|Upgraded in recent times by Ray Floyd, the Miller course at the 36-hole Turnberry Isle Miami resort was originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr in the late 1960s.|
Turnberry Isle has two courses and the Miller course should be your second choice. Originally, a Robert Trent Jones Sr design it was facelifted by Raymond Floyd. It does not have the sizzle of the Soffer course. From the tips it is only 6400 yards. The first hole, at over 400 yards, is one of the longest. Straight away, but you must navigate around the 9 bunkers. The 2nd parallels the first and it appears to have been squeezed in. The 3rd is a boring par 3. The 4th finally has a little flavor, dogleg left with water right of the green. The 5th is a robust par 5, 575+ yards. There is a carry over water favor the left side as you run the risk of being blocked out. Four bunkers protect the green on all quadrants. The par 3 6th is a predictable carry over water to a well protected green. The 7th is one of the better holes, dogleg right with waste bunker on the inside elbow and bunkers on the outside. Favor the left, the houses create the illusion that the hole is tighter than it is. Word of warning, the water hazard sneaks in towards the green on the front right. Eight is a boring par 3 and 9 is an almost innocuous par 5. I am hopeful that the back will wake me up. Alas, more yawns on 10, 11 & 12. The lucky 13th finally shakes me awake. A 388 yard par four slight dogleg left with a carry and some water right off the green. The 14th and 16th are routine par 5s and the 15th and 17th are predictable par 3s with a carry over water. The finishing hole is the longest par 4 on the backside.
Nice setting, less than a typical Florida course. It has the feeling of being shoe horned in. Lot of water, short but with plenty of birdie opportunities. Save your $$ or play the Soffer course, or better yet Crandon Park in Key Biscayne is fantastic.