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Cypress Bend at Craft Farms
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Owner description: This Arnold Palmer-design offers 18 holes of spectacular golf, featuring staggered tee boxes, top-quality putting surfaces, sprawling bunkers and year-round lush and green conditions.
Reviewed 1 January 2014

We have played at Craft Farms each of the last three years and it has been a great experience each time. We played Cypress Bend twice this week and despite heavy rains over the weekend, the course was in very good shape (with the exception of some sand traps). The course is challenging but not back breaking. If you play from the proper tees you will have a very enjoyable round of golf. We had such a good time on Monday that, after our round, we played 9 more holes.

The staff is very friendly and accommodating. This sets Craft Farms apart in the area. Some courses are almost "mom and pop" with their staff and you have people that don't know what they are doing. Others treat you as if you're fortunate they let you pay to play their course. Craft Farms is neither of those. They provide a "country club for the day" service, but are very laid back at the same time.

We'll be back at Craft Farms on our next trip to Gulf Shores.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We played both courses here last week and these are the favorites of the 5 places we played in the area (Kiva Dunes; Peninsula; Gulf Shores; Lost Key). Challenging, but open enough to hit driver and even find a few you hit off line. If you're going to Gulf Shores to play, make sure you stop here!

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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Great value. We did the double play, which consists of playing both courses for $139. Really good deal. The staff was great, the course was beautiful, the greens were extremely true. Cotton creek is the best of the two. Much better course than kiva dunes.

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Reviewed 20 April 2013

Nice course very poorly managed.. Had 32 golfers with one physically handicapped golfer had to talk to 3 different people to allow him to access the greens and tee boxes. There policy is no access for handicapped people... ever other course in the area is super... Tied to cancel 3 tee times bc of cold weather and light rain was told we would be charged every other course was understanding. Will never play course again. Lawyer is checking on 1st issue!!! Avoid this course..... Kiva Dunes, Rock Creek are much better course!

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HonoursGolfALGulf, Manager at Cypress Bend at Craft Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We strive to provide superior customer service and extraordinary golf experiences for every player on our courses, including those with disabilities. At both our courses, Cypress Bend and Cotton Creek, we allow handicapped golfers to drive near tee boxes, greens, and wherever they need to make their walk shorter. I am sorry your needs were not better communicated to our team members the day you played. Regarding the weather, you are not alone! There is nothing more frustrating than having weather interfere with plans for a great day of golf! Again, we appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve our service.
Chad Leonard, general manager, Craft Farms Golf Resort

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Reviewed 11 April 2013

We have played both courses at Craft Farms and this is my favorite. It is in great shape, is challenging and beautiful.
The staff is great, the facilities at the club are great.
Pro shop has great selection.

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