MIAMI

Biltmore
Why Play It? This classic by all-time great designer Donald Ross will transport you back to golf's golden design era, circa 1925.
Your Chances of Getting On: Great for hotel guests; pretty good for anyone else.
Peak Greens Fees: $150.
Contact: 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables; (305) 460-5364; www.biltmorehotel.com

Crandon Park
Why Play It? This windswept course on Key Biscayne has been rated among the nation's top 75 and is considered the best public course in the area.
Your Chances of Getting On: So-so. The course is popular and accepts tee times only five days out.
Peak Greens Fees: $97.
Contact: 6700 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne; (305) 361-9129; www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/crandon_golf.asp  

Doral
Why Play It? Ninety fine holes make this Florida's best golf resort, but you want the venerable Blue Monster, a classic parkland layout that has been a beloved stop on the PGA Tour for four decades.
Your Chances of Getting On: Very good for hotel guests; otherwise, hope to get lucky at the last minute.
Peak Greens Fees: $210. 
Contact: 4400 Northwest 87th Avenue, Miami; (305) 592-2000; www.doralresort.com