Golf News for Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Business

Gulf Shores Golf Association extends partnership with Buffalo Communications

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- The Gulf Shores Golf Association (GSGA) - which represents nine golf courses and a host of lodging options in Gulf Shores, Alabama -- has extended its partnership with Buffalo Communications to continue spearheading a turnkey publicity and media-relations program.

The GSGA-Buffalo relationship dates back to 2003 as editorial coverage continues to build the Alabama Gulf Coast among America's most popular destinations for golf, beach and fishing holidays.

GSGA partner golf courses are Craft Farms (Cotton Creek and Cypress Bend), Glenlakes, Gulf Shores GC, Kiva Dunes, Lost Key, Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Rock Creek and TimberCreek. Renowned designers include Arnold Palmer, Bruce Devlin, Jerry Pate and Robert Von Hagge.

All courses are conveniently located within easy drives to accommodations which include resort-style and national chain hotels, well-appointed, on-course golf condominiums and luxury beachfront homes and condos.

For golf groups, families and corporate outings of various sizes, GSGA customizes stay-and-play packages. They start as low as $59 per person, per night based on seasonality, and can feature unlimited golf.

In addition to Gulf Shores' famous golf courses, the area is recognized for its 32 miles of the "world's whitest beaches," chartered Gulf of Mexico fishing adventures from Orange Beach (home to one of the largest charter-boat fleets nationwide), historic Fort Morgan, and tranquil state parks and wildlife refuges.

"Gulf Shores is an exceptional destination where beach and golf stay-and-play visitors have many choices," says Duncan Millar, Executive Director of the GSGA. "Buffalo Communications helps drive vacationing golfers and families to Gulf Shores through its aggressive PR program and skilled team."

"Gulf Shores is a year-round destination and one of North America's best values," says Rich Katz, Managing Director of Buffalo. "Outstanding golf courses, lodging, outdoor activities, cuisine and weather entice visitors to return time and again."

The destination is easily accessible via Mobile Regional Airport and Pensacola (Florida) International Airport.

For more information:, 888.815.1902.

About Buffalo Communications
Headquartered outside Washington, DC, Buffalo has offices in New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Pinehurst (NC), Miami and Phoenix. Generating consistent, well-positioned exposure, the firm helps increase awareness and revenues for top brands. Buffalo's client roster of domestic and international category leaders includes the LPGA, World Golf Foundation, PGA National Resort & Spa (FL), Sea Pines Resort (SC), Sun Valley Resort (ID), FarmLinks at Pursell Farms (AL), Kaua'i Visitors Bureau (HI golf co-op), Alberta Canadian Rockies (golf co-op), ECCO, Fila Golf and Club Glove.

For more information: 703.761.1444,

Dan Shepherd
Buffalo Communications