DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Daytona Beach area is feeling the holiday gratitude.

As Americans prepare to indulge in their annual turkey day feast and reflect on their blessings, here are five things the Daytona Beach golf community is most thankful for:

• Golfers! At the top of Daytona Beach’s list of reasons to be appreciative this holiday season are the golfers who love to play the area’s many courses. Whether it’s a local or someone traveling from across the country to tee it up, the passion and loyalty of the area’s golfers are at the heart of Volusia County’s popularity.

• Resilience: The resilience of the “World’s Most Famous Beach” has been on full display. The area has withstood two storms, but Daytona Beach golf courses – all of which are open and welcoming players – have emerged without lasting damage, setting the stage for players to enjoy the popular winter season.

• Variety: At the heart of Daytona Beach’s appeal are its nearly 20 courses, which provide the type of variety and value few destinations can match. Golfers love LPGA International, home to the acclaimed Jones and Hills courses, and a pair of Donald Ross designs at New Smyrna Beach GC and the South Course at Daytona Beach GC, and that’s just the beginning. Victoria Hills, a Ron Garl layout, has been ranked among Florida’s top 15 public courses and venerable Riviera Country Club is a member of the Historic Florida Golf Trail, highlighting the depth and quality of the area’s offerings.

• Gorgeous Weather: Despite some recent exceptions, Daytona Beach remains thankful for its weather. With an average high temperature of 68, January is the area’s coldest month and it’s still ideal for players who want to tee it up. Golfers can play 12 months a year in Daytona Beach and that’s not something to be taken for granted.

• So Much More: A significant part of the area’s appeal as a golf destination are the abundant off-course activities players enjoy. From Daytona International Speedway to the savoring the local flavors with casual eateries and waterfront dining, there is always something to do after the final putt drops.

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

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