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20 Peninsula Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL  36542-8280
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Marsh Course

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

36 par | 3,579 yards

Bermuda grass

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Marsh Golf Course


The 9-hole "Marsh" course at the Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club facility in Gulf Shores, Alabama features 3,579 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. Designed by Earl Stone, the Marsh golf course opened in 1995. Honours Golf manages this facility, with Anthony Vaughn as the Director of Golf.

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Reviewed September 09, 2020

The Gulf Shores, Alabama area is a beachgoer's dream: pristine white sand beaches, all kinds of beach bars, shopping and OWA, an entertainment park with a downtown area, restaurants, and an amusement park.

Gulf Shores is also known for its fantastic golf courses which are some of the nicest in the country. Honours Golf, which is part of Troon Golf, the largest and for my money, the best golf course management company in the country, has two facilities here, the 27-hole Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club and the 36-hole Craft Farms. Each course has its own distinctive coastal feel; both are must plays if you’re in the area.

Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club is located on the beautiful Fort Morgan peninsula between Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The course has received 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest as one of the “most memorable and enjoyable” courses in the southeast. Peninsula was designed by Earl Stone and encompasses 27 holes that wind through 800 acres of beautiful live oaks, cypress trees, lakes, and natural vegetation. Each nine-hole layout is unique in its own respect with holes on each that stand out. Don’t be surprised if you encounter some official gulf coast wildlife such as alligators, sandhill cranes, and eagles.

Rumor has it that Peninsula Golf Course is built on about 14 feet of sand, so it drains well. This is evident when you look at the back yards of some of the homes behind the tee box on Number 7 of the Cypress Course. Cypress finishes with a nice one-two punch on holes 8 and 9. At 569 yards from Tee #2, Number 8 is the longest hole on the entire property and the #1 handicap. Trees line both sides of the fairway and create a narrow landing area off the tee. Keeping your layup shot right of the 150-yard marker will take the water on the left out of play and set up the best angle into the green. Don’t be too long with your approach shot or you’re likely to find one of the bunkers back there.

The greens on the March Course were recently renovated and roll pure. Most memorable is Number 9, a 514-yard par 5 that is a three-shot hole for just about every level of player. The wetlands that need to be carried off the tee will require a shot of about 170 yards from Tee 2 to a narrow landing area with trees down the right side. Standing over your next shot, you may wonder where the fairway went. With wetlands on the left, favor the right side and you’ll have no problem. That will leave a short chip shot into a large, well-protected green.

With 27 holes of golf at Peninsula and another 36 holes at nearby Craft Farms, either one is the perfect venue for your next outing or tournament. The staff at either course will help with everything from pre-planning and setup, to food and beverage and the awarding of prizes. The tournament staff will see to it you and your guests are well taken care of while the culinary team will create a menu that tempts your palettes.

Speaking of palettes, Chef Kurtis Krum heads up the culinary staff at both Peninsula and Craft Farms and uses his creative expertise to create delicious dishes from scratch. After all, how many golf courses bake their own bread? It makes the fresh sandwiches taste that much better!

I had the opportunity to speak with Jamey Davis the Superintendent at Peninsula Club about what makes his property so special. Jamey said that the course being built on a sand dune is both a blessing and a curse, the blessing being they could get 8 inches of rain in the morning and because it drains so well, be able to have carts out in the afternoon. He also talked about how unique the property is with the Bon Secours wildlife preserve abutting the property to the east, historic Ft. Morgan to the West, Bon Secours Bay to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

This is just an overview of what’s in store for you and your group at either facility. For more information, check them out online


Beverages Available Cart Included Challenging Club Rentals Food Available Friendly Staff Pro Shop Putting Green Well Maintained
Reviewed August 11, 2008

Reviewed February 08, 2008

Probably the nicest course I've ever played. Staff very friendly, gave cool towels on the hot day we played. Refreshment cart was frequent. Greens, fairways, and tee boxes all were in great condition. Apples were a nice touch as well. Expensive, but worth the money.

Reviewed January 05, 2007

Peninsula

The entire Peninsula facility - all 27 holes - are top quality. The clubhouse is recently renovated and very nice. All 3 courses are in excellent condition. The sand traps are well maintained with consist sand depth and texture. The greens are very good as are the fairways.

These three courses should be on the "don't miss" list when you are in the area.

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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Donnie S. N/A 51 51 07/01/08
2 Kevin L. 14 84 70 05/30/12
3 Bob R. 14 87 73 07/25/12
4 Dwayne M. 9 84 75 08/08/08
5 Josh K. 12 91 79 06/23/08
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Golf Course Information

About Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Marsh

Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club

Community facility

Managed by Honours Golf

30 tees driving range

27 regulation holes

Awards at Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Marsh

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Course Staff

Anthony Vaughn, Director of Golf
Jamey Davis, Superintendent

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