Soldiers Creek Golf Club

3.8781470588 3.9 stars from 5 (137)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: All players must wear appropriate golf attire at all times. The following is deemed inappropriate: cut-offs, gym shorts, mesh shirts, tank tops or swimwear.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
#1/Black 72 7001 yards 72.8 119
#2/Blue 72 6372 yards 69.8 117
#3/White 72 5855 yards 67.5 110
#4/Red 72 5130 yards 68.3 112

The course at Soldiers Creek Golf Club was designed by Scott Clark, a former Golf Course Superintendent at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear Alabama and the current Superintendent at The Peninsula Golf Club in Gulf Shores Alabama. While this is Scott's first attempt in playing the role of a course architect, it also reveals his depth of experience in the golf course industry. The design goals of building a course that would be enjoyable for high handicappers as well as low handicappers was met in this design.

The course features wide player-friendly fairways. Also, water comes into play on only two holes which makes navigating this course easier for high handicappers. A large natural turf driving range and 10,000 square foot practice green is available as a warm-up or practice area.

Soldiers Creek Golf Club is owned by the Norman Woerner family. Norman is a member of the Woerner Turf family of sod producers. Woerner Turf is a world-wide leader in turf production. The company provides turf for many golf courses ranging from Augusta National to new courses in Hong Kong. They also supply the turf for the NFL Super Bowl and the NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

Southern Turf Nurseries provided the Tif Eagle for Soldiers Creek Golf Club. This turf grass is considered by many to be the best-of-the-best turf for southern golf course greens. The fairways and roughs are Tif 419, a dense-growing emerald-colored grass that's perfect for plush fairways.The greens feature Tif Eagle, the newest and best-of-the-best southern turf grass for golf course greens. An increasingly popular choice for new golf courses and redesigns, this turf permits a closer cut, thus allowing for smoother, faster greens.

Located only several miles from Alabama's sun-kissed Gulf Coast, this new 18 hole championship course is part of the Woerner Preserve Resort. Our friendly staff welcomes you to play the newest course on the Gulf Coast. Yes, we are now open. Come spend some time with family or friends. Relax and enjoy a round of golf in this natural setting.

DIRECTIONS: From I-10, take exit 44 (Gulf Shores Pkwy/Hwy 59 South). Travel south on Hwy 59 for approx. 18 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 98 (at light in Foley). Travel approx. 10 miles to Co. Rd 95. Turn right and go 1 ½ mile. Course is on the left.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 137 Reviews
5 stars:
47
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

106 out of 137 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for seniors locals advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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u000005178094's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



brnolen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Going Downhill Fast"


u028565753's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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Reviewed on

So I have played this course several times, and it has become a complete disaster. The owners (Norman and his wife) apparently are now operating with the bare minimum staff. They put out virtually no type of weed treatment this year. Last year their greens keeper destroyed the greens on the front nine with some chemical by mistake, so Norman started his clients off on the back nine so they wouldn’t demand a refund after two holes. His wife treats Golfnow players like dirt and is bent on pairing them up with other groups. Yesterday Norman asked me to provide a confirmation number from golfnow as he said “They don’t tell us who has paid.” All he has to do is turn on a computer. I’ve been using Golfnow for years and this was the first time I had been asked for proof of payment, but no big deal. There are much better courses in the area for the same price. These people are pricing this course entirely too high for the condition it is in. Please do not waste your time driving out to Elberta when Glenn Lakes, Lake Forest, or the State Park are in much better condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great Experience"


Tdog1968's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. Greens were pristine. Staff was helpful and friendly. Will definitely go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



dwaldo39's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Couse just starting spring growth. Greens very nice with good xpeed and run true.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Mixed feelings"


