Cypress Bend at The Craft Farms Resort
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Grip and rip it
Great course for average golfer. Wide fairways and great greens. Fun course for any golfer.
Excellent layout with plenty of tee boxes for all levels of play. Fairways are wide enough to keep you out the abundant water. Like all Palmer designs I have ever played there are a ton of bunkers. Get the ball in the air and keep it straight.
A must play golf course
Before I booked my tee time I already knew that this golf course had been aerated a few days ago. However, the greens were not so bad I just had to adjust my putting technique. It's just a bit sloppy at some of the fairways, because it has been raining a lot lately.
The bag boy named, Bill were excellent. He made sure that he took care every golfers who pulled in...
My only complained to this golf course were the on the course bathrooms need to be clean.
Greens were absolutely terrible
Greens had very many sandy and dried up big spots, were slow, and had scuff marks, bumps, and grass growing out of them. Club staff weren’t too nice either. Smells bad in very many spots, had loads of construction around, and the bunkers were shallow. Don’t recommend whatsoever since you will hit the green and not be able to make a birdie to save your life because of the greens. Pace of play was very slow as well with a lot of older groups there.
Jnewsum1, thank you for your feedback above. We apologize that we did not meet and exceed your expectations when playing on Aug 4th. We would love an opportunity to speak about your experience in more detail and provide a resolution. Please contact the golf shop at 251.968.3002 and we look forward to speaking with you.
Arnie would be proud
The best thing about my round was hanging out with the folks at the clubhouse. It rained non stop. Only had the one day to play and I stuck it out. 4 hours or so later and I finally got on the course. In those 4 hours though, I had one of the best club sandwiches of my life (kudos to the other reviewer that recommended it!) and bought the best pair of golf shoes I've ever owned (Adidas Code Chaos). Was extended a members discount on them as well due to rain ruining my golf day and I thought that was mighty gentlemanly of them. Once I did make it on the course, I was fighting a losing battle against the rain. Tried my best to enjoy it, but we all know how that goes. Course conditions were still playable though and it really is a beautiful course. Challenging, but not so challenging that you feel powerless. Can't wait to get back and play it on a dry day, but I enjoyed my experience none the less. Arnie would definitely be proud of the folks working there and their commitment to making each golfer feel welcomed.
Needs some updating, but good solid course.
Seemed a bit dated, but the course was in good shape as were the greens. Wasn't quite as nice as I'd hoped being a Palmer/Troon course, but would like to return and try the other course there. Bar area wasn't that nice, but the food was good and they handled things well during Covid. Did get to play as a twosome which was great!
This is a great course and it plays hard from the tips and much easier from the closer tee boxes so it can be fun for everyone. I played with my son who is 13 and he said it was the best part of our vacation.
I played the Cypress bend course and it was a great time. I don’t get to play nice courses very often so I always had the idea the nicer the harder. That just wasn’t the case. Having a course in such great condition made every shot that much easier, greens were sticky and if I hit them they stuck. My home course is very rough, which must make it even harder to play well. This was my best round I’ve ever had, and I believe the course had a lot to do with it!
Amazing Staff & Course
First and for most I had never been to a course this nice before and felt nervous on what to do but I was greeted by a young man named James (wonderful southern hospitality) at the front of the building and he made me feel like I was a member. Also what an outstanding course .. I’m no scratch golfer and the resort style course was perfect for me.
Staff was friendly, range and putting green was nice and the course was in very good shape.
Great course. We were delayed by rain, lots of it, but the course drained extremely well and we continued our round without problems. The greens rolled perfectly. The only"complaint" is that the links course wasnt really a links course, but it was in wonderful condition.
Very nice course
Top notch course. Fast fairways and greens. Excellent condition. Excellent staff and service. Highly recommended.
I went back for another round....twice.
On family vacation last week in Gulf Shores and only planned on two rounds - Cypress Bend and Kiva Dunes. Had such a good experience at Kraft Farms I found time for two more rounds there.
Every course can be nit-picked, but considering course design, condition, facilities, pace of play, service and price, there's nothing close to Kraft Farms. My understanding is the Cotton Creek course is more difficult than Cypress Bend which is more of a 'resort style' course.
Of most significance, the people and quality of service was outstanding from the moment you get out of the car. Paola, in the pro shop, goes above and beyond. Bill and Ryan were awesome. I highly recommend this course.
First time playing at Craft Farms
From the time you drop your bag until you leave, Craft Farms is an experience. Paola in the shop was 5 stars. Bob and all the other staff were so friendly and very accommodating. I played Cypress Bend and 9 holes on Cotton Creek (you have to hit fairways and greens on this course). Both are really nice and were in great shape. I will be back and highly recommend to anyone who enjoys great golf.
Kids do not play for free!
I am a local and played with my middle school aged son. I was charged local rate as advertised but was charged full child price. Instead of the children play free advertisement. This makes twice i have been charged for a child when they have been advertising children play free. I will continue to play the course but will when my child plays i will play another local course that honors their advertisements.
Kids only play free with a FULL RACK RATE...kids not free with discounted rates...says on advertisement