Golf News for Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Courses

Alabama's Gulf Shores Golf Association unveils new Spring rates

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- The Gulf Shores Golf Association, a partnership of nine top-notch courses on Alabama's Gulf Coast, is gearing up for the spring season with new weekday rates offering special savings, which begin Feb. 25, 2013.

Visit for information about the golf destination, including free quotes for customized stay-and-play packages.

"Gulf Shores has always been a destination where visitors get more bang for their hard-earned buck, and these new weekday rates will make it even more budget-friendly," said Gulf Shores Golf Association Executive Director Duncan Millar. "The combination of our year-round mild weather, optimal playing conditions and plethora of non-golf activities make it a perfect place for buddy trips, family vacations or romantic getaways."

Below is a sampling of "starting-at" package prices, good through May 18, 2013. The rates include all taxes and fees and are based on four nights and three rounds of golf at three different pre-determined courses:

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.

Double-Double Suite Hotel
Rate: $78.90 per person per night for golf and room
Description: Double occupancy in a one-bedroom suite with two double beds. Room rate includes full hot breakfast per person

Two Bedroom Gulf Front Condominium Beach Club
Rate: $125.52 per person per night for golf and room
Description: Quad occupancy in a two-bedroom gulf front condo with one king bed, two twin beds and a sleeper sofa.

Golfers booking these packages can add an Unlimited Golf option at all nine partner courses, year-round. For more customized quotes for groups of all sizes visit

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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.

Course highlights:
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, the Jerry Pate design is the only beachfront resort course in Gulf Shores. Earlier this year, Golfweek ranked Kiva Dunes the No. 1 public-access course in Alabama.

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:, 888-815-1902.