Photo of The Lakewood Club (Dogwood 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:

    Residential and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Perry Maxwell. Subsequent improvements made by Ron Garl and Bobby Vaughn.

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Dogwood course. Also at The Lakewood Club is the 18-hole Azalea course (par-72; 7504 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 (Dogwood course)

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1947

Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood 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.

The opening section on the Dogwood course, starts you off in an open and flattish environment, where a small lake has to be negotiated on the par-5 1st hole. The long par-3 3rd brings you alongside the Grand Hotel and its marina, providing the only glimpse you'll get of Mobile Bay from either of Lakewood's courses.

From the par-5 5th you get into the more typically parkland surroundings of the Dogwood. This second section of the front-nine is characterised by tall pines and discreet, single storey-dwellings flanking the fairways. Water remains a significant factor on several holes, not least the dangerously water-protected par-4 9th.

Another change of scene awaits on the back-nine, where the housing disappears, water is also less present (although still threatens on two or three holes) and centuries-old, knarled oaks line the way, though never too densely. The terrain on the Dogwood course is predominantly flat and easy to walk, with a few gentle slopes and elevation changes enhancing sections of the very pleasant and park-like back-nine.

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

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  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Dogwood course)
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  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of The Lakewood Club (Dogwood 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. No outside visitor play available.

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

Walking permitted at certain times.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a unique collection of eleven excellent golf venues spread through the State of Alabama. Dr. David Bronner, the then CEO of the organisation that ran the Alabama state-employees pension funds, originally conceived the idea of the Trail.

Bronner was convinced that creating a top-quality golf trail would attract golfers from near and far, raise Alabama's profile and at the same time earn a good return for the pension fund monies invested in the project - the world's largest golf course building project ever undertaken.

The original courses on the Trail (located at Hampton Cove, Silver Lakes, Oxmoor Valley, Capitol Hill, Grand National, Cambrian Ridge, Magnolia Grove, and Highland Oaks) were all designed by Robert Trent Jones and opened for play in 1992. Lakewood GC at Point Clear was acquired along with the Grand Hotel; its two golf courses were recently renovated and included in the Trail. Although not designed by Trent Jones, The Shoals and Ross Bridge were added to the Trail in more recent years.


  • The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa4-star

    One Grand Boulevard, Point Clear, Alabama AL 36564

    +1 (251) 928 9201

    Visit website

    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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