Are you on your way to a Bluegreen vacation in Miami, Florida? Are you a golfer? Would you like to hit the links at one of the most beautiful courses in South Florida? How about you try out Normandy Shores, located in the serene, subtropical area known as Normandy Isle. The lush greens overlook Biscayne Bay, a view that gives you not only beauty, but also relaxation as a soothing sea breeze constantly whispers through the palm trees and lagoon grasses. It is more than a nice place to swing through on your next Bluegreen vacation to Solara Surfside in Miami.
The land that the course sits on was donated to the City of Miami in 1928. From that point on, the City worked to create a great course, hauling in fill, trees, sand and turf to create the course. It took a few years, but the dedication ceremony for the course and clubhouse was finally held on December 18, 1941. The course was even lucky enough to escape the U.S. Army during WWII, when most of Miami (including nearby golf courses) was transformed into training grounds. In fact, this course boomed, as it was one of the few left in the area. Renovated in 1956, to keep up with the increase in golfers to the site, the course was redesigned by Mark Manahah. And it has remained a hotspot for Miami locals and vacationers ever since.
The course has been renovated rather recently again, offering new sights and challenges if it’s been some time since your last Bluegreen vacation to Miami. In 2008, the City of Miami Beach spent over $9 million to revamp the course. The Arthur Hills designed golf course is planted with Supreme Seashore Paspalum and dons three sets of tees playing from 5,900 yards to 6,800 yards. The rolling fairways, bunkers and water hazards offer a pleasant challenge to golfers of all skill levels. There is also a driving range and practice putting and chipping area to take advantage of during your visit.
The course rates vary, depending upon the season – summer, of course, being the least expensive.
If you’re interested in a day on the greens at Normandy Shores Golf Club, ask the Concierge at Bluegreen’s Solara Surfside for some information on booking a tee-time. Or, visit the Normandy Shores website to find out rates, available times and contact information.
Normandy Shores Golf Club is only 10 minutes away from Bluegreen’s Solara Surfside.