Pro: Nice, cheap course. Good for intermediate players.
Cons: The Starters. As mentioned by previous reviewers, are atrocious. We arrived approximately one minute after our tee time, promptly apologized for our lateness, and began to wait our turn to tee off. We were then berated for 10 minutes by the Starter. Finally, after asking the starter to cease and desist with his diatribe, while we waited to tee off, he decided to kick us off the course, for simply asking him to leave us alone. The pro shop worker apologized, refunded our money, and gave us a free round, but all-in-all, not a great way to spend a beautiful Sunday morning in south Florida, especially when there are so many other options for a great round of golf. Customer service seems like a pretty easy topic to address, but if it’s been a problem at Granada for so many years, apparently they just don't care whether you enjoy your round of golf or not. I hope these are volunteers who don’t know any better, as opposed to paid staff, because if they are being paid to insult customers, Granada is doing a huge disservice to its patrons.
All of the concerns expressed by the reviewers here have been addressed and corrected by the management. Play it and see. It's terrific.
Also, the poster who described the holes has got it wrong. There are 3 par 3s, 3 par 4s, and 3 par 5s, not just two 5s.
This is the best place in Miami to play, period.
Jack Thompson, Miami
This is a simple, modestly inexpensive, old 9-holer, with a couple of interesting trees, but not a lot else going for it. The fairways were coarse & weedy. The rough was way too short (played easier than the fairways). Most greens had been damaged. Lots of slow hackers out mid-day.
9 holes is $10 for CG residents and $14 for nonresidents during the week. The play is slow so choose to walk, but its a great little course, beautiful in the evening, and hard to find a deal like this in town anywhere. Not a championship course, but I'm no champion golfer!
I no longer live in CG, but I remember this been a wonderful little course one could play on long Summer afternoons after work. No, it is not a course one makes a point of playing at like Crandon or Turnburey Isles. But to practice long irons, wedges and even a few woods, it's a very pleasant, easy course. No water and few bunkers, it does offer two nice long par 5s and deceptively challenging long par 3. The back 5 holes are particularly pretty and tranquil. A nice course for novices to gain the confidence for better courses.
A little gem. Not fancy, high priced or a "fashionable" course. Go with the right attitude and you will have a golf day as it was meant to be. No pressure, no frills, just golf in a peaceful and pleasant layout. Only 9 holes, flat and not a lot of challenge. However, a wonderful day for friends who walk the course together and share the experience. The course is really too short to warrant a riding cart. I rarely walk a course, but this is the exception. You get a total golf experience for a relatively modest fee. If you are ready to spend two hours playing golf and bragging to each other how great you are, relax and enjoy the 10 - 15 minute wait to tee off. It doesn't take any linger than that and usually much faster. Chill and enjoy - that's what golf was meant to be unless you confuse yourself with Eldrick Woods.
It is very pricey i called today to book a tee time and its $30.50 before 12pm and $25.50 after, wow.
best season to play is summer, its way cheaper, but the course is in good condition and its a very nice sceanery
Don't be surprised to encounter geriatric staff members with a free ticket to discriminate and harass you, or be kicked out if you demnd fair treatment and refuse to be harrassed. Don't expect a "good morning" or "have a nice round". Don't be surprised to be asked to wait for others who play golf every Saturday morning and are not asked to reserve a tee time because they have been playing there for some time and know the staff.
Pat Johnson, a 90 yr old starter with a power trip, has mastered the art of ruining your weekend round of golf. This lady stayed back in the 1900s, someone needs to remind her that golf has come a long way socially...She will rush you, be rude, and/or harass you. The frequency of this behavior gets to the point where it is expected by me, my friends and other individuals that play there, some of which I know, some not, whose jaws drop at the level of rudeness displayed by this person and do not know how to react to it. It is truly an extremely uncommon situation to go through, uncomfortable and uncalled for.
Me and my playing partners were harassed, yelled at, physically threatened by members, asked to leave the premises for demanding fair treatment and refusing to be harassed without an opportunity to explain ourselves.
I have in the past experienced instances where this person asked to present my credit card to verify my identity and the veracity of my golf reservation (no other golfer present was asked to present this), and most recently my playing partner was told “ I was born in this country” when asked to verify the spelling of his name for the golf log!!!(true story). If you are in the "circle of trust", playing in this beautiful course CAN be a pleasant experience, but for some of us it cannot.
It's a shame because the scenery and course are beautiful.
Does anyone have any tips for reserving a tee time at Granada or a special number to call? It seems almost impossible to get a tee time reserved at this course! The number is always busy and when you do get through, it does not tell you how to reserve a tee time. The number to call to reserve a tee time should be more accessible. It's very frustrating. Maybe they do that to deter people since it is a small course.
Granada golf course offers you the ability to get in a great walking golf experience without the hassel of any tee time. You just show up to play and within 0 to 20 minutes off you go. The scenery around the course is active with runners, walkers, bike riders, and others using the perimeter of the course as their exercise experience. The course is mildly challenging and always fun, it offers the beginner and advanced player the opportunity hit many types of shots. The pace of play is slow, so enjoy the scenery and the conversation with your playing partners.