Golf Gulf Shores Offers Chance to Win Free Foursome in SEC Beach Fest Alumni Golf Scramble
Gulf Shores Visitors Continue to Be Impressed; TimberCreek to Host NGA Pro Golf Tour
(GULF SHORES, ALABAMA) - The Gulf Shores Golf Association - a partnership of nine courses on Alabama's Gulf Coast - is offering a chance to win a free foursome valued at $1,600 in the inaugural SEC Beach Fest Alumni Golf Scramble, Aug. 23-25.
The 36-hole event will be played on four Gulf Shores courses - Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Craft Farms, Gulf Shores Golf Club and Kiva Dunes - on Friday, Aug. 24. 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 golf course in Alabama.
Golfers can register to win a free foursome by visiting the Golf Gulf Shores Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GolfGulfShores
. The final day to enter is July 26.
"The Golf Scramble is a great way for SEC alumni to get together and benefit their respective alumni associations at one of the preeminent golf destinations in the U.S.," said Gulf Shores Golf Association Executive Director Duncan Millar. "Gulf Shores is the official beach destination for SEC fans and we look forward to helping celebrate the kickoff of another exciting football season."
The entry fee for a foursome in the Golf Scramble is $1,600, with $400 benefiting the SEC alumni association of each player's choice, and 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.
For more information, updates or to purchase tickets for the SEC Beach Fest visit secbeachfest.com.
Other News and Notes from the Gulf Shores Golf Association:
Golfers Praise the Gulf Shores Experience
Visitors to Gulf Shores continue to rave about their stay-and-play golf getaways.
One traveler from Illinois boasted Gulf Shores was, "a best kept secret" and vowed "we will be back."
A first-time visitor from Indiana said receiving a quote for her group at www.golfgulfshores.com
was "quick and easy" and overall the trip was "a very pleasant surprise." A golfer from Montana commented, "we could not have had a better overall experience," citing the excellent service, course conditions and "wonderful scenery."
To receive a customized stay-and-play package for any size group, visit www.golfgulfshores.com
, the official voice of golf packaging for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism. Many golf packages start at under $100 per person, per night, based on multiple night stays, and include accommodations, golf and taxes.
TimberCreek Golf Club to Host NGA Professional Golf Tour
The National Golf Association (NGA) Pro Golf Tour will visit TimberCreek Golf Club, July 23-29, for the TimberCreek Golf Classic.
The NGA - formerly known as the Hooters Pro Golf Tour - is the nation's third-largest professional golf tour and has produced many current PGA TOUR stars, such as major champion winners Bubba Watson, David Toms and Jim Furyk.
The TimberCreek Golf Classic will include a full week of activities at the 27-hole facility in Daphne, AL, including a free junior clinic Tuesday, July 24 at 2 p.m. and a Pro-Am on Wednesday, July 25. Each Pro Am foursome will consist of three amateurs and a NGA Tour professional in a scramble format. The entry fee for a threesome is $750 and includes six tickets to the Pro-Am Pairings party on Tuesday, July 24, tee gifts, a golf shirt, and prizes.
The shootout tournament is scheduled for July 26-29 with 168 golfers vying for the six-figure tournament prize. Admission to the tournament is open to the public and free of charge.
For more information on the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact Andy Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 251-422-3297.
About Golf Gulf Shores
Golf Gulf Shores is the moniker for the Gulf Shores Golf Association, the partnership that promotes the destination and its custom golf packages built by its partners, for golf groups, families and corporate outings. The destination features nine golf courses, countless lodging options and a wealth of outdoor activity on its 32-mile waterfront destination.
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, and owned and operated by Honours Golf.
Cypress Bend at Craft Farms - The sister Honours Golf 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 and the No. 1-ranked course in Alabama by Golfweek, the Jerry Pate design hosted the 2012 Alabama State Amateur Championship and is the only beachfront resort course in Gulf Shores.
Lost Key - The stunning course, redesigned by the Arnold Palmer Design Group in 2006, rewards accuracy off the tee and with approaches as it winds through woods and wetlands. It also boasts a new state-of-the-art clubhouse.
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club - Owned and operated by Honours Golf, the 27-hole facility offers chilled apples on the tee. The 830-acre park includes 30 lakes and fairways surrounded by Bon Secour Wildlife Preserve.
Rock Creek Golf Club - Also owned by Honours Golf and 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.
Gulf Shores Golf Club - Formerly known as The Golf Club of the Wharf, this was the Gulf Shores' first course. Opened it 1960, it was redesigned by Jay and Carter Morrish in 2005.
For more information: www.golfgulfshores.com