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Monday, June 16, 2014

Golf Course Review - Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club - AL

For anyone that has golfed in the Gulf South region of Gulf Shores, AL knows quality golf has become a staple of the area. Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club, designed by Earl Stone and managed by Honours Golf, keeps to that un-written standard.

When arriving at Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club you almost get the feel of pulling up to an exclusive private club with the somewhat secluded entrance. As you pull to the bag drop and get you first real impression of the club you can sense it is all about the customer service. The outside service personnel is very friendly and helpful. This continues as you check in to the golf shop for your starting time.


With a great practice facility with two practice greens and full driving range, Peninsula also has three nines to play form. The Marsh, Lakes, and Cypress courses. Although we only got to play two of the nine-holes, the Cypress and Marsh, we still got a great feel of the overall property. Each nine has a different feel to it while keeping the same course conditions and depending on what combination of nine's and tee selection you can play from 4,978 yards at the shortest to 7,179 yards at the longest. 

With this being the second course we have reviewed that is managed by Honours Golf, we have learned that they have a standard of excellence when it comes to their properties. This is a real treat when it comes to playing golf along the Golf South. Peninsula Golf and Raquette club was no exception when it came to fast and true greens, manicured fairways, and club amenities. The club has a full service bar and grill, friendly beverage cart service on the course, a fully stocked pro shop, and both men's and women's locker rooms with showers. 


Although we found the cost to be a bit high for a afternoon, weekday, tee time, we still found the value to be worth a trip over to Peninsula if you live in or are visiting the Gulf Shores area. The courses are very friendly for the average golfer while still offering a challenge for the scratch and low handicap golfer. 

The following is our rating system. A 0-10 point system is used with 10 being the highest.
Overall Experience
9
Course Conditions
9
Course Design
8
Value Received
7
Facilities
9
Staff
9

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