Biltmore Golf Course
Old world charm
I play a lot of golf here in S. Fla but never played the Biltmore, well known for it's history and quality. But sadly, I was disappointed. The course layout gives a feel of a real old fashioned championship course. Many different and challenging holes but I expected pristine conditions and that just wasn't the case, not even close. Greens were in poor shape covered with sand. Fairways were very hard, little grass. Rough, was just that , very rough, deep grass so much time looking for balls just off the fairway. But, the grounds themselves are beautiful, the hotel is beautiful and the homes surrounding the course are magnificent and the history of this course gives one a feeling of the past. Although conditions were well below par than I expected especially for the prices they charge, I would hope and expect that this course will be returned to it's expected condition and I would love to play this course again and yes, I still would recommend it.
December 4, 2013
Fantastic course, bad time management
This is a fantastic course that is well maintained with friendly staff. Unfortunately the time management was extremely poor the day we played, despite of the cart gps caddy that was telling us how far we were behind the scheduled time for the round, the group in front of us was not made aware of their extremely slow play by the course staff. It took us more than five hours to finish on a Monday!
The regular price for this course is far overcharged, we paid a high discounted rate via golf now.com which was a fair value for money.
December 3, 2013
There are better values in the Miami / Ft Lauderdale area.
For the price on golf now I was expecting a lot more. The course is less challenging than say Cranden and not as well kept as Jacarranda.
November 25, 2013
Love The Old Standards
Built in 1925 and still stands the test of time. Unfortunately the day I chose to play it rained so hard (off and on) that I was forced to stop after 9 holes. I was disappointed because I was just getting into the flow of the course. I did find the routing a bit strange for the holes I played, but loved the individual hole-layouts. And the best part was that the proshop was very generous to offer me a Rain-Check so I will be able to play and hopefully complete my entire round.
November 24, 2013
Good value for the money with GolfNow
nice course near the MIA airport. Friendly Staff and a nice Terrace to have a beer after the game.
November 22, 2013
forgiving and fun
its great place to practice as the fairways are very wide and the only hazards are the bunkers on every hole. I rarely play in the sand but this round i found myself in there at least 4-5 times around the greens. there were very little divets on the fairways so the ball wouldn't get caught in them when rolling.
the greens looked recently aerated probably about a week ago. i would recommend playing a ball with good greenside control as i was not able to get my ball to bite on every green to the speed and slope of the greens.
October 31, 2013
Well-conditioned and very fair layout with great views of historic hotel!
First chance to play this course and it was delightful. Plenty of great views of the historic hotel, especially on the back nine. Very well maintained course - greens had been aerated a few weeks ago and putted well. Greens are large and typical of Ross's turtle back style. Front nine is fairly benign and back nine has more water hazards coming into play. Fairways are extremely forgiving - very wide. Many fairway and greenside bunkers. Plenty of wildlife - saw many iguanas, a manatee and a croc or gator on a bank! Easy walking course (but I rode as my GolfNow deal included the cart). Very nice clubhouse and ample pro shop. Pleasure to play and looking forward to the next time.
October 7, 2013
excellent course, but pace of play slow.
Excellent course. One of the finest price/value that i have ever played in south Florida. However, pace of play is quite slow because there are to many people playing without cars. The course is not so long, but its green are pretty challenging, and the majority of the holes are dog leg.
September 19, 2013