(DAYTONA BEACH, FL) — As golf participation continues to surge, the number of players looking to take a trip is growing as well, and increasingly group leaders are discovering the charms of Daytona Beach as a golf destination.
Long renowned for its famed beach and being the home of NASCAR, Daytona Beach has quietly become a destination of choice for players looking to maximize the good times of an annual golf vacation. The reasons for the area’s rising popularity are many but these five factors are at the top of the list:
-- Courses are at the heart of every golf trip, and Daytona Beach is home to nearly 20 layouts that offer a range of experiences. From the acclaimed Jones and Hills courses at LPGA International to a host of memorable municipal designs, Daytona Beach has something for nearly every golf group and the area delivers tremendous value.
-- What happens on the course is only half the fun, and the good times in Daytona Beach are just beginning when the final putt drops. Fresh seafood and stunning waterfront views help make dining a significant part of the experience, as does the abundance of off-course activities, ranging from a tour Daytona International Speedway to a trip to the top of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. It’s easy to find things to do that everyone in your group will enjoy in Daytona Beach.
-- Just as golfers have different course preferences, the same is also true of accommodations, and, once again, Daytona Beach’s strength lies in the diversity of its offerings. From oceanfront resorts to golf course condos and rental homes, the area provides a range of accommodations offerings that enhance a trip, and group leaders love it.
-- Daytona Beach’s weather makes the area a year-round golf destination. When much of the nation begins to cool down in the fall months, Daytona Beach continues to enjoy warm weather, attracting players from the Northeast and Midwest in search of a final sun-splashed weekend before they retire their clubs for the winter.
-- Daytona Beach’s central location adds to its appeal, making the area easy to access via car or plane (Daytona Beach International Airport is serviced by American, Delta, JetBlue and Silver Airways). Daytona Beach is also a short drive from several PGA Tour stops, including Bay Hill and TPC Sawgrass, allowing the area to serve as a home base for groups who want to play great golf and watch the world’s best players.
For more information on a Daytona Beach golf trip, visit DaytonaBeach.golf.