Oct 12, 2010, 09:55 ET from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Major Benefits for Active Seniors Seeking Fun, Sun this Season

DESTIN, FL, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ - Senior travelers, affectionately known as snowbirds, now have more reasons than ever to go south this Fall and Winter, with the expansion of the Sandestin Snowbird Program from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the # 1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has long been a favorite for snowbirds because of the destination's location, sugar white sand beach, favorable climate, the friendly local community, special events, and activities including biking, walking, golf and tennis.

According to Scott Russell, vice president of sales and marketing, last year Sandestin had a very successful snowbird season, and already the resort has exceeded last year's bookings. "We want snowbirds to feel welcomed, and as a result offer a very attractive package. It will be another great season for our guests," said Russell.

The 2010-2011 Sandestin Snowbird Program includes a complete list of value added benefits, affordable rates and amenities unmatched by any other destination, resort or rental company.

Included in the discounted monthly Sandestin Snowbird rates are complimentary bike rentals, fitness center, tennis court time, resort transportation, USA Today newspapers, local telephone service, departure cleaning, a welcome gift and exclusive restaurant, merchant and spa and salon discounts. Monthly receptions are also held for snowbird guests.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers a variety of beautifully appointed accommodations from condominiums on the beach or the bay, to villas overlooking golf fairways. Included in the Sandestin Snowbird program are personalized services including unit selection assistance, information resources and other helpful assistance. Interested snowbirds can call 850-267-4466 or visit

For golf lovers, The Sandestin guest program offers an exclusive opportunity to become a preferred member of the Sandestin Snowbird Golf Club. With a small membership fee, Sandestin Snowbirds receive a complimentary golf scramble each month, golf rounds for as low as $25 plus tax, a complimentary Happy Hour buffet each Wednesday and a variety of golf discounts.

Snowbirds staying at their own accommodations this season will also have an opportunity to enjoy the resort. Sandestin Golf offers a Winter Players Club, with a host of attractive benefits and discounts. For information, interested golfers can call 850.267-8155.

In addition to great accommodations, golf, tennis and other activities, Sandestin pampers snowbirds with a wide variety of dining options. For example, Finz Beachside Grille on the Gulf of Mexico will again offer its Sunset Specials for Snowbirds and its Endless Pasta Sundays. For people wanting a beautiful view of the bay, the Marina Bar & Grill has a charming, relaxed atmosphere where sunsets are celebrated each evening.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers the most complete resort experience in North America and was rated the # 1 Resort by Emerald Coast Magazine. Located on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination resort for all seasons and for all ages. Sandestin invites guests to enter a world of 30 neighborhoods with 1,400 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. A member of the Beaches of South Walton, the resort has more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a popular pedestrian village featuring shopping, dining, nightlife and events.

SOURCE Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort