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71 Reviews (71)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
87.4%
Recommend this course
59 out of 71 reviews
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4.5
18 Reviews (18)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
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18 out of 18 reviews
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4.4
30 Reviews (30)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.7%
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29 out of 30 reviews
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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)

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4.3
71 Reviews (71)
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Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course! Worth the Price!

This was the first time I've played golf in Gulf Shores. My cousin and I played the Cotton Creek course at Craft Farms. First, the clubhouse was great and staff were very friendly. They paired us with another few single players despite not a lot of play on a Tuesday mid-morning tee time. Course overall was difficult for the first time ever playing. Would play differently next time I play. Everything was in great condition and greens rolled true and were quick. Cart girls were frequently around which was great to have. No complaints here and will frequently play this course when I return to Gulf Shores! Shot an 86 with a 46-40.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/19/2019

We appreciate your review, we can't wait to see you beat that 86 the next time you visit.

Have a great day.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day out

Nice place to play. Cold towels and apples on the course. There is also a beverage cart going around all all day.The only fault I found are that the fairways are tight, from 200yrds. and in the fairways are tight They need to allow the fairways to thickin up some. But its definitely a course worth playing on your visit!! #Gulflife

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

Craft farms Cotton Creek

This was the first time we have played at Cotton Creek and it was in excellent condition the greens run well and the pace of play was great the course has open fairways and sand and water the course is worth playing over and over I would definitely like to be able to play Cypress Bend I would say if your in the Gulf Shores area and you enjoy golfing pretty challenging golf couses play Craft Farms

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course, keep it in the fairway!

It’s a great course. It’s also a very challenging course! Will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best in the area

Of the 6 courses in our package, The two courses at craft farms were the best overall experience in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enrique

No ball on the range (included on the fee), water on the course but no cups, 3h 20 minutes for 11 holes and then the Marshall shows up, total time 5 h 20 min.
Course wet but other than that good conditions.
Will not play again for a while.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course!

The course was in great shape and pace of play was excellent! We enjoy going to Craft Farms every spring break because kids play free. Ready to go back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A challenging but fair course. Slightly harder than Cypress. Great layout and mix of distances/challenges from hole to hole. Craft Farms has become our favorite location to play in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

not what i expected for high price reg playing

i would not pay no more then 50.00 to play this course i haven not played cyrprus courst yet

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Mississippi Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

This is Craft Farms' Better Half

Cotton Creek may pose a slightly stiffer challenge than does Cypress Bend, but I felt like it also has more character. There are a couple of forced carries and opportunities to bite off doglegs that keep things fun deep into the round. Conditions were great, other than a couple of bunkers that needed some attention from the grounds crew. The greens are challenging but fair...there are plenty of breaks, but you can see them, and the surfaces are graciously consistent.

The course was absolutely packed, though, so pace of play was a real issue. And even though I've played there several times, I still feel like Craft Farms is a little overpriced (although that could be said of pretty much every course in the Gulf Shores area). Craft Farms is still the third-best golf facility on the Alabama coast behind Kiva Dunes and Peninsula, yet their greens fees remain very high.

Later this summer, Craft Farms is going to bump up its greens fees back to spring levels (presumably to coincide with Kiva Dunes' closure and renovation). Craft Farms will remain a solid go-to option, but if its greens fees are right in line with Peninsula, then Peninsula will be the better bet.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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