Wunderground® Travel Planner: West Palm Beach, FL
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Greater Miami has more than 30 private and public courses. Costs at most courses are higher on weekends and in season, but you can save by playing on weekdays and after 1 or 3 pm, depending on the course—call ahead to find out when afternoon-twilight rates go into effect. For information on most courses in Miami and throughout Florida, you can visit www.floridagolferguide.com.
The 18-hole, par-71 championship Biltmore Golf Course
(1210 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 33134. Tel. 305/460-5364), known for its scenic layout, has been restored to its original Donald Ross design, circa 1925. Greens fees in season range from $145 to $165 for nonresidents. The optional cart is $27. Overlooking the bay, theCrandon Golf Course
(6700 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, 33149. Tel. 305/361-9129. www.crandongolfclub.com) is a top-rated 18-hole, par-72 public course in a beautiful tropical setting. Expect to pay $160 for a round in winter, $63.50 in summer, cart included. Twilight rates from $40 apply after 3 pm.Don Shula's Hotel & Golf Club
(7601 Miami Lakes Dr., 154th St. Exit off Rte. 826, Miami Lakes, 33014. Tel. 305/820-8106. www.donshulahotel.com), in northern Miami, has one of the longest championship courses in the area (7,055 yards, par 72), a lighted par-3 course, and a golf school. Greens fees are $134-$175, depending on the season. Hotel guests get discounted rates. You'll pay in the lower range on weekdays, more on weekends, and $45 after 3 pm. Golf carts are included. The par-3 course is $12 weekdays, $15 weekends. The club hosts more than 75 tournaments a year.
Among its five courses and many annual tournaments, the Doral Golf Resort and Spa
(4400 NW 87th Ave., 36th St. Exit off Rte. 826, Doral, Miami, 33178. Tel. 305/592-2000 or 800/713-6725. www.doralresort.com), just west of Miami proper, is best known for the par-72 Blue Monster course and the PGA's annual World Golf Championship. (The week of festivities planned around this tournament, which offers $8 million in prize money, brings hordes of pro-golf aficionados in late March.) Greens fees range from $95 to $325. Carts are not required. For a casual family outing or for beginners, the 9-hole, par-3Haulover Golf Course
(Haulover Beach Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 33154. Tel. 305/940-6719) is right on the Intracoastal Waterway at the north end of Miami Beach. The longest hole on this walking course is 120 yards; greens fees are only $8.50, plus $5 for parking. Hit the links in the heart of South Beach at the lovely 18-hole, par-72Miami Beach Golf Club
(2301 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 33139. Tel. 305/532-3350. www.miamibeachgolfclub.com). Greens fees are $125 in summer, $200 in winter, including mandatory cart.
11775 Heron Bay Blvd.
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Adjacent to the Heron Bay Golf Club, this resort's perch near the Sawgrass Expressway also makes it convenient to area attractions. Spacious, modern rooms are filled with oak and cherry furnishings. There's an outdoor terrace and a game room. Pros:
golfing nearby; convenient location.Cons:
frequent convention hubbub. www.marriott.com. 224 rooms, 7 suites. In-room: safe, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, golf course, pool, gym. Credit cards accepted.
250 Racquet Club Rd.
Westin, FL 33326
This upscale venue targets conventioneers and business executives as well as vacationers who value golf or other western activities over beach proximity. Factor in the allure of a huge and soothing Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Lifestyle Spa (with 30 treatment rooms and facilities for many sports) and you'll understand why. Shop & Drop packages with free transport to nearby Sawgrass Mills appeal to those seeking retail therapy. Spacious guest rooms have a light British-colonial look, with plentiful amenities such as iPod docks. Banyan Restaurant serves American and Continental cuisine, and the Bamboo Spa Café dishes up tasty, nutritional fare. Golf and tennis facilities are adjacent. Pros:
pet-friendly property; pampering spa.Cons:
traffic-clogged location. www.bonaventure.hyatt.com. 501 rooms. In-room: safe, Internet, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf courses, pools, tennis courts, gym, spa, some pets allowed. Credit cards accepted.
