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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2001 Granada Boulevard
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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