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October 20, 2022

Daytona Beach golf returns after Ian

By Chris King, AGN Contributor
Daytona Beach golf LPGA International

Courses suffered minimal damage

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With clean-up from Hurricane Ian well underway, the Daytona Beach area continues to bounce back, including the area’s acclaimed golf courses, which are welcoming players for the popular fall season.

Home to nearly 20 courses, including LPGA International and a pair of Donald Ross designs, the area is one of Central Florida’s most popular golf destinations, delivering the type of quality, value and good times group leaders relish.

Hurricane Ian brought high winds and rain, leaving golf courses to clean up debris and downed trees but largely avoiding any structural damage. Most of area’s courses reopened just days after the storm and now layouts across the area are hosting players with typically outstanding conditions.

“We are delighted to welcome golfers back to Daytona Beach,” said Lori Campbell-Baker, Executive Director for the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Area golf courses were fortunate to avoid long-term damage, and players can look forward to their favorite Daytona Beach area courses being in prime condition on their next trip to the area.”

With an average high temperature of 76 degrees in November, 71 in December and 69 in January, the area is an idyllic winter golf destination.

Among Daytona Beach’s most prominent layouts are the Hills and Jones courses at LPGA International and Victoria Hills, a Ron Garl design that has been ranked among Florida’s best public courses. Ross designs New Smyrna Golf Club and the South Course at Daytona Beach Golf Club join historic Riviera Country Club as members of the Florida Historic Golf Trail.

The area complements its golf offerings with an array of restaurants and nightlife that guarantees a good time long after the final putt drops. Daytona Beach also features an assortment of accommodations, highlighted by luxury oceanfront condos that serve as the perfect base for a golf trip.

For information on all of Daytona Beach’s golf offerings, visit DaytonaBeach.Golf.

Chris King runs Kingfish Communications, a golf public relations firm.

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Featured image of the LPGA Jones Course courtesy of LPGA International Golf Club

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