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4.7
72 Reviews (72)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
95.7%
Recommend this course
69 out of 72 reviews
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4.8
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
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1
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.0%
Recommend this course
24 out of 25 reviews
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4.8
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.1%
Recommend this course
34 out of 35 reviews
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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
72 Reviews (72)
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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just right

Beautiful course with lots of water. It's challenging but very playable. Well maintained, but pace of play was slow. There was a foursome in front of us that was very slow. A marshall would have been nice to speed them up. We started at 1:15 and finished at 5:45, waiting on almost every hole. Almost dark. I'd certainly recommend this course though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course slow play

Our foresome caught up to a slow threesome waited every shot they never offered to let us play through no one in front for two holes. They never offered to let us play through. This is when a ranger could have interviened but never saw one!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 6
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
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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