The Biltmore Golf Course

3.9363705882 3.9 stars from 5 (305)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6800 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, Florida 33134, Dade County
  • (305) 460-5364
  • (305) 460-5315
  • www.biltmorehotel.com

Year built: 1925
Architect(s): Donald Ross (1925), Brian Silva (2007)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tee 1 71 6800 yards 72.1 126
Tee 2 71 6303 yards 70.2 124
Tee 3 71 6031 yards 68.8 120
Tee 3 (W) 73 6031 yards 74.8 131
Tee 4 71 5773 yards 66.0 116
Tee 4 (W) 73 5773 yards 71.7 121
Tee 5 73 5420 yards 69.6 119

The Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables sits next to the beautiful hotel, an architectural masterpiece that was modeled after the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain. Donald Ross designed the course in 1925 and the traditional layout has retained all of its original character. The golf course weaves through a series of canals that used to carry guests along in gondolas. The canals run alongside the lush fairways while towering banyan trees frame the elevated greens. Offering views of the historic hotel from nearly every hole, there are carts available but the golf course is worth the walk. The layout is popular not only for its historic scenery and verdant setting, but also for its playability. Over the years the Biltmore has been host to a number of professional golfers and celebrities ranging from Babe Ruth to Tiger Woods.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 305 Reviews
5 stars:
113
4 stars:
131
3 stars:
44
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

264 out of 300 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near the airport   Great for a weekend splurge locals walkers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Beware price quoted for tee time"


penachristian's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked a round for 2 city of Coral Gables residents for $77 on GolfNow. When I checked in with the pro shop, I was charged $102. The pro shop staff said it was because my friend and I were going to ride in a cart. Even though I pointed out the price on GolfNow said "cart included," and showed them the reservation on my phone, the staff would not budge on the price.

Like I told the pro shop staff, I don't mind paying $102 to play, except the price I signed up for was different on GolfNow. Even though I spoke with a very nice GN rep on the phone, the price problem was never resolved, though she is sending a dozen golf balls my way.

Bottom line, to avoid surprises, verify the price with the Biltmore before playing.

The course is very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"overprice"


inex223's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This cource is a nice course but not for the price they are charging


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice round - condition of the fairway’s need more time to grow in."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Round was ok. Will play again once the course has grown in more. Great practice area made the trip from Aventura worth it! Place of play was fine about 4 and 1/2 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Bad decision"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is not in shape yet, it is not well marked for club pick up and where is the next hole and how to get in the restroom.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u000003700244's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Randy9155005's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ray"


ray2991455's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve played this course 50 times over the years l like the changes they made and next year it should be a lot better as greens will not be rock hard and fairways grow in..i played there two times this week and the pro shop has no control of the course. 5 hours on Sunday 1/13:19 and 5 1:/2 hours Tuesday 1/15:19 I will not be going back again this winter.. There’s people who are not playing golf wandering on the course people kayaking in the canals. Slow slow....


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Donald Ross greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice large greens, true and quick, a real joy. Great staff. Do you ever put the hole location on 18 on the left?? The fairways are still not grown in yet. Great practice areas. I wish the cart paths had been removed during remodel, it's a great course to walk. I could tee off as a walker before the cart arrived on the next hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Really glad I only paid $45 thru Golf Now"


102no's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We paid $45 with a Golf Now Hot Deal so we were happy. The course has only been open for 6 weeks or so after several months closure for full renovations. So we knew it was not going to be at it’s best, which it wasn’t, many fairways were in rough shape and had a lot of bare and repaired patches, although greens ran smoothly and bunkers were great. But what irked me, is that the current going rate on this course for out of towners is $200, while county pays $112 and Coral Gables residents $86. That is really poor value, especially considering the course was not overly busy. I think the Biltmore needs to research their pricing model a bit more, as any smart golfer has plenty of other courses to choose from that may still charge top dollar but at least will be in top condition. So find a Hot Deal or find another course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Refreshing Challenge"


shahan1'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 12/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I liked the course layout and challenging decision making for the placement of the ball on the fairways and the greens. The renovations have not fully settled in and car path only policy slowed down the pace of the play considerably. This course can be an excellent course when it is fully healed and restored.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Joe R"


JoeA7915809's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Improvements to the course were not visible, except for a few new bunkers. An instructor with four kids ages 12 to 16 teed off two groups in front of us (12:50 pm) which delayed us almost 30 minutes in front and it took a call to pro shop to get them removed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Work In Progress"


lannertcito's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

After several months of renovation and re-design with re-sodding, plus the addition of 14 bunkers and stretched-out holes, The Biltmore has re-opened for business, perhaps earlier than ideally desired. While the true-rolling greens and fluffy bunkers were in splendid condition at this much-beloved track, the fairways and tee boxes need a few months of rainy, humid weather to fill out, particularly on the front nine. And it was cart path only for the two of us as we labored behind a pair of walking! senior players who were often cantering all about, determined not to let us play through until the 12th hole. After that, we zipped through with nary a player in front of us, nor the beverage cart gal, who disappeared after the front nine. As usual, all of the Biltmore staff were polite and professional. Though I did not eat there after this round, the 19th Hole restaurant offers beautiful views of the course from outdoor tables, as well as tasty food. The $45 Hot Deal was worth a visit to play on my former home course,, but a return visit will not happen till May or June.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Classic Ross revival"


TimGavrichGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Any time attention and care is put into restoring a great classic golf course, the golf world improves. Brian Silva is to be commended for his restoration of a South Florida Classic in the Biltmore. Leaning on recently-uncovered original Donald Ross plans for the course, Silva's main accomplishment was the reintroduction of several fairway bunkers, which give the flat fairways a sense of much-needed movement, and require a fair bit of strategizing from the golfer on a relatively quiet piece of property. The undulating greens - including stunners at the 14th and 18th - and the presence of one of America's most magnificent hotels adds to the ambiance. The totally re-grassed course is still maturing from tee to green but the greens are in wonderful shape already - nice and firm.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Texas Burnt Toast"


cmiami56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play the Biltmore if you like playing on burnt grass and pure dirt. Would have been nice if someone mentioned the course was in terrible shape and dryer than the Sahara desert. Terrible job by you guys.....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Remodeling"


ecaldera1961's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The court is going to remodel and play now as this is not worth paying at this time.

Wait for the remodeling to finish


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



tmiller099's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They should not allow anyone to play this course as the grass is dead and being prepared for a major renovation. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens are dead and torn up. Just wait until December when they are supposed to be done with renovations. Don’t waste your money. If I would’ve known this before purchasing I wouldn’t have purchased the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Scorched earth"


stantruskie's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course under repair. Should not allow play. Totally unfair. Golf Now to blame for no 'heads up''.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course Under Repair"


stantruskie's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is being redone. Should not be played now. Golf Now gave no 'heads-up'.

Very disappointing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Being Restored/Renovated in 2018"


joemcnichol's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is my home course. Posting so players considering a visit know that the course will close for a restoration/renovation project effective July 5th. Plans are to do as much restoring to Ross' original design as possible. Yardage will be added for improved championship level play. If project goes according to schedule; re-opening scheduled for 12/15/2018. Fingers crossed that weather cooperates, and course re-opens on schedule, and the restoration project results in an improved experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really Nice Course for the money"


dcaruso4's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a hot deal tee time and also used some reward points so I paid very little for the round. Drove down from Fort Lauderdale to play. Well worth the trip. Only thing I was surprised they didn't offer were free range balls. Usually a course of this caliber gives free range balls for the price of play. Overall this course was great and I definitely would play again if it wasn't such a far drive for myself.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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