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4.7
76 Reviews (76)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
96.0%
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73 out of 76 reviews
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4.8
24 Reviews (24)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.8%
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23 out of 24 reviews
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4.8
32 Reviews (32)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.9%
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31 out of 32 reviews
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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
76 Reviews (76)
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Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day of golf

Craft Farms golf courses are among the best in the area. It is a beautiful setting and the courses and entire facility are meticulously maintained.

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

Most beautiful and amazing Golf Course I have ever played.

This is by far the most beautiful and amazing Golf Course I have ever played. We played the Cypress Bend course and was a little rainy but that wasn’t going to stop me from playing this Golf Resort. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bar and grille was very nice as well. I will definitely be coming back to play the other course. Thank you Craft Farms for having us.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Even on a rainy afternoon in Gulf Shores, Cypress Bend was in great condition. Paola was working the Pro Shop and she was very nice and helpful! Would recommend any golfer to play Craft Farms when visiting beautiful Gulf Shores, AL!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course. Better Staff

My dad and I played this course while on vacation and it didn't disappoint. This was easily one of the better courses that we have played and will definitely be back. The course was in great shape. What made this round even better was the top notch staff. Every staff member we met throughout the day was extremely helpful and personable. This staff was world class!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/19/2019

Thank you for the 4 Star. Come see us soon.

Played On
Reviews 64
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

My Review

The Cypress Bend course was outstanding. The course was in very good condition. It looked good. It was very green, and greens were great. Fairways were good, too.
Pace was fast. I was a single, and my 18-hole round was two and a half hours long. I caught up to some people on the back nine, though, and I had to wait briefly at times on the back nine.
Staff was super nice.
Good place to practice. Good driving range, but the driving range was closing early at 3. Range balls were included, which I like. Good practice greens and a practice bunker, too. Craft Farms is great. I recommend visiting there. I don't usually give a course 5 stars, but I am giving this one 5 stars.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/19/2019

DeeWinch, Thank you so much for the 5 Start Review, we can't wait until your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Never Played Before, 1st Time

Cypress Bend is a nice well maintained course, still somewhat recovering from aeration after a month or more, but the greens were very nice, rolled smooth. I enjoyed the course, but must mention the staff was over the top, great, always smiling and willing to help. The golf shop was neat, clean and maintained, professional appearance.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/19/2019

Thank you for taking the time to recognize our course and team. We are humbled by your comments. We can't wait until your next visit with us.

Take care,

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

So much fun! Incredible staff! Caught a bunch of members on the back and pace slowed down but hard to get mad when it was so nice!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/19/2019

Milesoller,

Love the 5 Star review. Thank you again!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great golf experience

This was an unbelievable course and just overall golf experience. My brother and I are both college students and wanted to take advantage of the 50% off for student promotion, but it was going to end 2 days before we arrived in golf shores. I emailed Mr Ryan Mello and asked if he could possibly extend the promotion and he emailed right back informing me that would be no problem. The staff was wonderful especially Mrs Maurine! Thank you guys at craft farms!

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

Jdt028, We appreciate the kind words and the great review. We hope to see you in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 07/19/2019

Alan,

Thank you for taking the time to review us and provide a 5 star. We look forward to your return visit!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I played early morning and was paired with one gentleman. We didn’t see anyone else on the course until the 16th hole. Great layout, fair and challenging. Course was aerated the week before so the greens bumpy. Looking forward to playing there again to see what the greens are normally like. Staff from the bag drop area to the bartenders in the restaurant were awesome!!! I will definitely play there again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/19/2019

Really appreciate the recognition of our Team at Craft Farms. These comments will be shared and appreciate the 5 star! WE can't wait until your return visit.

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course had been aerated just a few days before otherwise I would have given it five stars all the way around. For what it cost us to play it was a tremendous value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Another Great Experience at Craft Farms!

I play here often, in fact, I'm considering joining the club as soon as I acquire a home on the course, which I working hard to make happen! I had a couple of out-of-town guests who were first-timers at Cotton Creek. Paola at the desk in the Pro Shop was cheerful, friendly and helpful. We had a delightful lunch, hit a few range balls and teed off right on time. We all loved the course and the play was challenging because it was windy and was my guests first, but certainly not their last, time to play it. All in all...a great day!

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

Experience of a Life Time!!!

This is definitely my favorite Golf courses ever and I have played golf in many places and for this price tag you can’t really beat it. Between the friendliness of the staff to the amazing greens and free practice range it is a experience that you just won’t forget. Super amazing place to play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Staff was unorganized and rude

I was early for my tee time and the starter told me to go ahead about forty minutes early. As I approached the 12th tee, I was accosted by a course ranger. He was rude to me and accused me of playing without a starter’s permission. There was absolutely no one on the course and I was enjoying my round until I was abruptly interrupted. To say the least, I will not be back. The Pro Shop seemed indifferent to the ranger’s issue with me. I was charged $95 for the round and was treated like a second class citizen. I still can’t believe the way I was treated.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The facility is great

Right when you pulled up the staff immediately put your clubs on a cart and we’re very friendly overall. The practice facility is great with two putting greens a chipping green with bunker and a full driving range with free balls. The courses were in great shape for this time of year and had very smooth greens. Overall great place to play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course and great staff. Very military friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
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 Excellent
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