Cotton Creek at The Craft Farms Resort

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Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
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80.4%
Recommend this course
8 out of 10 reviews
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4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7127
Slope 133
Rating 73.3
Type Semi-Private
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Craft Farms - Cotton Creek
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7127 yards 73.3 133
Blue 72 6617 yards 71.4 124
White 72 6080 yards 69.1 117
Silver 72 5438 yards 67.0 112
Red 72 5160 yards 70.0 118
Scorecard for Cotton Creek
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: 73.3/133 392 409 571 184 452 395 517 195 441 3556 536 397 348 173 435 451 207 535 434 3516 7072
Blue M: 71.4/124 378 369 551 171 416 382 482 151 414 3314 501 372 331 159 407 412 202 499 405 3288 6602
White M: 68.4/117 338 360 509 159 367 347 453 130 386 3049 469 344 295 132 388 354 155 478 370 2985 6034
Silver M: 67.0/112 W: 71.8/125 295 350 465 140 331 330 440 110 336 2797 420 320 285 120 325 310 112 438 315 2645 5442
Red W: 70.9/122 289 311 414 132 316 282 428 103 331 2606 413 311 261 112 318 303 112 433 306 2569 5175
Handicap 10 6 3 15 12 1 4 17 8 9 13 16 18 2 5 14 7 11
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 5 9 15 11 1 3 17 7 12 4 14 18 6 2 16 8 10

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1987) Ed Seay (1987)

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

4.2
10

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 1
Forced Carries 1
Thick Rough 1
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 1
Junior Golfers 1
Locals 1
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Played On 06/17/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day out

Nice place to play. Cold towels and apples on the course. There is also a beverage cart going around all all day.The only fault I found are that the fairways are tight, from 200yrds. and in the fairways are tight They need to allow the fairways to thickin up some. But its definitely a course worth playing on your visit!! #Gulflife
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 05/30/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Craft farms Cotton Creek

This was the first time we have played at Cotton Creek and it was in excellent condition the greens run well and the pace of play was great the course has open fairways and sand and water the course is worth playing over and over I would definitely like to be able to play Cypress Bend I would say if your in the Gulf Shores area and you enjoy golfing pretty challenging golf couses play Craft Farms
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 03/14/2018
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course, keep it in the fairway!

It’s a great course. It’s also a very challenging course! Will definitely play again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 03/02/2018
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best in the area

Of the 6 courses in our package, The two courses at craft farms were the best overall experience in the area.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 02/24/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 02/16/2018
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enrique

No ball on the range (included on the fee), water on the course but no cups, 3h 20 minutes for 11 holes and then the Marshall shows up, total time 5 h 20 min. Course wet but other than that good conditions. Will not play again for a while.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 03/28/2017
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course!

The course was in great shape and pace of play was excellent! We enjoy going to Craft Farms every spring break because kids play free. Ready to go back!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 03/11/2017
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
A challenging but fair course. Slightly harder than Cypress. Great layout and mix of distances/challenges from hole to hole. Craft Farms has become our favorite location to play in the area.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 02/09/2017
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

not what i expected for high price reg playing

i would not pay no more then 50.00 to play this course i haven not played cyrprus courst yet
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Fair
Played On 05/24/2015
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Mississippi Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

This is Craft Farms' Better Half

Cotton Creek may pose a slightly stiffer challenge than does Cypress Bend, but I felt like it also has more character. There are a couple of forced carries and opportunities to bite off doglegs that keep things fun deep into the round. Conditions were great, other than a couple of bunkers that needed some attention from the grounds crew. The greens are challenging but fair...there are plenty of breaks, but you can see them, and the surfaces are graciously consistent. The course was absolutely packed, though, so pace of play was a real issue. And even though I've played there several times, I still feel like Craft Farms is a little overpriced (although that could be said of pretty much every course in the Gulf Shores area). Craft Farms is still the third-best golf facility on the Alabama coast behind Kiva Dunes and Peninsula, yet their greens fees remain very high. Later this summer, Craft Farms is going to bump up its greens fees back to spring levels (presumably to coincide with Kiva Dunes' closure and renovation). Craft Farms will remain a solid go-to option, but if its greens fees are right in line with Peninsula, then Peninsula will be the better bet.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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