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36 Holes of Pure Palmer Golf and Warm Southern Hospitality.
R.C. Craft, founder of Craft Farms, had an 870-acre gladiola farm since the 50's and a dream...to invite golf legend Arnold Palmer to design a golf course just north of the white-sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. In 1988, that dream came true.
Today, Craft Farms showcases Alabama's only two Arnold Palmer Signature Design Courses, Cotton Creek & Cypress Bend.
As the original Arnold Palmer Signature design along the Gulf Coast, the Cotton Creek course combines the mystique of a golf legend with Southern hospitality. Cotton Creek and its sister course, Cypress Bend at Craft Farms, are Palmer's only Alabama projects.
Featuring rolling fairways and large undulating greens, Cotton Creek at Craft Farms is very playable from the forward tees and a true championship challenge of over 7,000 yards from the tips. True to its Palmer design, this traditional 18-hole masterpiece was laid out to challenge rather than intimidate, with numerous risk/reward opportunities throughout.
Cypress Bend at Craft Farms boasts a 4-1/2 star rating by Golf Digest. This architectural masterpiece, features staggered tee boxes, sprawling bunkers, top quality putting surfaces and year round lush conditions. A perfect complement to its big sister, Cotton Creek, this course has a coastal feel as it traverses a unique system of cord-grass accented lakes which come into play on nearly every hole. Cypress Bend offers wide fairways, vast landing areas and large undulating greens.
Turn East onto AL County Road 4 from Highway 59.