Golf Gulf Shores! This Top-10 Beach Town in America for Families is Perfect for Dads!

Gulf Shores was recently honored by Parents Magazine as a Top-10 Best Beach Town in America for Families. The magazine’s editors narrowed a nationwide list of 100 beach towns down to a final 10 based on affordability, water quality, lifeguards, restrooms and amusement areas. Guess what is in it for Dad?

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Nine Golf Courses on 32 Miles of Waterfront!

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is the perfect Global Discovery Vacations destination for golf and beach vacations! If your loved one wants to Golf Gulf Shores, you’ll discover nine signature Gulf Shore golf courses designed by greats such as Arnold Palmer, Earl Stone and Robert Von Hagge. So if you have a husband who wants to golf, show him this list of great gulf shores golf courses!

Cotton Creek at Craft Farms
Arnold Palmer Signature Design with generous fairways lined by Southern Hardwoods, undulating greens and a championship test from 7,028 yards, and owned and operated by Honours Golf.

Cypress Bend at Craft Farms
The sister Honours Golf property to Cotton Creek, the Arnold Palmer Signature Design meanders through cord-grass accented lakes which come into play on nearly every hole.

Glenlakes Golf Club
Scottish-style links course designed by Von Hagge and known for its extensive bunkering and postage-stamp greens.

Kiva Dunes
A “Top 100 Course in America” by Golf Digest, the Jerry Pate design is the only beachfront resort course in Gulf Shores. Golfweek ranked Kiva Dunes the No. 1 public-access course in Alabama in 2012.

Lost Key
The stunning course, redesigned by the Arnold Palmer Design Group in 2006, rewards accuracy off the tee and with approaches as it winds through woods and wetlands. It also boasts a new state-of-the-art clubhouse.

Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club
Owned and operated by Honours Golf, the 27-hole facility offers chilled apples on the tee. The 830-acre park includes 30 lakes and fairways surrounded by Bon Secour Wildlife Preserve.

Rock Creek Golf Club
Also owned by Honours Golf and boasting rolling terrain and fairways lined by pines, the Earl Stone design overlooks freshwater wetlands and the Rock Creek basin.

TimberCreek Golf Club
This 27-hole design was crafted by Earl Stone and feels like an inland Carolina course with fairways lined by loblolly pines, dogwoods and magnolias.

Gulf Shores Golf Club
Formerly known as The Golf Club of the Wharf, this was the Gulf Shores’ first course. Opened in 1960, it was redesigned by Jay and Carter Morrish in 2005.

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Who’s ready to plan that tee time?

Your golfer will love you for planning a Global Discovery Vacations trip to Golf Gulf Shores. And your family will love you as they enjoy 32 miles of sugar-sand beaches, a variety of dining options and an array of outdoor activities, including the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and Fort Morgan, where kids can learn about Civil War history.

Have you ever golfed in Alabama? Tell us what courses you hit and which you liked the most in the comments below!

Stacey is a writer with an eye for design. She’s been with Global Discovery Vacations since 2004, directing the creative department. Her passion for the written word is equal only to that of rescuing dogs and playing volleyball.