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Craft Farms receives wedding award

Twelfth Annual Best of Weddings Awards, From the #1 Wedding Planning Website, Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

Gulf Shores, AL / January 9, 2018—Craft Farms Golf Resort is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a 2018 --winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading online wedding brand and app.

In 2018, only 3% of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on have received this distinguished accolade. In its twelfth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2018, an annual by- couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost 3.6 million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider booking for their own unique wedding.

“We are so honored to receive the 2018 Best of Weddings award. The team at Craft Farms strives to create memorable experiences for our clients and their guests. Our commitment to providing unsurpassed customer service, exceptional facilities, and a one of a kind culinary experience does not go unnoticed by our clients and now can be recognized by the public.“

– Candice Workman, Clubhouse Operations and Event Sales Manager

. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with and book just the right wedding

professionals to create their perfect wedding day. Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content--and a little love--to make planning for the most important day of a person's life easier and more enjoyable.

As the number one online wedding brand and app,The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million

couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit
About Craft Farms Golf Resort

Originally established in 1987 by the Craft family, Craft Farms features Alabama's only Arnold Palmer Signature Design Courses – Cotton Creek Golf Course and Cypress Bend Golf Course. The concept of the golf courses was initiated by R.C. Craft, who envisioned using part of his sod farmland to build a golf course. He and his son, Robert Craft, sought out golf legend Arnold Palmer to build two courses and establish Gulf Shores as a leading golf destination.

Cotton Creek, the first Palmer-designed course, offers a traditional layout with tree-lined rolling fairways, large undulating greens, and well-positioned bunkers. This golf course offers numerous risk/reward opportunities, and can be quite challenging with more than 7,000 yards to play from the tips. Cotton Creek has been host to numerous tournaments, including the Alabama State Amateur golf tournament.

Rated 4 1⁄2 stars by Golf Digest, Cypress Bend, Craft Farms’ second golf course, offers a dramatically different golfing experience than its sister course. As the newer of the two Palmer courses, it features a more forgiving resort-style layout with wide fairways, vast landing areas, large rolling greens and a unique system of lakes that comes into play on every hole.
Central to the Craft Farms facility is the 20,000-square-foot Cotton Creek Clubhouse, reminiscent of plantation-style southern homes. In addition, Craft Farms offers meeting rooms, dining facilities, a golf shop, locker rooms, a resort-style swimming pool and on-site accommodations. Both courses are owned and managed by Birmingham, Alabama based Honours Golf.

Contact Information:

Candice Workman
Clubhouse Operations and Event Sales Manager Craft Farms Golf Resort
Ph: 251-968-3002
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