Why the Alabama Gulf Coast is the Ultimate Golfing Spot
For years, visitors have traveled to the Alabama Gulf Coast for their golf vacations. Ever wonder why? Here are a few reasons.
Just a short drive from many southeast metropolitan areas lies this beach-side golfing paradise. The drive is easy and the weather is mild. The courses on the Alabama Gulf Coast make it as convenient as possible for you to do what you love to do most…golf! Many of the clubs use Shipsticks, a hassle-free club shipping service or have state-of-the-art rental clubs to choose from at the course, making packing for your golf vacation even easier.
Play the Greats
Legendary golf designers such as Arnold Palmer, Earl Stone, Jerry Pate, Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Haage have built these pristine courses, offering a challenging, unique feel that is perfect for golfers of all skill levels.
Take in the Scenery
Whether you are shooting aces or shooting bogeys, the panoramic views of the lush greens, natural wildlife, and the sparkling gulf waters make everything okay. The designers have made sure these golf courses are a perfect mix of challenging and fun, ensuring boredom is never an issue!
A lot of Golf
One of the reasons visitors come back to golf on Alabama’s Gulf Coast year after year is the abundance of championship golf courses. Kiva Dunes golf course, located on Fort Morgan Road, is recognized all over the world as one of golf’s best and most unique challenges. Travel a short drive down Fort Morgan Road to Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club to play what golfers call the “most memorable and enjoyable” course in the southeast. You may just spot the “pet” baby alligator swimming around while you are there. Continue your beautiful drive with scenic beach views to Lost Key. This Arnold Palmer designed course features the new Sea Dwarf Paspalum grass from the tee through the green for the optimum in quality playing surfaces and green speeds. Head back to Alabama and cross the Intracoastal Waterway to the 36-hole Arnold Palmer designed Cotton Creek/Cypress Bend courses at Craft Farms. Both are challenging, yet playable courses. The lush greens of Glenlakes in Foley will leave you wanting more. Continue your journey north to Fairhope to see the why Rock Creek Golf Club elevation changes has earned this course a reputation of the “curiously coastal course.” Head over a few more miles to Spanish Fort and play the 18-hole course at Timber Creek Golf Club. Like we said, there’s a lot of golf!