1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
After a short-lived debut as the St. Regis, this shimmering luxury tower became a Ritz-Carlton in 2008. It's an eye-popper, with 24 dramatically tiered, glass-walled stories rising behind a tropical sundeck and a pool looking out toward the ocean. A sun-filled lobby and public areas sparkle with white-and-charcoal marble floors, crystal chandeliers, leather banquettes, and murals inspired by work of French artist Jean Cocteau. Cero, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the Lobby Bar, with a King Neptune mural, provide ocean views. The Wine Room, separated by glass from the bar, beckons with fine vintages from a 5,000-bottle collection. Guest rooms, overlooking the Atlantic or the Intracoastal Waterway, are intended to evoke the golden era of luxury travel with vintage photographs of the city. Luxury also awaits at the spa, with exotic therapies and a treatment suite for couples. Pros:
golfers have privileges at the private Grande Oaks Golf Course, whereCaddyshack
golf facilities off-site; no complimentary Wi-Fi in public spaces. www.ritzcarlton.com. 138 rooms, 54 suites. In-room: safe, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa. Credit cards accepted.
1995 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33309
This 39-story property had its 15 minutes recently as host to Senator John Edwards's mistress, Reille Hunter, but the central atrium with ceilings soaring to 60 feet are worth talking about, too. A signature of the resort is its 120-foot, bridged infinity pool, extending from lobby to oceanfront. Rooms are light and spacious, and patio furnishings are recyclable. A Mediterranean-inspired spa offers more than a dozen pampering treatments, including a caviar facial. The hotel's country club, across the Intracoastal Waterway, has golf and tennis facilities. Shuttle service takes you across in no time. Enjoy sushi and other Asian specialties at Aizia, or head across to the Links Restaurant and Lounge for American fare. Pros:
Heavenly beds for adults and kids now, too; in-room workouts and great spa; eye-popping architecture.Cons:
beach is eroding. www.starwoodhotels.com. 900 rooms, 100 suites. In-room: Internet, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf course, pools, tennis courts, gym, spa. Credit cards accepted.
2601 Palm-Aire Dr. N
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
In its heyday (and hey, that's many a day ago), stars like Elizabeth Taylor checked in here to slim down and chill out. Now a time-share, this resort has studios and one-, two-, and four-bedroom apartments that are individually owned but share similar decor. Some units have whirlpool tubs and washers and dryers; kitchens range from partial to full. Housekeeping is provided weekly, and more frequently for a charge. The spa and fitness complex has a sauna, steam room, and fitness equipment. Five championship golf courses at the Palm-Aire Country Club are just a chip shot away. The Palms Café serves lunch and dinner, and drinks are on tap at the Tiki Hut. Pros:
roll out of bed onto the golf course; home-away-from-home feel.Cons:
a bit past its prime. www.wyndhampalmaire.com. 298 units. In-room: safe, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, golf courses, pools, tennis courts, gym, spa. Credit cards accepted.
501 E. Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Addison Mizner built this Mediterranean-style hotel in 1926, and additions over time have created this sparkling, sprawling resort. There are many lodging options: traditional rooms are small but warmly decorated; beachfront rooms are light, airy, and contemporary; yacht-club rooms are the most luxurious, with custom-designed Venetian-style canopy beds and carved gold-leaf lamps. The beach is accessible by shuttle. In addition to a redesigned golf course with a two-story clubhouse, there's an expansive tennis and fitness center and the largest spa in Florida. It has 44 treatment rooms reserved for guests and offers treatments that take advantage of local flora. Chef Angela Hartnett opened a restaurant here, immediately drawing locals. Pros:
historical property; loaded with luxury; plenty of activities.Cons:
all this luxury is costly; conventions crowd common areas. www.bocaresort.com. 1,047 rooms, 134 suites, 60 1-bedroom bungalows. In-room: a/c, safe, kitchen (some), Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf course, pools, tennis courts, gym, water sports, children's programs, parking. Credit cards accepted.
