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Premier Golf Destination in Miami Beach

The Miami Beach Golf Club is widely acknowledged to be the premier golf destination to be found within the Miami Beach region. This historic course originally opened as the Bayshore Golf Course in 1923. It was part of pioneer developer Carl Fisher’s ambitious plan for development of the Alton Beach subdivision. This was a residential community designed to lure wealthy residents from such northern cities as Detroit, Indianapolis and New York during the winter.

Fisher and his associates had opened 3 large golf courses by 1923. They were all highly successful especially with tourists visiting the region. During World War II, the course was rented out at the rate of $1 a year to the U.S. Army. The army used the course as a training ground. Helmeted, rifle toting soldiers would run through the palm trees amid the screening from smoke grenades.

Chicago investors moved to buy the course in 1944. They had plans to build 650 upscale homes on the site. Neighbors opposed the move and persuaded the city the city to condemn the property, purchase it, and keep it as a golf course.

The ornate, Mediterranean style clubhouse that Fisher had built on the course was replaced in 1954. 48 years later the remodeling of the course was taken much further. The Bayshore Golf Course underwent a $10 million renovation. This would help to make it Miami’s signature course. The face lift was extensive in nature. All of the grass and most of the trees were taken out. The lakes were drained, redesigned, and then filled back in. The irrigation system was replaced. The old clubhouse was torn down, and a new clubhouse was built.

Renovation of Course Adds to Allure of Playing Here

The City of Miami Beach hired Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates for the latest and most extensive transformation. The once tired and under-utilized Bayshore has now become the elegant and highly regarded Miami Beach Golf Club.

“The result is a beautifully restored landmark that will be enjoyed by South Florida residents and visitors from around the world for years to come,” said Jorge Gonzalez, Miami Beach City Manager.

Details of Miami Beach Golf Club

  • 301 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
  • Phone(s): (305) 532-3350
  • Fax: (305) 532-3840
  • Website:
  • Great for Seniors. Lots of lakes with a few elevated greens.







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