The Normandy Shores Golf Course, located at 2401 Biarritz Drive, has a history as extensive as its 18-hole course.
In 1928, the land was donated to the City of Miami Beach by M. C. Gryzmish. Due to difficulties encountered while growing grass on the soil pumped from the Biscayne Bay, construction of the course took longer than anticipated. Once finally complete, the golf course officially opened at the height of the winter season in 1941. By the mid to late 1940s, soldiers from World War II were rushing back to this area where they had once trained and where they held great memories of the sunny paradise.
In 1956, the City hired golf course architect Mark Manahah to redesign the course. After the renovation was complete, Normandy Shores became a hot spot for both the famous and infamous. Some legendary professional golfers would frequent the Normandy Shores Golf Course, such as Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, and Peter Thompson, just to name a few.
In 2008, the City led a $9M renovation to restore the now pristine Normandy Shores Golf Club. The course you see today was restored by world renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills, who has designed over 160 uniquely crafted courses throughout the nation.
The Inaugural South Beach International Amateur was held at the Normandy Shores Golf Course in 2011, and was named the highest ranked first year tournament. This course is the premier spot to host corporate golf outings or tournaments.
Amenities at the Normandy Shores Golf Course
The Normandy Shores Golf Club building welcomes visitors with its original 1940s facade. The inviting structure has since been remodeled with a well-appointed lobby, meeting room, pro shop, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and full service restaurant.
The Normandy Shores Grill, also known as “The Grill”, is located inside the Normandy Shores Golf Club and features a full bar with happy hour specials every evening, and a full dining menu from 7am to 6:30pm daily. The outdoor patio is prime location to sit back, relax and throw back a few rounds while watching the players finish their rounds.
The club offers a Golf and Tennis Camp each summer with classes taught by certified PGA and USTA professionals. For more information and to ask about resident rates, call the Normandy Shores Golf Club at (305) 868-6502.
Recent News about Normandy Shores Golf Club and Park
Just across the street, the City constructed an outdoor fitness center for residents to enjoy. This Fitness Cluster features 10 stations, each designed to work a different muscle group. Patrons enjoy sparkling vistas of the Biscayne Bay under the cool, shaded structure. Phase I of this project was completed in February of 2015 and Phase II will complete the park with landscaping, benches, a walkway, and water fountains. See more photos from the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.