Lakewood Golf Club
The venerable Dogwood and Azalea courses at Lakewood Golf Club have seen a lot in their days. They’ve hosted President Gerald Ford, Dr. Billy Graham and Bob Hope to name a few of the more famous players. They’ve been through renovations and hurricanes and still remain a showcase for great golf in the South.
First built in 1947, Lakewood Golf Club showcases fairways lined with 200-year-old oaks and a dramatic signature hole, the 14th on the Azalea course. Recently restored, the new designs lend themselves to superb conditioning year round. With the addition or expansion of ten water features over the span of the 36 championship holes as well as other interesting architectural features, golfers are faced with decisions at every corner.
Funded by the Retirement Systems of Alabama, the renovation of both courses brings them on par with many of the great resort golf courses in the country. Lakewood Golf Club has several times been named to Golf Magazine’s Best Golf Resorts in America. The two courses are open to Lakewood members and hotel guests at the on-site Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa and promise a memorable experience for both the novice and the experienced golfer alike.
The Azalea course gets its name from the azalea bushes that line many of the course’s fairways. The signature 14th hole has an island green surrounded by a four-acre lake which makes your approach shot to this par-5 very demanding.
The eighteen championship holes of the Dogwood course wind in and around marshes and features a spectacular collection of par-3 holes. The green on the seventeenth hole is surrounded by water on three sides so the tee shot must find the green.
One Grand Blvd
Point Clear, AL 36564