Ormond Beach, south of Jacksonville, east of Orlando, and adjacent to Daytona Beach, is nestled on Florida’s Central Atlantic Coast. Ormond Beach is called part of Florida’s Fun Coast of Golf. Ormond Beach is a wonderful destination for a fall getaway or winter escape. Temperatures vary from mild to cool, and there is never any snow on the ground to worry about.
The regulation 18-hole Riviera golf course at the semi-private Riviera Country Club facility in Ormond Beach, Florida, opened in 1953 (Originally a 9-hole course that opened in the 1930s). The course was designed by golf architects Mark Mahana, Dave Wallace, and Lloyd Clifton. The greens and fairways of the Riviera course are lined by a few oak, palm, and pine trees, and some small lakes, but these generally will not interfere with your play. Nature lovers will notice squirrels and native Florida birds around the landscape.
The Ormond Beach course offers 6,250 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71, with Blue, White, and Red tees for different skill levels of players. The course rating is 68.0 and it has a slope rating of 114. A 40-tee driving range is available for practice, and soft spikes are allowed. Golfers will find a fully-stocked pro shop on site, where you can buy name brand golf clubs, irons, drivers, hybrids, and putters (Callaway, Odyssey, Ping). Titleist golf balls and Datrek golf bags are available for purchase, along with Footjoy shoes.
An excellent restaurant can be found at Riviera, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eric Meyers is Club President, Mike Boss is the onsite Golf Professional with Donnie Klemand as assistant, while Charles Schaeffer is Grounds Superintendent at Riviera. Golf Link users have rated the Riviera Country Club course at four stars (out of five) overall.
Florida’s Riviera Country Club hosts an annual “Riviera Open” Pro-Am tournament, usually held in December. The NJCAA National Champion Daytona State College Lady Falcon Golf Team, coached by Laura Brown (LPGA), practices and plays some of their tournaments at Riviera Country Club.
Ormond Beach was originally settled in the 1870’s by employees of the Corbin Lock Company, of New Britain, Connecticut. The Company was seeking a winter retreat for its employees and chose this region. During the previous Spanish occupation of Florida, the site had been a plantation owned by James Ormond, a Scottish sea captain. The community is named after Captain Ormond.
If you are staying in a hotel in the Greater Daytona Beach area, ask the concierge for discount coupons, vouchers, or packages available for Riviera Country Club. Various discounts are usually available, which will affect prices you pay at the course. Proper attire is required to play at all golf facilities in the area.
Riviera Country Club
500 Calle Grande Street
Ormond Beach, Florida