Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)

Marriott's Grand Hotel Lakewood Golf Club

Hwy 98,

Point Clear, Alabama AL 36564

  • Office

    +1 (800) 949 4444
  • 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:

18-hole par-72 Azalea Course (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.

Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)

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

Est. 1947

Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood 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. 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, and provides 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 front-nine holes 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 real estate disappears, water is 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 parts 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 Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)
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  • Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)
  • Photo of Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood course)


Who can play and when?

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

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (March thru' mid-Nov): $175 (golf cart included).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Walking permitted at certain times.

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 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 entry for Silver Lakes - Did You Know section).


  • Marriott's Grand Hotel Resort, Golf Club & Spa

    One Grand Boulevard, Point Clear, Alabama AL 36564

    +1 (251) 928 9201

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    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 !).

    • 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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