Greater Miami has more than 30 private and public courses. Costs at most courses are higher on weekends and in season, but you can save by playing on weekdays and after 1 or 3 pm, depending on the course. Call ahead to find out when afternoon-twilight rates go into effect. For information on most courses in Miami and throughout Florida, you can visit

Biltmore Golf Course. On the grounds of the historic Biltmore hotel, the championship Biltmore Golf Course was designed in 1925 by Scotsman Donald Ross, the "it" golf designer of the Roaring '20s. Today, the lush course looks better than ever and is easily accessible thanks to its advanced online booking system. There's a pro shop on-site, and golf instruction is available through the Biltmore Golf Academy or the more extensive on-site Golf Channel Academy. The Biltmore, 1210 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, Miami, Florida, 33134. 305/460–5364; From $69 for 9 holes, $110 for 18 holes.

Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne. On the serene island of Key Biscayne, overlooking Biscayne Bay, this top-rated, championship municipal golf course is considered one of the state's most challenging par-72 courses. Enveloped by tropical foliage, mangroves, saltwater lakes, and bay-side waters, the course also happens to be the only one in North America with a subtropical lagoon. The Devlin/Von Hagge–designed course has a USGA rating of 75.4 and a slope rating of 129 and has received national awards from both Golfweek and Golf Digest. The course is located on the south side of Crandon Park. Crandon Park, 6700 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida, 33149. 855/465–3305; Starting at $95.