The birds are chirping. The grass is turning green. You feel the unmistakable pull to wide-open spaces and clear-blue skies. You’re drawn to the golf clubs that have sat in your garage all winter long. This is what spring feels like on the Alabama Gulf Coast, and you’re ready to dive headfirst into it.
On the other hand, your family may be more ready to dive into the surf in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach rather than hit the greens. There’s an easy solution that’ll make everyone happy. Plan a spring (golf) vacation on Alabama’s beaches. Did you notice how we threw “golf” in there? It’s easy to have the best of both worlds when your destination is home to championship golf, including 16 courses or golf centers to play. Pair that with world-class white-sand beaches and plenty of family attractions, and you’ve just scored a hole in one.
Plan a day or two of tee times for the golfers in the family. Browse our Gulf Shores golf course directory for the course that best meets your needs and skill level. Book your tee times online prior to your arrival to ensure you get times that fit best with your family’s schedule. Several Gulf Shores golf courses offer onsite lodging, including beach houses, condos and hotel accommodations. These include Kiva Dunes, Peninsula Golf Club and Craft Farms. All of these courses are within short driving distance to the beach, should you choose to reserve a beach condo or house directly on the beach. Check the hot deals on lodging before making your reservation to find the best deal. If improving your golf game is on the agenda, plan ahead and book a lesson with a PGA golf pro. Lessons are generally available in 30-minute or one-hour sessions.
When you’re not on the golf course, there’s plenty to keep your family as busy as they want to be. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are known for their family-friendly atmosphere, year round. From go-kart tracks and miniature golf to parasailing and sandcastle building, there’s something for everyone. In fact, browse our family spring break itinerary. Add a few golf games in and you’re all set with a planned itinerary! We’ve got you covered from sunrise to sunset!
For more golf news and planning tips, browse the golf section of our blog. Here, you’ll find PGA pro tips, information on specific holes at Gulf Shores golf courses and planning tips for your next golf vacation.