Saturday, July 28, 2012

Golf Gulf Shores Courses Host SEC Beach Fest

Top-Notch Golf, Award-Winning Beaches, SEC Football Highlighted

(GULF SHORES, ALABAMA) – Entry fees for a foursome to the SEC Beach Fest Scramble on Aug. 23-25 are now $1,200 per team, enabling participants the chance to play four Gulf Shores Golf Association’s courses, meet iconic SEC football coaches, enjoy parties, gift bags, and more.

The Gulf Shores Golf Association – a partnership of nine fun, complementary and well-ranked courses on Alabama’s Gulf Coast – is hosting the tournament. The 36-hole event will be played Friday, Aug. 24 at Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Craft Farms, Gulf Shores Golf Club and Kiva Dunes. The top three foursomes from each course will compete in the championship round on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Kiva Dunes, Golfweek’s No. 1-rated course in Alabama.

The entry fee for a foursome includes two rounds of golf, buffet breakfast, lunch or cocktails for afternoon flights, a gift bag and the chance to play in the championship round.  Also included in the fee are four tickets to the SEC Beach Fest and invitations to the Welcome Party.

“Gulf Shores is one of the leading golf destinations in the country and we’re thrilled to have our courses included in this great event, which helps kick off another amazing SEC football season,” said Gulf Shores Golf Association Executive Director Duncan Millar.

SEC head football coaches Nick Saban of Alabama, Les Miles of LSU and Gene Chizik of Auburn will be available to sign autographs and other “legend” players and coaches from the SEC will also attend the event.

For more information, updates or to purchase tickets for the SEC Beach Fest visit or

* Gulf Shores Area Earns Best Kid-Friendly Beach Honors, Ranked Among America’s Cleanest Beaches

Weather Channel voters named Gulf Shores/Orange Beach the best kid-friendly beach in the U.S., citing its proximity to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, the Pier at Gulf State Park and the tallest Ferris wheel in the Southeast.

Weather Channel highlighted the nation’s favorite beaches based on specific activities and winners were chosen by Facebook fans, who shared their favorite beaches to enjoy.

In addition, Gulf Shores Public Beach and Gulf State Park Pavilion were named among the cleanest beaches in the nation by a recent annual assessment from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The beach was one of 12 in the U.S. to earn a five-star rating for violating health standards less than 5% of the time and for following the best health and safety practices.

Stay-and-play packages with lodging located in the center of the beach action, or directly on a golf course, can be customized at Summer packages are still available and start as low as $100 per person, per night, based on multiple night stays, and include accommodations, golf and taxes. The fall season is also an ideal time to visit the area and quotes can be easily facilitated at

For more information or to sign up for a free subscription to the Golf Gulf Shores monthly e-newsletter, visit or call 1.888.815.1902. Unlimited golf options, a new tee-time-booking system and a mobile version of the website are also available.


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