Photo of The Lakewood Club (Azalea course)

The Lakewood Club

Lakewood Drive,

Point Clear, Alabama AL 36564

  • Office

    +1 (251) 990 6362
  • Pro shop

    +1 (251) 990 6312
  • Golf pro

    Niall Fraser (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and some residential

  • Designer:

    Azalea course: holes 1 thru' 5, and 15 thru' 18 designed by Perry Maxwell (1947); holes 6 thru' 14 designed by Ron Garl (1983). Subsequent improvements made by Bobby Vaughn.

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Azalea course. Also at The Lakewood Club is the 18-hole Dogwood course (par-72; 7063 yds from back tees).






How to get there:

20 miles SE of Mobile

From the I-10 (on the eastern side of Mobile Bay) take exit 35a (Daphne / Fairhope) and follow the 98 South. After approx 12 miles turn right into Battles Road. After 2.5 miles turn left onto the 98 (Scenic). After o.6 miles the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort is on your right and golf entrance is on your left. Follow road for o.5 miles to golf clubhouse.

The Lakewood Club (Azalea course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1947

Lakewood Golf Club (Azalea course): the Grand Hotel Golf Resort in Point Clear, boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses (known collectively as The Lakewood Club). The courses are included as part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama.

Compared to its Lakewood companion, the Dogwood course, the Azalea is arguably the stronger layout. It enjoys slightly more undulating terrain (particularly on the back-nine), impressive bunkering, and a more natural setting. All its features exude the high-quality standards of the other RTJ Trail courses.

On the Azalea's out-and-back layout, you will become immersed in an environment of centuries old oaks, dazzling azaleas (when in flower) and occasional swamp that skirts a few holes, guards some greens or cuts a dash across one or two fairways. The generally good-width fairways have less housing in view than on the Dogwood course, and are generously spaced apart, enhancing the individuality of each hole.

With water or marshy swamp in play on several occasions, and not overly large greens full of subtle slopes and borrows, each part of your game will be probed and scrutinised. Three long, well-bunkered par-4s bring this memorable course to its conclusion, perhaps made more memorable if you take a moment to look into the Confederate cemetery to the left of the 18th tee.

Stay&Play at Lakewood: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Azalea course)
  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Azalea course)
  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Azalea course)
  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Azalea course)
  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Azalea course)
  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Azalea course)


Who can play and when?

Resort guests (staying at The Grand Hotel) can book to play on weekdays and weekends.

Resort guest bookings can be made with the Grand Hotel or via the RTJ Trail Central Reservations.

Green fees

Resort guest fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' mid-Nov): $215 (golf cart included).

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

A modest hotel existed on the site of the Grand Hotel as early as 1820. By 1847 the first Grand Hotel was constructed, and so its long history began. During the Civil War the hotel became a Confederate hospital and 300 soldiers were laid to rest in the Confederate Cemetery (which is alongside the 18th tee of the Azalea course).

The hotel has been rebuilt and enlarged several times, not least after fire in 1869, following a steam-ship that exploded at the hotel pier (with great loss of life) in 1871, and after its decline and demolition in the 1930s.

An 18-hole golf course appeared just after WWII, with an extra nine-holes being added in the late 1960s and nine more in the late 1980s. Today The Lakewood Club at the Grand Hotel boasts 36-holes of championship golf.

Prior to Marriott's ownership, the Grand Hotel was acquired by the Alabama Retirement System, and became a part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

About the RTJ Golf Trail: see Did You Know section for The Lakewood Club's Dogwood course.


  • The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa4-star

    One Grand Boulevard, Point Clear, Alabama AL 36564

    +1 (251) 928 9201

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    The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, originally established in 1857, offers all the amentities you would expect of a top-quality resort hotel. These include two championship golf courses, a tennis club, marina, European Spa, Golf Learning Centre, conference facilities - and a stunning seashore location on the eastern side of Mobile Bay (great for sunsets!).

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Lakewood (Dogwood and Azalea courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Rock Creek; TimberCreek; Craft Farms - Cypress Bend and Cotton Creek courses (25 miles).

  • Holiday Inn Express, Fairhope-Point Clear

    19751 Greeno Road, Fairhope, AL 36532

    +1 (251) 928 9191

    Visit website

    The Holiday Inn Express Fairhope-Point Clear is a newly renovated hotel located in quaint, historic Fairhope just minutes from the shores of Mobile Bay. DIRECTIONS : From I-10 take exit 35 and follow Hwy 98 south. After approx 12 miles hotel is on your right.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Rock Creek; Lakewood (Dogwood and Azalea courses).

    • Golf within 20 miles:


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