Cotton Creek at The Craft Farms Resort

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7127 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 4 reviews


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Reviews


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"Nice course!"


lmh315's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u816817475's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"not what i expected for high price reg playing"


swingingsammy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i would not pay no more then 50.00 to play this course i haven not played cyrprus courst yet


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"This is Craft Farms' Better Half"


CaptWillard's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Mississippi Advisor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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