Monday, April 30, 2012

How Much Gulf Shores Golf Could You Play in One Day?

I know spring has fully arrived when all I want to do is play golf—and seriously, all I want to do is play golf. All day. I played a round last weekend with a couple friends, and felt so invigorated by the end (though still fairly tired) that I could’ve played another round. But the “real world” demanded I return, leaving me no time for another round.

So I’ll just have to hit the Gulf Shores Golf Association website and book a golf vacation. Here’s the beauty of the GSGA website: it makes it so easy to put together a Gulf Shores & Orange Beach golf package, and you can even plan ahead for a double round of golf—or even unlimited golf!

The later I’ve never actually tried, but I think the next golf trip will have to include at least one day of unlimited golf. I would love to see just how much golf I could play at a given course in one day—golf in the morning, a little after-lunch golf, and since the days stay lighter longer this time of year, I could probably squeeze in some early-evening golf.

I’d love to spend an entire day on the course—it would be the ultimate golf getaway!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Play a Little Golf, Throw Some Fish

A golf vacation in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach is a good thing any time of year, but a golf vacation later this month promises a little extra fun—in the form of fish tossing and a golf tournament.

Friday, April 27th is the beginning of the 27th Annual Interstate Mullet Toss & Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party, which runs through April 29th. The Mullet Toss is exactly as it sounds: you get to toss a fish. You also get to enjoy good food, a keg toss, tug-of-war, and other fun activities. And let’s not forget the “Greatest Beach Party” part of the event—this alone is worth showing up for.

But of course we can’t forget about the most important part of a golf vacation: golf. Preceding the Mullet Toss Weekend by a couple days (April 25th) is the 15th Annual Mullet Swing Golf Classic at Lost Key Golf Club. The fee for this two-person scramble includes greens fee and cart, balls, food and drink, a golf towel and, my favorite perk, a tournament jacket. Not only do you get to play golf on a beautiful golf course, you’re also playing for a good cause—the event benefits the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

More information about this and other events is available on the Gulf Shores Golf Association website.