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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
71.6%
Recommend this course
28 out of 39 reviews
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4.2
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
72.7%
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8 out of 11 reviews
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4.2
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
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Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.0%
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12 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7127 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.3
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Craft Farms - Cotton Creek
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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.

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
39 Reviews (39)
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course was in great condition. Greens rolled very nice.

The staff is very courteous and very helpful. Paola went out of her way to accommodate my arrival and buying experience in the club house.

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

Thank you for recognizing our team. We appreciate your time in writing a review and look forward to your return visit.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Highly recommend!

Visiting from out of town and couldn’t have had a bette experience, other than a few more birdies... Friendly staff, great amenities, and a fun course. Will come back next year!

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

We can't wait for your return. Thank you for the 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Ridiculous fairways. Poa Anua farm.

Fairways ave no grass! Same last September when here. The mowers must be set a "scalp" setting! Or maybe 1/32". Fairways are shoter than greens. STAY AWAY. DO NOT WASTE $$. Go to Kiva Dunes or GSGC or Peninsula. Our last 4 trips here were same. Other course here has same problem. It's sorry situation. We cancelled our other 2 rounds here.. Rounds here took 4:50 to play. Nuts!!

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

Thank you for your feedback and we apologize that we did not meet and exceed your expectations. We would love another opportunity to provide the service and conditions you deserve. Please call management at 251.968.3002. COURSE IS IN PRISTINE SHAPE at present moment.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth $100

For $89 + tax and fees this course is just not worth that price tag. Greens & tee box’s far below price paid. It’s sister course Cypress is in much better shape and worth the $100.

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

FordRanger,

Thank you for your comments as we value our guests feedback. We would love an opportunity to provide a more positive experience. Please call management at 251.968.3002.

Thank you,

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Craft Farms has two courses that are both Arnold Palmer designed. Cotton Creek was more narrow that Ctpress Bend but was great to play. There’s more tree coverage. We had no one in front of us so we got to play with no distractions. The staff was friendly and the beverage carts came around regularly. We had an overall great experience and will be back.

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

Thank you so much for your review and 5 Star. Can't wait to see you during your return visit.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cotton Creek

They were very nice the course was in pretty good condition, being a little wet. My only problem was they couldn't find my reservation from Golf Now. Lucky they weren't busy and could get us on. Going to another course today, we will see if Golf Now works at that one.

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

Thank you for your comments and 4 start review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Quality Course

Greens were aerated but played true and there was discounted rate.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course! Worth the Price!

This was the first time I've played golf in Gulf Shores. My cousin and I played the Cotton Creek course at Craft Farms. First, the clubhouse was great and staff were very friendly. They paired us with another few single players despite not a lot of play on a Tuesday mid-morning tee time. Course overall was difficult for the first time ever playing. Would play differently next time I play. Everything was in great condition and greens rolled true and were quick. Cart girls were frequently around which was great to have. No complaints here and will frequently play this course when I return to Gulf Shores! Shot an 86 with a 46-40.

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

We appreciate your review, we can't wait to see you beat that 86 the next time you visit.

Have a great day.

Played On
Reviews 8
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

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Mississippi Advisor
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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