Down South Golf Getaway
Plan your next golf getaway to Gulf Shores, Alabama, located along the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and discover one of America’s hidden gems. Brimming with southern hospitality and with plenty to do on and off the golf course, Gulf Shores has something for every golf group.
Whether you are looking to play 36-holes per day or spend most of your time on the beach, Gulf Shores offers a variety of great & affordable course options, making it the perfect destination for your next buddy golf trip, no matter what time of year you prefer to travel! Explore our sample package offerings, or work with our team of Experience Coordinators to create your own personalized itinerary. Start planning today!
About the Area
Courtyard by Marriott Gulf Shores Craft Farms
The lobby at The Courtyard by Marriott Gulf Shores Craft Farms features flexible spaces, free Wi-Fi and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via the GoBoard. The highlight of the new lobby experience is The Bistro – Eat.Drink.Connect., which provides healthy offerings in the morning, plus dinner service with cocktails in the evening. This Gulf Shores hotel is located at the gateway to Alabama’s Gulf Coast and is nestled on the front edge of Craft Farms, a coastal golf resort. The Courtyard is only 3.5 miles north of Gulf Shores beaches. Enjoy spacious accommodations with luxury Marriott Bedding, free internet-access and an ergonomic workspace. Stay in shape while traveling in our hotel fitness center or seasonal swimming pool. Additional amenities our hotel offers is a business center and boarding pass printing station. Your stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Gulf Shores Craft Farms is sure to be more comfortable, productive and enjoyable than ever before.
Hampton Inn Gulf Shores
This hotel is a convenient option, located right off Highway 59/Gulf Shores Parkway. The pristine white sands of Gulf Shores Beach are a mile from the location, and so is Beach Boulevard dining. Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and The Track, for go-karting fun, are five minutes’ drive away. Hot breakfast, WiFi and parking are included.
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club provides the perfect blend of southern hospitality and championship golf in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest and selected as one of the “most memorable and enjoyable” courses in the southeast, Peninsula provides a golfing experience that is rivaled by few. Designed by the renowned southern favorite, Earl Stone, the 27-hole golf course boasts 7,026 yards from the championship tees and delivers a playable and enjoyable layout for golfers of all skill levels.
The playing is accentuated by its three distinctive nine-hole golf courses: Cypress, Lakes, and Marshes. Each course offers you a dramatically different playing experience time after time. 18-hole combinations include Marsh/Lakes, Lakes/Cypress and Cypress/Marsh and are announced on day of play by our superintendent.
Arnold Palmer decided to build his signature golf courses at Craft Farms Golf Resort the moment he stepped foot on this land; just north of the white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Be enthralled by the quiet whisper of the wind through trees, the gentle murmur of Cotton Creek, and the rich smell of the earth. There is something special about this place. We invite you to relax, soak in the beauty of Craft Farms Golf Resort and play your best round of golf.
Relax and enjoy the beauty of the Craft Farms Golf Resort with 36 holes of golf designed by the legendary, Arnold Palmer. Both 18-hole courses, Cotton Creek and Cypress Bend are located just minutes away from the beautiful white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Craft Farms Golf Resort invite you to experience two of the best public golf courses in the South.
Rock Creek Golf Course was designed by veteran golf course architect and Southeastern favorite Earl Stone. This 18-hole Baldwin County golf course stretches over 6,900 yards, making it perfect for long hitters yet fun and encouraging for golfers playing from the forward tees.
Rock Creek is best known as a fun, player-friendly course for locals, members and visitors to the area. Golfers of all skills love the course layout featuring well-manicured tree-lined fairways and generous landing areas. The large undulating greens offer a variety of shapes as well as two-tiered putting surfaces. We also offer a number of prestigious golf tournaments in Alabama.
Rock Creek’s signature hole – No. 2 is definitely unforgettable. This 434-yard par 4 drops 70 ft. from the tee to the fairway with a second shot offering a force carry over wetlands to a green featuring a 30ft high, bulkhead wall. Many find this golf hole visually stimulating yet a true test of golf where strategy and accuracy define the difference between a bogey and birdie.