Almost 50 years later, the Blue Monster still has its bite.
Doral Golf Resort
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Doral Golf Resort & Spa
Miami, Florida
Blue Monster
7,125 yards, par 72
Green fees: $210-$325
800-713-6725, doralresort.com

\nDoral's Blue Monster course is ranked No. 98 in our Top 100 Courses You Can Play, though this 1961 Dick Wilson design has been touched up more times than a stripper. Nevertheless, it's still a lush, flat track buttressed by a minefield of more than 100 bunkers and eight large lakes, and when the wind blows, scores soar.

\nThe ultimate gut-check takes place at the fabled 467-yard, par-4 18th. Hit it left and you're wet, but the entire right side and the elevated green could hit you with a double bogey even if you stay dry. A four earns you bragging rights for years.

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