The holiday season is in the rear view mirror and the New Year has dawned, 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. If you’ve been to the area to enjoy a vacation on the World’s Most Famous Beach, here are five reasons Daytona Beach should also be home to your next golf trip.

-- 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!!”

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

-- We’ve already referenced the weather, but it does more than guarantee your comfort. Daytona Beach’s mild winters allow courses to be in great shape throughout the year, meaning you don’t have to fret about conditions in the same way you do about courses in cooler climates.

-- Okay, you’ve heard enough about the ancillary reasons to take a Daytona Beach golf vacation; now let’s get to the heart of any trip - golf courses. The Daytona Beach area is home to nearly 30 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.

-- Daytona Beach is easily accessible via car, located directly off Interstate 95, or flight into Daytona Beach International Airport, within minutes of the beach, and 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 in 2019.

For information about stay-and-play packages and area coursed, go to DaytonaBeach.Golf.