When you make a tee time to play The Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, you ll enjoy a memorable experience on a restored classic Donald Ross design as you follow in the footsteps of legendary golfers, celebrities and sportspersons from Babe Ruth to Tiger Woods. A rich, timeless aura envelops this venerable facility. Ross laid out the course in 1925 for the Biltmore Country Club. Early on, it hosted the Miami-Biltmore Open, then one of the nation s richest professional tournaments. Since 1964 the course has hosted the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship, the largest tournament for junior golfers in the U.S. The Biltmore Golf Course, which was taken over by the City of Coral Gables and is now operated by the beautiful, towering resort hotel that backdrops the playing field, has undergone several renovations and restoration projects. Brian Silva restored the playing field to its original character in 2007 and returned again in 2018 to upgrade the turf and bring the greens?up to USGA standards. The flat Biltmore Golf Course is a joy to walk. Whether you walk or ride, you ll feel like you re immersed in a historic environment on a highly playable course that gives players of all abilities a chance to shoot a good score. Grand old houses from one of Miami s most affluent neighborhoods line the fairways, while tall banyan trees frame the greens. Though water hazards in the form of canals run the length of many fairways, there s actually less water to contend with here than on most Florida resort courses. Like many Ross designs, the fairways are very wide, so there s almost no intimidation when you stand on the tee box. Not only are forced carries kept to a minimum, the artful bunkers that dot the course aren t a big threat either. At The Biltmore Golf Course you can approach the green via the air or the ground. Just remember that this is a Donald Ross golf course with trademark Donald Ross greens. Beware of false fronts and slopes that lead balls to trail off the sides of the putting surfaces. One of the strengths of the layout is its collection of par 3s.?While none of the holes throughout the round qualify as spectacular, the scenery is enchanting, especially since The Biltmore hotel is in view from almost every hole. Practice facilities at The Biltmore Golf Course include a driving range, a chipping area and a putting green. The 19th hole restaurant serves pub fare. A day here is a treat on a historic Donald Ross course that has been restored and updated, and, as an added bonus, you can walk right to The Biltmore Golf Course from your room if you stay at the splendid Biltmore hotel.