Located just minutes from Miami in beautiful Key Biscayne, Fla., the award-winning Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne is a championship caliber course that should definitely be in your plans if you visit the area on your next buddy trip.
Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne
Seven Lakes Golf
The par-72, 7,301-yard course, designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge and unveiled in 1972, received a facelift in 1993 by von Hagge. Today, Crandon presents a stiff test to golfers of all skill levels with seven saltwater lakes, penalizing and strategically placed sand traps, thickets of mangroves, undulating greens, and abundant wildlife. Several holes overlook Biscayne Bay and in fact, the par-4 seventh hole requires an approach shot over the bay to a well-protected green.
If you ever wanted to get a taste of what it feels like to tee off through the chute at the 18th at Augusta National, Crandon has you covered with the par-5 18th hole which requires a tee shot up a narrow corridor and a carry of 250 yards over water to reach the fairway.
Being so close to Miami, finding a place to stay isn’t going to be much trouble. Some great locations that will put you in close proximity to Crandon include the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne-Miami, Silver Sands Resort, Sun Harbour Boutique Hotel, EB Hotel Miami, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, and Casa Pellegrino Boutique Hotel.
Dining options are also endless and feature everything from fresh seafood to steaks to authentic Italian to Asian Fusion cuisine. Some local spots to check out are Costa Med Bistro & Wine, the Rusty Pelican, Puntino Key Biscayne, Edge Steak & Bar, Zuma, and Joe’s Stone Crab.
With the amazing city of Miami and all the arts, culture, restaurants, bars, clubs, and indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, your trip to southern Florida is sure to be a memorable one. While in the area, consider getting a round or two in at the Miami Beach Golf Club, Normandy Shores Golf Club, or treat yourself to the challenge of Trump National Doral’s Blue Monster.
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Travel (by car)
15 minutes from Miami, 1 1/2 hours from West Palm Beach, 2 hours 45 minutes from Fort Myers, 3 hours 45 minutes from Orlando
- Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
- Silver Sands Resort
- Sun Harbour Boutique Hotel
- EB Hotel Miami
- Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
- Casa Pellegrino Boutique Hotel
- Ritz-Carlton Spa
- Key Biscayne
- Crandon Park
- South Beach
- Cape Florida Lighthouse
- Ocean Drive
- Miami Marlins
- Miami Dolphins
- J. Wakefield Brewing
- Concrete Beach Brewery
- Sweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Co.
- Employees Only
- Gramps Bar
- Bruce Devlin, Robert von Hagge (1972); Robert von Hagge (1993)