Cypress Bend at The Craft Farms Resort in Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA | GolfPass
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4.5
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
89.7%
Recommend this course
115 out of 123 reviews
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4.6
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
90.5%
Recommend this course
19 out of 21 reviews
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4.6
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 32 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6848 yards
Slope 123
Rating 71.8
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Craft Farms - Cypress Bend
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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1993) Ed Seay (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
123 Reviews (123)
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Golf Course

First time play in Florida and would come back and play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

5 stars

Great staff and great course. Libby, Gabe, Justice, Peter, and Paola were amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/28/2022

Thanks! At Craft Farms you can always expect a great round of golf and exceptional customer service. Come back for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/16/2022

Thank you for reviewing Craft Farms. Our agronomy team does a great job and we take pride in our enjoyable courses and our fast greens. We're glad you had a great round! Play Cotton Creek for a new look when you come back.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Staff was very friendly, driving range is great, the starter came and got us 3 minutes before our tee time and explained where to start and the course rules. We were a two some and were behind a 5 some at hole 7 the Marshall came and offered us cool towels since it was very hot , he also informed us that he had told the group in front of us to pick up the pace. That made our round much more enjoyable. Overall I was very pleased.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/16/2022

Thanks Shaun4757510! At Craft Farms we strive to provide an exceptional experience for every golfer! Come back for another round soon.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Cypress Bend

My first time on the Palmer design. Excellent facilities, and course conditions. Fantastic staff, very helpful. Starters were very, very welcoming and friendly. The only reasons I can't give the course 5 stars overall are: NO GPS ON CARTS TO TELL YOU WHERE YOU ARE GOING! NOT ON SCORECARD EITHER! NO WATER TO DRINK ON COURSE! 95 degrees!! BEVERAGE CART CAME BY ONCE!! Otherwise, I highly, highly recommend this course! I will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/16/2022

Thank you for the review. We're sorry your visit was not up to par. We will use your feedback to improve. We're always working to be the best at Craft Farms.

Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/16/2022

Thank you for reviewing Craft Farms. We work hard to provide a 5 star experience for every golfer!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent course and staff

The course was great and well taken care of. The staff was great! Paola in the pro shop was very nice and helpful. Would highly recommend this course to anybody looking for golf in the Gulf Shores area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/16/2022

Thanks for your review. At Craft Farms you can always expect a great round of golf and exceptional customer service. Paola does a terrific job taking care of our guests in the Golf Shop! Come back for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great vacation course

Thie staff was very friendly and informative. The course was in good condition and the greens were rolling well, although it took a very crisp iron to hold the green. The new pro shop is very well equipped and the staff was great. Pace of play was 4 hrs and 10 minutes and we rarely waited. This course is a great vacation course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/16/2022

Thank you for reviewing Craft Farms. We work hard to make a round of golf the best part of every vacation! We love our brand new golf shop. So many choices, and yes, we agree our people are amazing when you need help. Come back and play anytime!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great customer service by Paola!!

What a great day at Craft Farms!! It was our first time to Gulf Shores and we made an excellent choice in playing golf at Craft Farms!! Paola was outstanding in providing us customer service in the pro shop!! All staff was amazing and made us feel very welcomed!! We will be back!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Loved the Course, hated the pace of play!

The course was in excellent condition! Greens were excellent! The only issue was the pace of play. We played the front in 1.5 hours & the back took nearly 3.5 hours due to a 4 group outing that appeared to be playing for a green jacket. Ha! When you watch a player hit the ball 130 yards consistently off the tee & then the same play sitting 230+ out waiting for the green to clear is ridiculous. Please allow the "Player Assistant" to address these types of slow play issues.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Took a golf trip with several friends an cypress was one of the best courses we played. Conditions were great and the staff was really helpful. Would highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

lost

no hole pictures on scorecard OR hole, playing blind in Florida????, golf ended at 6:45pm EVERYTHING was CLOSED, NO washroom available, very poor
(I did save $100 as Golf Shop was closed so no shirt purchase)
Course needs grass around greens (hitting off hard ground)
one hole a back 9 could not put as green was full of leaves/seeds

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Craft Farms

Played cypress bend & cotton creek both are fun to play, we also played Pennisula which is the same company and that one is awesome, we played 7 courses in 7 days, these 3 were all fun to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Nice Course, Disappointing Experience

The course was nice, no complaints there. Unfortunately I left my wallet in the cart. It was turned into the pro shop, but all my cash was gone. My wife and I both left messages with a staff member in the pro shop who said they would speak with management. Disappointed there has been no follow up.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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