Alumni and Fans Game Up for 1st & 10 at the Beach

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Laurie Hobbs
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
(850) 267-8261

Alumni and Fans Game Up for 1st & 10 at the Beach

Destin, Fla. – For any fan who loves the spirit of Southeastern Conference (SEC) and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) football, Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort is the place to be this fall. Tailgate with friends and bring your A-Game to Sandestin for “1st & 10 at the Beach,” the newest collegiate football experience on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast.

Each weekend promises non-stop entertainment for die-hard football fans following their favorite legendary teams such as Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Louisiana State. Beginning Friday, Sept. 12, Sandestin opens its gates to Tigers, Bulldogs and Yellow-Jackets for a premiere weekend event, guaranteeing to spark some spirited rivalries between the SEC and ACC conferences.

Friday night Kick-Off parties start the “who’s who” banter with all-night drink specials hosted by Rum Runners in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Big-screen, game-day tailgate parties will feature the great tastes of the sideline at FINZ’ pool deck overlooking emerald green waters and sugar-white sand. Bring your appetite and your swimsuit as Sandestin rolls out all the essentials needed for a good ole’ Southern tailgate—Sandestin-style.   

“1st & 10” Kick-Off overnight packages begin at one low rate of $125 per person and include luxurious accommodations, a special welcome gift, a Friday night Kick-Off party, a Game-Day Tailgate party and all the big screen, gridiron action you need for a lively football weekend. This season, whether it’s September kick-off games or November fall ball rivalries, Sandestin is your one stop for all away game festivities.  

For more information regarding all “1st & 10 at the Beach” packages, pricing and programs, visit Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort ( offers the most complete resort experience in North America.    Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination resort for all seasons and for all ages.  It is located in Northwest Florida, between Pensacola and Panama City.  A member of Beaches of South Walton, a 26-mile stretch of world-famous sugar-white sands, Sandestin invites guests to enter its world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,700 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. The resort boasts 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, certified children's programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife venues.  Sandestin is part of Intrawest Hospitality Management (, a world leader in operating and managing destination resorts.