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36 Holes of Rich History and Natural Beauty

Lakewood Club at the Grand Hotel is a sparkling resort member of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Rolling fairways, tight greens, spring-fed lakes, meandering streams, and stands of mature trees make the 36 holes of Lakewood both beautiful and challenging.

The Lakewood Club had its beginnings in 1944 when Perry Maxwell, designer of the Tulsa Southern Hills Country Club and site of the 2001 U.S. Open, brought his extraordinary skills to Lakewood, debuting 18 holes of golf, the first professional course to grace the area.

Joining 10 other locations (26 courses) as a proud member of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in 2005 brought extensive renovations to the historic Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear. Under the direction of Robert Trent Jones Trail team, arguably the premier golf course architects in the world, 36 holes emerged, partaking of their natural topography, and offering genuine championship layouts designed to pose major tests of golf for years to come.

Currently undergoing additional improvements while staying within the corridor of the original design, the Lakewood Club will return with improved putting conditions, enhanced bunker play, and world-class updates centered on making the game fun and exciting for both better and beginner golfers. Throughout it all, the rich history of Lakewood remains – a celebration of the game in all its glory. 

Niall Frasier - Director of Golf

Niall was born in Alberta, Canada and attended Michigan State University. He was hand selected by Robert Trent Jones Senior to travel the world to design golf courses. His work with Robert Trent Jones Sr had an strong and lasting influence on these prestigious clubs:

  • Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown, PA - Over the past century has hosted many prestigious tournaments most notably the 1962 PGA Championship; 1977 U.S. Amateur Championship; 1997 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship; 2003 Senior PGA Championship; 2010 & 2011 AT&T National Championship; 2018 BMW Championship
  • Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, MO is only the third club in history to host all four men’s Major Championships. 1965 U.S. Open; 1981 Mid-Amateur Championship; 1992 PGA Championship; 2004 U.S Senior Open; 2008 BMW Championship; 2013 Senior PGA Championship; 2018 PGA Championship
  • Valderrama Golf Club in Spain is one of the leading golf courses in Europe and the venue of some of the most important golf competitions in Europe. 1997
  • Ryder Cup; World Golf Championships; 1999 & 2000 American Express Championship; Volvo Masters
  • Adare Manor Golf Club in Ireland - 2014 Irish PGA Championship
  • New courses Niall helped design are: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, VA; Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston, MA; Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, NY; Playa Grande Golf & Ocean Club in the Dominican Republic; Anglebrook Golf Club in Lincolndale, NY has hosted U.S. Amateur, NY State Open qualifying, Met PGA Section Pro-Am, and 2013 MGA Mid-Amateur

Most recently before joining the Grand Hotel Niall was Head of Construction, while overseeing the planning and construction from start to finish. The 26 courses, a total of 468 holes are at 11 locations across the state of Alabama.

PGA Head Golf Professional Jason Polk

Emerging from Leeds, Alabama, Jason took up the game relatively late as a high school player. He has spent the last 26 years in Alabama working in the golf industry at great stops including Eagle Point, Magnolia Grove and Ol’ Colony. Lakewood Golf Club was proud to appoint Jason in early 2002 and he has since focused his efforts on developing the game of golf by introducing and fascinating children with the sport at a very early age. Becoming a two time Alabama/NW Florida Section of the PGA Merchandiser of the Year (2011 and 2013), The 2016 Gulf Coast Chapter Professional of the Year and being awarded the 2017 Alabama/NW Florida Section Player Development Award, are among his accolades. Jason is a PGA Class A Member and past Gulf Coast Chapter President. Mr. Polk is also a US KIDS Certified Instructor and Little Golf Train Certified Conductor.

Daniel Alldredge PGA Staff Professional

A native of North Alabama, Daniel grew up with a club in his hands at the age of two and has been playing golf ever since. Daniel has been teaching at the Lakewood Club since 2012 and is passionate about helping golfers of all levels improve their golf game. He was awarded the 2016 Gulf Coast Chapter of the Dixie Section of the PGA Junior Golf Development Award. He offers individual lessons, group lessons and playing lessons to golfers of all ages and levels. To book lessons with Daniel, call the Pro-Shop or email him.

Pro-Shop 251-990-6312
Daniel.Alldredge@marriottgrand.com

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one-of-a-kind golf experience
  •  Celebration Bermuda grass tees, fairways & 419 roughs
  • Greens newly resurfaced with Tifeagle Bermuda
  • Men's & Women's locker rooms featuring high-quality wooden lockers
  • Full-service, fully stocked golf shop
  • Full Beverage Cart service
  • Bag storage and club cleaning services
  • Shoe service
  • Tee-times at 10 minute intervals to insure comfortable play
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