Daytona Beach Golf Club offers a central location, 36 holes and value to players who are on a golf trip or just looking to sneak away from the beach for a morning round.
If you want a deeper dive into one of Florida’s most popular municipal facilities, here are five things you need to know about Daytona Beach Golf Club:
-- Donald Ross is America’s most revered golf course architect, and he designed DBGC’s South Course. If you want to experience the work of a legend, the South Course offers generous fairways and the turtleback greens Ross is renowned for, which helps make it a must-play, particularly for architecture aficionados.
-- A quick glance at the scorecard could lead one to believe the North and South courses offer similar experiences, as both layouts are approximately the same length (North course tips out at 6,413 yards while the South plays 6,229 yards from the back tees), but that’s not the case. There is little water on the South Course and with ample room off the tee it’s the easier of the two layouts. Meanwhile, the Slim Deathridge designed North Course features tighter fairway corridors and undulating greens, making it a significant test for even the best of players.
-- The South Course’s history extends beyond its connections to Ross. In 1946, the course hosted Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jimmy Demaret and Byron Nelson for a special match. Playing among the game’s titans, Demaret, himself a three-time Masters champion, shot a course record 63 that still stands today. A round at the South Course allows golfers to walk in the footsteps of legends.
-- The North Course underwent a 2019 renovation project that included the installation of new TifEagle bermudagrass greens, an effort that expanded each putting surfaces between three and nine feet in diameter. While the new greens were being installed, the back nine was rerouted, drainage was significantly enhanced and cart paths were improved. The project was a rousing success and it significantly upgraded the North Course experience.
-- As the crow flies, Daytona Beach Golf Club is less than two miles from the Atlantic Ocean coast that makes the area so popular. The coastal breeze can certainly influence play and it helps keep conditions comfortable throughout the year.
The property’s two courses are easy to get to and fun to play, so what are waiting for? You need to tee it up at Daytona Beach Golf Club next time you are in town.