Hole 1 Par 4 Handicap 3
The tee shot at the opening hole at Miami Lakes Golf club should favor the right side of the fairway. Your second shot will require a mid-to long-iron approach to a generous green which slopes from back to front.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 425 387 340 340 281
Hole 2 Par 4 Handicap 9
The elevated second tee makes this medium-length par 4 play shorter than the yardage. Trouble lurks with the fairway bunker. The aggressive play challenges the bunker and offers a short second. The conservative play is a tee shot that leaves a mid-iron approach to a midsized green.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 373 344 344 314 282
Hole 3 Par 3 Handicap 15
The lengthy Par 3 third hole is slightly uphill to a large sloping green. Par is a good score here.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 183 171 145 145 136
Hole 4 Par 4 Handicap 1
The straightaway fourth hole requires two long shots. This bunkerless, deceptively undulating green requires an exacting approach. Once on the green you face a difficult two-putt.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 446 410 372 372 346
Hole 5 Par 3 Handicap 17
The short Par 3 fifth requires precise distance control. Any shot leaking right is bound for the water. If you choose to bail-out left, you'll be left with a difficult pitch towards the water.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 146 122 122 108 85
Hole 6 Par 4 Handicap 13
The drivable Par 4 sixth allows players a good opportunity for birdie. Beware of the menacing bunkers which frame this hole. An improperly placed approach onto the severely-sloped green will require deft touch for a two-putt.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 315 295 295 286 282
Hole 7 Par 5 Handicap 5
A blast from the tee will allow the player to experience the ultimate rick/reward shot. The island green is receptive to a well-played shot and disposes of any wayward approaches.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 507 474 474 430 388
Hole 8 Par 4 Handicap 11
The tee shot should favor the left side of the fairway, staying away from the treacherous fairway bunker guarding the right side. The green slopes severely from back to front and is surrounded by deep bunkers; it will not allow for a poorly struck approach.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 356 329 291 291 255
Hole 9 Par 5 Handicap 7
The tree-lined dogleg Par 5 ninth demands a pinpoint drive to the left center of the fairway. You are then confronted with a long iron or fairway wood that must find its way past two palm clusters that protect the left side. Good birdie hole!
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 550 517 517 477 435
Hole 10 Par 4 Handicap 14
The inward nine at Miami Lakes Golf club begins with a soft Par 4. The tee shot should favor the left side staying clear of the tall pine trees that border the fairway. The more favorable approach is to the center of this dangerous green.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 381 354 354 345 300
Hole 11 Par 4 Handicap 4
A good tee shot is a must. Water is found on both sides of the fairway. Be aware of the creek which runs across the fairway and circles the green connecting two bodies of water. This well-designed green makes shooting at the pin arduous.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 439 372 355 355 355
Hole 12 Par 5 Handicap 10
A good Par 5 for the long hitters. Beware when considering going for the green in two, a shot right will find the creek. A favorable lay-up to the left side of the fairway just past the creek will open up the modestly-sized green.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 548 475 445 445 412
Hole 13 Par 3 Handicap 16
The long iron tee shot on this lengthy Par 3 must carry all the way to the green. Any shot short and left will find the water. A ridge splits the middle of this very large green.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 215 200 177 177 128
Hole 14 Par 4 Handicap 2
The lengthy Par 4 fourteenth is surrounded by water. A tee shot left center will provide a shorter approach. The green is safeguarded by water in front and behind.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 430 383 330 330 281
Hole 15 Par 4 Handicap 8
This hole requires an accurate tee shot. Long hitters must be aware of the fairway bunker. Water borders the right side from the green. An accurate approach shot is required into the undulating green.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 342 309 309 299 271
Hole 16 Par 5 Handicap 12
A left-center tee shot will provide the player with an easy lay-up or a good angle to attack the green in two. Water borders the right side of the hole.
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 503 476 467 442 389
Hole 17 Par 3 Handicap 18
A well-played tee shot is a must into this narrow green. Any shot that misses the green will require a deft touch on the chip shot. Beware of the back right pin. Bogies around!
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 172 149 149 137 123
Hole 18 Par 4 Handicap 6
The home hole. This sharp dogleg left allows the courageous an opportunity to bite off as much as they wish. A safer route will require a long second. The green is guarded by a bunker left. A great finish to a great course!
Black Gold Gold/White White Green 426 382 382 333 271