Upcoming After-Golf Events include Hangout Music Fest, Set for May 18-20
(GULF SHORES, ALABAMA) – The Gulf Shores Golf Association – a partnership of nine courses on Alabama’s Gulf Coast – has launched a new tee-time-booking system on the www.golf.gulfshores.com website.
“Our website has always been user-friendly and this new tee-time booking system makes it even easier for those who may already have lodging arranged for their trip to Gulf Shores/Orange beach,” says Duncan Millar, Golf Gulf Shores Executive Director.
The system enhances directly booking tee times at any or all nine courses, and will eventually be available on mobile devices. Each course is listed with an overview, photos and a tee-time-rates calendar at http://search.guestdesk.com/reservations/GulfShoresGolfAssociation/
Kiva Dunes Ranks No. 1; Hosts State Amateur in June
Kiva Dunes Golf Club is rated Alabama’s No. 1 public course in Golfweek magazine’s “2012 America’s Best Courses You Can Play,” published in the March 9, 2012 print edition and online at www.golfweek.com.
Designed by former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate, the course is built on terrain between two bodies of water, where sandy soil, prevailing breezes and Pate’s inspired design combine for a scenic, challenging test of golf.
Golfweek’s rankings rate strength of routing, feature shaping, natural setting, greens, variety and memorability of holes, conditioning, maintenance, landscape management and other criteria. Golfweek sends approximately 400 "America's Best" raters in search of the country's finest golf courses. Those raters submit ballots grading on a 10-point scale and the scores for each course are averaged to get the overall rating.
Kiva Dunes will host the 96th Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship, June 7-10, 2012. Entries are accepted until April 26. Smylie Kaufman is the reigning champion, winning last year’s title at FarmLinks Golf Club.
Hangout Music Fest Set to Jam May 18-20
For those who like golf, music, sugar-white-sand beaches and more, consider visiting Gulf Shores for the Hangout Music Fest, May 18-20, 2012.
Billed as “three days of music and beach,” the Hangout Music Fest features Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White and dozens of other acts in Gulf Shores. Tickets are still available as part of accommodation packages with Golf Gulf Shores partners Kaiser Realty, Brett-Robinson and Spectrum Resorts.
“Tickets are in limited supply, so be sure to act quick, and add a round of golf or two to your package," says Golf Gulf Shores Executive Director Duncan Millar.