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In this section learn more about the history of the course and its hometown, see a selection of historic and current images of the course, learn about what the course is like today, and discover nearby historic sites.

Granada Golf Course

History

The Granada Golf Course is located in the City of Coral Gables in Miami-Dade County. George E. Merrick, a visionary developer who by 1921 had amassed 3,000 acres of undeveloped land on the outskirts of Miami, set out to create a planned community he called “The City Beautiful” – Coral Gables.  

Construction of this 9-hole golf course began in 1922. The course was initially built for the residents of Coral Gables and designed under the personal supervision of William Langford of the golf architectural firm of Langford and Moreau.  Golf was so popular in Coral Gables that the golf professional at Granada, Charlie Thum, was giving lessons on part of the course before it was finished.  On January 15, 1923, the headlines from the Miami News read “FORE! The Coral Gables Golf Course Opens Today.

In November 2015, Coral Gables City Commissioner Patricia Keon hit the first tee shot after a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the re-opening of the Granada Golf Course following months of extensive renovations to the greens, tees and fairways.  PGA Hall of Famer Bob Toski and PGA Tour Golfer Erik Compton provided a free golf clinic. 

Original Yardage for the Langford and Moreau Golf Course

FORE! The Coral Gables Golf Course Opens Today

Golfers on the 2nd Hole - 1924

Gene Sarazen Teeing Off at Granada in 1924

Granada Golf Professional Charles Thom Teeing Off - c1920s

Golf Professional Charles Thom (holding flag) with George E. Merrick (white pants and hat) on the right Watching Match . c1920s

Granada Golf Course with the Alhambra Water Tower in the Distance c1920s

Coral Gables Commissioner Patricia Keon Teeing Off After Ribbon Cutting in 2015

Today

The 9-hole, par-36, Granada Golf Course features four sets of tees playing from 1,600 to 3,000 yards. The course is the oldest continuously operating 9-hole course in Florida. Owned and operated by the City of Coral Gables, Granada Golf Course is the perfect place for residents, visitors and beginners alike, and Granada’s members take great pride in their facility.

1st Hole at Granada Golf Course

4th Hole at Granada Golf Course

7th Hole at Granada Golf Course with Alhambra Water Tower

8th Hole at Granada Golf Course with Alhambra Water Tower

Aerial of Granada Golf Course

Granada Golf Course Scorecard - Outside

Granada Golf Course Scorecard - Inside

Local Knowledge

Burger Bob’s Restaurant is located on Granada’s 10th hole, and is a community favorite. Looking like an old-school diner from the 50’s (cash only), it is located in the Clubhouse. It's a meeting place for everybody in the city. “Office workers, politicians, lawyers… everybody comes here to eat and talk business," says "Burger" Bob Maguire.

Outside Burger Bob's Restaurant

Inside Burger Bob's Restaurant

Inside the Leather

The Venetian Pool - The historic pool is an aquatic facility unlike any other in the country. It has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world, and is still one of the main tourist attractions for those visiting the City of Coral Gables. The pool was created in 1923 from a coral rock quarry.  The limestone taken from this quarry pit was used to create some of the original neighboring buildings, and to border and enhance the pool. Two large historic lookout towers provide a view of the” City Beautiful”. The 820,000 gallon pool is fed with spring water from an underground aquifer. In the spring and summer seasons, the pool is filled and drained daily.  Two waterfalls provide a scenic backdrop, while the cave-like grottos provide a fun experience for swimmers. Loggias, porticos, palm trees and the signature bridge further accentuate the Venetian Pool’s beauty. Visit Venetian Pool for more details.

PLEASE NOTE: The Pool will be CLOSED through March for renovations.  The pool is scheduled to reopen on Friday, April 7, 2017 weather permitting.

Venetian Pool Under Construction in 1923

Venetian Pool Vintage Postcard

Venetian Pool

Venetian Pool

Venetian Pool

Visit - Contact

Granada Golf Course

2001 Granada Boulevard
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

2001 Granada Boulevard
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

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Phone: 305.460.5364