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member of the prestigious Marriott Autograph Collection Hotels. The resort offers the legendary Lakewood Golf Club to visitors to the Eastern Shore. The two upgraded courses at Lakewood, Azalea and Dogwood, meander around spring-fed lakes and are framed by stately magnolias, oaks and dogwoods which have been around for quite some time. Perhaps the signature hole at Lakewood is the 14th on the Azalea course, a par-five with a much- photographed island green. Steeped in history and located on over 500 secluded acres along Mobile Bay, The Grand Hotel offers superb dining and many ways to be pampered. The resort has upheld this grand tradition of Southern hospitality, charm and elegance since 1847 and it’s known as the “Grand Dame” of Southern resorts.
The Gulf Shores-Orange beach area is one of the most exciting golf destinations in the country. Located on an extraordinary piece of property directly along the Gulf of Mexico, Kiva Dunes is a
masterpiece. This Jerry Pate design boasts large, fast greens, huge bunkers are plentiful and the wind and blustery conditions that prevail along the Gulf of Mexico can make for a tough test. Lodging options at Kiva Dunes Golf and Beach Resort include beachfront houses, fairway villas and golf condos above the clubhouse.
With 36 holes of Arnold Palmer signature golf, Craft Farms certainly shaped the golfing landscape in Gulf Shores. The first Palmer design in the area, Cotton Creek, offers a very, unique setting. Featuring gently rolling fairways and large undulating greens, it’s very playable from the forward tees and a true test from the tips. The newer of the two Craft Farms courses is Cypress Bend. The layout features sprawling bunkers, top- notch greens and year-round lush conditions.
Earl Stone’s unique design at Peninsula is a 27-hole masterpiece. This course offers generous, elevated Bermuda greens with subtle undulations
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National, Auburn-Opelika
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