Golf is widely appreciated across the coastal communities of Alabama. After all, the weather is suitable most all year, and there are championship courses (more than a dozen) scattered around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. But there’s something about the fall season . . . the breeze is cooler, lodging rates are lower, and breaking out the sticks just seems like the right thing to do.
Cooler temperatures play a big part in upping the ante for a good golf round come mid-September, but the many reasons to tee off in the fall may be different for every golf enthusiast.
1. Fall is also known as shoulder season in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach – one of the bookends to summer. What this means to you is that loading up the golf clubs and heading to the beach for a spontaneous weekend of great golf will be even more affordable. Since the rates are less than summer season, bring the whole family along – there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy on and off the course.
2. Fall is a great time to practice that golf swing and seek some assistance. Many golf pros offer lessons at discounted rates throughout the off-season.
3. Weather is another reason to factor in time for golf in the fall. Alabama’s Gulf Coast offers more mild temperatures in the post-summer months. Long days still remain, yet they are cooler and breezy, making morning and afternoon tee times quite enjoyable.
4. A fourth (bonus) reason to golf Gulf Shores in the fall is the natural, stunning beauty. Courses are soaking up the water more with less heat, making everything green and lush. Spend some time taking in all the courses possible in the area or hit just a couple so you can enjoy some time on a prime piece of sugar-white, sandy real estate. Whichever you choose, you’ll have the best of both worlds – golf and Gulf.
Go ahead and get ready to tee off with some amazing golf this fall by planning a visit to a stay-and-play course such as Kiva Dunes – the #1 rated public golf course in Alabama! Designed by Jerry Pate, the 18-hole course offers plenty of rolling fairways, dunes and bunkers. Other courses include Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club, Craft Farms – Cotton Creek, Craft Farms – Cypress Bend, GlenLakes Golf Club and more.
Check out the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Golf Guide for more information on golfing across Alabama’s coastal communities.