Golf Digest hails Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club as one of the most “memorable and enjoyable” courses in the southeast. Rated 4.5 stars, the Earl Stone-designed course offers 27 holes of challenging play for golfers of all skill levels. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the tranquil surroundings Peninsula offers, as the club is located next to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and is nestled among 800 acres of live oaks and cypress trees. Three nine-hole courses, Cypress, Lakes and Marsh, each offer a different playing experience.
Vacationing golfers can take part in golf instruction from PGA pros during private or group lessons. Onsite condos make it easy to begin your game just after your morning coffee. Or, book a nearby beachfront condo or beach house in Gulf Shores to be a short drive from the course.
How to Play the Hole
The Lakes Hole #7 is Peninsula’s signature hole. Don’t let the scenic views of Mobile Bay distract you. The par five hole has a large landing area off the tee. Play your second shot down the right side of the fairway to avoid wetlands on the left. If you’re a big hitter, go for this long and narrow green in two. However, beware of the hazard left and out of bounds on right.