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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
95.8%
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72 out of 75 reviews
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4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.0%
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24 out of 25 reviews
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4.8
36 Reviews (36)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
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4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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About

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

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Alabama (2019 #11)

Reviews

4.7
75 Reviews (75)
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Grip and rip it

Great course for average golfer. Wide fairways and great greens. Fun course for any golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Palmer Course

Excellent layout with plenty of tee boxes for all levels of play. Fairways are wide enough to keep you out the abundant water. Like all Palmer designs I have ever played there are a ton of bunkers. Get the ball in the air and keep it straight.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 84
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

A must play golf course

Before I booked my tee time I already knew that this golf course had been aerated a few days ago. However, the greens were not so bad I just had to adjust my putting technique. It's just a bit sloppy at some of the fairways, because it has been raining a lot lately.
The bag boy named, Bill were excellent. He made sure that he took care every golfers who pulled in...
My only complained to this golf course were the on the course bathrooms need to be clean.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Greens were absolutely terrible

Greens had very many sandy and dried up big spots, were slow, and had scuff marks, bumps, and grass growing out of them. Club staff weren’t too nice either. Smells bad in very many spots, had loads of construction around, and the bunkers were shallow. Don’t recommend whatsoever since you will hit the green and not be able to make a birdie to save your life because of the greens. Pace of play was very slow as well with a lot of older groups there.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/06/2020

Jnewsum1, thank you for your feedback above. We apologize that we did not meet and exceed your expectations when playing on Aug 4th. We would love an opportunity to speak about your experience in more detail and provide a resolution. Please contact the golf shop at 251.968.3002 and we look forward to speaking with you.

Thank you,
Management

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Needs some updating, but good solid course.

Seemed a bit dated, but the course was in good shape as were the greens. Wasn't quite as nice as I'd hoped being a Palmer/Troon course, but would like to return and try the other course there. Bar area wasn't that nice, but the food was good and they handled things well during Covid. Did get to play as a twosome which was great!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

This is a great course and it plays hard from the tips and much easier from the closer tee boxes so it can be fun for everyone. I played with my son who is 13 and he said it was the best part of our vacation.

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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Immaculate

I played the Cypress bend course and it was a great time. I don’t get to play nice courses very often so I always had the idea the nicer the harder. That just wasn’t the case. Having a course in such great condition made every shot that much easier, greens were sticky and if I hit them they stuck. My home course is very rough, which must make it even harder to play well. This was my best round I’ve ever had, and I believe the course had a lot to do with it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing Staff & Course

First and for most I had never been to a course this nice before and felt nervous on what to do but I was greeted by a young man named James (wonderful southern hospitality) at the front of the building and he made me feel like I was a member. Also what an outstanding course .. I’m no scratch golfer and the resort style course was perfect for me.

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

Great Course!

Staff was friendly, range and putting green was nice and the course was in very good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course. We were delayed by rain, lots of it, but the course drained extremely well and we continued our round without problems. The greens rolled perfectly. The only"complaint" is that the links course wasnt really a links course, but it was in wonderful condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very nice course

Top notch course. Fast fairways and greens. Excellent condition. Excellent staff and service. Highly recommended.

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

I went back for another round....twice.

On family vacation last week in Gulf Shores and only planned on two rounds - Cypress Bend and Kiva Dunes. Had such a good experience at Kraft Farms I found time for two more rounds there.

Every course can be nit-picked, but considering course design, condition, facilities, pace of play, service and price, there's nothing close to Kraft Farms. My understanding is the Cotton Creek course is more difficult than Cypress Bend which is more of a 'resort style' course.

Of most significance, the people and quality of service was outstanding from the moment you get out of the car. Paola, in the pro shop, goes above and beyond. Bill and Ryan were awesome. I highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time playing at Craft Farms

From the time you drop your bag until you leave, Craft Farms is an experience. Paola in the shop was 5 stars. Bob and all the other staff were so friendly and very accommodating. I played Cypress Bend and 9 holes on Cotton Creek (you have to hit fairways and greens on this course). Both are really nice and were in great shape. I will be back and highly recommend to anyone who enjoys great golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Kids do not play for free!

I am a local and played with my middle school aged son. I was charged local rate as advertised but was charged full child price. Instead of the children play free advertisement. This makes twice i have been charged for a child when they have been advertising children play free. I will continue to play the course but will when my child plays i will play another local course that honors their advertisements.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/13/2020

Kids only play free with a FULL RACK RATE...kids not free with discounted rates...says on advertisement

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best coarse on the coast

Been playing here for several years when I come to this area. Never a disappointment. Love it here. Staff is great and they always make you feel special. Thanks for another great week of golf.

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