Miami, FL 
Virginia Key Beach Park Share
Uploaded By: ajbova Hole #9 (Taken 12/2012)
3 / 308ft.   4 / 514ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9 Tee



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1    1/28/2017   1/28/2017
Review By: thrembo
Played: 128  Reviewed: 86  Exp: 42 Years
This review was updated on 3/30/2017
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I had my doubts about playing here but was pleasantly surprised. I recommend getting the map when you pay the parks entrance fee and pick up a scorecard if need be.

The course starts out behind the pink building (it's the white building on the map, though) with the tee pad placed back by the carousel and the basket by the edge of the maint. facility. The tees are made of pavers (Except hole 1 marked by red paint?) and are on the small side. The tees are also marked with red 4x4 posts with no information on them. Most of the baskets do have numbers on them.

The course features short to medium lengths and enough trees and obstacles to make the round interesting. The course also has ocean views and is somewhat scenic. Navigation issues are minor, and the course flows pretty well for first timers.

Non throwing family members can enjoy time on the beach.

We saw a crocodile for the 1st time in the wild here!
Cons: The tees could use an upgrade and some more informative signs would be nice. Hole 9 sign missing (tee on the other side of the playground).

The course could use a good field day.

Stiff park entrance fees and plenty of toll roads and bridges could make this course an expensive endeavor, especially for out of towners driving down to play it. Driving in the greater Miami area is extremely dangerous (especially around downtown), use caution.
Other Thoughts: This is an ok course in a spectacular location. I went in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised how good this course is. I don't see this course getting a lot of play though, but do recommend trying it out if in the area and can only play one quick round.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Beach review

5+    5/22/2014   5/23/2014
Review By: littlebeard
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: On beach/island, usually a sea breeze for hot Florida days. The breeze also adds an extra element to the course.

Empty on weekdays.

Unique mangrove feel.

Has concrete launchpads and nice baskets.

Hole 6 - Fun when there's a nice ocean breeze!
Cons: Back down to 9 holes - There are only 9 holes, the back 9 that were designed either got taken down or moved to some unknown location.

Busy on weekends with toy train/busy walking paths in the way.

Mosquitoes... too many after rainy days and in summer.

No signage. First couple of times I played I couldn't figure out where things started so I made up my own course until I came here.

Hole 4 - Blind shot, surrounded by shrubs/trees. Little chance of not hitting something.

Hole 9 - Semi-blind shot. They planted several big palm tree about 10-20 feet in front of the launchpad. It's also on a walking path with a nature area on the left side, train tracks on the right. Since this is the closest shot to the water, the wind plays a big factor and the wind can start or stop at any moment.Too unpredictable for a technical shot.
Other Thoughts: Don't worry about the pond- the amount of trees make it difficult to actually get one in there. To do that you need either a rolling shot or overthrow the trees which is pretty tough.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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