Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas is a Good Time to Think Golf on the Gulf

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—and I’m beginning to think a lot about golf these days. There are a couple reasons for this.

First of all, I’m having a hard time coming up with gift ideas for a couple relatives…but because they are avid golfers, I think they would really enjoy playing golf in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. So I’m thinking that a good gift would be a Gulf Shores golf vacation package, or perhaps a gift card they could apply toward a golf vacation.

Second, I want this gift for myself. It is, in my opinion, the best gift one could receive (or give!). Think of it: not only would you get to play golf at your choice of nine signature golf courses, you’d also get to stay in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach accommodations (whether a local hotel or a luxurious beach-side condo), enjoy the amenities, and explore the various sites and attractions that the area has to offer.

So yes, I am definitely pushing for this gift this season.

Finally, this is just a great time of year for golfing on the Gulf Coast—mild weather and lots of festivities, like Bellingrath’s Magic Christmas in Lights, and the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade on December 8th. I just might have to plan a pre-Christmas weekend golf getaway for the very near future. Time to visit the Gulf Shores Golf Association website!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Check Out the Gulf Shores Golf Association Mobile Site

I admit, I’m a little bit anti-technology. I normally despise when you’re sitting there with someone and they feel the constant need to whip out their phone and correspond with every person they’ve ever met in their life. But…

I finally joined the 21st Century recently and bought myself an iPhone, and I can see how it would be so easy to develop that constantly-connected addiction. And although I’m trying really hard not to fall into that trap, I failed miserably the other day during a lunch outing with some friends, who happen to also be some of my best golf buddies and who happened to decide that we were long overdue for a golf trip.

Suddenly we all had our phones out, and the Golf Gulf Shores mobile site was our best friend. We were all on the site, checking out Gulf Shores & Orange Beach accommodations and deals, browsing golf courses and voicing our opinions on which ones would be best to play during a spring golf vacation (as it was quickly decided that spring is when we should plan for).

And I can totally see being down there this spring, iPhone in hand, looking at maps and descriptions of restaurants in the area as a way to decide where to eat after our round of golf is finished. It’s a handy little tool, that mobile site, and it would be especially useful if you’ve never been to Gulf Shores & Orange Beach and you’re looking for fast information on restaurants, lodging, golf courses, and the location of it all.

As for myself, I think I’ve just discovered a whole new world. Excuse me while I go check it out on my phone.