Point Clear, Alabama AL 36564
Office+1 (800) 949 4444
Pro shop+1 (251) 990 6312
Golf proNiall Fraser (Director of Golf)
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.
Woodland and some residential
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.
18-hole par-72 Dogwood Course (7063 yds from back tees).
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.
Lakewood Golf Club (Azalea course): Marriott's Grand Hotel in Point Clear, boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses (known collectively as Lakewood Golf Club), which are included as part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama. Compared to its Lakewood companion (the Dogwood course), the Azalea is the stronger layout, with slightly more undulating terrain (particularly on the back-nine), very impressive bunkering, and a more natural setting - all closely aligned with the high-quality standards of the other 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 spaced well 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.
Resort guests (staying at Marriott's Grand Hotel) can book to play on weekdays and weekends.
No outside visitor play available. Resort guest bookings can be made with the Grand Hotel or via the RTJ Trail Central Reservations on +1 (800) 949 4444 (toll free) or +1 (205) 942 0444 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Golf carts compulsory.
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 built in the late 1960s and nine more in the late 1980s, and so today the Lakewood Golf Club at the Grand Hotel can boast 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 TRAIL (See Where2Golf.com entry for Silver Lakes - Did You Know section).
One Grand Boulevard, Point Clear, Alabama AL 36564
+1 (251) 928 9201Visit website
Marriott's Grand Hotel offers all the amentities you would expect of a top-quality resort hotel, including 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 !).
Lakewood (Dogwood and Azalea courses)
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19751 Greeno Road, Fairhope, AL 36532
+1 (251) 928 9191Visit 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.
Rock Creek; Lakewood (Dogwood and Azalea courses).
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