THREE DISTINCT NINES
The center piece of the Peninsula is its 27-hole championship golf course that has been selected as one of the “most memorable and enjoyable” courses in the southeast. The course was designed by Earl Stone to offer a constantly changing variety of golf and visual appeal that will keep even the most avid golfer challenged and captivated both by its design and surroundings.
The playing is accentuated by its three distinctive nine-hole golf courses, Marsh, Lakes and Cypress. Each course offers you a dramatically different playing experience time after time. 18-hole combinations include Marsh/Lakes, Lakes/Cypress and Cypress/Marsh and are announced on day of play by our superintendent.
Be sure to see our signature hole Lakes #7 while visiting Peninsula. This par five boasts a large landing area off the tee and a backdrop of beautiful Mobile Bay. Make sure to play your second shot down the right side of the fairway to avoid the wetlands left. Big hitters may elect to go for this long and narrow green in two, but beware of the hazard to the left and out of bounds right.
The Marsh nine has a lot of variety and plenty of decisions to make off the tee. Several of the fairways get quite narrow leading up to the greens. The 6th hole is drivable and fun. There are several different teeing areas that can create many different angles to the elevated green. The 9th hole is a great risk reward par 5. If you are going for the green in two, your shot must challenge the lake guarding the left side of the green.
The Lakes 9, as it’s name suggests, has at least one watery area waiting for an errant shot on every hole. This 9 requires precision shot making off the tee to score well. Back to back par fives on #6 and #7 offer great scoring opportunities. The seventh also has a view of the Mobile bay from the tee. It’s a great hole that is reachable in two, but it will requires two great shots to get there. The 9th on Lakes is a tough long par 4 to an elevated green. This finishing hole is a treat!
Cypress is the longest of the three courses, and there are plenty of opportunities to hit driver off the tee. Trouble lurks in many areas in the form of forced carries, well placed bunkers, and several water hazards. The Cypress layout offers lots of options for the player, but accuracy off the tee is necessary to score well.