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ORANGE BEACH, ALABAMA

Golfing at its Best: Master Coastal Courses and Learn from the Pros

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Program #15535RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Oct 27 — Nov 1, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Holiday Inn Express welcomes you to its beautiful beachfront resort where emerald waters greet the sandy beaches. This wonderful private beach complex, offers side views of the Gulf of Mexico, plus opportunites to enjoy beachcombing, watching dolphins, pelicans,shore birds, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, or just relaxing.

Contact info:
24700 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561 USA
phone: 251-974-1634
web: www.hiexpress.com/orngbchal

Room amenities: All lodging rooms are climate-controlled with private bath, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, internet access, free local calls. Safety Deposit Boxes located at the front desk.

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable TV and free local calls. Daily maid service provided. There are guest laundry facilities, outdoor pool, and an on-site business center. Parking is free.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary.
Ask for best rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 27 - Welcome and Orientation/Dinner in the hotel/Getti...
Afternoon: Welcome by the University of South Alabama staff. Orientation for the hotel, schedule of activities, including information about golf courses and meals are handled at this time. Questions are welcomed. (*Please note: schedule times are subject to change based on instructor availability and weather.)

Dinner: Dinner will be served buffet style in the hotel dining room.

Evening: After dinner we will have time for each participant to tell a little information about themselves and make connections with others. The golf Pro will evaluate each golfer's ability at this time and use this when assigning golf teams for the week. Program will adjourn by 8:30 PM

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Holiday Inn Express welcomes you to its beautiful beachfront resort where emerald waters greet the sandy beaches. This wonderful private beach complex, offers side views of the Gulf of Mexico, plus opportunites to enjoy beachcombing, watching dolphins, pelicans,shore birds, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, or just relaxing.

Contact info:
24700 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561 USA
phone: 251-974-1634
web: www.hiexpress.com/orngbchal

Room amenities: All lodging rooms are climate-controlled with private bath, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, internet access, free local calls. Safety Deposit Boxes located at the front desk.

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable TV and free local calls. Daily maid service provided. There are guest laundry facilities, outdoor pool, and an on-site business center. Parking is free.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary.
Ask for best rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 28 - Breakfast and Dinner in the hotel/Group Golf Less...
Breakfast and Dinner in the hotel/Group Golf Lesson/Lunch at the golf course./Play 9 or 18 holes of golf at Cypress Bend Golf Course

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast served in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Small group golf lessons are provided by the PGA professionals at the Cypress Bend Golf Course. Weather Permitting

Lunch: Lunch at the Cypress Bend Golf Course.

Afternoon: Play nine or eighteen holes of golf at the Cypress Bend Golf Course. This spectacular 18-hole layout designed by Arnold Palmer is fairly wide open and a delight to play as it winds its way through rolling hills and numerous lakes. During the construction of Cypress Bend, attention was given to even the smallest detail -from staggered tee boxes at every hole to a challenging layout that includes a host of sprawling bunkers and glistening lakes. Golf cart provided, weather permitting.

Dinner: Dinner is served buffet style in the hotel dining room.

Evening: Program designed to entertain will be offered this evening.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Holiday Inn Express welcomes you to its beautiful beachfront resort where emerald waters greet the sandy beaches. This wonderful private beach complex, offers side views of the Gulf of Mexico, plus opportunites to enjoy beachcombing, watching dolphins, pelicans,shore birds, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, or just relaxing.

Contact info:
24700 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561 USA
phone: 251-974-1634
web: www.hiexpress.com/orngbchal

Room amenities: All lodging rooms are climate-controlled with private bath, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, internet access, free local calls. Safety Deposit Boxes located at the front desk.

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable TV and free local calls. Daily maid service provided. There are guest laundry facilities, outdoor pool, and an on-site business center. Parking is free.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary.
Ask for best rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 29 - Breakfast in the hotel/Group golf lesson/lunch at...
Breakfast in the hotel/Group golf lesson/lunch at the golf course./Play 9 or 18 holes of golf/Dinner at the hotel at the Cotton Creek Golf Course

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast served in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Small group golf lessons are provided by the PGA professionals at the Cotton Creek Golf Course. Weather Permitting

Lunch: Lunch is served at the golf course.

Afternoon: Play nine or eighteen holes of golf at the Cotton Creek Golf Course. Designed by Arnold Palmer this course features rolling hills, glistening lakes, and well-positioned bunkers. Cotton Creek's layout is challenging but fair, giving golfers of all skill levels a chance to card a good score while experiencing the beauty of Craft Farms. The course plays a little over 6,000 yards from the whites, 6,600 from the blues and for the long hitters, Cotton Creek's gold tees present a layout over 7,000 yards. Golf cart provided, weather permitting

Dinner: Buffet dinner is served in the hotel dining room.

