Golfweek’s Best Deals: Gulf Coast

Kiva Dunes

When golf industry executives talk about emerging markets, they’re usually referring to China, various points in South America, even India. But you don’t need to go that far.

Over the past decade or so, Gulf Coast towns in Mississippi and Alabama gained well-deserved notoriety in golf circles thanks to the addition of a number of fine new layouts, which typically are complemented by some rather posh beachfront accommodations. That’s an appealing combination, particularly for those looking to escape harsh winter weather.

Here’s a look at a couple of current offers for golfers traveling to the Gulf Coast:

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The Preserve

VANCLEAVE, Miss. – The Gimme Package truly is a can’t-miss proposition. It combines lodging at the Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi with golf in nearby Vancleave at The Preserve, a Jerry Pate design ranked No. 6 among Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play in Mississippi. The package includes:

• A room at the Palace Casino Resort

• Round of golf

• Free yardage guide

• $10 food voucher

• $10 slot credit

• Rate starts at $108 per person per night based on double occupancy, Sunday to Thursday. Valid through Feb. 10.

Visit www.preservegc.com or call 800-725-2239.

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GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Winter Golf Package includes access to another fine Pate design, Kiva Dunes, ranked No. 3 in Alabama. Guests get:

• Condo lodging with Gulf views

• Round of golf

• Access to eight additional courses

• Rate starts at $61 per person per night, based on a foursome. Valid through Feb. 27.

Visit www.golfgulfshores.com or call 888-815-1902.

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