Friday, July 19, 2013

Have You Planned a Sink-and-Swim Vacation Yet?

It’s a great time of year for a sink-and-swim vacation. You know—sink your putt, then go for a swim.

Because let’s face it: it’s hot. And playing golf in the heat can be grueling at times (but still not a problem for the true golf-lover). So you can’t deny that once that summertime round of golf is finished, jumping into a refreshing pool of water sounds pretty good.

Or jumping into the Gulf—and that’s one reason that Gulf Shores & Orange Beach is such an ideal location for a summer golf vacation. We have the Gulf of Mexico. And we have a wide selection of Gulf-front condos and hotels that offer amenities like pools; some even have lazy rivers, which adds a whole new level of post-golf relaxation.

The other reason Gulf Shores & Orange Beach is ideal for a summer golf vacation? Nine signature golf courses, and each one is very much worth playing. So that would actually be nine reasons for spending your golf getaway here—at anytime of the year.

You can even check out some sample rates here to figure out which accommodations would work best—and which pool you’d get to enjoy.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The SEC BeachFest and a Golf Tournament—It’s All Happening This August!

If you love golf, and you love the beach, and (naturally) you love a good golf vacation at the beach, then there are several happenings you’ll want to take note of for this summer.

First, there’s the SEC BeachFest, which is taking place August 15th – 18th in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. SEC football fans, you’ll want to check this one out—it’s basically a weekend-long kickoff party to celebrate the start of the SEC football season. Not only will legendary SEC coaches and players be present at this event, but several other events will take place in conjunction with the beach fest.
Which brings us to the next noteworthy event: the SEC BeachFest Golf Scramble. Scheduled for August 15th – 17th, this golf tournament will take place at Craft Farms, Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, and Gulf Shores Golf Club. The fee to enter the tournament ($1200 per foursome) will get you two rounds of golf (plus an additional round at Kiva Dunes if your foursome qualifies for finals), four tickets to the SEC BeachFest, two days of complimentary breakfast and lunch, gift bags, and more.

Want a chance at participating in this Gulf Shores golf scramble for free? The Gulf Shores Golf Association is giving away one free entry in their latest sweepstakes. All you have to do for a chance to win is enter your information (name, address, etc.).

Now you have every reason to plan on being here in August.