Emerging from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Daytona Beach golf courses have reopened and are welcoming players back to layouts with outstanding conditions as the fall golf season approaches.
After making landfall in South Florida, Irma brought high winds and rain to much of the state but Florida’s east coast was very fortunate and avoided the worst of the storm as it passed to west.
“Daytona Beach area golf courses are reporting that most of the damage they received was cosmetic, requiring cleanup but not long-term recovery,” said Kate Holcomb, the Daytona Beach Area CVB’s Director of Communications. “As we head into fall, we are very fortunate to be able to welcome golfers back to Daytona Beach.”
Daytona Beach golf courses didn’t escape unscathed as most were closed for a couple days immediately after the storm, but they didn’t have to address major structural problems.
“We fared very well,” Mike Glenn, LPGA International’s General Manager, said of how his property emerged from Hurricane Irma. “We were open after a couple days of cleanup. The courses are in great shape, and you wouldn’t know there was a storm.”
The reasons for Daytona Beach’s increasing popularity as a golf destination are three-fold: the area is home to outstanding public courses, the value is tremendous, and the location ensures a good time on and off the course.
Golf course options are a driving force behind every trip and the Daytona Beach area, home to more than 20 layouts and a short drive from many more, delivers on that account.
Enjoyable as Daytona Beach’s golf offerings are, the ability to pair them with accommodations for stay-and-play packages maximizes value and makes planning much easier for group leaders. With nearly 30 different golf packages available, Daytona Beach has the ability to cater to any nearly type of trip.
An integral part of any great buddies trip is what happens off the course, and few destinations in America can come close to matching Daytona Beach’s offerings, starting with 23 miles of beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches.
Golfers can enjoy the thrill of a great round in the morning and the exhilaration of a guided tour around Daytona International Speedway, highlighted by the opportunity to experience the track’s 31-degree high bank corners for themselves.