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Address: 3840 Cotton Creek Cir, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-9097
Phone Number: +1 800-327-2657

True to its Palmer design, this traditional 18-hole masterpiece was laid...

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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From the pro shop to the starter to the course marshall to the clubhouse grill, the customer experience was fantastic! My wife and I enjoyed the 18 hole round at Cotton Creek... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the pro shop to the starter to the course marshall to the clubhouse grill, the customer experience was fantastic! My wife and I enjoyed the 18 hole round at Cotton Creek because of the all-around customer centered atmosphere and being treated like we were members! Of course with over 12 inches of rain from the previous week, the greens... More 

Thank GDDrexel
White House, Tennessee
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tee to green the condition of the course is up there with any you can play. Greens are not super fast but they rolled true. People are very friendly and the warm up area is top notch. Layout is fun and also challenging.

Thank Binkley0422
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Decided to give Craft Farms Cotton Creek a try after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed. Clubhouse staff brought a golf cart to our vehicle and loaded up our clubs and checked us in with the starter. At the end of the round, we drove the cart to the vehicle and a clubhouse staff came out and took the... More 

1 Thank Donn T
Pelham, Alabama
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My husband and I played here on vacation and I thought it was a fun course. The staff could not have been more friendly. It is a little on the pricey side but come on and splurge for a round it you are on vacation. Out of the two craft farms courses this was my favorite. Some really fun holes.... More 

1 Thank Maleah32
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Fairly reasonable price for a weekday, nice greens, friendly staff. We should go back and play the other course there just for comparison.

1 Thank PoppaCliff
Maumelle, Arkansas
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank John C
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Tim N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

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!

1 Thank Rob3122
Princeton, New Jersey
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66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

1 Thank 04left
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

1 Thank wildkristin

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