The resort’s historic Donald Ross course will now be the home of the Jim Mclean Golf School
(CORAL GABLES, FL) – The Biltmore Hotel, the historic landmark located in Coral Gables (Miami), officially announced today its agreement with Jim McLean who will establish his renowned Golf School World Headquarters and top golf instruction at the resort’s famous golf course on January 1, 2018.
Recognized by U.S. News and World Report, CNN and Travel & Leisure Magazine as the #1 Golf School in America, the Jim McLean Golf School (JMGS) offers classes with world class golf professionals and state-of-the-art techniques. Since the school opened its doors in 1991, it has produced both PGA and LPGA tournament winners.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jim McLean and his top team to The Biltmore,” said Matthias Kammerer, Managing Director at The Biltmore Hotel. “We are continuously working to provide our guests with exceptional offerings, and the Jim McLean Golf School will further distinguish The Biltmore Golf Course as a top destination for golfers of all skill levels from all over the world.”
McLean, a former professional golfer and renowned instructor, has been a top instructor in the sport for more than 30 years, and is a member of six halls of fame including the MET PGA Hall of Fame, the South Florida PGA Hall of Fame and the Miami Sports Hall of Fame.
"The Biltmore Hotel and Golf Course is an integral part in golf’s history,” said Jim McLean. “My respect and confidence in the resort’s ownership and management made the Biltmore my first choice for the new location. I am very excited to work with this extraordinary property and continue to build on the school’s reputation as the #1 golf school in America.”
With the hotel’s rich history and a golf course designed by world-renowned architect Donald Ross, The Biltmore Hotel offers a fully-integrated experience. The hotel’s endless amenities combined with the new McLean Golf School world headquarters, clubhouse, The 19th Hole Restaurant and Bar, fully stocked golf shop and its premier Coral Gables location make for any golfer’s ultimate experience.
The course has a rich history in the sport as it has been the host of the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship since 1964. This tournament has launched the professional careers of some of golf’s most beloved players including Alexis Thompson, Ricky Fowler, Tiger Woods, Michelle McGann, Vicki Goetz, Grace Park and Sergio Garcia, latest Masters winner. The Biltmore Golf Course is also the home to the University of Miami’s Women’s Golf Team.
The Biltmore continues to invest in improvements to the golf course. These improvements include a recent $5 million renovation, the implementation of Bermuda grass surfaces, restoration of bunkers to original designs and upgrades to the practice facilities. Preservation of the original playing characteristics, as designed by Donald Ross, is an ongoing commitment to honor the traditions and decorum of the sport.
For more information about the hotel and the JMGS, visit www.biltmorehotel.com/golf/jim-mclean.php or call 800.727.1926.