The World’s Most Famous Beach, Daytona Beach, Florida is well known for its miles of white sand, family friendly vacations and historical reputation as the World Center of Racing. Golf has always been a vital part of this Central Florida oasis. Home to over two dozen quality golf courses, the Daytona Beach area is open for play year round-365 days a year.
The area’s popularity as a golf destination is enhanced by the golf package offerings at the convenient and lovely Homewood Suites, which is perfectly equipped to host a twosome, foursome or large group taking a buddies trip, wanting to enjoy the diverse courses throughout Volusia County. Homewood Suites Daytona Beach offers studio and two-bedroom suites along with a complimentary, hot breakfast buffet each morning and a cocktail hour each evening Monday through Thursday.
Packages at Homewood Suites, located directly across from Daytona International Speedway, home of the Daytona 500, and the Motor Sports Hall of Fame, start at $ 348 per person for a three-night/ three round stay & play. The outstanding courses available in the deal include:
- The Arthur Hills Course at LPGA International which opened to rave reviews in 1998 stretches out to 6,894 yards from the tips. Famed architect Hills created a layout with pine-tree lined fairways bordered by marshland and water hazards with smallish target greens. Managed by Arcis Golf from Dallas, Texas, the Hills course has five sets of men’s tees and three sets of women’s tees for an enjoyable round for all golfers. Home to the Ladies Professional Golf Association, LPGA International touts one of the finest practice facilities in the area and 36 holes of championship golf.
- Debary Golf & Country Club located in west Volusia County has been a U.S.Open and a U.S. Senior Open qualifying site, a testament to the quality of the challenging layout. Designed in 1990 by Lloyd Clifton, the ClubCorp managed premier golf club follows the beautiful topography reminiscent of North Carolina rather than Florida. Both nines wind their way back to the magnificent clubhouse with finishing holes overlooking a vast marshland. The immaculately maintained 6,776 yard course plays to a 72.5/136 slope and rating which players will enjoy experiencing.
- Halifax Plantation Golf Club in nearby Ormond Beach was designed by local and longtime ASGCA past-president and Fellow Bill Amick in 1993. The golf course, managed by Wingfield Golf Management headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, plays through a magnificent canopy of century-old oaks intermingled with tall stands of native pines. It’s a hefty 7,128 yards from the tips with four sets of men’s tees and two sets of women’s tees to allow different handicap players an enjoyable day at the Plantation. The real challenge is the undulating greens that require spot-on accuracy with the flat stick. The clubhouse is the centerpiece of the residential community that surrounds the layout.
Homewood Suites enjoys an ideal location-just yards from ONE DAYTONA, the area’s newest retail, dining and entertainment complex-making it the ideal overnight spot for golf groups looking to have a good time on and off the course. In addition, the Daytona International Airport is a mile away.
For more information on a Daytona Beach Golf Trip, visit DaytonaBeach.com/things-to-do/golf.