The HOLE Story: Peninsula's Cypress Course Hole #9

Minutes from the hustle and bustle of Gulf Shores, you'll find Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club on a scenic drive down Highway 180. This Earl Stone-designed course has been challenging golfers since 1995. The Peninsula offers 27 holes of championship golf and has been noted as one of the “most memorable and enjoyable” courses in the Southeast. It also earned 4½ stars from Golf Digest. The course is divided into three 9-hole Gulf Shores golf courses: Marsh, Lakes and Cypress. Lakes is the most scenic course, with views of Mobile Bay. Marsh is the most challenging, and Cypress is the newest and longest course at Peninsula. When you play at Peninsula, you can also stay at Peninsula. Here, you'll find onsite Gulf Shores condos and villas in addition to a full-service clubhouse with restaurant and bar. Or choose from a large selection of beachfront condos and beach houses throughout Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Cypress Hole #9How to Play the Hole Hole #9 on the Cypress course is a par four that doglegs to the left. Long hitters may choose to favor the left side in order to leave a short iron in. Shorter hitters should aim for the 150-yard marker, leaving a mid iron hitting downhill to the green. If you're new to golf or are bringing along a friend who is, the Peninsula also offers a Get Into Golf program. For $39, you'll be given a 30-minute introductory golf lesson, three holes of golf, a sleeve of Callaway balls and Callaway club rentals. For more information on Gulf Shores golf, check our website for golf specials and packages to discover a “hole” different state of beach vacation.

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