Golf Destination: Gulf Shores (AL)

Kiva Dunes: Links-Style Golf in Gulf Shores

Kiva Dunes’ challenging layout, awesome green complexes, windswept topography and beachside property lend it a memorable coastal vibe that’s everything I dream of when visiting down south, and its links-like design makes it truly unique to the region.

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…

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…

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…

Golf Course Review: Kiva Dunes (AL)

Kiva Dunes Course Rankings: GolfWeek: #4 Alabama publicGolf.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 ratings…

Buddies Golf Trip Destination: Gulf Shores (AL)

Our buddies’ golf trip to the Gulf Shores of Alabama started out as most do: A few of my married friends were somehow able to come up with a weekend that would work for everyone, and needed one more buddy to round out their foursome. I have been working on branching out more from the Midwest golf scene,…