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Pilgrimage to the Panhandle

Where To Dine

Back Porch (seafood), 5749 Bay La Launch Ave., Orange Beach, 334-981-2225
Bayside Grill (Caribbean & Cajun), 27842 Canal Rd., Orange Beach, 334-981-4899
Gauthier's (New Orleans), 26189 Canal Rd., Orange Beach, 334-981-5000
Original Oyster House, Hwy. 59 & Windmill Rd., Gulf Shores, 334-948-2445
The Original Point Restaurant, 14340 Innerarity Rd., Pensacola, 850-492-3577
Pelican Point Grill, 10299 Hwy. 1, Point Clear, 334-928-1747
Rusty's (seafood), 10000 Sinton Dr., Pensacola, 850-492-1657
The View Restaurant (American), 1832 W. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, 334-948-8888
Zeke's Landing (seafood), 26619 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, 334-981-4001

While You're There

Bellingrath Gardens & Home, 800-247-8420
Florabama Package & Lounge, 850-492-0611
National Museum of Naval Aviation, 850-456-7037
Zeke's Charter Fishing Fleet, 334-981-4044

The T&L Golf Itinerary

Day One: Play Kiva Dunes. Lunch at the Original Oyster House. Visit Ft. Morgan, a Civil War battle site, and walk the nature trail on Bon Secour Preserve. Dinner at Back Porch.

Day Two: Play Lost Key. Visit National Museum of Naval Aviation, a great collection of old warbirds with compelling interpretive material. Eat at the Original Point Restaurant or, for "down home" ambience, Rusty's.

Day Three: Play Cotton Creek. Eat lunch at Zeke's, a marina where you can also charter a boat and troll the Gulf for king mackerel, grouper, red snapper and, if you want to go big time, marlin and sailfish. Cook your catch, or eat at Gauthier's.

Day Four: Play Peninsula. Eat at the View. Watch for dolphins on the b each in Gulf Shores. Hit the Florabama, one of the great roadhouses and honky-tonks of the Western world and certainly one of the few to have been written up in the Wall Street Journal.

Day Five: Fish light tackle in the morning. Lunch at the Bayside Grill. Drive to Fairhope and play Rock Creek. Check into Marriott's Grand Hotel. Eat dinner at Pelican Point Grill.

Day Six: Play Lakewood's Azalea course. Lunch at Marriott's Grand Hotel. Drive up to Spanish Fort, home of Historic Blakeley State Park and the site of the last battle of the Civil War. Back to Fairhope and a sunset dinner cruise on Mobile Bay.

Day Seven: Play Lakewood's Dogwood course. Grab po' boys and drive to Mobile. Visit the Bellingrath Gardens & Home, a spectacular sixty-five-acre estate featuring an arboretum redolent with azaleas, dogwood and the spirit of the Old South.


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