Cypress Bend at The Craft Farms Resort

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4.4
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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5.0
2
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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4.4
7
5 Stars
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4 Stars
1
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6848
Slope 123
Rating 71.8
Type Semi-Private
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Craft Farms - Cypress Bend
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6848 yards 71.8 123
Blue 72 6432 yards 69.8 119
White 72 5975 yards 67.5 113
Silver 72 5458 yards 65.7 107
Red 72 5027 yards 68.3 113
Scorecard for Cypress Bend
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 71.8/123 413 453 490 401 368 170 550 185 359 3389 440 375 212 543 428 178 399 379 505 3459 6848
Blue M: 69.8/119 377 435 475 372 333 166 525 153 339 3175 393 357 185 517 401 163 381 360 500 3257 6432
White M: 67.5/113 342 420 462 341 300 148 500 130 315 2958 360 330 177 474 368 149 340 340 479 3017 5975
Silver M: 65.7/107 W: 71.6/120 317 364 432 321 290 148 467 110 280 2729 315 315 147 445 342 140 290 295 440 2729 5458
Red W: 68.4/112 294 338 412 296 258 127 404 101 252 2482 310 268 142 438 327 115 275 260 410 2545 5027
Handicap 9 5 3 1 17 11 13 15 7 12 2 16 8 4 6 18 14 10
Par 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 9 3 1 7 13 11 17 15 2 10 18 8 6 4 16 12 14

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.

Reviews

4.4
7
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

As a former employee and golfer. This course was great 12 years ago, and is even better now!

Lee

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Place to Play on the Gulf

Played Cypress Bend at Craft Farms in a friends foursome two weeks ago. I highly recommend playing here. It is a great track! The staff was great, pace of play was excellent, and the course was beautiful even in mid February! The greens were excellent. I will definitely play here again this year. If you are going to be on the Gulf and want to get a round in, go check out Cypress Bend at Craft Farms. The practice facility is great too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fast pace, demanded

Course was in difficult condition and was extremely wet, especially in fairways. Cotton Bend does not drain very well, and the greens were very inconsistent, some slow and some fast. My primary concern is the

rudeness of staff, especially the starter and ranger on pushing our group to play faster. We played in 3 hrs 52 mins, and was told on several occasions to keep up with the group in front of us which was a 3 some who were playing the senior tees. This is not the first time we have been pushed at this golf course, but after today I will not be back, and will not purchase 6 packs at this course again.

Daryl R.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great staff and course

Feb. 6, 2018

We want to share how much we appreciated Paola and her assistance when we were at the golf course on Friday, Feb. 2 and today, Feb 6th. She is a real asset to the business and is VERY professional. We appreciated her advice of playing Cypress, as we haven't played much golf since November and weren't ready for any big challenges. She did a great job of managing the telephone and her customers. Because of her and your great golf course, we will be back on Thursday for a tee time of 1:04. Once again, it will be a pleasure to see Paola's friendly face when we check in.

Even though the area had received a fair amount of rain, Cypress was in great condition and not soggy. Play was at a steady pace.

We also want to mention that the starter was very helpful, as he took us to #1 and gave us a verbal layout of the course. The gentleman has a great sense of humor and was a great person to start us off on your course.

Jim and Colleen Lens

Burlington, Iowa

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Water Water

This is the 2nd Palmer designed course I've played, and the layout is very similar. Palmer designed courses are big on risk and reward shots and enjoys over water shots on Par 3s.

Conditions were good, although some tee boxes needed a little TLC. Staff were friendly from bag drop to snack shop.

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