Business on the Beach Includes a Day on the Greens

People have probably been doing business on the golf course since the sport's inception. One business golfer, Bill Storer, refers to golf as a “six-hour sales call.” It's where business gets done.

Business on the Golf Courses of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama

According to a PGA survey, 54 percent of business professionals see golf as the perfect networking tool. Adding a round to your destination meeting provides your attendees an opportunity for socializing and networking, as well as friendly competition and even team building.

The Alabama Gulf Coast boasts more than 200 holes of championship golf, and there’s a course for every type of golfer, experienced and novice. The Gulf Shores golf resorts also offer meeting space, catering and accommodations, making them a one-stop shop for recreation, team building, dining and lodging. In addition, planners can call in the pro. The golf pro, that is! PGA professionals are on staff at courses throughout Gulf Shores and surrounding cities. Take advantage of their expertise for pre-tournament lessons, tips and group clinics.

Golf Course along Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama

If you’re unsure how to incorporate golf into your next destination meeting in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, consider the following:

•    Micro-tournament. If you don’t have time for a full 18-hole tournament, consider a nine-hole event. You can also offer the tournament as a pre-conference activity, making it a great time for attendees to get to know each other or to catch up with old business friends.

•    Clinics and lessons. Offer conference participants a valuable plus with a golf clinic or group lesson from a PGA pro.

•    FootGolf. Consider adding this fun sport to your agenda. It’s a casual way to spend a few hours and is perfect for those who don’t play traditional golf. FootGolf is a combination of soccer and golf played with a No. 5 regulation soccer ball and using 21-inch diameter cups.

•    Team building. Have you ever used a tennis racquet in golf? Probably not. But you may be surprised by the team-building exercises available at Gulf Shores golf courses.

For more information on holding a destination meeting in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, contact us.

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