Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club

Course Details

Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club

Marsh

Cypress(9 holes), Lakes(9 holes)

20 Peninsula Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-8280

(251) 968-8009

Regulation

Daily Fee Facility

Real Estate Development

27

1995

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Earl Stone

$90 weekend
$90 weekday
$59 twilight

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 107 user reviews
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09/20/21
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09/05/21
Ya
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07/19/21
Fun course!
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07/18/21

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05/21/21
Course was great. Greens were fast. Wind was blowing hard
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05/21/21
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05/17/21
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05/02/21
Always great
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04/15/21
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03/16/21
✊️
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11/12/20
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09/09/20
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club is located on the beautiful Fort Morgan peninsula between Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The course has received 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest as one of the “most memorable and enjoyable” courses in the southeast. Peninsula was designed by Earl Stone and encompasses 27 holes that wind through 800 acres of beautiful live oaks, cypress trees, lakes, and natural vegetation. Each nine-hole layout is unique in its own respect with holes on each that stand out. Don’t be surprised if you encounter some official gulf coast wildlife such as alligators, sandhill cranes, and eagles.

Rumor has it that Peninsula Golf Course is built on about 14 feet of sand, so it drains well. This is evident when you look at the back yards of some of the homes behind the tee box on Number 7 of the Cypress Course. Cypress finishes with a nice one-two punch on holes 8 and 9. At 569 yards from Tee #2, Number 8 is the longest hole on the entire property and the #1 handicap. Trees line both sides of the fairway and create a narrow landing area off the tee. Keeping your layup shot right of the 150-yard marker will take the water on the left out of play and set up the best angle into the green. Don’t be too long with your approach shot or you’re likely to find one of the bunkers back there.

Number 9 is a par four with a slight dogleg left and plays 402 yards from Tee #2. Longball hitters that can play their tee shot down the left side will leave a downhill approach shot with a short iron into the green. It’s another challenging finishing hole.

The Lakes Course features back-to-back par 5s at Numbers 6 and 7, with beautiful Mobile Bay in the background as you play the latter. A good drive on the 486-yard 6th hole will create an opportunity to go for the green in two. Once you hit the corner of the dogleg, you’ll find the fairway flanked on either side with bunkers, so accuracy on both your layup and approach shot is essential. Number 7 plays 500 yards and features a large landing area off the tee. Big hitters can try and get home in two but need to beware of the hazard to the left and out of bounds to the right. There’ a great view of Mobile Bay just beyond the green. The green is wide and not real deep, so selecting the correct club is essential.

The greens on the March Course were recently renovated and roll pure. Most memorable is Number 9, a 514-yard par 5 that is a three-shot hole for just about every level of player. The wetlands that need to be carried off the tee will require a shot of about 170 yards from Tee 2 to a narrow landing area with trees down the right side. Standing over your next shot, you may wonder where the fairway went. With wetlands on the left, favor the right side and you’ll have no problem. That will leave a short chip shot into a large, well-protected green.

Craft Farms is home to the only two Arnold Palmer golf courses in Alabama that are accessible to the public: Cypress Bend and Cotton Creek. Both courses challenge golfers every step of the way with the natural beauty of Baldwin County serving as a backdrop. You’ll play down Bermuda fairways, around massive live oaks draped with Spanish moss and towering pine forests. You’ll also find plenty of water hazards in the form of numerous lakes, creeks and wetland areas that give way to Tifdwarf Bermuda greens.

With 27 holes of golf at Peninsula and another 36 holes at nearby 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 Peninsula and Craft Farms 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!

I had the opportunity to speak with Jamey Davis the Superintendent at Peninsula Club about what makes his property so special. Jamey said that the course being built on a sand dune is both a blessing and a curse, the blessing being they could get 8 inches of rain in the morning and because it drains so well, be able to have carts out in the afternoon. He also talked about how unique the property is with the Bon Secours wildlife preserve abutting the property to the east, historic Ft. Morgan to the West, Bon Secours Bay to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

