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Cotton Creek at Craft Farms

3840 Cotton Creek Circle, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
+1 800-327-2657
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Ranked #9 of 18 Activities in Gulf Shores
Type: Golf Courses, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: True to its Palmer design, this traditional 18-hole masterpiece was laid out to challenge rather than intimidate, with numerous risk/reward opportunities throughout. Golf Digest has consistently rated Cotton Creek as one of the Best Places to Play! This 4-star course, located in Gulf Shores, Alabama, features tree-lined, rolling fairways surrounded by lakes. The lush course is challenging for low handicap players but with five staggered tee boxes, it is a fun challenge for golfers at any level.

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The course was in great shape. The greens were a little fast, but could hold an approach shot - when I was able to hit the green. Not crowded in November and the weather was near perfect for golf - mid 70s and sunny.

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Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Played Cotton Creek with friends yesterday - and although the course was in very good condition and very pretty to play -- it's administration was disappointing for the money. We were advised at check-in and by the Marshall that the pin position was number 3. The scorecard had small maps of each hole and a 5 point pin position display.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our 11yr old played in a Dixie PGA tournament here and the course, the pro shop and the Resteraunt are fantastic! The tournament was early in the morning and the grounds grew were out drying the dew off the course!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Excellent golf courses in top shape - Cotton Creek and Cypress. All the staff was very friendly and helpful, but the bar and table service at the clubhouse was very slow and way understaffed for the amount of folks needing to be served. Plan ahead or bring a sandwich with you.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Very nice challenging Arnold Palmer course, unfortunately it was cold the morning we played so we couldn't enjoy it as much as we could have if we weren't so bundled up. Be prepared to lose a lot of balls in the water.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We played both courses here last week and these are the favorites of the 5 places we played in the area (Kiva Dunes; Peninsula; Gulf Shores; Lost Key). Challenging, but open enough to hit driver and even find a few you hit off line. If you're going to Gulf Shores to play, make sure you stop here!

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Casselberry, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
38 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My husband and his brothers played there and really enjoyed their afternoon. The course was challenging and in good shape despite it being wet from two days of continuous rain. Cart path only was the rule, so they took over 5 hours to finish. They had a discount but thought that the regular prices were not out of line with... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Greens are fast and true and the fairways are in perfect condition. Sitting back in a residental community it has a country club feel to it, but is open to the public.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

This course is one of my favorite courses however its to expensive to play very often. The most true greens in the area. If you can read greens & follow it with a good putt you will score well. Never gets backed up. I just wish they could reduce prices to locals now that I have moved in the area.... More

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Duson, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This course never disappoints. Whether I'm playing great or not, this course is always fun and the staff are always overflowing with hospitality. That being said, this course is more challenging than it's twin, Cypress Bend. It messes with your mind because at one point you think you're playing links golf, and the next minute you can find yourself in... More

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