BEST DRIVING RANGE - 2005
Miccosukee Golf and Country Club
305-382-3930 Planted deep in the suburban sprawl known as Kendale Lakes, somewhere between stucco housing development A and stucco housing development B, is the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club. Formerly the Miami National Golf Club, the land, just west of another holey spread at Calusa Country Club (shame on Miamians who say there's not enough green space) was purchased by the tribe in 2001. Don't have time between picking up the kids from soccer and CSI: Whatever to squeeze in a round on one of the three nine-holers? Not to worry. The MGCC driving range (open from sunup to sundown) boasts enough space for 50 Tiger or Annika wannabes, lights in the evening, large buckets of high-quality balls for five bucks, chipping and putting greens, a sports bar, and a restaurant -- all close enough to reach with a putter. If your putt is a bit off, resident pro Carlos Puerto might have a tip or two. And there's a pro shop staffed by friendly and helpful staffers. The only thing missing is a slot machine beside each mat.