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4.0
23 Reviews (23)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
69.5%
Recommend this course
16 out of 23 reviews
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3.4
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.1
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
44.4%
Recommend this course
4 out of 9 reviews
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3.8
13 Reviews (13)
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Conditions
3.4
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
61.5%
Recommend this course
8 out of 13 reviews
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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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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: 73.7/128 392 409 571 184 452 395 517 195 441 3556 536 397 348 173 435 451 207 535 434 3516 7072
Blue M: 71.1/124 378 369 551 171 416 382 482 151 414 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: 65.7/108 W: 70.3/115 295 350 465 140 331 330 440 110 336 2797 420 320 285 120 325 310 112 438 315 2645 5442
Red M: 64.4/105 W: 68.9/111 289 311 414 132 316 282 428 103 331 2606 413 311 261 112 318 303 112 433 306 2569 5175
Handicap 13 5 3 15 9 1 7 17 11 10 4 12 16 6 14 18 2 8
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72

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

4.0
23 Reviews (23)
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Handicap 10-14
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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
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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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
Played On
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

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