1 S. County Rd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Dating from 1896 and on the National Register of Historic Places, this Italian Renaissance-style resort, owned by Henry Flagler's heirs, sprawls over 140 oceanfront acres. Cupids frolic at the main Florentine fountain, and majestic frescoes grace hallways leading to restaurants. For added luxury, cabanas come with personal concierge. More than an opulent hotel, the Breakers is a modern resort packed with amenities, from a 20,000-square-foot luxury spa and beach club to clubhouses for the 10 tennis courts and two 18-hole golf courses. One of the most extensive wine collections in the world is housed here, keeping the hotel's three sommeliers busy. Pros:
fine attention to detail throughout; beautiful room views; top-rate golf and tennis facilities.Cons:
big price tag. www.thebreakers.com. 540 rooms, 68 suites. In-room: a/c, safe, Internet, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf courses, pools, tennis courts, gym, spa, beach, water sports, children's programs, business center, parking. Credit cards accepted.
555 N.E. Ocean Blvd.
Hutchinson Island, FL 34996
With a 77-slip marina, a full water-sports program, a golf course and tennis courts, and a wide range of restaurants, this self-contained resort is excellent for families. Many of the rooms are in a trio of four-story buildings that form an open courtyard with a large pool. Additional rooms and apartments are scattered throughout the 200-acre property; some overlook the Intracoastal Waterway, others gaze at the ocean or tropical gardens. Pros: attentive staff; challenging golf course. Cons: drinks at the pool bar are very pricey. www.marriott.com. 213 rooms, 70 suites. In-room: a/c, kitchen (some), Internet. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf course, pools, tennis courts, gym, spa, beach, laundry facilities, parking, some pets allowed. Credit cards accepted.
5800 N.W. 2nd Ave.
Boca Raton, FL 33487
If golf is your game, this smaller resort is an excellent choice. Guests can play the outstanding course at the adjoining Ocean Breeze Golf & Country Club, otherwise available only to club members. Rooms are in a three-story building, and most have a patio or balcony. Pros:
great spot for golfers; bargain rates.Cons:
rooms are dated. www.oceanbreezegolf.com. 46 rooms. In-room: a/c. In-hotel: restaurant, golf course, pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, parking. Credit cards accepted.
400 Ave. of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
With five championship courses, this resort has hosted more championship tournaments than any other golf destination in the country. A top-to-bottom renovation has made the facilities even more attractive, as is clear once you step into the massive clubhouse. But while golf is a big draw, only 40% of guests are golfers. The rest come for the other amenities, such as the extensive sports facilities, the excellent dining, and the 240-acre nature preserve. At the pool, simply raise a flag and a server rushes over to take your drink order. The spa is in a building styled after a Mediterranean fishing village, and six outdoor therapy pools are joined by a collection of imported mineral saltwater pools. Guest rooms have luxurious maple furnishings, flat-screen TVs, and private balconies. Pros:
short drive to shopping; excellent service; top choice for outdoors enthusiasts.Cons:
not on the beach; expensive rates. www.pgaresort.com. 280 rooms, 59 suites. In-room: a/c, safe, kitchen (some), Internet. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf courses, pools, tennis courts, gym, spa, parking. Credit cards accepted.
100 S. Ocean Blvd.
Manalapan, FL 33462
Despite its name, this triple-tower landmark is actually in Manalapan, halfway between Palm Beach and Delray Beach. A huge double-sided marble fireplace dominates the elegant lobby and foreshadows the luxury of the guest rooms, which have richly upholstered furnishings and marble tubs. Most rooms have ocean views, and all have balconies. A 2006 expansion added a 3,000-square-foot oceanfront terrace, a second pool, two restaurants, and a grand spa. Coconut palms shade the pools and courtyard—all of which are served by attendants who can fulfill whims from iced drinks to cool face towels. Pros:
gorgeous rooms; magnificent ocean views; shops across the street.Cons:
not close to golf course; 15-minute drive to Palm Beach. www.ritz-carlton.com. 310 rooms. In-room: a/c, safe, Internet, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, pools, tennis courts, spa, beach, water sports, children's programs, business center, parking. Credit cards accepted.
