Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club - Cypress/Marsh Course
|Tee 1 M: 73.8/128||397||558||236||367||192||411||403||608||434||3606||417||628||456||215||395||350||385||195||538||3579||7185|
|Tee 2 M: 71.2/125||375||524||214||336||181||381||376||569||402||3358||395||578||430||184||381||318||361||174||514||3335||6693|
|Tee 3 M: 67.7/112 W: 72.9/73||336||486||157||290||154||333||326||482||336||2900||336||515||388||156||349||278||355||136||476||2989||5889|
|Honours M: 65.2/103 W: 69.6/70||301||430||149||284||135||300||319||435||300||2653||292||455||340||135||312||275||319||112||422||2662||5315|
|Tee 4 W: 67.8/68||260||424||124||244||120||291||288||429||295||2475||288||453||305||126||308||245||281||108||374||2488||4963|
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Alabama
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S.
Never pass the chance to play here
Beautiful course and super friendly staff. We play here every chance we get. One group slowed us down a bit today, but it takes nothing away from this gem.
To start off, the staff is impeccable. I accidentally booked a tee time for the day after we were there. The lady was so helpful in getting it changed and got us on our way. The bar ladies are phenomenal, some can be snooty but not here!! When we return to this area, I’ll definitely be back to play the course again.
Course was as described. excellent. Friendly staff. Pricey, but worth it. Enjoyed my day. Golfing with my family.
Best course in the area
I was in town for the week and played Peninsula, Craft Farms, and Perdido Bay Resort. Peninsula was by far the best course and in the best condition. The staff was very friendly, pace of play was great, food was great at the clubhouse, and they have bushwhackers on draft! When I come back in the area, this is the only course I will be playing.
The course having just gone through recent renovations to all the greens looked amazing and played great. But to my surprise as a local i showed up today and found the greens were purposely sprayed to kill the grass to do new greens. Adding insult, as a local i paid full price in the morning to get a quick round in before the afternoon. I was never asked or warned of the conditions of the greens nor if i even wanted to play such conditions. I had to find the greens were dead on lakeside and hard as a rock as my ball bounced off into the rough. The greens were rolling like glass, you could not stop a ball on your approach shot. Had i been warned i would not have played the course in the shape it was in. Even local members were fuming on the greens. This caused pace of play to slow to a crawl as everyone was having trouble putting and chipping. As a local, my opinion is nothing to anyone that matters but i wont be back for a long time over this one.
Adapt, not every course is perfect. If you want perfect conditions, play online.
Course in great condition, enjoyed play ,staff is very friendly and helpful, highly recommend golfing here
This golf course s very challenging but not so bad where you loose a ball on every hole. The fairways are generous off the tee and fairways are fast. The greens are firm and fast. Great overall course.
Best Gulf Shores
Played 3 courses in the Gulf Shores area. This one was the best. Troon managed. Very friendly staff. In excellent condition.
Course overall was decent however Lakes Course had some goofy holes, course maps/layout would have helped a lot. Flags were difficult to pick up for yardages due to their color (black or maroon).
Just expected better!
Great staff, nice course, enjoy the practice facility and the course is in good shape after the latest hurricane.
Greens challenging and quick.
A Memorable Golf Experience in Gulf Shores, AL
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