Networking Activities

Networking Activities


We have made arrangements for conference attendees to relax and enjoy one of the following optional activities the afternoon of Tuesday, April 16.


NetworkingLakewood Golf Club, at the Grand Hotel, is a sparkling resort member of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The exclusive club had it’s beginnings in 1944. Perry Maxwell, designer of the Tulsa Southern Hills Country Club and site of the 2001 U.S. Open, brought his extraordinary skills to bear at Lakewood. His creations, the Dogwood and Azalea courses, opened in 1947 and were the first professional quality courses in the area.

Rolling fairways and tight greens, spring fed lakes, meandering streams and stands of mature trees make the 36 holes of Lakewood both beautiful and challenging. You’ll feel the rich history of Point Clear, Alabama on the breeze as you play beneath 200 year old oaks down a carpet of green and past crystal clear lakes and streams. Join us for a one-of-a-kind golf experience.


Networking Golf

 Inshore Saltwater Fishing

NetworkingMaking Waves Charter, Inc and Captain Carol Bramblett provide experienced and licensed guides who will take you fishing for speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and more within just minutes of leaving the dock. Tackle, bait, license, and instruction are included.

This charter specializes in groups of six or fewer per boat. Sailing and power boat trips operate from both the east and west sides of Mobile Bay. On the Eastern Shore, they operate from Marriott's Grand Hotel at Point Clear and Fly Creek Cafe near Montrose. On the Mobile side of the bay, they operate from Grand Mariner Marina on Dog River, and their sailing and fishing charters are 2.5 or 4 hour trips.


Networking Marina

USS Alabama Tour

NetworkingThis year we have added a new option for networking, a tour of the USS Alabama Battleship, for those who do not want to participate in the golf or fishing outings.

Groups should allow 2 – 2 1/2 hours for the self-guided tour. Once on board, the group can enter gun turrets, view crew’s quarters, sick bay, an engine room and much more. There are 12 decks open for touring. The main deck of the Battleship is handicapped accessible. The group will also enjoy watching a 15 minute film in the Uptake Theater featuring former WWII USS ALABAMA crewmen.

After touring the ALABAMA, head down to the 36,000 sq. ft. Aircraft Pavilion, dedicated to the 29 Medal of Honor recipients from the State of Alabama. In here, the group can view aircraft such as the A-12 “Blackbird” Spy Plane and a P51-D Mustang Redtail, the type of plane flown by the valiant Tuskegee Airmen. Then inspect other aircraft, a Vietnam PBR boat, and wonderful exhibits. Don’t forget to take a ride on the Flight Simulator. Great for the young and young at heart!

Submarine USS DRUM is your next stop, also designated a National Historic Landmark. She can be viewed from every vantage point, inside and out. Be sure to visit the inspiring Vietnam and Korean War Memorials also located in the park.








April 14-16, 2014 | Grand Hotel Marriott Resort | Point Clear, AL
Questions? Call 770-425-2724