Thursday, July 26, 2012

August Brings Golf and Concerts in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

What if you could play golf in the morning, walk the beach and swim in the Gulf in the afternoon, and attend a concert in the evening? Book an August golf vacation in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach and you’ll have plenty of chances to do just that. Several music events are scheduled for August, so it’s a good month to make a great vacation out of golf and music.

On August 6th, Kelly Clarkson and The Fray, with special guest Carolina Liar, are playing at The Wharf Amphitheater. Then on August 17th is Jason Mraz with special guest Christina Perri, also at The Wharf Amphitheater. Later in the month, on August 25th, you can catch Lynyrd Skynyrd with special guests Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Drake White. All three concerts are sure to be amazing ways to end an already great day of Gulf Coast golf!

And let’s not forget about the SEC BeachFest taking place August 23rd to 26th. Not only will there be live concerts at Gulf Shores Public Beach, but you’ll also get to see past and present SEC coaches and players, ESPN commentators, a fashion show, and a golf tournament. Or maybe you’re planning to play in the SEC BeachFest Alumni Golf Scramble—in which case you might want to visit the Gulf Shores Golf Association website for information on winning free entry to the event. Just click on “News & Events” under the “Explore” tab.

August is going to be a hot month in more ways than one on the Gulf—be there!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Come Watch the NGA Professional Golf Tournament This Month

Anyone planning a vacation in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach this month? Because July 23rd to 29th would be an excellent time for anyone who loves golf to be in the area.

The NGA Professional Golf Tour will be playing a golf tournament at TimberCreek Golf Club during those dates, which could be a really awesome setup for a Gulf Shores golf vacation. First of all, admission to watch the tournament is free and open to the public. That alone is worth the trip down—free access to watch amateur golfers teamed up with tour professionals to compete in a scramble format. The tournament week also includes a Pairings Party and a free junior clinic with instruction from tour professionals.

Book a golf vacation package for that week and not only will you get to watch great golf, you’ll get to play (possibly great) golf as well. Just visit the Gulf Shores Golf Association website to start putting together a customized golf package.

I’m hoping that simply watching pros (and amateurs) in a Gulf Coast golf tournament will inspire me to play some truly amazing golf. Or if nothing else (and probably more realistically), I’ll get to play average golf on some amazing Gulf golf courses. And that’s a good enough reason for me.