The Daytona Beach golf scene is anchored by facilities like LPGA International, home to a pair of highly acclaimed championship courses, and Victoria Hills Golf Club, one of Florida’s top 15 public layouts. The appeal of the area’s premium properties is augmented by a thriving quartet of municipal layouts and the World’s Most Famous Beach.
Located in Volusia County, the area is home to four municipal courses and each contributes to Daytona Beach’s growing appeal to traveling golfers. Daytona Beach Golf Club, a 36-hole facility located in the heart of town, is home to the North and South courses. Legendary architect Donald Ross designed the South Course, a layout that once hosted Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson for a round of golf continues to welcome locals and visitors alike. The North Course underwent a 2019 renovation project that included the installation of new greens and the re-routing of the back nine, an effort that has been warmly welcomed by the locals.
Cypress Head Golf Club in Port Orange is an Arthur Hills design that doesn’t take a back seat to any of the area’s daily fee courses. With demanding forced carries at a minimum and ample room to hit the ball off the tee, Cypress Head, which underwent a 2015 renovation, is one of the Daytona Beach area’s most popular tee times. and one of my favorites.
A little further south, New Smyrna Golf Club, another Ross design, continues to delight golfers with its playability. While the layout has great appeal to the “average” player, it also continues as the annual host of the Indian River Open, an event that counts former British Open champion Mark Calcavecchia and golf media personality Charlie Rymer among its past winners.
Daytona Beach’s four municipal layouts are among the more than 20 courses that call the area home, including some of Central Florida’s best. The Jones and Hills courses at LPGA International are home to the Symetra Tour Championship and have anchored countless golf vacations over the years, and headline the area’s array of golf offerings.
Off the course, Daytona Beach, home of the “World’s Most Famous Beach,” always delivers a good time. From the Daytona Beach Ale Trail to waterfront dining, the area has something for every golfer.
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