Planning a Daytona Beach golf trip is a labor of love. Group leaders enjoy the research, making plans, and debating the possibilities with their friends, but the most important question is always: which courses do you want to play on your 2022 trip?
The area is home to nearly 20 layouts that offer variety, quality and value, so there are no wrong answers, but here are five Daytona Beach area golf courses that should be near the top of your 2022 must-play list:
– Halifax Plantation, a William Amick design, underwent a 2021 renovation project that included the installation of new Champion Ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens and it’s in as good a shape as it has ever been. The 4.5-star layout has generous fairways but players that want to score must hit the proper spots on those large, undulating greens, which are fast and smooth.
– One of three area courses that are a member of the Historic Florida Golf Trail, Riviera Country Club combines a classic design with an old-school experience. Home to America’s longest-running, mini-tour event, Riviera is the type of course that golf needs more of, and it will only take your group one loop around this gem to know why.
– Spruce Creek Country Club is home to America’s largest private fly-in community. Playing the eighth and ninth holes, it’s not unusual to have a plane fly less than 200 feet overhead, contributing to a unique experience. A day at Spruce Creek is one you will tell your buddies about long after returning home.
– A round at Victoria Hills, about 40 minutes west of Daytona Beach in DeLand, is well worth the short drive to play a layout that has been ranked among Florida’s top 15 public designs. With elevation change and pine tree-lined fairways uncommon to the area, Victoria Hills is one of the area’s quiet stars.
– Whether you play the Hills or Jones Course, a round at LPGA International is a welcome addition to every Daytona Beach golf trip itinerary. With generous fairways, mounding and large greens, the Jones Course is the more forgiving of the two layouts. The Hills Course plays through natural wetlands and pine tree-lined fairways to relatively small greens, demanding accuracy. The choice is yours and both are equally enjoyable.
For a complete list of Daytona Beach’s golf course offerings, visit DaytonaBeach.golf.