Partner Golf Course
In this section learn more about the history of the course and its city, view historic images, find out what the course is like today, discover nearby historic sites and more.
Miami Shores Country Club is located in the Village of Miami Shores in Miami-Dade County. Early in 1939, work crews began clearing 130 acres of woodland for the new Miami Shores Village Golf and Country Club. Partial funding for the construction came from the federal government’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) program. Golf course architects Robert F. “Red” Lawrence and Louis Wilson planned the course and directed its construction. Lawrence and Wilson where former associates of the architectural firm of Toomey & Flynn. The golf course opened in the fall 1939. Two major hazards bisect the golf course, the Biscayne Canal Number C-8 and the Florida East Coast railroad, the latter of which is now deemed out of bounds.
In 2011, the golf course underwent a major renovation which included installing MiniVerde Bermuda on the greens. Improvements also included tee and fairway renovations, restoration of bunkers, re-shaping of greens and general upgrades to playability and conditioning. The course has been host to a number of prestigious events including the Florida State Open. Celebrity players Bob Hope, Joe DiMaggio, Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, and Lee Trevino have graced the lush fairways.
The Miami Shores Country Club includes an 18-hole, par-71 golf course that features four sets of tees ranging from 5,000 to 6,700 yards. Located less than 15 minutes from downtown Miami, Miami Beach, and the Miami International Airport, Miami Shores is a “must play” course for anyone who enjoys the game of golf, and you can play this magnificent course at an affordable price.
Since its beginning, the architects - and former National Open Champion Willie MacFarlane - deemed the par-3, 2nd hole, which was originally the 11th, as “the hole.” Angling from right to left, the tee and green are separated by the Biscayne canal which gobbles up a hook shot with the greatest of ease.
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Virginia Key Beach Park - Virginia Key is an environmental and historic landmark on a barrier island in Miami near Key Biscayne. Its earliest recorded history is of an 1838 skirmish during the Second Seminole War in which three Seminoles were killed on this site. In the 20th century, during the era of segregation laws, this location became a popular unofficial “colored only” recreation area known as “Bears Cut.” In response to a bold protest led by attorney Lawson E. Thomas and others demanding an officially designated beach, Virginia Key Beach opened for “the exclusive use of Negroes” on August 1, 1945. The new park, at first accessible only by boat, was an immediate success, attracting over 1,000 visitors on any given weekend. In addition to the baptisms and sunrise services which regularly took place, churches, organizations, and families gathered here for memorable picnics and social events. The park brought together all neighborhoods and social classes of the “colored” community. By the early 1960s, segregation came to an end. The beach park symbolizes the struggle of black Miamians who persevered to bring about change for future generations. Visit Virginia Key Beach Park for more details.
Also on the island is the Virginia Key Mountain Bike Trail. Located on the north end of Virginia Key, the trail was built by volunteers from the Virginia Key Bike Club with resources provided by the City of Miami. The trails allow all levels of bicyclists the opportunity to be surrounded by nature and water (Biscayne Bay) in the heart of Miami, while enjoying the thrills of mountain biking. Visit Virginia Key Bike Club for more details.
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10000 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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