2003 Lion Country Safari Rd.
Loxahatchee, FL 33409
Drive your own vehicle along 8 mi of paved roads through a 500-acre cageless zoo with a thousand free-roaming animals. Lions, elephants, white rhinos, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, chimpanzees, and ostriches are among the wild things in residence. Lions are fenced away from roads, but there's a good chance you'll have a giraffe or two nudging at your window. Exhibits include the Kalahari, designed after a South African bush plateau and containing water buffalo and nilgai (the largest type of Asian antelope), and the Gir Forest, modeled after a game forest in India and showcasing a pride of lions. (For obvious reasons, no convertibles or pets are allowed.) A walk-through area has bird feeding and a petting zoo. You can also take a pontoon-boat tour, go paddle boating, play miniature golf, or send the kids off to the play area with rides and sports fields. There's also a restaurant and a snack shop. www.lioncountrysafari.com. Admission: $26; $5 parking fee. Hours: Daily 9:30-5:30; last entrance 4:30.
4801 Dreher Trail N
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Here at the museum, which includes the Aldrin Planetarium and McGinty Aquarium, there are hands-on exhibits with touch tanks and laser shows with music by the likes of Dave Matthews. Galaxy Golf is a 9-hole science challenge. Weather permitting you can observe the heavens Friday night through the most powerful telescope in South Florida. www.sfsm.org. Admission: $9, planetarium $4, laser show $5, galaxy golf $2. Hours: Weekdays 10-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. noon-6.
1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Built in 1926, this landmark hotel has had several incarnations over the years—including a stint as a hospital during World War II—and has changed hands more than a few times. Through it all, this grandest of grandes dames remains an opulent reminder of yesteryear, with its palatial lobby and grounds, enormous pool, and distinctive 315-foot tower, which rises above the canopy of trees shading Coral Gables. Fully updated, the Biltmore has on-site golf and tennis, a spa and fitness center, extensive meeting facilities, and the celebrated Palme d'Or restaurant. The $65 Sunday brunch is a must. Pros:
historic property; possibly best pool in the Miami area; great tennis and golf.Cons:
far from Miami Beach. www.biltmorehotel.com. 241 rooms, 39 suites. In-room: a/c, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf course, pool, tennis courts, gym, spa, parking. Credit cards accepted.
4400 NW 87th Ave.
Miami, FL 33178
With its five championship golf courses, including the Blue Monster—home of the annual PGA CA Championship—this 650-acre resort is definitely golf central in Greater Miami. But there's more: the lavish spa with its own luxury suites, two fitness centers, on-site shops and boutiques, a kids' camp, a water park with a 125-foot slide, and five restaurants. Pros:
kids' water park; great golf; garden walkways.Cons:
suburban location far from Miami Beach and downtown; boring rooms. www.doralresort.com. 696 rooms, 48 suites. In-room: a/c, safe, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf courses, pool, spa, children's programs, business center, parking. Credit cards accepted.
19999 W. Country Club Dr.
Aventura, FL 33180
Golfers and families will enjoy this upscale resort with one of the best service staffs in the city. The lush resort doesn't just feel like a country club: the LPGA Tour hosts an annual tournament here every April. The sprawling 300-acre resort has a tremendous lagoon pool with a winding waterslide and a lazy river, a wonderful three-story spa, and a delicious new steak house from Michael Mina called Bourbon. The rooms are also jumbo-sized, decorated in calming tan hues and equipped with every amenity you could need. Add two Robert Trent Jones-designed golf courses, four clay tennis courts, and a 117-boat marina, and you've got a corporate vacationer's dream. South Beach may seem a world away—and it's about a 10-minute drive to any beach—but anyone who wants to delve into Ocean Drive madness can access the resort's private Ocean Club at Collins Avenue and 17th Street. Pros:
great golf, pools, and restaurants; free shuttle to Aventura Mall.Cons:
far from the beach; no nightlife. www.turnberryisle.com. 392 rooms, 41 suites. In-room: a/c, safe, kitchen (some), Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf courses, pools, tennis courts, gym, spa, water sports, business center, parking, some pets allowed. Credit cards accepted.
