Course Designed In - 1993
Course Designed By - William Amick
Black tees: 7,099 yards, 74/130
Blue tees: 6,633 yards, 72/126
White tees: 6,149 yards, 69/122
Gold tees: 5,594 yards, 72/115 (W)
Red tees: 4,888 yards, 72/114
Playing through centuries-old oak trees, a pine forest and natural vegetation, architect William Amick took full advantage of nature’s gifts in designing Halifax Plantation. There isn’t an abundance of water and the fairways are generous, giving players the opportunity to swing away off the tee.
The most significant challenge at Halifax Plantation are the large, undulating greens. Golfers must hit the proper spots to score well, and that typically means being below the hole, leaving an uphill putt.
The most challenging stretch comes in the middle of the back nine. The par 3 13th hole is surrounded on both sides by water from tee to green, and the 155-yard tee shot is the round’s most anxiety-inducing moment.
But the day’s biggest test awaits on No. 14. The dogleg left plays a brawny 447 yards and is tree-lined from tee to green. Halifax Plantation has a well-deserved reputation for playability, but players need to be at their best on this two-hole stretch.
A 4.5-star course, Halifax Plantation is in Ormond Beach, a short drive from the heart and the good times of Daytona Beach.