Friday, August 23, 2013

Golf and Football: A Perfect Combination for Fall

Well, the SEC BeachFest has come and gone—as has the SEC BeachFest Golf Tournament. A good time was had by all, and several legendary SEC coaches turned up to participate, like former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson, pictured here at Craft Farms. The participation of all competitors is much appreciated!

It was a great way to kick-off the SEC football season. Now on to actual SEC football! I just love this time of year: the start of fall, the start of football…the two simply go hand-in-hand, almost like one could not exist without the other.

And I know right where I want to watch some of these football games: from the living area of my Gulf Shores & Orange Beach condo during my fall golf vacation. Because fall is also the perfect time of year for golf, especially on the Gulf Coast, with its cooler but still warm temperatures.

So there it is—the perfect fall vacation. Golf, the beach, and SEC football on the t.v. of a beach condo. Ready to book it yet?

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The SEC BeachFest Is Only One Week Away!

Only one week to go until the 2013 SEC BeachFest! If you’ve planned your Gulf Shores & Orange Beach golf vacation around the BeachFest (August 15 – 18), plan on having a blast: signature golf courses and a weekend-long SEC football season kickoff party. Weekend passes are still available.

If you haven’t planned on being here for the event but are now thinking you’d like to attend, you have a couple choices for incorporating golf. First, there’s always the prospect of a golf vacation. It’s easy enough to plan—get a customized quote on a golf package, or use the Gulf Shores Golf Association’s interactive planner to help kick-start the planning process.

Then there’s the SEC BeachFest Golf Scramble, which starts Thursday, August 15th. Entry in the golf scramble gets you three rounds of golf at Craft Farms (one round at Kiva Dunes if your foursome qualifies for finals), two days of complimentary breakfast and lunch, a gift bag, and of course free tickets to the SEC BeachFest—which gives you access to the FanZone and legendary SEC coaches and players.

Sounds pretty sweet, right? Just imagine if your golf group wins—now you’re looking at a trip for eight to the SEC Football Championship in Atlanta, which includes VIP passes to the game, a two-night hotel stay, and other perks.

Yes, you do have time to plan a trip to this awesome Gulf Shores event. Start planning now!