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 course features 6,770 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.5 and it has a slope rating of 128 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Perry Maxwell, ASGCA/Ron Garl/(R)Bobby Vaughan, the Azalea golf course opened in 2006 after a complete renovation.
First built in 1947, the Marriott’s Lakewood golf courses showcase 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. The Grand Hotel Mariott and the Lakewood Golf Couses have several times been named to Golf Magazine’s Best Golf Resorts in America.