Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Need Some Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Golfer?

Only a week left for Christmas shopping. Are you lagging behind in your shopping, or did you manage to check everyone off your list before the one-week countdown? It’s those last few people who are the hardest to shop for—that’s why they are the last few people on the last-minute shopping list.

Unless they are golfers. There’s always a good idea for a golfer: golf gear from a pro shop, a gift certificate to a pro shop, or better yet, a gift certificate to the golfer’s favorite golf course. Any of these would make an awesome gift to the avid golfer.

If you really want to wow them, give a gift certificate to a pro shop or golf course in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, or even a gift card toward a Gulf Shores golf vacation—that would be the ultimate golf gift! If your recipient loves golf and loves the beach (and who doesn’t love the beach), a golf vacation would easily top all other gifts. If they’ve vacationed in the area before, they’ll love it. If they’ve never vacationed in the area, it’s time they do—they will love the variety of Gulf Coast signature golf courses, white-sand beaches, and the range of accommodations

Several of the area golf courses sell gift cards and golf packages. So there’s really no excuse—go ahead and cross the golfer off your list.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Make It a Merry Christmas with Golf and the Gulf Coast

Who’s hoping for golf stuff this Christmas? A few rounds of golf or a gift certificate to a favorite golf course, new clubs, or even a new package of golf balls can really make a golfer’s holiday.

Here’s what else will make a golfer’s holiday season in a big way: celebrating and golfing in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. There’s a whole lot of Gulf Coast Christmas activity going on this month that will make the trip down worth it all on its own, including daily holiday ice skating at The Wharf, the 28th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade on December 14th, and Christmas shows like the Coastal Chorale Christmas Show taking place all weekend (December 6th – 8th) in Foley and the Baldwin Pops Christmas Concert at the Foley Civic Center on December 9th.

The shopping is also good in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach—the area has everything from unique boutiques and souvenir shops to art galleries to the Tanger Outlets in Foley. It’s the perfect time and place for finishing up some holiday shopping.

And amid all the hustle and bustle, you’ll still find great Gulf Coast golf; you won’t find frigid temperatures that make it impossible to play this time of year.

Treat yourself to an early Christmas present: make it a Coastal Christmas golf getaway.