Price and conditioning highlight the appeal of Azalea City Golf Course in Mobile, Alabama
MOBILE, Ala. -- The conditioning at Azalea City Golf Course rivals that of a resort golf course, or a country club, or even an upscale semi-private course. The fairways are luscious and green, even after a warm winter, the greens are in impeccable shape and even the tee boxes look good.
The conditioning is especially impressive when you consider it's a muni that caters to the masses -- about 55,000 rounds a year on average.
"This course gets a lot of play and it's still one of the nicest city courses," Mobile resident Ed Murphy said. "Of course, it gives me fits -- it's long and the greens are fast."
Azalea City G.C. has good length at 6,850 yards, and some of the par 4s are testy -- like the 423-yard fifth hole, the 459-yard ninth and the 421-yard closing hole. The 567-yard, par-5 15th is very tough to reach in two, especially with the wind in your face.
The back nine is the better nine, with more elevation changes and more interesting holes.