Take a Swing on Alabama's “Golf” Coast

Have you taken a swing on your Gulf Shores or Orange Beach vacation lately? Many of the sport's most well-known golfers including Arnold Palmer, Jerry Pate, Bruce Devlin, Robert Von Haage and Earl Stone designed the more than 200 holes on Alabama's

“Golf” Coast.

Craft Farms holds the distinction of having the only two golf courses in Alabama designed by golf great Arnold Palmer. The 36 holes of golf on Cotton Creek and Cypress Bend wind through towering pine forests, numerous lakes, creeks and native wildlife. Adjourn to the plantation-style Clubhouse following your golf game and sample a meal or beverage while enjoying the expansive views.

The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club, designed by golf architect Earl Stone, offer 27 holes that challenge golfers to improve their game. The course has been called one of “the most memorable and enjoyable” courses in the Southeast and has a unique placement along Mobile Bay. Step off of the course and onto the private beach and unwind or relax at the clubhouse with a good meal and drink.

Kiva Dunes is the only beachfront golf course along the entire Gulf Coast. Designed by U.S. Open champion Jerry Pate of Pensacola, it encompasses 7,092 yards. The course features native sand dunes, lakes and natural wildlife areas.

Baldwin County and nearby Perdido Key offer a host of choices for golfers with courses stretching from Bay Minette to Fairhope to Foley and to Lillian. Go ahead, take a swing while you're here.

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