Glenlakes Golf Club - Vista/Dunes Course

4.1341529412 4.1 stars from 5 (300)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6912 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.8

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Accepted

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6912 yards 72.8 124
White 72 6360 yards 70.1 122
Gold 72 5854 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 72 5191 yards 70.6 115
Purple 72 4255 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 300 Reviews
5 stars:
102
4 stars:
152
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

274 out of 300 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for locals advanced golfers playing multiple courses   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch dinner  

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"Over booked and under managed"


u084215941's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked through GolfNow which worked fine and Glen Lakes had a record of my transaction. However, the course had a large MGA group on the course and a large LGA event underway. The Pro-shop and starter were not communicating and the starter was harried and offering no help of any kind. I managed on my own to hook up with another golfer and tee off within minutes of my scheduled tee time). We waited on the first fairway and finished within 15-20 min. and moved to the second hole. When we arrived we were the fourth group in line as one group was on the green, one on the fairway and one on the tee in front of us. After 10 minutes and no movement in the field we returned to the club house and chose not continue play. The course management had over booked the facility and made no effort to control and monitor play. At the very least the management should have informed anyone requesting a tee time of the back log of players and the anticipated time to play. There are too many quality courses in the area for anyone to suffer the poor management of any facility. I will play elsewhere from here on.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great track"


John7799071's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Greens rolled true which every golfer realizes is quite important. Great value, will definately be returning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course in great shape despite heavy rain night before"


Fburnett's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Greens were excellent, sometimes play gets slow but overall great place to play for the price


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Get what you pay for"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I booked a tee time through golf now for 22$ at 7:40. First tee time was for 7:30. I was the second group off and the round took 5 hours. Starter would not let me go off by myself before them and put me with a threesome. However that threesome was a foursome with only 3 bags. So now we had 5 and still we had to wait on every hole. This is an average golf course. Nothing special nothing really horrible. Just took along time. Course is packed bc of cheep price. If your looking for a food deal this place is good for that. If you wan a great round of golf and course to not be over crowed then you need to go somewhere else. But where else can you get a morning round for 22$. Get what you pay for.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Don't try to play alone on Saturday morning"


SSykes111's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wanted to get a round in early on a Saturday but I didn't realize they They have a group of about 30 people that play every Saturday morning that have a reverse shotgun. If you get behind them you are in for a 4.5 round. Other than that I liked the course even though it was very wet but that was not their fault.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Golfed with friends from Texas"


u6462221's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friends from Texas here 2x a year and we play various courses. With greens being replaced Glenlakes has become a great course. Staff is friendly. Beverages a little expensive, but plan to play many more times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Familiar course"


BamaSam's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having worked course maintenance here i know it well. The course conditions are great, greens are smooth and roll true. It is mostly a forgiving course, but beware the Dunes 9, it can be vicious, good ball placement is a necessity for a good score with lots of blind shots. Have fun on the Dunes!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great play and value"


u729009647's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friend recommended this course and booking it on GolfNow. Got a great deal, almost 2 for 1. Course is a nice layout and was in great shape , very enjoyable.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Top shelf"


u023641583's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course in great shape on the heels of TS Cindy. The staff is always friendly and courteous. The course is a great risk-reward layout with challenging holes and also some green lights. We always make this course a priority when we play at the beach.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Derwin7603685's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
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



rexmax12's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Old Stomping grounds"


Jack5120731's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course I played on for almost 8yrs. I used to love in Gulf Shores. I came back for a vacation. This is one of courses I would play quite frequently. I really enjoyed the Vista's greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u414919405's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Rainey3069208's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Snails Pace"


u8401018's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

5 hr. & 15 mins. to play. Two fivesomes in front of us, playing for money, cart path only due to heavy rain. It was sunny and hot, low to mid 90's. I would not have played if the pro shop had advised me about the cart path only. Paths we only on one side on every hole which meant a lot of walking in heat and humidity.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent value. Course is very well maintained. Pace of play was pretty good considering the amount of people on the course. They layout was very fun, traditional coast layout on the front 9, and a links layout on the back 9. The only knock I have on this course was there wasn't a cart girl. We will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Glenview Lakes 9 holes"


iamtheman1000's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were in excellent condition. The greens however were sparse on grass. This was unique to this nine as Glenlakes other two nines had good greens. Pretty decent value pricewise for the lower Alabama area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Ball Hawking Members"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course and had a great time until hole 16 when I had to sit and wait for 2 women members fish balls out of the hazard right in front of the green. Then when I finished the hole another member came up to the exact same spot ball hawking. It's like seriously man? Do you people need golf balls this bad? It turned my opinion of the course from top notch to senior villa golf living. Short, tight course that is well manicured.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great course overall"


u1464178's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I paired up with 2 other men and all four of us enjoyed a great round of golf on a course with excellent greens and fairways.I would give Glenlakes a top rating and have played it before and will play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Glenlakes Golf Course, Foley, AL."


mk8q16ophx2198779's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been vacationing in Gulf Shores for over Thirty years. Usually play a round or two of golf. I have played most the courses in this area. Glenlakes is the best value I have found. Good course, helpful staff, reasonable rates. Try it you'll like it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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