Halifax Plantation Golf Club - Ormond Beach, Florida

 3400 Clubhouse Dr, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
 (386) 676-9600
Year built: 1993
Architect(s): Bill Amick
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round
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Halifax Plantation is open to the public but it also has a strong membership. This gives it a country club atmosphere that is enhanced by its facilities. All the amenities familiar to private golf clubs are available, from the spacious clubhouse, to the health club, to the large outdoors swimming pool, to the Tavern by the Green Restaurant, site of one of the most popular Sunday brunches in the county. Within the club and on the course, the sense of sociality and community is welcoming.

The open and park-like, 7,101-yard golf course (with four optional sets of tees) opened in 1992. If it was Halifax Plantation’s intention to offer a gentle, sociable course, they could not have done better in choosing architect Bill Amick to design it. Amick, based in Daytona Beach, is a common name in this region and his design firm is the oldest in the state (since 1959).

Amick has always been a unique golf course designer amongst his contemporaries, noted for his consistency of style and refusal to blindly follow industry trends. His belief that golf should be a recreational sport readily available and enjoyable to all comers is as sincere today as it was forty years ago.  Perhaps realizing that the intrinsically frustrating game is only complicated by difficult, tricked up layouts, Amick has chosen to design courses that satisfy more of a populist common denominator. His courses are generally spacious, though not long and easy to dissect visually, with hazards placed well to the sides of the fairways and large open greens. A criticism would be that they are frequently underwhelming, but the fact that he has remained faithful to his principles of accessibility and generosity throughout his career is admirable.

The trees are set well back of the fairways, which are gracious and run into the open-fronted greens. Water comes into play (barely) on two holes and there is only one minor carry (the approach on 12). The bunkering, as with many Amick courses, is kept to a sensible minimum to go along with the theme of accommodation. The bunkers are placed to guide to the player here and there and are not of the penal variety. Occasionally they are used for a strategic effect, but more often he's placed them for visualization and to "capture" errant shots.

The greens, which are large and severely undulating, are the highlights of Halifax Plantation. For all the care Amick is known for taking to not overtax the long handicap player, he is not shy about shaping his greens. These feature wonderful, natural seeming contours that make for gleeful putting.

Our Online Booking Engine Is Currently In Development!  Please feel free to contact the Golf Club, at 386-676-9600 Extension 311 to Book a Tee Time.


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