Monday, March 28, 2011

Deciding Where to Stay

The changing weather has really inspired me to play more golf. And with this inspiration comes the realization that I need another golf getaway, even if it’s just a quick weekend. So in the midst of planning the big summer golf vacation, I’m also adding in a quick spring trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Luckily, the area is accommodating for various types of vacations—from short and sweet quick trips to lengthy, luxurious getaways. Several “chain” hotels are available and are ideal for shorter stays and trips where your main interest is playing golf and enjoying the beach and other attractions. Condominiums are a good choice for group golf trips—multiple-bedroom condos with a variety of amenities make excellent lodging choices for a group of golf buddies. Or maybe the privacy of a rental beach house would suit your needs better—an ideal setup for family reunions.

I’m thinking that a hotel room for two or three nights in April is exactly what I need to satisfy this spring golf itch. Then I’ll be living it up in a Gulf-front condo this summer. Time to book the golf package!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Golf Tournament for Education

It’s a happy coincidence that the first day of April falls on a Friday. April just might be my most favorite month of the year, and I’m using this as a reason to take the day off and celebrate the start of both the weekend and the month of April. The question is what to do with the day.

If you’re in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach on April 1st, you might want to spend the day lending a hand to education—or rather, swinging a golf club for education. The Golf Tournament for Education is taking place at the Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club on April 1st. For $125 per person ($500 per team), tournament participants get lunch, complimentary beverage cart, two mulligans, a t-shirt, and of course a round of golf on one of the nicest golf courses along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. An awards ceremony with door prizes will follow the tournament.

All net proceeds benefit the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Education Foundation, so you don’t have to feel bad about skipping out on work for a day—it’s for a good cause!