Former Host of LPGA Season-Ending Championship Installed New TifEagle Putting Surfaces
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — LPGA International’s acclaimed Jones Course reopened on schedule Wednesday, September 27 following a summer greens renovation project, welcoming golfers back with pristine conditions and smooth, fast putting surfaces.
After extensive research, LPGA International installed TifEagle Bermuda, one of the newer strains of ultradwarf grass that will ensure golfers enjoy a premium putting surface throughout the year. The greens were also restored to their original size.
“The renovation went perfectly, and we can’t wait to welcome golfers back this fall,” said Michael Glenn, LPGA International’s general manager. “Players will find the greens are smooth and fast, and the course, from tee to green, is in superb condition.”
The Jones Course hosted the LPGA’s Sprint Titleholders Championship from 1996 through 1998, and World Golf Hall of Fame member Karrie Webb was one of the winners. The layout will host the final stage of the LPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, and the Symetra Tour Championship Oct. 5-8.
A links style design, the Jones Course has five sets of tees that stretch from 5,131 yards to 7,088 yards, providing the appropriate level of challenge for players of all skill levels. Strategic mounding, expansive bunkers, natural marsh areas and lakes provide unforgettable visuals and have helped make the course one of Florida’s best.
LPGA International is also home to the highly touted Hills Course, and helps anchor the Daytona Beach golf scene. Daytona Beach is home to more than 20 courses and is an easy drive from multiple PGA Tour stops, making it an ideal destination for golfers in search of good times on and off the course.
With multiple package options, which allow groups the opportunity to bundle golf and accommodations, and the lure of the World’s Most Famous Beach, Daytona Beach is a fast-emerging golf destination.
For more information, go to www.DaytonaBeach.golf.