The golf course experience doesn’t have to end with the final putt, especially when a welcoming 19th hole awaits. Whether players want to enjoy a cold drink on the porch or a good meal, the clubhouse can be a vital part of the day.
That’s certainly the case in Daytona Beach, where beautiful weather and a surplus of quality clubhouses make hanging around after the round an enticing prospect. If your group likes to continue the good times, here three of the area’s premier 19th holes:
● LPGA International is home to Malcolm’s Bar & Grill, a clubhouse restaurant that offers an inviting setting for everything from drinks to a fresh Florida snapper sandwich. The cherry and granite bar begs golfers to take a seat and watch the latest tournament on television, and the ambiance perfectly complements a 36-hole facility that is Daytona Beach’s most acclaimed. Put another way, a stop at Malcolm’s should be a required part of the LPGA International experience.
● Riviera Country Club, a member of the Florida Historic Golf Trail, delivers an old school experience, in all the best ways. The clubhouse restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, is popular with locals (always a good sign!), serving a good meal at a value price. The bar area is small but charming. The 19th hole at “The Riv” is the perfect fit on a course that revels in providing good, unpretentious golf.
● In addition to an outstanding Ron Garl layout, Victoria Hills is also home to Sparrow’s Grille, a clubhouse restaurant worth a visit. An open floor plan, picture windows and a full-service bar make this a natural spot to total up your score upon the completion of a round. A popular venue for wedding receptions, there are chefs on staff and that level of expertise is obvious in a dinner menu that includes blue cheese-crusted filet mignon and pan seared red drum, among a range of other offerings. Sparrow’s Grille is the rare spot that can accommodate nearly any request, making it one of the Daytona Beach area’s most appealing 19th holes.
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