recent round with us. Not sure when you played. We schedule course rangers Wednesday - Sunday. We try to identify beginners and encourage them to play later in the day so that they do not interfere with more serious golfers.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"First visit"


Jasonp189's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was alright, we had our round discounted through golf nows hot deal.

It was nothing to write home about, pretty much came as expected, fairly difficult if you have a bit of a slice. Greens were good


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

Jasonp189,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you found the course to be challenging and the greens in good condition. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Good Value"


Gclairman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent track for the price is south FLA. Play early if you want to avoid a long round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

Gclairman,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad that you found good value in our course. That is a great tip on playing early as we tend to get very busy by mid day. Hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Good course for the money"


Mike6481927's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. The front side is quite a bit easier than the back. A lot of water on the back so very challenging. Enjoyed playing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

Mike6481927,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. Most golfers would agree with you that the front 9 is much easier than the back due to the amount of water. We hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Great value"


mellend's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2019
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways, greens and pace of play was very good today!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/15/2019

Mellend,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the course conditions. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club


"Nice course"


croswhit's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Glad to get back and play after 2+ years hiatus. Well managed course, green are excellent (though a bit slow on a Friday afternoon), fairways mostly good (not lush but decent turf).


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/15/2019

Croswhit,

Thank you for your review of Shula's Golf Club. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the course conditions. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Shula's Golf Club



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