DAPHNE, Ala. - The Eastern Shore area along Mobile Bay is home to some of the finest and most playable golf courses on the Gulf Coast including the 18-hole facility of the Lake Forest Yacht and Country Club located in Daphne. Opened in 1971, the Lake Nine, now closed, was the first course ever designed by the renowned golf course designer Earl Stone, who later designed nine holes of the Forest Course and recently oversaw the renovation of No. 17, the course’s “signature hole.”
The course, which was named “the area’s Favorite Course in 2014” by Golf Today magazine, winds among the graceful hills, valleys and homes of the residential community which it serves and features tight rolling fairways, immaculate greens, challenging bunkers, plenty of trees and, despite its name, very little water. The greatest challenge may be keeping the ball out of someone’s back yard, door or window.
Continued improvements and developments have elevated the original design to today’s standards and added to the playability and enjoyment of both courses. The course is maintained in pristine playing condition year around while the friendly staff headed by Head PGA Professional Brian Barker, provides excellent service and hospitality.
The Lake Forest facility features a large, stocked pro-shop and a great little cafe known as the Nineteenth Hole where a hungry golfer can enjoy one of the best burgers around or the finest chicken strips on the Eastern Shore. To reserve a tee-time, schedule a lesson, or arrange an outing contact the Pro Shop at 251-626-9324 or visit their website at lakeforestdaphne.com.