Idyllic Weather, Outstanding Courses Lure Golfers to Daytona Beach

The holiday season is in the rear view mirror, meaning for many folks in northern climates, the next several months will be spent dealing with harsh winter weather and dreaming of sunnier days. 

That doesn’t have to be the case. Daytona Beach, one of central Florida’s rising golf destinations, is awaiting the arrival of savvy group leaders in search of an unforgettable trip.

The World’s Most Famous Beach attracts much of the attention, but here are the top five reasons Daytona Beach should also be home to your next golf trip.

1) Ideal Weather

Golfers high five the great Daytona Beach weather for golf season

The appeal of the area’s idyllic winter weather can’t be overstated, and from January through May, the heart of the winter and spring golf seasons, it’s perfect. The average high temperatures in Daytona Beach over the next five months are (degrees F): 68 (January), 71 (February), 75 (March), 79 (April) and 85 (May). Those are temperatures that scream - “Take a Golf Trip Now!”

2) Vibrant Destination

An interior view of the Daytona 500 Club at Daytona International Speedway

Over the coming weeks, Daytona Beach will be in the news as the Great American Race approaches. Golfers planning a late January, early February trip know courses don’t close for DAYTONA Speedweeks. In fact, some of the events surrounding the DAYTONA 500 can enhance a golf trip as the buzz accompanying the nation’s premier auto race brings even more life to an already vibrant destination.

3)  Optimal Conditions

The weather does more than guarantee your comfort. Daytona Beach’s mild winters allow courses to be in great shape throughout the year, meaning players don’t have to fret about conditions.

4) On-Course Experience

Symetra Tour LPGA Golf

Okay, enough about the ancillary reasons to take a Daytona Beach golf vacation; at the heart of any golf vacation is the on-course experience. The Daytona Beach area is home to more than 20 layouts that deliver quality, value and conditions, the holy trinity on a golf trip leader’s checklist. LPGA International, home of the Jones and Hills courses, leads the way, but Spruce Creek Country Club, home of the nation’s largest private fly-in community, Riviera Country Club, Victoria Hills, Venetian Bay and Daytona Beach Golf Club’s South Course, a Donald Ross design, are all outstanding layouts. Options are plentiful and appealing in Daytona Beach.

5) Daytona Beach is Easy to Get to

Aerial view of International Speedway Boulevard Bridge

Daytona Beach is easily accessible via car, directly off Interstate 95 and Interstate 4, or flight into Daytona Beach International Airport, located within minutes of the beach, or other major airports within an hour's drive. The convenience of getting here, combined with everything else, makes a Daytona Beach golf trip a no-brainer.

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