LPGA International’s Jones Course in Daytona Beach, Fla., has re-opened following a summer greens renovation project. LPGA International installed TifEagle Bermuda, one of the newer strains of Ultradwarf grass that it says will ensure golfers enjoy a “premium’’ putting surface throughout the year. The greens were also restored to their original sizes.
“The renovation went perfectly, and we can’t wait to welcome golfers back this fall,” said Michael Glenn, LPGA International’s general manager. “Players will find the greens are smooth and fast, and the course, from tee to green, is in superb condition.”
The Jones Course hosted the LPGA’s Sprint Titleholders Championship from 1996 through 1998, and World Golf Hall of Fame member Karrie Webb was one of the winners. The layout will host the final stage of the LPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, and the Symetra Tour Championship Oct. 5-8.
A links style design, the Jones Course has five sets of tees that stretch from 5,131 yards to 7,088 yards, with strategic mounding, expansive bunkers, natural marsh areas and lakes. The Jones Course is one of the top courses in the Daytona Beach area and now that is open again, a “must play’’ for golfers looking for one course of several in the area’s golf portfolio.
LPGA International is also home to the Hills Course, and helps anchor the Daytona Beach golf scene. Daytona Beach is home to more than 20 courses and is an easy drive to and from Orlando and Jacksonville.
With multiple package options, which allow groups the opportunity to bundle golf and accommodations, and the lure of the World’s Most Famous Beach, Daytona Beach is a fast-emerging golf destination.