Nothing is too much an overnight success. The greatest things come from simple beginnings and endured years and years of hardship and hard work to become something so glorious. Such was the case of on of Miami Beach’s best kept secret, the Normandy Shores Golf Club. This golf vacation destination has a very long history to its name – a history so rich and colorful – that there is nothing less to expect of it but only an even better and brighter future ahead.
The Normandy Shores Golf Club was a vision and a project that began in 1928. It took a lot of manual work to create the man made Normandy Shores Isle, especially that this was a time before the heavy machinery. When the new 18-hole paradise was kicking off so well, the war broke out and the place was then transformed from an elite golf vacation haven into a military barracks. Fast forward a few more years and the original layout has been replaced with a Mark Mahannah handiwork, and then just lately, the renowned Arthur Hills laid his hands on the course for its most recent renovation. And the result was one golf course that brings affront the glory and beauty that has had all these decades.
Today, the Normandy Shores Golf Club is the pristine golf trip paradise with the Biscayne Bay for backdrop. The greens are fast and well protected, the fairways are rolling and heavily bunkered, and water comes into play on all but 6 holes. It stretches to a good 6,800 yards from the tips, par 72 with three sets of tees to choose from.