The course at Soldiers Creek Golf Club, near Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama, was designed by Scott Clark, a former Golf Course Superintendent at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear Alabama and the current Superintendent at The Peninsula Golf Club in Gulf Shores Alabama.
While this is Scott’s first attempt in playing the role of a course architect, it also reveals his depth of experience in the golf course industry. The design goals of building a course that would be enjoyable for high handicappers as well as low handicappers was met in this design. The course features wide player-friendly fairways. Also, water comes into play on only two holes which makes navigating this course easier for high handicappers. A large natural turf driving range and 10,000 square foot practice green is available as a warm-up or practice area.
This Baldwin County golf course features the finest southern turf grasses currently available for golf courses. The turf was supplied by Southern Turf Nurseries and Woerner Turf, both local members of the Woerner Turf family of sod producers. Woerner Turf is a world-wide leader in turf production.
The fairways and roughs are registered 419 Burmuda, a dense-growing emerald-colored grass that’s perfect for plush fairways.
The greens feature Tif Eagle, the newest and best-of-the-best southern turf grass for golf course greens. An increasingly popular choice for new golf courses and redesigns, this turf permits a closer cut, thus allowing for smoother, faster greens.