ronmanske's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve played Soldiers Creek Golf Club probably 6-7 times in the past two years. I realize February is a tough time for courses in this area, but I feel this course could be in better shape than it is. I love the layout (which is why I keep coming back. ) The price for these conditions is too high even with a hot deal price. At times I’ve experienced wonderful attention from the owners and at other times not so much. One week they allowed my non-golfing wife to ride along with me and the next week they wanted to charge me $12.50 for 1/2 a cart fee. I have found this to not be the case with other courses in the area including Kiva Dunes. My honest feelings are, pay an extra $20 on a Hot Deal special and golf a really good course like Kiva Dunes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000004494300's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I played the golf course today and it was truly in wonderful condition. My group plays courses all over this area, and Soldiers Creek is the hidden gem. Beautiful layout, large greens and generous faurways, a great course..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course still in winter mode"


cmmacy's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We traveled 30 min to get to this course. It was still in winter mode with mostly brown grass but we enjoyed the layout. A few par 3’s which were fun. Overall a very nice course & the staff was over the top friendly!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Shaun4757510's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rolling downhill fast"


andrewwolf20's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is not in great shape even for the time of year. It looks like the $25/ round course I remember growing up even though they charge twice that. Staff not friendly if you can find someone. Other courses in the area certainly a better value. Seems they are spending time and money on the RV park and not the golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/14/2018

I played on Wednesday 2/14/18. The course just had eight inches of rain the past few days, but despite all the rain the course was in excellent condition! The greens were not only fast but very smooth. Fairways in great condition as well. Great friendly staff that will take care of you! Great day!!



Stevo26's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful coarse"


DarrenbRocks's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This coarse is a hidden gem. The view of this coarse is beautiful


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course in the Gulf Shores area"


jag1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course, staff, and amenities were great. Definitely worth the drive when in the area. The setting is picturesque and the course has a good layout. Definitely the most laid back and best value in the Guif Shores area!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"FUN,FUN, FUN"


phipsi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I will play this course everytime I am in Gulf Shores area. To me it was fun to play.

I liked the set up, the fairways were good, putting was just right for me, not fast and not slow. Not too much water but water ponds was strategically placed.

Friendly people.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jglumpjr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


Pwilhite504's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fun to play. Friendly staff. Worth the ride out there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great staff, great course."


Dbag257's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I recently moved to Baldwin County. I found this gem tucked away in Elberta,Al. The staff there is unbelievably friendly and the course is in really good shape considering all of the rain this region has endured over the last few months. The greens rolled really great today and the fairways are lush. You will not find a better value in baldwin county for the money. Great job guys and gals!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Carrol7181000's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Soldier's Creek is a good value, but it really depends on your expectations. It has a great layout, and the course is typically in good condition, with the exception of the bunkers, they just don't seem to manicure the bunkers for some reason. If they would keep the bunkers in good shape it would add a star to my rating. The price is great compared to the other courses in the Gulf Shores area, but these courses are typically in a little better condition (bunkers). We typically take a free drop out of the bunkers because they are not kept up.

Rarely have we had a slow pace of play, not a lot of traffic, which is a good selling point for me. It's a good place to take new golfers without the pressure of having pressure from other golfers.

If you expect this course to be in perfect condition, you should go somewhere else, if you want to play a good course that can challenge you, and not be pressured with lots of other golfers this is a great place.

Don't expect beverage carts or marshalls on this course, they do have beverage cart on the weekends but not during the week.

The staff is very nice and helpful

Like every course, they have times when the greens are affected by weather or disease, but more often than not the greens are in good condition.

We like playing this course because we play often and fast, and this course is affordable and allows for fast play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Soldiers Creek Golf Club At Woerner Preserve on 07/19/2017:

Thank you very much for your review, Carrol. We appreciate your kind words as well as your feedback. In regards to the bunkers, we apologize if you caught us on an off day. The overwhelming amounts of rain we have had recently has paid its toll on the bunkers but our staff is working hard to get them back to where they need to be. We hope you'll give us another chance soon!

"Great Course: Worth the Drive!"


Chris7572653's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are looking for a challenging course then this is the one for you. Challenging but forgiving. There are no houses so that's great for me. I'm from Baldwin County originally and live in Pittsburgh now. When visiting home I only play Soldiers Creek due to it pace of play, length and overall quality of the course. Also, the best greens in Baldwin County, hands down!. Bottom line, make the drive to Elberta and take advantage of the best golf you are going to play while vacationing at the Gulf and get the best bang for your buck.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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