Gulf Shores Golf Club

4.5768529412 4.6 stars from 5 (201)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6856 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

  • 520 Clubhouse Dr, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36547, Baldwin County
  • (251) 968-7366
  • www.gulfshoresgolfclub.com

Year built: 1967
Architect(s): Earl Stone, Jay Morrish (2005), Carter Morrish (2005)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda Mini Verde
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6856 yards 72.9 127
Blue 71 6410 yards 70.7 121
White 71 6006 yards 68.8 119
Teal 71 5420 yards 66.0 114
Teal (W) 71 5420 yards 71.3 121
Red 71 4822 yards 63.3 107
Red (W) 71 4822 yards 67.9 114

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 201 Reviews
5 stars:
124
4 stars:
67
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

197 out of 201 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers plays long   Great for drinks 19th hole specials brunch  

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"Gulf Shores Golf Club"


u000005481577's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, nice greens. The staff was one of the best. They were very friendly & accomodating. With the "Hot Deal" from GolfNow it was well worth the money. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a nice, not overly difficult course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u3659099's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004911444's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice, fun, golf course"


mpmcogchaplain's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The man in the pro shop is obviously an hourly employee because even though we had booked a 18 hole round, he tried to talk us in to only playing 9; he said the carts had to be on by 7, even though it didn't get dark till 8pm. I highly doubt the owners would appreciate this guy trying to talk people out of spending money to play this course; and for the record; I had every intention of buying a shirt from the pro shop if this man hadn't rushed us so bad. Will never book an afternoon round here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u431729523's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even tho Go it rained all week course was a n very good shape Staff was very friendly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


u000004756919's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a pleasure to play and in wonderful condition. Great facilities, good practice range, and grill. I've played them all on the Alabama coast and this is one of the best.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course in great shape"


u000005393913's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very well manicured and fun layout to play. Cannot say enough about how good of a shape the course was in and we played right after a huge amount of rain that I know kept maintence off the entire place for the day. Would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Best kept secret"


u6080950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a tremendous value when using the Golf Now hot deal rate. The course was in pristine condition and the afternoon tee time worked out because of overcast skies...no rain and moderate temperatures. This is my vacation destination during beach week, just have to play more rounds. Had more fun here than the rounds at the Grand Hotel in Fairhope.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Vac17"


Bnix2's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is a must play!

Great staff they made you feel at home.

The course is in great shape and playable for the average golfer. The fairways and greens are well maintained. We played four rounds of golf while in the area an after playing here on Monday decided to play it again on Friday.

I will play this course again next time I am in the area.

Bnix.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good country club course"


HaffordDDS's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played first one off this morning. Paired me with another single. Course was in excellent shape. Did not have a bad lie all day. Greens also roll true. They receive the ball great but are not very fast. You can be very aggressive with every putt. This seemed to be more of a country club golf course than resort course. Not huge fairways but plenty enough bail out areas. They gave me a yardage book when I checked in and was very useful for the layout. Good assortment of different yardage holes. Had to pay full price bc all golf now hot deals are at 12 and that's a no go. Next vacation I'll be back to play it again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"GREAT Spot"


Briman31's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Friendly staff, great course lots of water and challenging holes!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wait"


u2179230's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They over booked. We had to wait no less than 5 minutes on EVERY shot. 5 hours 10 minutes to play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"I always play here"


lshaw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When visiting Gulf Shores I always play this course at least once. The staff is very friendly, the warm up area is quite nice, the course is always in good shape. At times it can be a little slow for pace of play, but that is time to remember that you are on a golf course.

The cart girl wasn't very friendly and we did not see her but once, no, we did not flirt with her! Then after the round, the bar staff upstairs wasn't very friendly either. Maybe it was me.

Overall, this is a fun course and I will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


clhbama's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

always in great shape

have played this course for many years while on vacation and it is always a fun track to play.

you won't be disappointed with this course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun and Challenging Course"


u642275878's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was a lot of fun, well kept, and challenging! If you're a 100's golfer like I am, this course can be a bit more difficult than you're comfortable with. However, a hole will pop up that is easier and you'll par it. The greens were a bit slower than I anticipated, and they are angled all over the place. All this being said, it is a beautiful course! Fox squirrels all over, but they don't hinder the game other than distracting you due to their huge size! I didn't encounter many members of staff, other than the gentleman at the front desk, and he was... there. Not friendly, not mean... just there. The refreshments cart came by once on hole three, we said we would be ready in a few more holes, but it never came back around. My only "complaint" for the experience is that they put a fourth in our party. I would understand if it was a busy day on the course, but it wasn't at all. We never had a group rush us, maybe 4 holes behind us. The group in front were two holes ahead. Being on vacation, I just wanted to play with my family. The person we were paired with was a nice guy and all, very pleasant to play with, but I didn't feel it was necessary on a slow day. This course is fun, great value, and challenging! Highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very nice"


Beebs4201's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played right down the street at Peninsula earlier this week and this course ranks right up there with it. I really liked the course layout. Good mixture of tight driving holes and grip it and rip it holes. Greens were good. Not quite as fast as Peninsula but very playable. Lots of water if you are not hitting it straight. Very friendly staff. Course seemed to play longer than the yardage indicated. Played from the white tees at about 6000 yards which I thought may be a little short for me but it was plenty. Only complaint may be that the price is a little steep and not many deals to be found online.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u7043339's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Must Play Course"


JPAUB's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First off, the golf staff could not have been more friendly. I think every golf course should send their golf staff here to learn how to treat paying customers. The staff at GSGC really appreciated the fact that you were there to play their course.

Having played this course before I knew to expect quality but I must say the condition of the course exceeded anything I have seen here before. Immaculate is the only word I could use to accurately describe the course condition. The rain we had earlier in the week really showed in the well manicured fairways. There greens rolled quick and pure.

There are many great courses in the Baldwin County area but you won't play one better than GSGC. And at a hot rate deal of just over $40 after taxes and fees, you definitely won't find a better deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u150349086's avatar
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens"


u000005844133's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens we're very very slow. The course itself was good


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



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