DAYTONA BEACH GOLF CLUB (386-671-3500)
Florida Golf Course Review
Daytona Beach Golf Club features two 18-hole championship courses, putting and chipping greens plus a lighted driving range with grass and mat stations
(open until 9 pm every day except Sunday) that is open daily to the general public. Moderately priced with top rates including cart in 2006 of around $50,
the courses at Daytona Beach were designed by Donald Ross (South Course in 1921) and Slim Deathridge (North Course in 1946).
On property is a full service pro shop with top of the line golf equipment, clothing and accessories, and with club repair and gripping services available - as
well as Ping club fitting. The Clubhouse Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, plus all the standard bar items. Weddings, banquets and
outings of up to 200 people can be accommodated in the clubhouse setting. On course 150 yard stakes are visible on the fairways of all par fours and
fives, and sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green. Pin placement info is provided fro on each score card.
The South Course was designed by Donald Ross in 1921 with several updates since. Most of the fairways are quite generous, but the small, mildly sloped
and slightly raised green complexes demand accuracy on approach. The surfaces are bermuda with poa over-seed during the winter. Cypress trees, along
with pines and palms form interesting backdrops, and also squeeze the landing zones. Water comes into play on 8 holes, and 32 sand bunkers are found
on course - with most situated on either side of the greens. As is true with most Ross layouts, hit it straight to the open fronted green complexes, and birdies can be had.
Four sets of tees play to distances and slopes measuring 6338 yards/137 slope, 5937 yards/129 slope, 5481 yards/124 slope for men and 129 for women,
and 4971 yards with a slope of 117 from the forward tees. Daytona Beach Golf Club is a great believer in junior golf - and backs it up by hosting three area
high school programs, plus year round instructional programs for young players. Rates are kept low so as to encourage youth to take advantage of the 36
holes of golf and wonderful practice facilities.
For more info, visit our page for Daytona Beach Golf Club, with a direct link to their website by clicking here.