River Bend Golf Club is a quiet getaway near Daytona International Speedway

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River Bend Golf Club is a quiet getaway near Daytona International Speedway

October 8, 2020

Less than a 20 minute drive (subject to set speed limits) from Daytona International Speedway, where the roar of NASCAR engines and racing fans pervade the Atlantic coast, you will find one of the most secluded, tranquil and scenic golf courses. courses in Volusia County, River Bend Golf Club.

Tucked within 300 scenic and shady acres, the 18-hole River Bend Golf Club in Ormand Beach, Florida is a rare layout in this non-residential part of the country. It's just your group, the Tomoka River and maybe a few forest critters out there for your round of golf. Adding to the atmosphere are the wooden bridges over wetlands and sandy track karpaths.

River Bend's design is challenging, but has five sets of tees ranging from 6,821 feet to less than 5,000 feet from the front. Save your best swings for the narrow and long par-5 8th hole; it extends up to 614 feet from the ends! Considered one of the most difficult holes in the province, this beast starts here with a particularly memorable stretch of holes, including the 9th hole, which plays alongside a manatee sanctuary. (Keep your eyes open and camera ready in case you see one.) And on the par-4 10th hole, you'll enjoy another rare event in Florida golf: a 15-meter drop from tee to green.

"Challenging course cut through dense scrub and forest," wrote ShragMagrite in their July 2020 review on Golf Advisor. "The course also had some slight elevation changes which made the lap more interesting."

The River Bend Golf Club is cut through dense forests along the Tomoka River.

Golfers at River Bend can take advantage of the driving range and Manatee Bar & Grill, which has daily lunch specials from under $ 6.

The areas of Ormand and Daytona Beach are widely known for their lively beaches, week-long biking festivities and sporting events, no bigger than the Daytona 500. Whatever brings you to this Florida destination, include the little slice of golf solitude at River Bend thoughts and your golf clubs in the trunk.

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