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4.5
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
92.1%
Recommend this course
73 out of 86 reviews
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4.7
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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0
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.2%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
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4.5
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.3%
Recommend this course
36 out of 37 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7127 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.3
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Craft Farms - Cotton Creek
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1987) Ed Seay (1987)

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

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Alabama (2021 #20)

Reviews

4.5
86 Reviews (86)
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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course

Very well taken care of course. In terms of maintenance you run into patchy greens at times. Surprising considering the rest of the course is pretty immaculate. Very nice staff. Really enjoyed our round here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

Course was in very good shape, tee boxes were not full of divots, fairways were forgiving when taking a divot, not hard. Played after significant rain and course drained well with no standing water anywhere. Staff was amazing, Bobby our starter was great. I highly recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/10/2022

At Craft Farms we take pride our course condition, but it's our employees who make the experience exceptional! Thank you for the review, and we're glad you had a great round!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Give me a break with the pace of play

We were rushed from the moment we stepped out of the car in the parking lot to the moment we got back in the car in the parking lot.The attendants were literally there rushing us to get our stuff out of cart as we pulled up. There was never any one waiting on a shot, there was never any one even on the tee box behind us all the same hole, yet every four holes we ran into a ranger that told us we were playing behind schedule and to hurry up or we would be escorted to the next hole. We finished in 4:15 on a 100° day. That’s less than 15 minutes per hole and apparently that’s not fast enough. Been coming here for years, but never again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 07/28/2022

Thanks Tyler! We’re so glad you enjoyed Craft Farms. Come play again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
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 07/28/2022

Thank you for reviewing Craft Farms. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for every golfer!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 07/28/2022

Thank you for reviewing Craft Farms. We hope to see you out on the courses again soon!

Played On
Reviews 182
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/28/2022

Thanks Timothy! Craft Farms is known for our friendly staff and enjoyable courses. Play Cypress Bend for a new look when you come back.

Played On
Reviews 182
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Cotton Creek

My first time on the Palmer design. Very, very nice. Absolutely no rough. Made pace of play fantastic. Great staff. Great facilities. Friendly group of starters at the first tee. TWO REASONS I WON'T GIVE 5 STARS OVERALL....NO GPS ON CARTS TO TELL YOU WHERE YOU ARE GOING! NO WATER ON COURSE TO DRINK!! 95 degrees! Saw beverage cart ONE time!! Otherwise, I highly, highly recommend this course! I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Amazing course, great condition. Very challenging, bring your big boy pants.

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

Great experience, the staff is very friendly and accommodating

This was the second year in a row that I've taking my son and grandson to play golf here. We've now played both course and both times were great experiences. The most constant thing about playing at Craft Farms is the professionalism of the staff. From the time you arrive and throughout the round, the staff is extremely kind and accommodating. The courses are both challenging and fair to all levels of golfers. I would highly recommend playing at Craft Farms if you're visiting the Gulf Shores area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
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
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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