On 550 acres on Mobile Bay in Point Clear in 1847, the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa has been known as The Queen of Southern Resorts for over 175 years. The resort served as a hospital in the Civil War and military training ground in World War II. 

Each afternoon the Grand Hotel salutes past and current military and honors the resort’s history with a procession, cannon firing, and social gathering. Known for iconic oak trees and sunsets, the Grand Hotel surrounds guests with Southern comfort and impeccable service. From golf and spa to swimming and boating, the Grand Hotel offers exceptional recreational activities for leisure and meeting guests.

· Discover ·

  • Stroll under the hotel’s centuries-old iconic oaks, dripping in Spanish moss throughout the grounds; head over to the point’s namesake at the Grand and watch a spectacular sunset as pelicans fly overhead—a daily tradition since the resort opened its doors in 1847.

  • Discover the hotel’s resident historian, view one of the resort’s most historic guest registers on display, then curl up with a book by the Grand’s six-sided fireplace in the lobby—a gathering point since 1941—to reflect on the hotel’s history, which dates back to the Civil War when it was a hospital after the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863 and later, in 1864, during the Battle of Mobile Bay when Rear Admiral David G. Farragut famously exclaimed: “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.”

  • Visit the Nall Mezzanine Gallery on the second floor of the main building. Nall, a local artist, helped shape the resort’s art collection. Art lovers might enjoy an evening in the Nall Suite steps from the gallery.

· Explore ·

  • Hop on a Grand bike and explore the garden before riding across the marina’s covered bridge, around the lagoon, and past the two scenic Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses.

  • Explore Fairhope, named by Southern Living as one of America’s best small towns for its charming bayside burg. Originally founded as a utopian society in the late 19th century, today it’s home to a vital art scene and great shopping, delightful restaurants, and beautiful landscaping.

  • Travel to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park to learn about the legendary USS Alabama (BB-60). Commissioned in 1942, the battleship saw extensive service througout World War II. In fact, the vessel served with distinction protecting convoys across the Atlantic, and diligently protected aircraft carriers all over the Pacific.

· Experience ·

  • Watch Grandeur, Grit and Glory Since 1847: A Tribute to the History of the Grand Hotel presented daily at 3:45 p.m. The viewing that begins with a procession from the main lobby fireplace and culminates with the Civil War-replica Cannon firing on the edge of Mobile Bay at Cannon Park.

  • Experience the Fairhope Museum of History nearby. This former city hall features exhibits and artifacts tracing local history.

  • Take a trip across the bay to the Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Relax in this peaceful setting with acres of flowers, fountains and ponds, and a 1930’s home, which houses original furnishings.

· Taste ·

  • Visit the 1847 Bar adjacent to Southern Roots for garden-to-glass cocktails and a fine selection of wines and enjoy mouth-watering local fare with ingredients sourced from local farms and our Estate Garden.
  • Taste some authentic regional cuisine at the Poolside Grill, a casual and convenient eatery with a tasty menu featuring fresh local ingredients and an extensive list of libations.