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Craft Farms Golf Resort
3840 Cotton Creek Cir
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-9097, United States


251.968.7500
Two courses by Arnold Palmer's design firm are here:

COTTON CREEK (1987):
Rated 4.0 stars by Golf Digest's "Places to Play," Cotton Creek plays from 5,175 to 7,124. In addition to rolling fairways and large greens, this traditional-style course was designed as a risk/reward challenge rather than a punishing layout.

CYPRESS BEND (1993):
Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest's "Places to Play," the newer course here is a rolling and tumbling layout featuring rather large greens and bunkers, and boasts something of a links-y flavor. It plays from 5,027 to 6,848 yards.
  
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Type:Resort
Greens Fees (including cart):
   Weekday:$75 - $99
   Weekend:$75 - $99
   No discounts for 9-holes.
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (With Denim)
Season Start:Year-round
Reserved Tee Times:Online & Phone
Pro Shop :yes
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface
Short Game Practice:yes with sand bunker




Nearby Courses

Private CourseEmerald Greens Golf Course
Gulf Shores, AL (1 miles)
Public CourseGulf State Park Golf Course
Gulf Shores, AL (2 miles)
Semi-Private CourseGulf Shores Golf Club
Gulf Shores, AL (3 miles)
Public CourseOrange Beach Golf Center
Orange Beach, AL (3 miles)
Public CourseFoley Golf Course
Foley, AL (4 miles)
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Recent Scores

Date Golfer Score
11/24/20 Donna Mattson 103
11/12/20 Donna Mattson 97
8/21/20 moonpie1981 89
8/9/20 badleysdad 92
8/8/20 badleysdad 87
6/17/20 Mike Kendrick 93
6/14/20 paulbradke1 96
4/7/20 Midirons72
3/15/20 Van Bush 104
3/15/20 John Guillory 81
3/13/20 Administrator 100
2/27/20 Tom Lanan 91
2/13/20 Tom Lanan 89
2/12/20 Chester Sodini 96
2/12/20 Donna Albrecht 86
2/9/20 Tom Lanan 43*
2/8/20 Administrator 97
1/25/20 Donna Mattson 114
1/24/20 Mike Berlier 87
12/29/19 Doug Blackburn 87
Cypress Bend:    
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Recent Reviews

  DJTheoret - 9/21/20
The Gulf Shores, Alabama area is a beachgoer's dream: pristine white sand beaches, all kinds of beach bars, shopping and OWA, an entertainment park with a downtown area, restaurants, and an amusement park.

Gulf Shores is also known for its fantastic golf courses which are some of the nicest in the country. Honours Golf, which is part of Troon Golf, the largest and for my money, the best golf course management company in the country, has two facilities here, the 27-hole Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club and the 36-hole Craft Farms. Each course has its own distinctive coastal feel; both are must plays if you’re in the area.

There are two 18-hole championship golf courses at Craft Farms; both designed by Arnold Palmer. Cotton Creek seems to be the favorite course and features tree-lined and rolling fairways as well as large undulating greens. The course is extremely playable for all golfers, whether you’re playing the forward tees or are the tips at over 7,000 yards; it’s all about challenge and playability. Golf Digest has rated Cotton Creek 4 stars.

Cotton Creek’s 6th hole is a par 4 that plays 382-yards. It is not only a beautiful golf hole, but it’s also ranked the toughest on the course. You need to play your tee shot down the waterline and over a lake to the fairway; hit through the fairway and you may very well find the bunker. A well-placed tee shot will leave an approach shot back over the same body of water to a small green protected by sand on all sides. Par or birdie on this hole is quite an accomplishment!

If I were naming holes, the par 4, 372-yard Number 11 would be called “What Creek.” There’s a sign on the tee box that says “230 yards to the water,” however standing on the tee box, you can’t see it. Hit a good drive past the 150-yard marker and your likely to say “Oh, that creek!” But not just any creek, Cotton Creek! A good drive will leave a mid-iron into an angled green with a deep bunker on the left and a lot of undulation in the green.

With 27 holes of golf at Peninsula and another 36 holes at Craft Farms, either one is the perfect venue for your next outing or tournament. The staff at either course will help with everything from pre-planning and setup, to food and beverage and the awarding of prizes. The tournament staff will see to it you and your guests are well taken care of while the culinary team will create a menu that tempts your palettes.

Speaking of palettes, Chef Kurtis Krum heads up the culinary staff at both courses and uses his creative expertise to create delicious dishes from scratch. After all, how many golf courses bake their own bread? It makes the fresh sandwiches taste that much better!

This is just an overview of what’s in store for you and your group at either facility. For more information, check them out online
  NWFLConnelly - 8/10/13
Great little Palmer course...we enjoyed this very fair but challenging course.
  vreel - 6/9/13
another exceptional coastal course
  davidmeyers78 - 6/24/12
Way overhyped!!!
  AngryFrankIsHank - 5/5/11
We cant wait to get back next year to play again! Great course and great people.
  Dwayne510 - 3/6/16
  GoBama - 10/10/13
  5$Putter - 7/24/13
  Lope504 - 4/27/13
  DAVECAT - 10/23/12
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