Evening: Program designed to entertain offered this evening.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Holiday Inn Express welcomes you to its beautiful beachfront resort where emerald waters greet the sandy beaches. This wonderful private beach complex, offers side views of the Gulf of Mexico, plus opportunites to enjoy beachcombing, watching dolphins, pelicans,shore birds, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, or just relaxing.

Contact info:
24700 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561 USA
phone: 251-974-1634
web: www.hiexpress.com/orngbchal

Room amenities: All lodging rooms are climate-controlled with private bath, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, internet access, free local calls. Safety Deposit Boxes located at the front desk.

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable TV and free local calls. Daily maid service provided. There are guest laundry facilities, outdoor pool, and an on-site business center. Parking is free.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary.
Ask for best rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 30 - Breakfast in the hotel/Video golf lesson./Box lun...
Breakfast in the hotel/Video golf lesson./Box lunch/Play 9 or 18 holes of golf at the Peninsula Golf Course /Dinner in the hotel

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast is served in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Class will be at the hotel with the golf Professional videoing your swing and viewing your swing for information on how to improve.

Lunch: Box lunch served at the golf course.

Afternoon: Play nine or eighteen holes of golf at the Peninsula Golf Course. Peninsula offers an impressive 27-hole championship golf course designed by Earl Stone. Boasting over 7,000 yards from the championship tees, this Alabama golf course provides a playable and enjoyable layout for golfers of all skill levels. Peninsula is also rich in nature – it is nestled beside the Bon Secour Wildlife Preserve and winds throughout live oaks, cypress, and other natural vegetation native to Gulf Shores, Alabama. Golf cart provided, weather permitting

Dinner: Buffet style dinner will be served in the hotel dining room.

Evening: Free evening - Time to socialize with each other or take a walk on the beautiful white sandy beach.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Holiday Inn Express welcomes you to its beautiful beachfront resort where emerald waters greet the sandy beaches. This wonderful private beach complex, offers side views of the Gulf of Mexico, plus opportunites to enjoy beachcombing, watching dolphins, pelicans,shore birds, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, or just relaxing.

Contact info:
24700 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561 USA
phone: 251-974-1634
web: www.hiexpress.com/orngbchal

Room amenities: All lodging rooms are climate-controlled with private bath, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, internet access, free local calls. Safety Deposit Boxes located at the front desk.

Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable TV and free local calls. Daily maid service provided. There are guest laundry facilities, outdoor pool, and an on-site business center. Parking is free.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary.
Ask for best rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 31 - Breakfast in the hotel/Free Time/Box lunch at gol...
Breakfast in the hotel/Free Time/Box lunch at golf course./Tournament at the Peninsula Golf Course/Dinner in the hotel/Tournament results

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast will be served in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Free Time to relax or go to the golf course early and practice on the driving range.

Lunch: Box lunch available at the Peninsula Golf Course.

Afternoon: Tee off at the Peninsula Golf Course for the Road Scholar Tournament. Peninsula continues to be a favorite course for our Road Scholar participants. You are ready for your best score of the week today! Golf cart provided, weather permitting.

Dinner: Enjoy dining at Peninsula Golf Course dining room following your round of golf.

Evening: Enjoy the evening of tournament results and prizes.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 01 - Breakfast served at the hotel/lessons at the Cypr...
Breakfast served at the hotel/lessons at the Cypress Bend Golf Course/lunch at the golf course.

Breakfast: Continental breakfast is served in the hotel dining room.

Morning: This is your last chance with the golf professional, get that last minute question answered.

Lunch: Box lunch will be served at the golf course.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Orange Beach
Alabama Gulf Coast ZooVisit "The Little Zoo That Could" featured on Animal Planet. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to more than 250 animals. Elevated viewing decks offer close-up viewing of everything. Reptile House, Aviary, petting zoo.
For additional information, visit: www.alabamagulfcoastzoo.com
Bike TrailsBiking trails available throughout the Gulf State Park. Additional trails available in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Bon Secour National Wildlife RefugeHike through unspoiled forest to view wildlife. Beach access available.
Fort MorganFort built in the 1500's by the Spanish. Known mostly for its strategic location during the Civil War's Battle of Mobile Bay. Visit the fort museum and learn from the guides and reenactors about the Confederate soldiers of 1864.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
6 Hands-on experiences

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4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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