1 Fisher Island Dr.
Miami, FL 33109
Want to explore Fisher Island? Assuming you don't have a private yacht, there are three ways to gain access to the island just off South Beach: you can either become a club member (initiation fee alone: $25,000), be one of the 750 equity members who have vacation places here (starting price: $8 million), or book a night at the club hotel (basic villa: $900 a night). Once you've made it, you'll be welcomed at reception with champagne. Considering you get a private house, a golf cart, and a fenced-in backyard with a hot tub, villas are a value for a memorable honeymoon or other lifetime event, if not a casual weekend. Families should stay in one of three former guest cottages of the former Italianate mansion of William K. Vanderbilt (in 1925 he swapped Carl Fisher his
yacht for the island), which forms the centerpiece of this resort. A 9-hole golf course, the surprisingly affordable Spa Internazionale, and 18 lighted tennis courts (hard, grass, and clay), kids' programs, and 1 mi of very private (and very quiet) white-sand beach imported from the Bahamas means there's plenty of sweet nothing to do here. Oh, and there are eight restaurants and a fun sunset tiki bar to choose from—Porto Cervo is the best Italian restaurant nobody knows about. The Garwood Lounge features nightly piano and seats just 16. Remarkably, this true exclusivity and seclusion is minutes from South Beach.Pros:
great private beaches; exclusive surroundings; varied dining choices.Cons:
expensive ferry rides take time. www.fisherislandclub.com. 5 junior suites, 50 condo units, 6 villas, 3 cottages. In-room: a/c, safe, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, golf course, pools, tennis courts, gym, spa, beach, water sports, children's programs, business center, parking, some pets allowed. Credit cards accepted.
6842 Main St.
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
In leafy Miami Lakes, about 14 mi northwest of downtown Miami, the hotel is part of the Main Street shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. The golf club, with par-72 senator and par-3 executive courses, is less than a mile away. Both wings have rooms with sports prints, and a shuttle runs between them and all around the 500-acre property. If you're not teeing off, you can work out or play tennis in the hotel's 40,000-square-foot athletic club. Need to fortify yourself with some protein? Don Shula's Steak House serves hefty cuts of prime beef in an atmosphere that can best be described as "football elegant." You wouldn't stay here unless you had business nearby, but if you do, this is the best option around. Pros:
good golf; fun sports atmosphere; unpretentious vibe.Cons:
suburban location; far from beaches and entertainment. www.donshulahotel.com. 205 rooms, 16 suites. In-room: safe, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf courses, pools, tennis courts, gym, spa, business center, parking. Credit cards accepted.
1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Bouncing back stunningly from its dark days as an Army hospital, this hotel has become the jewel of Coral Gables—a dazzling architectural gem with a colorful past. First opened in 1926, it was a hot spot for the rich and glamorous of the Jazz Age until it was converted to an Army-Air Force regional hospital in 1942. Until 1968, the Veterans Administration continued to operate the hospital after World War II. The Biltmore then lay vacant for nearly 20 years before it underwent extensive renovations and reopened as a luxury hotel in 1987. Its 16-story tower, like the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami, is a replica of Seville's Giralda Tower. The magnificent pool, reportedly the largest hotel pool in the continental United States, is steeped in history—Johnny Weissmuller of Tarzan fame was a lifeguard here, and in the 1930s grand aquatic galas featuring alligator wrestling, synchronized swimming, and bathing beauties drew thousands. More recently it was President Clinton's preferred place to stay and golf. To the west is the Biltmore Country Club, a richly ornamented beaux arts-style structure with a superb colonnade and courtyard; it was reincorporated into the hotel in 1989. Sunday champagne brunch is a local legend; try to get a table in the courtyard. Afterward join one of the free tours offered at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. www.biltmorehotel.com.
10800 Collins Ave.
North Miami Beach, FL 33154
This popular clothing-optional beach is embraced by naturists of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Once you park in the North Lot, you'll walk through a short tunnel covered with trees and natural habitat until you emerge on the unpretentious beach, where nudity is rarely met by gawkers. There are volleyball nets, and plenty of beach chair and umbrella rentals to protect your birthday suit from too much exposure—to the sun, that is. The sections of beach requiring swimwear are popular, too, given the park's ample parking and relaxed atmosphere. Lifeguards stand watch. More active types might want to check out the kite rentals, charter-fishing excursions, and a par-3, nine-hole golf course. Admission: $6 per vehicle. Hours: Daily sunrise-sunset.
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