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Miami Beach: Miles of Golden Sand Beaches
Miami BeachCrandon Golf Key Biscayne is just minutes away from South Beach, a city that has catered to the golfing community since its very start. Back in the earliest days of the city’s development, founder Carl Graham Fisher crafted the Bayshore Golf Course as part of the original site plan for the island of Miami Beach in 1923. Three golf courses were the primary draw for the development of the city which Fisher hoped would appeal to wealthy US residents who would want to buy a second home to winter in Miami so that they might play golf all year round.

A cunning entrepreneur, Fisher imported Asian elephants to help clear the mangroves from the barrier island that became Miami Beach. As part of a promotional photo opportunity, he invited the press to take pictures of Rosie the Elephant serving as an impromptu golf caddy for then US President Warren G Harding to capture the imagination of future travelers who might be inspired by such an unexpected sight. Rosie remains a pop culture figure to Miami Beach historians who credit her quirky photos with the city’s earliest success.

The historic Bayshore Golf Course is currently called the Miami Beach Golf Club and remains in use to this day. The City of Miami Beach invested 10 million dollars to have Arthur Hills / Steve Forrest remove nearly every inch of the existing course including draining lakes and bulldozing bunkers to carefully craft a state-of-the-art golf destination that now serves locals and tourists 365 days a year.

 

 
Key Biscayne

 

Florida Golf Tournaments

Cadillac Championship
Daytona Beach Open
The Honda Classic, Palm Beach Gardens
CA Championship, Miami
Transitions Championship, Palm Harbor
Tavistock Cup, Windermere
Arnold Palmer Invitational, Orlando
The Players Championship, Ponte Vedra Beach
Children's Miracle Network, Lake Buena Vista
The Shark Shootout, Naples

 

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