Turnberry Isle Miami through the years
Like most fairytales, the story of how Turnberry Isle Miami became a truly spectacular destination is a happy one.
It all started in 1967 when real estate developer Donald Soffer dreamed of turning 750-acres of North Miami Beach sand, mangrove trees and swamps into an upscale, planned residential area and sketched out his vision onto a cocktail napkin. Fast-forward 45 years, the vibrant city of Aventura, Spanish for “adventure,” closely resembles Soffer’s sketch with golf courses, lakes and scenic exercise trails built within an exclusive neighborhood, shopping centers and office buildings.
The hotel’s unspoiled beauty was designed around a 100-year-old banyan tree to accommodate and protect the banyan tree’s continued growth and expansion. In addition to hosting prestigious LPGA and PGA golf tournaments, the resort has been the setting for major motion pictures such as Demi Moore's Strip Tease and Stuck on You starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear.