Golf Courses Near Cullman, AL
Located in northern central Alabama on I-65 between Birmingham and Huntsville, Cullman is a small city in an agricultural region of the state. The city is a quiet place with a German heritage that combines with Southern hospitality. As for tee times, you have some enticing options. Terri Pines Country Club, a narrow, hilly course that has been on Golf Advisor’s Top Courses in Alabama list, is a private club that allows non-members to play with approval. Out-of-town visitors should have no problem getting on. After skirting the trees on the first couple of holes, Chesley Oaks Golf Club is a wide-open, predominantly flat, player-friendly layout. In Hanceville, no houses are in sight at Cross Creek Golf Course, a layout where hills, ponds and fairway-crossing streams lend plenty of challenge. In Hartselle, look for Hot Deals at Quail Creek Golf Resort & Conference Center, a family-oriented golf course at a resort committed to promoting “sports, business, and life.” Alcohol isn’t sold at the course but you can bring your own.
Cullman is hailed as a great place to raise kids. The city boasts a number of parks and several lakes that are ideal for boating, tubing, paddling and fishing. Smith Lake is a premier spot on the Alabama Bass Trail. Ave Maria Grotto is a unique park (on the grounds of an abbey) with 125 miniature stone reproductions of the world’s most famous religious structures. Since a significant portion of Cullman’s population is of German heritage, it’s not surprising that the city’s biggest celebration of the year is Oktoberfest. Cullman is also the home of Smith Farms “Southern tasting products.” What started out as a roadside stand is now a brand with a national following. While the company’s smoked meats are famous, the farm-like store also hosts wine, fudge, and cheese tastings.