The Gulf Coast Road Trip, Part 1: Gulf Shores, AL

With 32 miles of pristine white sand beaches from Fort Morgan to Florida, high-rise and boutique hotel and condo complexes stretch as far as the drone's lens can reach in Gulf Shores, AL.

The Gulf Coast Road Trip: Gulf Shores AL & Coastal Mississippi

Whether in Gulf Shores or Coastal Mississippi, vacation-goers can expect incredible food in this part of our great country. Shrimps, fish, scallops, oysters and lobster all come from the same shores you're dining along, and the pricing for such ridiculously fresh and well-prepared cuisine - especially in Mississippi - provides Midwesterners a wonderful sense of value.

Golf Course Review: Peninsula Golf Club (AL)

Peninsula Golf Club is the most well maintained course we played during our Gulf Shores, Alabama buddies' trip. With the exception of the Lakes course, which was still recovering from a bout with harsh weather, the Cypress and Marsh courses' greens were fast and spotless. Evidence of the great care the staff provides on this … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Peninsula Golf Club (AL)

Golf Course Review: Lost Key Golf Club (FL)

Located in Perdido Key, Florida, Lost Key Golf Club is an easy 15-minute drive from the eastern Gulf Shores area of Alabama, and one heck of a test of accurate golf. An Arnold Palmer signature design that opened to the public in 2006, I had heard prior to our Gulf Shores trip from several golf enthusiast friends … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Lost Key Golf Club (FL)

Golf Course Review: Craft Farms, Cotton Creek (AL)

An Arnold Palmer designed golf facility originally opened in 1987, the Cotton Creek course at Craft Farms was the property's original track that was expanded in 1993 with the addition of Cypress Bend. The Gulf Shores of Alabama is a terrific golfing destination for its high overall quality of courses, great value and a really fun environment … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Craft Farms, Cotton Creek (AL)

Golf Course Review: Kiva Dunes (AL)

Kiva Dunes Course Rankings: GolfWeek: #4 Alabama public Golf.com: #2 Alabama public Designer: Jerry Pate (1995) The former number one rated golf course in the state of Alabama, Kiva Dunes was unquestionably the course I was most looking forward to playing during our buddies' golf trip to the Gulf Shores of Alabama. I am a … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Kiva Dunes (AL)