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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07/17/20
Nice
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06/21/20
Great
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05/03/20
It’s good
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05/01/20
Good
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04/04/20
In great shape.
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02/26/20
Challenging and in great shape.
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02/16/20
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02/10/20
shapes
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08/09/19
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07/26/19
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07/20/19
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07/17/19
not a single yardage marker or overview description. very disappointed
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06/15/19
Good
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06/10/19
Nice course!
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04/29/19
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04/29/19
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04/26/19
Great beautiful course. Friendly helpful staff. Loved it
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04/12/19
Beautiful course.
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02/21/19
Rr
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02/07/19
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02/04/19
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10/03/18
Ajdjdbs
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09/08/18
Good track and great condition
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07/30/18
Great course
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07/19/18
Greens were rough course value was not worth it play was slow
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06/30/18
Great course and great shape
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06/26/18
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06/05/18
Absolutely wonderful
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04/21/18
Play very slow
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02/22/18
Awesome
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02/22/18
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02/16/18
Course was in very good condition for the time of year. Greens were very fast.
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10/15/17
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09/23/17
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07/20/17
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07/09/17
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07/09/17
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06/27/17
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06/19/17
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02/02/17
Great course! Well kept and friendly.
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10/20/16
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08/06/16
good value and great layout
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08/05/16
3 great 9s
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07/20/16
Good course, tight fairways, $$$
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06/19/16
Fun course. Well maintained.
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04/30/16
Very nice
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02/06/16
Always a enjoyable course to play
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10/25/15
Fast greens!
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10/19/15
Great course
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10/19/15
Fun course
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08/16/15
excellent
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08/11/15
B
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08/03/15
Great course. Todd is the best.
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08/01/15
Good course. Tough greens
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07/18/15
Everything fantastic except greens just lil rough for the money.
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05/12/15
Great course
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05/09/15
Great course!!
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03/24/15
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02/02/15
Very nice course with a variety of golf to be played.
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08/29/14
Thanks
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07/04/14
Great staff
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06/20/14
Great
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09/27/13
Good
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08/14/13
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07/30/13
Great course!
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07/30/13
Good coarse
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07/29/13
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07/23/13
Great course in excellent condition!!
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07/08/13
Nice course, greens were pretty slow
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07/03/13
N/A
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06/25/13
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04/07/13
Greens were to slow
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02/15/13
Excellent condition for february. Great course and clubhouse and pro shop. Fantastic experience!
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02/08/13
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12/02/12
Great course
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11/24/12
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11/17/12
Great course
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10/24/12
Fun track to play
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10/01/12
Nice course
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09/21/12
Great
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09/04/12
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09/04/12
Nice course. 19 th hole closed too early, at 4:00
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09/04/12
Fun course
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08/11/12
Very nice course but it was a little wet from all the recent rains which made it play long. Will play again on next trip.
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08/11/12
Awesome course
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07/29/12
Excellent in all areas
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07/09/12
Great course and true greens.
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07/01/12
Nice course
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06/24/12
Course was in great playing condition as always.
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06/15/12
Pace of play very poor.
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06/04/12
Greens run true...best course for the money in the gulf shores area.
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05/27/12
Great
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05/07/12
Good time
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04/27/12
Best course on the alabama coast
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03/27/12
Good layout. Not as manicured as it used to be.
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
StuartMcCaff 78 67.7/112 10/23/21
jtr1954 85 67.7/112 10/22/21
abritt10 84 70.3/125 10/15/21
jmatty57 94 67.6/115 10/11/21
cruzthepug 79 67.6/115 09/25/21
Pauly68 96 67.6/115 09/24/21
rutherchevy 78 70.7/127 09/05/21
Stear 75 67.6/115 08/10/21
TJarvela 88 70.7/127 07/14/21
defunct 108 71.2/125 06/23/21
craigferg 91 67.6/115 06/10/21
Tmccarthy122 95 70.3/125 05/26/21
Stear 89 66.5/111 05/22/21
sweeptheleg 99 66.5/111 05/21/21
ChampAU 90 66.5/111 05/21/21
TCarse 90 66.5/111 05/20/21
Meyers 95 70.3/125 05/15/21
Pauly68 97 70.7/127 05/08/21
Pauly68 104 71.2/125 05/07/21
Maminer 98 64.9/106 05/03/21
josephofmason 77 66.5/111 05/03/21
Steerbuttlover 109 66.5/111 05/03/21
josephofmason 79 66.5/111 05/01/21
Steerbuttlover 101 66.5/111 05/01/21
Maminer 92 64.9/106 05/01/21
Scorecard
Course Tee Gender Rating Slope
Cypress/Marsh #1 M 73.8 128
Cypress/Marsh #2 M 71.2 125
Cypress/Marsh #3 M 67.7 112
Cypress/Marsh Senior M 65.2 103
Cypress/Marsh #4 W 67.8 108
Cypress/Marsh 4 W 68.7 115
Lakes/Cypress #1 M 73.1 129
Lakes/Cypress #2 M 70.3 125
Lakes/Cypress #3 M 66.5 111
Lakes/Cypress Senior M 64.9 106
Lakes/Cypress #4 W 67.5 110
Lakes/Cypress 4 W 69.6 121
Marsh/Lakes #1 M 73.3 132
Marsh/Lakes #2 M 70.7 127
Marsh/Lakes #3 M 67.6 115
Marsh/Lakes Senior M 65.7 108
Marsh/Lakes #4 W 68.3 111
Marsh/Lakes 4 W 70.1 120
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