Kiva Dunes Golf Course

4.7568000000 4.8 stars from 5 (37)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7092 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

Gift this Course
  • 815 Plantation Rd, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542, Baldwin County
  • (888) 833-5482, (251) 540-7000
  • (251) 540-7003
  • kivadunes.com
Write a review

Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Jerry Pate
Type: Resort
Style: Links
Greens: Tiff-Eagle
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7092 yards 73.9 132
Blue 72 6464 yards 70.8 129
White 72 5849 yards 67.8 119
Red (W) 72 5006 yards 68.5 115

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 37 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

37 out of 37 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers group getaways   Challenges include bunkers  

loading...
loading...

Reviewer Photos

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Wonderful experience"


4MyGolf2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As first-timers playing the course, it was slightly difficult maneuvering around. No course map on the card. The staff were excellent and very helpful. Bunkers in great condition. Fairways were like carpet. Green very challenging, large with relentless slope and undulations. Overall, a wonderful experience. Not to be missed.


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


"Very Nice!!"


David5354608's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in outstanding condition, though the greens were very fast and not always true, they were in great condition. You have to hit your targets on this course and if it is windy, which it definitely can be since it sits between the gulf and the bay, you really need to hit your targets. The course is not super long and a couple of the par 5's can be reached in 2 from the whites and if you hit long, a couple of the par 4's are drivable. Staff was outstanding and pace of play was unusually good for this area. All in all a very nice day out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pristine course"


Shoe41's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a top notch course. From the range to having bag drop person clean your clubs at the end of the round while at your car, this course has it all. The fairways were in immaculate condition. The greens were very fast and rolled true, although were very firm so the ball did not bite too well...even with high approach iron shots. The undulating greens and layout of course was a real treat. If you're looking for a 5 star course and willing to pay what it's worth, highly recommend Kiva Dunes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"fantastic course, great experience"


TeeSib18's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

There's a reason it was best in the state last year. Great course, in great shape, fun layout. The weather was perfect when I played and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Staff was super friendly and accommodating. I will be back to play again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Exemplary course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pristine golf course. I am amazed that it wasn't booked all day. The ter boxes and fairways were immaculate. The rough was even in great shape. The greens were hard but beautiful so make sure you plan it to roll out even with premium balls. Every hole is challenging. Water is in sneaky places so be careful. The starter was very friendly and even gave me a yardage book (a must have on this course.). Very fun course and even has a driveable par 4. A must play at any price.


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


"Awesome Course!"


u5762197's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We visit Gulf Shores every year. Haven't played here for several years. Glad we did play! Course is in the best shape I've ever played it!

The Marshal greeted us with tips about the course and gave us a complimentary yardage book!

Can't beat the rates through Golf Now website.

Will be back.


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


"Challenging greens"


tigerw72's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. We arrived early to warm up and was able to tee off half an hour early. The greens were very hard. We were told that the greens were new and weren't holding very well. Boy were they right! Good shots ran off the back of the green. Couldn't hit it high enough to hold and my normal shots that check wouldn't hold either. Had to start running everything up to the green. Overall it was a great day of golf.


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



Ravi7042729's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff. The starter we met was very friendly and helpful. The course was is good condition. Beware of tall grasses! Snakes like to hide there, dang near gave me a heart attack. Greens were really nice and rolled true. We will definitely play again when we are in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Kiva rocks"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just an awesome place to golf all the way around !!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course!"


Beonrealak's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed this course! I was greeted, given a free ball and allowed to play a little earlier then scheduled. Only drawback is the Ukrainian woman who wouldn't give me my change, you physically had to ask for it back from her. If the beer was $3.50 and you gave her a $5 she wouldn't even make an effort to give you change?! I probably will give her the $1.50 but I like to feel like I have the option to do so. That is unethical behavior and really has no place on a golf course. Otherwise she was a very nice woman.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Bryon6689925's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Nice course. Very windy but course was fair. Greens were hard and it was a challenge holding the greens. Putted true. Being from the north I am use to bent grass.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"March Golf"


joanna12's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

For early March course was in great condition. Greens were consistent and well maintained. Tee boxes and fairways were also excellent. The Whites are fun to play from but go out further and it becomes a great challenge. Driving range and practice greens great and easy to get to.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great golf course"


tigerdan1946's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the first time I have played this course, the weather was perfect and the course was in great condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed Kiva Dunes"


u597887038's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape & challenging. Very attractive course and surroundings. Only issue: NO hole layouts unless you purchase course book so hidden traps and water were surprises. Even a basic layout on score card would be appreciated. Price per player includes sales tax & fee.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Big greens"


u638318710's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Plenty of challenges with water and sand. Fairways and greens in great condition. Friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



stevecoon's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was nice would play again. staff was frendly


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must Play"


u000007792439's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition for winter season. Must play if in the area. Staff is awesome!!!!


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


"Cuz at Kiva"


bgcz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent conditions especially for this time of year. Should be on your list if in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


mikewan50's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful golf course. High handicappers will struggle a bit with all of the sand and water on the course. Course was in pristine condition. Fairways were like hitting off of carpet. Bunkers had beautiful white sand. Not much bad to say about this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hidden Jewel"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was simply A-maz-ing! Love the layout and the greens condition was superb. A must play if you live/ visit on the Gulf Coast. The views are truly breathtaking. Kudos to the excellent staff!


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



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed