The Cove at Ormond Beach is located minutes away from award-winning golf courses. Every course offers a combination of beautiful scenery and challenging greens. Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach golf courses provide a truly unique and exciting experience for avid and novice golfers alike. To help narrow down your search for the perfect course, we’ve put together a list of the best golf courses nearby.
Daytona Beach Golf Club - 8.8 Miles
If you are looking for a golf course for your next golf tournament or group outing, look no further than Daytona Beach Golf Club. Their 36-holes of tropical golf can easily accommodate tournaments of virtually any size.
- South Course - A Donald Ross Design
- The South golf course is the original 18 holes and is a Donald Ross design. It is a very sporty golf course; the tee shot being very forgiving, but approaches are demanding if you want to get close to the flagstick for a birdie attempt. Florida Oaks and tall pines with a little water are a great feature on this golf course.
- North Course
- The North golf course was built and designed by Slim Deathridge in 1946. He laid out the original routing of the golf course and supervised the construction of the original 18. In 1997, the golf course was re-built. All greens, bunkers, and tees were redone. The result is a very challenging golf experience that winds its way through dense Florida oak and pine. There is more water in play and the greens offer more undulation on this course, which adds to a greater overall challenge. It is generally recognized that this course is the toughest test of the two courses.
LPGA International - 12.4 Miles
LPGA International, the premier golf club of Daytona Beach, boasts 36 holes of world-class golf designed by Arthur Hills and Rees Jones. The Golf Digest 4-Star rated Hills Course and Jones Course are both favorites among locals, visitors and tour-players alike. Each are distinct in design and play but are both great for all skill levels
- Arthur Hill Signature Course
- Course Designed in 1994 by Arthur Hills. The Hills Course at LPGA International challenges golfers with fairways lined by beautiful magnolia trees and native pines, providing an experience that occasionally stirs echoes of Pinehurst. With no parallel fairways and hardly any homes around. The layout stretches to 6,954 yards but is a more manageable 6,255 yards from the white tees. No matter where you tee it up, the Hills provides a fair challenge and rewards players that drive the ball well. The course is always in immaculate condition, highlighted by greens that are as fast and true as any along the Central Florida coast. Playing from the white tees, water runs up the left side of the 508-yard hole. Long hitters will have the option of going for the green in two, but the putting surface sticks out in the water, meaning there is no room to miss. A round on the Hills Course presents risk-reward decisions and delivers the type of experience one would expect at a facility that has hosted some of the game’s greatest women’s players.
- Ree Jones Signature Course
- Since 1994, LPGA International's signature Rees Jones golf course is a favorite of the tour players. It is a traditional links-style 7,088-yard design. You will enjoy the strategic mounding, numerous expanses of sand bunkers, natural marsh areas, beautiful lakes and undulating greens. While extremely playable for all skill levels, the ingenious and inventive player is rewarded with multiple options on nearly every shot. The Jones Course is 4-Star rated by Golf Digest and was awarded 6th in their "America's Top 50 Courses for Women 2010" list.
Halifax Plantation Golf Club - 10.7 Miles
Nestled within a magnificent canopy of century-old oaks and tall pines on a high rolling terrain, the Halifax Plantation golf course is one of the most picturesque and enjoyable courses you will play along the East Coast of Central Florida. Bill Amick, designed the golf course to attract golfers of ages and skill levels which have been the trademark of his over 75 golf course designs worldwide.
The most significant challenge at Halifax Plantation are the large, undulating greens. Golfers must hit the proper spots to score well, and that typically means being below the hole, leaving an uphill putt. The most challenging stretch comes in the middle of the back nine. The par 3 13th hole is surrounded on both sides by water from tee to green, and the 155-yard tee shot is the round’s most anxiety-inducing moment. If you're up for a challenge the day’s biggest test awaits on No. 14. The dogleg left plays a brawny 447 yards and is tree-lined from tee to green. Halifax Plantation has a well-deserved reputation for playability, but players need to be at their best on this two-hole stretch.
Riviera Country Club - 3.9 Miles
Established in 1953 the Riviera Country Club is located in the beautiful city of Ormond Beach, Florida. Riviera Country Club welcomes golfers from around the world to enjoy their famous relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Come play on their championship 18 hole par 71 course where no tee times are required! They were named one of Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play 2008-2009 and are home to the longest-running Mini-Tour Event in the country, The Riviera Open. The Riviera Country Club features a complete Pro Shop with the latest in golf gear from Titleist, Foot Joy, Ping, Cobra, and Callaway. If you just want some practice, visit the driving range or the practice chipping and putting area.