Daytona Beach Golf Club - South Course
Course Built In - 1921
Course Designer - Donald Ross
600 Wilder Boulevard
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Blue tees: 6,229 yards, 70.1/120
White tees: 5,950, 68.9/117
Red tees: 5,156, 64/110
The South Course at Daytona Beach Golf Club, designed by Donald Ross, is a classic layout highlighted the legendary architect’s famed turtle-backed greens.
The greens complexes, small by modern standards, challenge players to hit the proper spots on the approach and gauge speed and break properly once they’ve arrived on the putting surface. DBGC doesn’t shave the areas around the greens, making the task a little easier.
The course’s history doesn’t end with its architect as Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jimmy Demaret and Byron Nelson teed it up on the South Course on March 13, 1946. A three-time Masters champion, Demaret shot a course record 63 to win the storied exhibition.
Players attempting to break Demaret’s will find a layout with that is generous off the tee and fun to play. The layout, a par 71, is easy to walk and features only three par 5s.
There isn’t a surplus of water on the South Course, but the par 3 9th hole, which plays 155 yards from the tips, requires a carry over a pond, making it the day’s most knee-knocking shot. The eighth hole, a 424-yard par 4, is the layout’s toughest hole, making the close to the front nine, particularly memorable.