The Alabama Gulf Coast is known for its snow-white beaches and gorgeous weather year-round. Did you know that is also has a reputation as a top-tier destination for golfers of all skill levels? Below, we’ve put together a list of some of the fantastic Gulf Shores golf courses.
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Location: 3840 Cotton Creek Circle, Gulf Shores
This stunning, award-winning course was designed by the iconic golf legend, Arnold Palmer. Cotton Creek, along with its sister course (Cypress Bend), is one of the only two courses in Alabama designed by Palmer, and we are forever grateful to him for realizing the potential of our hometown. You’ll find that this golf course is challenging, but still accessible to players of all skill levels.
3840 Cotton Creek Circle, Gulf Shores
The other 18-hole golf course at Craft Farms, Cypress Bend, features a coastal twist to golf. With acres of lush green grass winding through a variety of coastal lakes, this course is a sight to be seen. Palmer was careful not to alter the land; he merely tweaked the design to complement the gorgeous backdrop. Cypress Bend is a hometown favorite with worldwide appeal.
Location: 815 Plantation Drive, Gulf Shores
Designed by U.S. Open Champion, Jerry Pate, Kiva Dunes Golf Course is located just a few hundred steps away from the beautiful turquoise waters of the Gulf. This beautiful course was ranked the number one public golf course in Alabama by Golf Advisor in 2017. Over the years, the course has continued to receive many awards from Golf Digest, Golf Week, and Links Magazine.
Location: 27844 Canal Rd, Orange Beach
The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club is the perfect place to escape and spend the day. The club offers a delicious restaurant, a private beach on the bay, and many fun activities, like swimming and tennis. However, they are most notable for their golfing experience. Overlooking lakes and fairways, the club offers three nine-hole premium courses. No matter your level of experience, you are sure to get lost in the beautiful golfing opportunities found at The Peninsula. Its paradise!
Location: 9530 Clubhouse Dr, Foley, AL 36535
Regarded as one of the coast’s premier golf courses for the best value, Glenlakes features 27 holes of unforgettable golf. They offer an 18-hole, links-style Vista-Dunes course and a 9-hole resort-style course, The Lakes. Now players of all abilities will be able to practice their swing at an unbeatable price.
Location: 520 Clubhouse Dr, Gulf Shores
While memberships are offered and available, Gulf Shores Golf Club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a fantastic golfing adventure. The club offers a spectacular 18-hole golf course and a driving range, putting green, and chipping green. It has everything the novice, enthusiast, or beginner needs for the perfect day of golf. If you’re looking to improve your game, they also have PGA professionals available for lessons.
The perfect ending to a day spent on the green is coming home to your luxurious vacation rental. Harris Vacation Rentals is proud to be a source for high-quality vacation homes throughout the Alabama Gulf Coast. Whether you are searching for a pet-friendly property, beachfront views, or a home with a private pool, we’ve got you covered.
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