We head down South in Episode 137 of the “Talking GolfGetaways” podcast — about as far South as you can go in these United States — to explore Gulf Shores, Alabama, with Chad Leonard, regional manager for Honours Golf overseeing the courses at Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Rock Creek and Craft Farms.
In a wide-ranging discussion, Leonard and co-host Darin Bunch highlight everything from the nine golf courses in the Gulf Shores region to the best places to stay and, of course, the top hotspots for food. There’s also a bit of history when they recount the “Story of the Rock” that dates back to golf in the year 1170.
Food talk takes listeners on a journey from one of the cooler night spots — The border-hugging Flora-Bama with its live music and tantalizing Bushwackers — to the more upscale restaurants that are elevating the Gulf Shores dining scene like never before.
And then there’s the lodging — the cornerstone of any memorable stay-play experience, especially in Alabama where Southern hospitality takes center stage. And Gulf Shores has just about any accommodations you might be looking for when booking a golf getaway for couples, foursomes, families or groups, including houses, condos and hotels near the golf courses and oceanfront developments where guests can walk right outside to enjoy the miles of sandy shoreline.
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