PGA Tour pro Erik Compton offers his Miami hotspots

By: John Schwarb


In a recent issue of Golf World magazine, PGA Tour professional Erik Compton walked readers through his hometown of Miami.

Compton was born in Miami in 1979 and is a true South Florida guy, a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan now living in Coral Gables. He worked his way up to golf’s highest level in large part while honing his game around Miami courses, and offered a few suggestions to visitors.

Melreese Country Club/International Links Miami—Adjacent to Miami International Airport, Compton touted this course as a spot to hit a few balls during a layoff. 

Biltmore Hotel—The course at this iconic Coral Gables property is a 1925 original Donald Ross design; Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen and Babe Ruth played there.

Miami Beach Golf Club
—Built in 1923, the property got a complete renovation a decade ago and now holds its own among the best in this crowded golf market.

Crandon Park Golf Course—Compton puts the Key Biscayne course in his all-time top 5, thanks in part to its longtime pedigree as host of the Champions Tour.

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