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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7063 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.9

Lakewood Golf Club at Marriott's Grand Hotel is open to anyone who enjoys playing golf in a 36 hole setting, full of rich history. Established in 1947, Lakewood Golf Club offers some of the finest golf in the South. The Azalea and Dogwood Courses showcase classical architectural features such as natural sand waste areas and Scottish bulkhead walls. Fairways weave around spring-fed lakes and 200 year old Magnolia and Oak.

Directions: One mile south of Fairhope on Scenic Highway 98. Just 30 minutes north of Gulf Shores. From Mobile Airport: Exit left form the airport onto Airport Blvd. Go 7 miles to I-65 and proceed South 3.5 miles to I-10 East. Follow I-10 East for 14.8 miles and exit onto Highway 98 East ( Exit # 35 ). Travel 13 miles on Highway 98 East ( 4 lane highway) and to Baldwin County Hwy. 32. Turn right on Hwy. 32 and go approximately 2 miles to Scenic Highway 98. Turn right on Highway 98 and go 1.3 miles to entrance of Marriott's Grand Hotel.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Purple 72 7063 yards 72.9 128
Orange 72 6521 yards 70.4 126
White 72 5885 yards 67.5 115
Teal 72 5267 yards 70.3 122
Red (W) 72 4522 yards 66.5 112
Scorecard for Dogwood
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Purple M: 72.9/128 528 425 214 399 499 426 305 191 398 3385 380 445 548 233 463 454 572 209 374 3678 7063
Orange M: 70.4/126 483 410 174 380 469 415 286 177 361 3155 347 415 521 191 428 424 531 176 333 3366 6521
White M: 67.5/115 425 375 167 362 442 379 262 155 328 2895 316 367 454 170 355 381 479 157 311 2990 5885
Teal M: 70.6/122 385 330 143 344 397 347 236 128 294 2604 296 288 390 154 335 361 408 139 292 2663 5267
Red W: 66.5/112 335 266 105 239 346 324 221 106 256 2198 267 239 334 130 315 312 382 119 226 2324 4522
Handicap 3 11 13 5 7 9 17 15 1 12 6 2 18 10 4 8 14 16
Par 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1947
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Perry Maxwell (1947) Joe Lee (1965) Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1949)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.7
5 Reviews (5)
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Handicap 5-9
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4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Solid resort course

The Lakewood Club is a private club that offers access through the fabulous Grand Hotel at Point Clear, as well as to RTJ Trail cardholders.

The club offers two 18-hole layouts, though the Azalea course is under renovation and slated to be re-opened in November 2019.

The Dogwood course’s front nine reminded me of Harbour Town with it’s yawning doglegs and relatively small greens. The back nine reminded me of New Orleans’ Bayou Oaks with it’s mature hardwoods cramping many fairways off the tee and putting a premium on driving accuracy.

I was very impressed with the Bermuda greens, which were also part of the Dogwood’s recent renovation. They were receptive and putted beautifully.

Standout holes: the ninth, where driver off the tee will be too much club off the tee for many players, especially down the left side, before playing across a hazard; the 10th, with it’s narrow landing area off tee to a skinny green with an overhanging tree on the right and a massive bunker left; and the par-3 17th, which plays long and is bordered by a hazard all the way down the right side.

Three of the par 5s are reachable in two for many players and offer an opportunity to score.

The practice area is fantastic, with a large range, and unlimited balls. There is also an excellent short game area. The practice facility is open to all Grand Hotel guests. Another fantastic thing about Lakewood is that it is right across the street from the hotel. It is within walking distance, or hotel staff will gladly shuttle you there. The clubhouse is very alluring with a nice lounge and well-stocked pro shop.

My only criticism is that as a first-timer without knowledge of the course, I had to play it blind because I was a single and there is no course yardage guide available in the pro shop or GPS on the carts. Not even hole diagrams on the scorecard.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Something different on the RTJ Trail

We played this course as part of a trip to Southern AL. There was a great atmosphere and a genuine friendliness from everyone there. The course has a nice layout with some excellent par 3's. Condition was good for the time of year also. It looks like there is a significant redevelopment underway on the Azalea course and when that is complete it would be a great place for a weekend trip.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

5-Star-Course besides rain

Although the weather was really bad and wet the newly renovated Dogwood golf course provided our twosome lots of fun. Tee boxes, fairways and greens have been in best shape, and the pro shop and outside service staff was extremely friendly. And without saying the setting and landscape is great, too. Even if one hits a branch of the old oak trees.

Would always come back and recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Our Favorite Round for the Trip

We were visiting for a family wedding. Played Magnolia Grove, Rock Creek, and this course. It was our favorite of the 3. Front nine (lots of water, wetlands, hazards) very different from back nine (lots of trees, park-like setting). Staff very friendly. Good pace of play - especially for a resort course. We would play here again if we could - can't wait to try the Azalea course when we return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Enjoyed The Course

This is a mature course that is quite beautiful even in the winter when the grass is dormant. Plenty of challenge. Plenty of water. Greens were soft and holding shots. Both the fairway and green-side bunkers were playable. Greens ran true and were quick. Staff was excellent. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent

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