The rich forest terrain and breathtaking coastal views of the area provide the ideal setting for championship style golf, and a multitude of course scattered across the region take advantage of this natural splendor. At these courses you'll line up shots past lush marshland and over rippling green lakes.

Azalea City Golf Course

Owned and operated by the City of Mobile, the Azalea City Golf Course offers a beautiful view overlooking lakes at Municipal Park. The par-72 18-hole course features a relatively flat front nine and a more hilly back nine. Course fees are kept low, and the location includes a driving range, two putting greens and a chipping green with a bunker.

Cotton Creek at Craft Farms

Craft Farms is a full service, family owned and operated golf resort set along the Gulf Coast. The resort is home to three premium 18-hole golf courses: The Woodlands, Cypress Bend and Cotton Creek. The Larry Nelson-designed Woodlands course features lakes, marshes and a tree-lined fairway. Golf master Arnold Palmer designed Cotton Creek's rolling hills and carefully placed bunkers. Palmer also designed Cypress Bend, the newest Craft Farms course. In addition to these three championship-level courses, Craft Farms is the home of a spa, Marriott hotel, two restaurants and a variety of meeting spaces.

Rock Creek Golf Club

Set along the east side of Mobile Bay in the town of Fairhope, Rock Creek is a captivating 18-hole course full of tree-lined doglegs and telling elevation changes. One of the club's hallmarks is the attention to detail by the staff. The phrase "Southern hospitality" takes on a new meaning here, with little touches like cold apples and chilled towels delivered during your round.

TimberCreek Golf Club

Located in just east of Mobile in Baldwin County, TimberCreek offers golfers 27 holes of picturesque golf. The Earl Stone designed layout makes great use of the natural rolling forest landscape to create a memorable golf experience. TimberCreek also has a full service clubhouse with a restaurant and bar.

Magnolia Grove Course

Part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail project, Magnolia Grove is divided into 3 18-hole courses carved out of dense hardwood and pine forest. The main course is the Falls, named after the waterfall on the 10th hole that cascades just below the green. The second course is the Crossings, a hilly course with elevated greens. The final tract is the Short Course, one of the more enjoyable par-3 course's you'll find in the country.