Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why October in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach is Great for Golf

Even though it’s a “golf getaway,” you likely don’t engage in one for the sole purpose of playing golf the entire time, sunrise to sunset. I consider myself to be a passionate golfer, and while I’m willing to play (and have played) a couple rounds in one day, I’m not going to play golf day in, day out through an entire vacation—I simply must have other activities to do.

This is what makes a golf vacation in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach so appealing: there are many other ways, in addition to golf, to entertain yourself. And October in particular is a good time for Gulf activity, with Thunder on the Gulf, the National Shrimp Festival, and other activities scheduled throughout the month.

You could schedule your vacation to coincide with the four days of Thunder on the Gulf (October 6th to the 9th), play golf on a different course each morning, then head over to the Gulf State Park Pavilion to check out the race boats, teams, and live entertainment. The Shrimp Festival is also a good time for a four-day golf package intertwined with fine art, crafts, live music, and fresh Gulf seafood. Other October events include the 17th Annual Bayfest Music Fest October 7th to 11th, the O.A.R. concert at The Hangout on the 20th, and the Original German Sausage Festival on the 29th.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cooler Weather and (Possibly) a Free Golf Vacation

Had a nice taste of cooler weather this past week, and now I have one thing on my mind: fall golf. There’s nothing better—trading in the shorts for a new pair of stylish golf pants, playing the green on a cool, crisp morning, winning a free golf vacation package worth up to $4,000….

Yes, that last one is a possibility. If you’re planning a fall golf vacation—sometime between now and November 7th, 2011—all you have to do is book with a Gulf Shores Golf Association accommodations partner and you’re automatically entered into a drawing, which will take place on November 15th. The winner receives up to $4,000 in a rebate on his or her golf package.

So when I win this drawing (positive thinking!) I can then put my winnings toward my spring trip to Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. And if I don’t win, I still get to enjoy my fall golf getaway that I’ve budgeted for anyway. It’s a win-win situation. Count me in!