With more than 20 courses, there is plenty of golf to be played on a trip to Daytona Beach, but the fun doesn’t end when the final putt drops.
Here are five things – away from the course – that you need to do on your next Daytona Beach golf trip.
1. This one is obvious, but make sure you take a drive on the World’s Most Famous Beach. This is where stock car racing got its start, and Daytona Beach is the only one on the East Coast that allows people to drive along the sandy shores of the Atlantic. Take a few minutes to enjoy the view and the experience.
2. Speaking of stock cars, take a tour of Daytona International Speedway. Soak in the history of one of the world’s most famous speedways and get a close-up look at the famed 31-degree banking on the track’s turns (it’s much steeper than you imagine).
3. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is one of the Daytona Beach area’s most iconic landmarks. There are 203 steps from top to bottom, and it’s worth every one to get to the top. At 175 feet, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest in Florida and offers an unforgettable 360-dgree view of the coast.
4. Take a trip to Jackie Robinson Ballpark to watch the Daytona Tortugas, the Cincinnati Red’s Class A Florida State League affiliate. The Reds drafted high school Phenom Hunter Greene this year, increasing the chances you will see a future Major League Baseball Star.
5. The Daytona Beach area is home to a thriving craft beer scene and you are never more than a short chip shot from a quality, local brew. If you and the boys (or girls) are in search of a happy hour spot, check out the 17 members of the Daytona Beach Ale Trail and enjoy a little post-round relaxation.
Written by Chris King for Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau