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Go to the Gulf for golf. It's as simple as that. Alabama's Gulf Shores along the Gulf of Mexico is one of America's best bargain golf destinations. This solid collection of courses stretches from Mobile to Pensacola, Fla., just across the state line. There's a top 100-caliber course at Kiva Dunes to anchor the trip, along with several other high quality resort-style layouts. Here are the five best places to play right in Gulf Shores.
Come to Gulf Shores, Ala. to play golf, and you'll find one of the best bargains in the country. The area offers quality resort golf for less than half the price of some other parts of the country. What's more, the courses were designed by some of the biggest names in the business. It's hard to go wrong with any of them, but we've chosen six that you shouldn't pass up if you're in the Mobile/Gulf Shores, Ala., area.
Kiva Dunes is the baby of Alabama's own Jerry Pate and Jim "Scrappy" Edgemon. One of the best-designed and conditioned golf courses on the Gulf Coast, Kiva Dunes is a must-play. The course, which opened in 1990, has enjoyed the top spot in the state on many publications' rankings and in the past couple of years, it's only gotten better, Mike Bailey writes.
Gulf Shores Golf CoursesGulf Shores is a city on Alabama's Gulf Coast. Its Gulf State Park has beaches, trails and a pier, plus a golf course and a zip line over the dunes. To the west, sea turtles and migratory birds thrive among the coastal habitats of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Farther west, 19th-century Fort Morgan guards Mobile Bay. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo offers hands-on encounters with lemurs, kangaroos and sloths.