Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gulf Shores Golf Association News & Notes

Destination Partners Announces New Promotions, Giveaways

(GULF SHORES, ALABAMA) – The Gulf Shores Golf Association – a collection of nine fun, popular and acclaimed courses on Alabama’s Gulf Coast – announced that Glenlakes Golf Club will provide free lunch as part of its golf packages this year, an example of the value-added approach the area’s member courses offer players.

Golfers who book packages with tee times before noon from now until March 11, and before 1 p.m. after March 11, receive a complimentary lunch at Glenlakes, the links-style, 18-hole championship course featuring new Champion Bermuda turf greens. Lunch includes a ham or turkey sandwich, chips, fountain soda and cookie.

“The Glenlakes special is indicative of how Gulf Shores’ courses and accommodations offer special bonuses to ensure guests enjoy our destination and value their overall experience,” said Gulf Shores Golf Association Executive Director Duncan Millar. “Our Facebook and Twitter pages are great ways to learn what’s happening in Gulf Shores, both on and off the golf course.”

Below is a sampling of "starting-at" stay-and-play rates, good through May 18. Prices include all taxes and fees and are based on four nights and three rounds of golf at three different pre-determined courses. An Unlimited Golf option is available with any package for a nominal fee:

Two-Bedroom Golf Villa
Rate: $76.77 per person, per night for golf and room
Description: Quad occupancy in a two-bedroom golf villa with one king bed, two twin beds and a sleeper sofa.

Three-Bedroom Gulf Front Condominium 
Rate: $113.16 per person, per night for golf and room
Description: Quad occupancy in a three-bedroom gulf front condo with one king bed, one queen bed and two twin beds.

For more information, or to sign up for a free subscription to the Golf Gulf Shores monthly newsletter, call 1.888.815.1902, or visit The website offers quick, customized quotes based on golfers’ preferences for accommodations, rounds and access to the destination’s many events and activities.

Golf Gulf Shores Offers Free Trip Giveaway at Golf Shows
The GSGA will be giving away a beach golf vacation at several golf shows throughout the country in February and March. The grand prize package includes a three-night stay for four golfers in a two-bedroom suite, provided by Staybridge Suites Gulf Shores, and eight rounds of golf to be played at any of the nine signature courses.

The golf shows with corresponding dates are:
Feb. 1-2: Oklahoma Golf Expo (Tulsa, Okla.)
Feb. 8-10: West Michigan Golf Show (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Feb. 15-17: Minnesota Golf Show (Minneapolis)
Feb. 22-24: Chicago Golf Show
Feb. 22-24 Kansas City Golf Show (Overland Park, Kan.)
March 1-3: The Toronto Golf & Travel Show
March 8-10: Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Golf Show (Irving, Texas)

To view current news, photos, events and special offers, “Like” us on Facebook at or follow the GSGA on Twitter at

Golf Gulf Shores Adds New Lodging Partners
Golf Gulf Shores has added three new lodging partners to provide visitors with even more accommodation options: Gulf Shores Plantation (Mandoki Hospitality), Meyer Vacation Rentals and the Wharf Vacation Rentals.

Gulf Shores Plantation offers two- to five-bedroom fully furnished condos with kitchens and either a patio or balcony.  Meyer Vacation Rentals features gulf-front condos and houses with as many as 12 bedrooms.  Wharf Vacation Rentals has one- to four-bedroom condos overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and the Marina at the Wharf and is located amid shopping, dining, an amphitheater and marina.

Visit for more information on the wide array of lodging options available in the area.


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