Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer is a Great Time for a Golf Vacation!

Yes, it’s hot, but like any true hard-core golfer, I will not let the heat keep me from the green. I have a Gulf Shores golf vacation coming up in July, and I have every intention to get out on those courses.

First of all, I plan to golf in the morning and avoid the afternoon heat altogether. I’ve always enjoyed morning golf better, anyway—the courses in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach are gorgeous anyway, but there’s something about being out there first thing in the morning that just enhances their beauty.

Second, I plan to take advantage of the different perks offered by the courses. For instance, ice cold towels can make a world of difference when the temperature really starts to rise, and Cotton Creek at Craft Farms even offers mango-scented ice cold towels—talk about refreshing! Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club offers chilled apples on the first tee of all three nines, and of course there’s always the option of a nice, cold drink at a club’s restaurant/clubhouse.

Finally, when the round of golf is complete, I have every intention of returning to my Gulf-front condo and taking a refreshing swim in the pool or even venturing out for a dip in the Gulf itself.

And these are the reasons why I love a summer golf getaway.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Win Entry to the SEC BeachFest Alumni Golf Scramble

Ordinarily I despise August—summer’s winding down, but it’s not quite time for fall yet—but this year I have a golf reason to look forward to August: the SEC BeachFest Alumni Golf Scramble.

Even without the golf scramble, the SEC BeachFest weekend (scheduled for August 23rd to 26th) promises to be a fun time. A kickoff to the SEC football season, the weekend will include current and legendary SEC coaches, live music, sports clinics, and games, to name just a few things.

And then there’s the golf scramble, which will be played at several Gulf Shores Golf Association golf courses—including a championship round at Kiva Dunes. That alone is worth signing up for! For $400 ($1600 per foursome) you get two rounds of golf, a buffet breakfast and lunch, a gift bag, and a chance to play for the championship round.

Or you could play for free—if you win the free foursome entry being given away by the GSGA. The free entry includes everything included in the entry fee. The winner will be chosen after the event, so be sure to register for the scramble and register for a chance to win on the Golf Gulf Shores Facebook page.

My entry is in, and I’m feeling lucky…see you on the golf course!