1614 NORTH US 1
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Phone: (386) 615-1280
Fax: (386) 615-8964
Addison Blockhouse is a State Historic Park located right on the coast in Ormond Beach. In the early 19th Century, John Addison got this parcel of land for his cotton plantation. Today, the remains of the plantation still remain in the park.
Tomoka State Park is a great place to be with family and friends on a memorable outing. Nestled near the Tomoka River, this picturesque parkland has a playground, picnic pavilion, nature trail, boat ramp, restrooms, campsites and informative exhibits about the Timucuan Indians who once lived here. The park also offers various activities such as kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing, giving you an opportunity for many photographic mementos with your loved ones.
In fabulous condition, River Bend Golf Club opens with a very good, short par-4 and closes with one of over 400 yards. This 1990 Lloyd Clifton creation is by the Tomoka River and has a remarkable variety of trees surrounding its holes. From the Gold tees, the par-3s register at 160 to 199 yards. There is one par-5 of 616 yards, but the others are mercifully short. This is a semi-private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated but not encouraged. Check the website for tee times and other details.
A host of trees and a healthy cut of rough land lend definition to the holes on this course. Pines, palms and oaks blend to make the woods on this track at Halifax Plantation both pretty and penal. The fairways are thin and the greens are quite big. The greens are also chock full of slopes and dips. There are two long par-3s and two of average distance. The par-5s are widely varied in yardage. The par-4 distances are average. This is a semi-private golf course. Soft spikes only.
Taking up over 5,600 acres, Bulow Creek State Park is home to thousands of oak trees, the ruins of a 19th century plantation, and Bulow's Trail, a popular seven mile hiking trail. Hikers can look out for white-tailed deer, barred owls and raccoons. Other activities enjoyed by visitors include fishing, canoeing and kayaking. If you plan ahead, bring your own lunch and have a picnic in the pavilion or one of the many picnic tables.
Tomoka Oaks Golf & Country Club is a fascinating country club course and one of the better driving courses in the state. There are a number of pines and oaks defining the fairways and backing the greens. There are a few minor hills and three small water holes to watch out for. Traps of varying size front Tomoka's small greens. There are also a number of fairway traps. The par-5s are enticing and reachable in two shots for longer hitters. The longest par-3s are 185 yards and there are two par-4s that are long, one of them a sharp dogleg to the right. This course is a joy to play. This is a semi-private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated but not encouraged.
A great and historic outdoor activity for families, the Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site stands as a testament to South Florida's turbulent past. A thriving antebellum plantation during the early-19th Century, the site was decimated during the Seminole War. Today, visitors can enjoy the scenic walking trail that leads to the ruins of the plantations sugar mill, as well picnic grounds, an interpretive center that tells the plantation's history, and a boat ramp that provide recreational access to Bulow Creek.
This venerable course was the first in the area. The front nine were built in 1911 and designed by Alex Findley. The Oceanside Golf & Country Club is most definitely a links-style golf course. It's open, with only the occasional palm tree to interrupt the windswept landscape. The course is just across Highway A1A from the Atlantic Ocean.It's not the deep traps nor the infrequent water that get you here; it's the wind. The greens are elevated and no holes on this course are long, unless you happen to be playing them into the wind. This is a private golf course. Soft spikes only.
Although not long or difficult, Riviera Country Club has been aggravating local golfers for decades. Kept in decent shape, it's one of those courses that make golfers wonder why their scores weren't lower. It is relatively easy, but not a pushover. There is lots of sand and enough water to keep things interesting. The course is flat with dogleg fairways to keep things from getting dull. Sometimes trees lie directly in line to the hole. This is a semi-private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated but not encouraged. A 6 Play package costs $204 with a 30 day expiration, for additional rates check the website.
LPGA International - Legends Course also known as the Arthur Hills Legends Course is very tough. Although shorter than its sister course, the Champions, it is more difficult. Sand traps are scattered around the property, and there are many trees. Plenty of trouble awaits the unwary. The greens are in excellent shape, as is the rest of the course. The LPGA International - Legends Course is very highly rated among 'America's Best Women-Friendly Golf Courses' by Golf For Women Magazine. This is a semi-private golf course, and only soft spikes can be worn here.
If you are traveling with kids, this is the ideal place to visit. Daytona Lagoon features several activities including the Lagoon Waterpark, Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Laser Tag and more, all of which ensure fun filled activity with no time for boredom! There is food and drinks available on-site. Daily specials are offered at Daytona Lagoon—they are definitely worth planning ahead for!
This 1977 Lloyd Clifton designed course winds through a landscape of pine trees and palmetto bushes adjacent to I-95. Holes alternate between open and threateningly tight, with large fairway traps pinching the landing zones. Ten holes have water. Tees and greens are large, giving the course a resort flavor. Indigo Lakes Golf Club is a good course of moderate difficulty. This is a semi private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated, but not encouraged.