Daytona Beach, long one of Florida’s most popular vacation spots, has continued its emergence as a destination of choice for group leaders in search of great golf and good times off the course.
The “World’s Most Famous Beach” strikes the perfect balance between unforgettable golf and the reality that the fun is just beginning when the final putt drops each day.
As the home of nearly 20 courses, including the acclaimed Jones and Hills layouts at LPGA International and a pair of Donald Ross designs, Daytona Beach is a destination capable of meeting the needs of every golf group.
The Jones and Hills courses have tested LPGA legends such as Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb, and the South Course at Daytona Beach Golf Club, a Ross layout, once hosted a famed match featuring Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson.
While Daytona Beach has deep ties to golf ’s rich history, contemporary layouts like Victoria Hills, an unforgettable Ron Garl design that has been ranked among Florida’s top 20 public courses, and DeBary Golf Club, which has served as a U.S. Open qualifying site, only add to the area’s appeal.
Make no mistake, Daytona Beach delivers great golf but where a group stays matters, too. Daytona Beach welcomes visitors year-round and the rooms – ranging from oceanfront resorts to familiar national brands to independent boutique properties – that host family beach vacations during the summer months are perfect for golfers throughout the rest of the year.
Daytona Beach provides a number of golf package offerings, which maximize value and convenience, allowing players to customize trips to fit their budget and preferences.
THE FUN NEVER STOPS
Complementing Daytona Beach’s on-course offerings are a seemingly endless array of activities. From the area’s famed beach to Daytona International Speedway, deep sea fishing and everything in between, the only thing golfers continually want more of is time.
The area’s off-course attractions begin with Daytona International Speedway, where a tour of the track and a visit to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America are a must. The truly ambitious may also want to enjoy the NASCAR Racing Experience, which offers the opportunity to get in a stock car and race around the famed 2.5-mile trioval, 31-degree banked track.
After an exhilarating trip to the Speedway, a visit to ONE DAYTONA, the area’s newest dining, shopping and entertainment complex located directly across the street is not to be missed.
Baseball fans will relish the opportunity to visit historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark, home of the Daytona Tortugas, a Cincinnati Reds’ affiliate. Of course, no visit is complete without a trip to the “World’s Most Famous Beach.”
Daytona Beach enjoys 23 miles of expansive coastline. Some sections are pedestrian only while others allow cars to drive, very slowly, and park on one of the nation’s most stunning beaches. At low tide, the beach is up to 500 feet wide providing ample room for everyone to enjoy the beautiful white sand.
GOOD EATS, ALE TRAIL
Daytona Beach is also home to a thriving craft beer scene. Any group in search of a quality, craft brew will enjoy the Daytona Beach Ale Trail, a collection of more than 20 breweries and taprooms that offer a broad selection of craft beer, including outstanding local offerings.
Golfers that want to pair a glass of wine with an outstanding meal will appreciate the quality and diversity of Daytona Beach’s wine bars and restaurant offerings, which feature everything from ocean views and fresh seafood to premium steakhouses. Daytona Beach is the rare destination that has the ability to be all things to all people, and golfers have taken notice.
THE ONE THING EVERYONE MUST DO
For a comprehensive look at the destination – on and off the course – visit www.DaytonaBeach.com