Daytona Beach Golf Club - North Course
Course Built In - 1956
Course Designer - Lloyd Clifton
600 Wilder Boulevard
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Blue tees: 6,338 yards, 71/129
White tees: 5,937, 69.2/124
Gold tees: 5,481 yards, 67.7/114 (M) 71.8/133 (W)
Red tees: 4,971 yards, 64.7/110 (M) 69.6/118 (W)
Daytona Beach Golf Club’s North Course is a classic Florida design with fairways framed by oak and palm trees and a premium placed on accuracy off the tee. With water on 11 of 18 holes, trouble lurks but players that hit the ball well off the tee will score well.
The annual host of the Daytona Beach Open, an event that counts PGA Tour player Nick Lindheim among its past champions, the North Course played just 6,338 yards from the tips but offers plenty of challenge. Two of the course’s best holes feature the type of risk-reward decisions golfers live for.
The fifth hole is a 290-yard (white tees) par 4, that offers an outside chance for long hitters to drive the green, assuming they can clear the trees and cut a dogleg with water in the elbow. Hit a great shot and possible glory awaits, though an errant drive invites disaster. The choice is yours.
A short par 5 at just 444 yards from the white tees, No. 17 offers the opportunity to get home in two, but the hole features an island green, so there is no margin for error.
With faster greens and tighter fairways, the experience at the North Course is different, but no less enjoyable than its Donald Ross designed counterpart.