Doral is called the Blue Monster because when it first was built back in 1960, people said that Alfred Kaskel was creating a “monster” in the middle of a swamp. When the course opened, it was known as the “Blue” course. With its swirling winds, water hazards and tough play, it soon became known as the “Blue Monster.”
The course originally was designed was Dick Wilson and later restored by Raymond Floyd. Most recently, it was redesigned by Gil Hanse, who added more than 150 yards, all new greens, a few lakes, plenty of bunkers and sand-capped fairways.
Donald Trump now owns the property.