Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is home to a pair of iconic attractions in the “World’s Most Famous Beach” and the “Great American Race.” While Daytona International Speedway and the Atlantic Ocean are powerful lures, they are only part of what makes the area so attractive to golfers in search of a dream trip. 

Daytona Beach has established itself as a premier central Florida golf destination and the reasons are many, not the least of which is the area’s idyllic weather during the heart of the golf travel season. 

With more than 20 courses, golf is part of the area’s DNA, and Daytona Beach is as accessible as any destination in Florida with direct flights into Daytona Beach International Airport and easy access to additional airports in Orlando and Jacksonville. 

LPGA, Donald Ross and a Rich History

Daytona Beach’s connections to golf, both past and present, run much deeper than many realize. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, and LPGA International, a 36-hole facility with layouts designed by Rees Jones and Arthur Hills, is one of Florida’s best. 

The Jones Course has hosted multiple LPGA events and World Golf Hall of Famer Karrie Webb and Dottie Pepper, a two-time major champion, are among the players who have triumphed on the unforgettable links-style design.

The Hills Course is absolutely the equal of the Jones, challenging players with magnolia and pine tree-lined fairways. A 4.5-star design, the Hills Course, which has no parallel holes, is a design worthy of building a trip around. 

While LPGA International is the area’s contemporary favorite, legendary architect Donald Ross is the father of Daytona Beach golf. Ross designed the South Course at Daytona Beach Golf Club, the area’s oldest public course and one of three layouts that are part of Florida’s Historic Golf Trail, joining the Ross-designed New Smyrna Golf Club, and Riviera Country Club. 

Layouts like Victoria Hills Golf Club, Spruce Creek Golf & Country Club and DeBary Golf & Country Club help provide Daytona Beach with the depth and quality of courses golfers crave. For more information on area golf courses, visit DaytonaBeach.Golf. 

The Fun Doesn’t End With the Final Putt

Golf is the most important component of a trip, but it’s not the only one. A good time off the course is vital part of the experience and few destinations offer as much fun as Daytona Beach.

The area’s abundant 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, the Cincinnati Reds’ Class A Florida State League affiliate. 

When it’s time to eat, restaurants like The Cellar, Hyde Park Prime and 31 Supper Club are destination dining spots, but the area’s waterfront local eateries are equally appealing. Daytona Beach Ale Trail, a collection of more than 20 craft breweries, tap rooms and artisan distilleries that stretches throughout Volusia County, offers great options for those in search of quality suds and good food. Ormond Brewing Company, Daytona Tap Room, The Half Wall Beer House, a locally owned chain, and Tomoka Brewery are just a sampling of the Ale Trail’s most popular offerings.

Whether it’s a great meal or high adrenaline adventures, Daytona Beach’s off-course offerings make every trip a little more memorable. 

Where to Stay

Quality accommodations can be the difference between a good experience and a great one, and Daytona Beach is a destination that delivers unrivaled offerings. The area is home to more than 200 properties and 12,000 rooms, allowing groups to choose between everything from bed & breakfasts and smaller independent hotels to luxury oceanfront resorts and condo hotels.

Daytona Beach continues to raise the bar for accommodations. The 200-room Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach and the 133-room Delta by Marriott Daytona Beach opened in 2018. Both the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort and The Shores Resort & Spa recently completed renovations and the area’s newest luxury hotel, The DAYTONA, opened in April 2019.

Daytona Beach’s rising popularity is perfectly complemented by its ever-improving accommodations offerings. Golfers wanting to research where to stay on a trip are best served to visit DaytonaBeach.Golf which offers a look at the best the area has to offer. 

The One Thing Everyone Must Do 

Whether you come to Daytona Beach to play LPGA International and enjoy the best the area has to offer or you are more interested in a value-centric trip, the one thing every golfer should do is visit the “World’s Most Famous Beach.”

Daytona Beach is comprised of 23 miles of expansive coastline. Some sections are pedestrian only and other sections allow cars to drive, very slowly, on one of the nation’s most stunning beaches. At low tide, the beach is up to 500 feet wide offering ample room for everyone to share the beautiful white sand.  Beachfront parks offer off-beach parking as well.

Daytona Beach has everything golfers want in a destination – a diversity of courses and price points, outstanding accommodations and ample fun off-the-course – highlighting the area’s appeal to players. 

For a comprehensive look at the destination – on and off the course – visit www.DaytonaBeach.com