The Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables is an 18-hole, par 71, championship course designed by distinguished golf designer Donald Ross. The Biltmore Hotel, standing adjacent to the golf course, has been an iconic landmark of Coral Gables for almost 100 years. Reopened in November of 2007 following a $5 million investment, the course saw a reconstruction of all greens, tees, and bunkers as they were grassed to contemporary standards. Further, course drainage was improved and a new irrigation system was installed. The Biltmore Golf Course has been noted as one of the finest course layouts in the Southern region attracting dignitaries, movie stars, and leaders of the sports industry. The 6,800-yard golf course includes amenities such as a full practice facility, private instruction, and pro shop. The Biltmore Hotel and Golf Course is a Miami mainstay and is known amongst the community for elegance, beauty, and excellence.