Many Americans have found refuge on the golf course over the past year, enjoying the opportunity to play a game that is socially distant by nature. That certainly been the case in Daytona Beach, Fl.
Home to nearly 20 courses, the World’s Most Famous Beach, and the Great American Race, Daytona Beach also holds considerable appeal to traveling golfers.
Daytona Beach’s primary appeal is its course offerings, highlighted by the Jones and Hills layouts at LPGA International.
“LPGA International has never been in better shape than it is right now and we’ve never had more play,” general manager Michael Johnson said. “[Traveling players] can enjoy outstanding golf one day and the beach the next. There is something for everyone here.”
While LPGA International headlines Volusia County’s golf course offerings, it’s hardly alone. The Daytona Beach area is home to a pair of Donald Ross designs – New Smyrna Golf Club and the South Course at Daytona Beach Golf Club. In Ormond Beach, family-owned Riviera Country Club, which began as a nine-holer in the 1930s, enjoys a rich history and a classic design.
Spruce Creek Country Club plays through the heart of America’s largest fly-in community and around a runway that was part of a U.S. Naval base during World War II. Meanwhile, Crane Lakes, a par 66 layout, promises great conditions and outstanding pace of play.
Best of all, Daytona Beach allows players to pair oceanfront accommodations with golf to build a package that maximizes value.
Off the course, the beach, restaurants and nightlife that make Daytona Beach so popular with leisure travelers only serve to enhance a trip to one of Florida’s most underrated golf destinations. Throw-in beautiful year-round weather and it’s not difficult to see why golfers are flocking to Daytona Beach.
Feature Photo: The Hills Course at LPGA National in Daytona Beach (LPGA International)