Sunday, October 24

Tee It Up in Gulf Shores and You Could Win $2,000

HERE’S A GREAT WAY to support the Gulf Coast after the economy-crippling oil spill earlier this year:
Travelers heading to the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area this fall will not only be able to take advantage of idyllic seasonal weather, but will also have a chance to go on a $2,000 golf, shopping and dining spree during their visit.

All groups booking a customized golf package via www.golfgulfshores.com for travel between Nov. 16, 2010 and Feb. 28, 2011 will be entered to win the $2,000 destination credit prize to be used on dining, golf shop items, area attractions and more. Packages must be purchased by Nov. 15, 2010 and include a two-night minimum stay. The winner of the $2,000 destination credit will be randomly chosen on Nov. 15.

For more information, prize details or to book your package and be entered to win, visit www.golfgulfshores.com.
With midday temperatures averaging 70 to 80 degrees, the Gulf Shores area will enjoy ideal golf weather for the next few months.

Nine Courses at Golf Gulf Shores

Golf Gulf Shores features nine golf courses, numerous lodging options and plenty of outdoor activities on its 32-mile waterfront destination. Here’s a rundown on the nine golf courses:
Cotton Creek at Craft Farms – Arnold Palmer Signature Design with generous fairways lined by Southern Hardwoods, undulating greens and a championship test from 7,028 yards.

Cypress Bend at Craft Farms – The sister property to Cotton Creek, the Arnold Palmer Signature Design meanders through cord-grass accented lakes which come into play on nearly every hole.

Glenlakes Golf Club – Scottish-style links course designed by Von Hagge and known for its extensive bunkering and postage-stamp greens.

Kiva Dunes – A “Top 100 Course in America” by Golf Digest, the Jerry Pate design is the only beachfront resort course in Gulf Shores.

Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club – This 27-hole facility offers chilled apples on the tee. The 830-acre park includes 30 lakes and fairways surrounded by the Bon Secour Wildlife Preserve.

Rock Creek Golf Club – Boasting rolling terrain and fairways lined by pines, the Earl Stone design overlooks freshwater wetlands and the Rock Creek basin.

TimberCreek Golf Club – This 27-hole design was crafted by Earl Stone and feels like an inland Carolina course with fairways lined by loblolly pines, dogwoods and magnolias.

The Golf Club of the Wharf – Formerly known as the Gulf Shores Golf Club, this was the Gulf Shores’ first course. Opened it 1960, it was redesigned by Jay and Carter Morrish in 2005.
Why don’t we all meet there and play for a week or two? We could play all nine courses. Yeah, in my dreams.

−The Armchair Golfer

(Source: Buffalo Communications)

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