Daytona Beach is best known as the home of NASCAR and the Daytona International Speedway. But in addition to its racing history and 23 miles of wide beaches, Daytona Beach has some terrific golf courses – more than 20 in all – that make it a great place for a golf getaway.
The LPGA International, for example, is home to courses designed by Rees Jones and Arthur Hills. World Golf Hall of Famer Karrie Webb has celebrated a pair of victories on the Jones Course – and annually hosts collegiate national championships and the finals of the Symetra Tour Qualifying School.
Halifax Plantation, which plays through centuries-old live oak trees and is one of the area’s prettiest layouts, and among its most popular.
Spruce Creek Country Club is built around one of the world’s largest private airports, giving new meaning to the term “flyer,” on a layout that places a premium on playability and quality conditioning.
Venetian Bay Golf Club is yet another outstanding layout that offers a diversity of challenges. Golfers play through tree-lined fairways on the opening nine before facing an open, links-style design after the turn.
Perhaps best of all, Daytona Beach area golf is among most affordable in Florida. Golfers have nearly 30 accommodations for stay-and-play packages maximizes value and makes planning much easier for group leaders. With nearly 30 different golf packages available, Daytona Beach has the ability to cater to any nearly type of trip. Price: $176-$264
For example, golfers can play two rounds on LPGA courses and stay two nights at the Holiday Inn LPGA – the closest hotel to LPGA – for as little as $176 per person.
A three-night, three-round deal features golf at Halifax Plantation, Venetian Bay and the Hills at LPGA. Accommodations are at the Hyatt Place Daytona Beach, an oceanfront property, beginning at $253 per person.
A good day? Golf in the morning and an afternoon guided tour around Daytona International Speedway, highlighted by the opportunity to experience the track’s 31-degree high bank corners for themselves.
The Daytona Beach area also has scenic parks, deep-sea fishing, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, and some superb dining and night life. It’s a great destination for golfers for golfers and adventure seekers of all ages.