Craft Farms

Course Details

Craft Farms

Cypress Bend

Cotton Creek(18 holes)

3840 Cotton Creek Cir
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-9097

(251) 968-7500

Regulation

Daily Fee Facility

Just Golf

36

1987

Not Available

Arnold Palmer

$89 weekend
$89 weekday
$69 twilight

Not Available

6848

72

Bermuda

Bermuda

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 105 user reviews
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08/30/21
Thanks
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07/08/21
Nice course
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06/23/21
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06/05/21
Nice
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05/29/21
Good course
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05/25/21
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05/23/21
A
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05/17/21
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05/04/21
Ok
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04/21/21
Great course!
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03/26/21
$115 dollars for a very average golf course not a course I’d play again at that rate
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03/17/21
Under renovation of clubhouse. Staff was great!!
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09/16/20
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09/11/20
Great
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09/09/20
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. Cypress Bend has received a 4-1/2 star rating by Golf Digest and, as you play your way around the course, you’ll find plush conditions from tee to green, sprawling bunkers and undulating greens that can leave you scratching your head. The course has a coastal feel to it with water coming into play on every hole. Wide fairways and generous landing areas make this Palmer masterpiece a joy for players of all levels.

There were a few holes that I won’t soon forget. Number 4 is a 372-yards par 4 that is a challenging golf hole! You’ll need a long accurate tee shot that avoids the bunkers on either side followed by a pinpoint approach shot into a T-shaped green with bunkers on either side. A back-right pin placement can be especially trying.

Number 13 is my favorite hole on the course. It’s a risk/reward par 5 that plays 517 yards from the Blue tees. The hole doglegs sharply to the right with water down the right side and a long bunker at the turn. If you can carry the bunker on to the elevated fairway or hit your tee shot just right of it over the water and you can have a go at the green. More water guards each side of the elevated green and three bunkers protect the front. Par is a good score here.

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
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08/30/20
Amazing course! It was in great shape. First time to play there, will be back.
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07/30/20
Play late in the day and it’s cheap and youth is free
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07/18/20
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03/22/20
7
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02/24/20
Ok. Cart paths rough
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02/21/20
Great course
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02/19/20
Fun, challenging course.
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02/16/20
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01/09/20
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11/07/19
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08/08/19
Incredible conditions, friendliest staff you’ll encounter in Alabama.
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07/31/19
Typical AP course, big fairway and greens. Lots off chance to score b
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07/25/19
Friendly staff
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07/22/19
Great course
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04/13/19
Windy!
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03/30/19
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03/30/19
Great place!
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02/22/19
Ffff
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02/21/19
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02/05/19
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10/25/18
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10/25/18
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08/03/18
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08/03/18
E
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06/21/18
Haven't played golf in over ten years, absolutely loved this beautiful course! We come to Orange Beach twice a year, and this will for sure be a regular outing.
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06/16/18
Great spot
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05/25/18
Hey
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04/21/18
A
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02/25/18
Course was a good one
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02/08/18
Nice course
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01/23/18
Super fast greens, course in very good condition.
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10/10/17
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09/08/17
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06/15/17
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05/02/17
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08/07/16
A
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07/04/16
Great course. Expensive!
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06/21/16
Great course
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06/19/16
Greens recently punched. Nice layout.
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04/09/16
Golf is hard
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04/04/16
Decent. Greens were poor for the money.
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02/05/16
Great day on a good course
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11/29/15
Greens are in Great shape.
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10/19/15
Fun
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10/19/15
Great course
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10/17/15
Great course
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09/28/15
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09/25/15
Woo
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08/23/15
Great place, friendly staff
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08/16/15
excellent
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08/14/15
A
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07/19/15
No yardage books, course very nice
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07/05/15
Nice
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06/14/15
Junior Golfers under 17 play free all summer.
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06/08/15
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05/12/15
Nice course
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04/28/15
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04/22/15
Beautiful with fast greens
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08/16/14
Spectacular track!
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08/06/14
awesomeness! !!
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06/03/14
Highly recommend!!
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06/02/14
Good course at the beach... Lush fairways
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06/02/14
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05/04/14
Solid place to play
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04/11/14
Great
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12/13/13
High
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12/07/13
Nice track
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12/07/13
Awesome
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08/14/13
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08/12/13
Excellent course conditions
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07/29/13
Good facility. Very wet day but coarse looked good
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07/29/13
Rain made the course very very wet and almost unplayable.
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07/18/13
Great course, horrible pin placements
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06/23/13
Good
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05/15/13
Great course
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04/22/13
Great
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02/10/13
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01/24/13
Great course. I prefer Cotton Creek but cypress is a great course for the 10 Handicappers.
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01/12/13
Great
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01/09/13
Excellent condition
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11/24/12
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09/29/12
Course and greens in excellent shape. Pace of play was great too.
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08/07/12
Nice course; greens in good condition but slow.
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07/31/12
Good resort course
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07/17/12
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07/05/12
Nice course.
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06/26/12
Nice course.
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06/05/12
Nice course
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05/08/12
Great facility
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07/24/11
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
GTober2 88 73.3/133 10/28/21
jtr1954 76 67.9/114 10/23/21
StuartMcCaff 83 67.9/114 10/23/21
StuartMcCaff 84 69.1/117 10/20/21
jcounts15 93 71.4/124 10/15/21
Timber8555 93 69.1/117 09/12/21
JohnGuidroz 83 69.1/117 09/10/21
Larrydoc 85 69.1/117 08/02/21
Chucha 89 71.4/124 07/10/21
HNurdin 90 70.1/117 07/10/21
rescott22 78 71.4/124 07/08/21
GregBiz 95 67.9/114 06/23/21
rockchalktroy 100 71.4/124 06/14/21
Bsaeger 115 73.3/133 05/30/21
Saeger 93 70.1/117 05/29/21
ssaeger1 88 71.8/122 05/28/21
jcounts15 94 70.1/117 05/25/21
sweeptheleg 91 67.9/114 05/23/21
TCarse 87 67.9/114 05/22/21
Stear 88 69.1/117 05/21/21
stewpendous 86 71.4/124 05/15/21
Meyers 95 71.4/124 05/14/21
Meyers 100 71.4/124 05/12/21
FreakaRules 106 71.4/124 05/12/21
Maminer 98 67/112 05/04/21
Scorecard
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Blue M 71.4 124
Gold M 73.3 133
Silver M 67.0 112
White M 69.1 117
CC Red W 70.0 118
CC Silver W 71.6 124
CB Red W 68.3 113
CB Silver W 71.0 118
Blue CB M 70.1 117
Gold CB M 71.8 122
Red CB M 63.5 100
Silver CB M 65.5 105
White CB M 67.9 114
Red CB W 67.7 115
Red Senior CB W 62.3 98
Silver CB W 69.9 118
Blue M 69.8 119
Gold M 71.8 123
Silver M 65.7 107
White M 67.5 113
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