Gulf Shores Golf Club

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4.6
402
5 Stars
256
4 Stars
126
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
96.7%
Recommend this course
390 out of 402 reviews
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4.5
73
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.5%
Recommend this course
69 out of 73 reviews
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4.5
158
5 Stars
105
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.9%
Recommend this course
150 out of 158 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6856
Slope 127
Rating 72.9
Type Semi-Private
The 18-hole Gulf Shores Golf Club (formerly known as Golf Club of The Wharf) in Gulf Shores, Alabama is a public golf course that opened in 1967. Designed by Earl Stone, the previously named Gulf Shores Golf Club went in 2005 through a renovation that lengthened the course by 300 yards. Gulf Shores Golf Club plays for 6,812 yards from the championship tees and has a slope rating of 110 and a 70.2 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
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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
Scorecard for Gulf Shores
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tee 1 M: 72.6/123 345 443 521 207 438 172 595 231 463 3415 442 327 413 185 495 165 379 465 526 3397 6812
Tee 2 M: 70.5/120 325 417 511 175 406 156 566 204 433 3193 413 310 383 164 476 140 344 438 504 3172 6365
Tee 3 M: 68.1/116 316 394 492 148 367 149 530 164 395 2955 381 300 373 150 448 112 333 408 490 2995 5950
Tee 4 M: 65.8/113 W: 70.5/118 293 361 398 140 330 131 499 134 367 2653 345 253 345 127 409 102 312 371 445 2709 5362
Tee 5 M: 62.7/106 W: 67.3/111 266 335 347 105 310 84 476 100 324 2347 308 230 307 105 384 83 292 345 389 2443 4790
Handicap 17 3 5 9 11 13 1 15 7 4 16 12 18 8 14 10 2 6
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 3 4 35 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 17 3 9 13 7 11 1 15 5 10 14 12 18 8 16 4 2 6

Course Details

Year Built 1967
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bermuda Mini Verde
Golf Season Year round
Architect Earl Stone Jay Morrish (2005) Carter Morrish (2005)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire is required

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4.6
402

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 7
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 41
Bunkers 40
Forced Carries 19
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 26
Locals 23
Seniors 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 31
Near Local Attractions 14
Worth the Drive 10

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

A great round

We were booked to tee off at 12:50 but were told we could go early. This meant we could play 18 holes before it got dark. The course was in good shape considering it had rained for three or four days prior to us playing. Wonderful staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Round

Staff was was very helpful, they brought a cart out to our vehicle and loaded our clubs on when we arrived, check in was quick and friendly, the starter had a ton of helpful course knowledge!

Course was in very good shape, fairways greens and bunkers all played well, (they have just over seeded the par 3 tees) they are growing in nicely.

We order breakfast sandwiches at the turn, called from the 18th tee box (our 9th hole) and the food was ready when we arrived. Very reasonable price and tasted great!

Over all excellent value for the money, we will play this course again.

Thank you to the staff for making our golf outing enjoyable!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well maintained and great staff

From the moment you arrive, it is obvious that the staff is dedicated to insuring your time spent here is enjoyable. A special mention to the starter, a delightful woman named Sandy. After assessing our level of expertise with the game, she suggested some pre-round practice time in the short game area specificaly the bunkers since they use a really fluffy beach sand that we had never played in before. Although we were on time for our 12:50 tee time, she told us she would get us out when were ready. She also gave us a course book with her own personal notes as to where the best landing areas were to avoid or at least minimize the number of balls that ended up in the numerous water hazards or penal fairway bunkers.

The course itself is amazing. The fairways are moderately wide and the rough was cut so as to be only slightly penal but high enough to slow down errant shots from rolling into trouble. The greens. were moderately fast and in immaculate condition. The risk reward on practically every hole kept the round interesting....I could play this course everyday and never get bored. You will definitely use every club in your bag if you want to score well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf course is in great shape. Keep up the great job !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Affordable Golf Course

Excellent customer service as usual, I was not able to finish my round yesterday because I hurt my arm, and the pro shop staff were willing to give me a refund, however I must call golfnow. The staff worked with me and was able to square up with golfnow. This is about my 5th time playing this golf course and I don't have any problem or complain about this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Course in very good condition. Good layout, fairways and greens. A lot of rain the previous 24 hours so it was cart path only; however, course drained well, little if any standing water. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice golf course

Course was in good shape. Able to play at fairly fast pace. Little pricey.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

You need to play this golf course!!

This was the third time to play this course while vacationing in Orange Beach. There MAY be some fancier, more expensive courses around to play, but none will treat you any better than Gulf Shores Golf Club! It starts when you get there with the cart man who loads your clubs on the cart and just gets better with Mike in the proshop and Sandy as the starter, who keeps things organized at the first tee. It is very obvious, they want you to have an enjoyable day on the golf course!

The golf course is in fabulous condition and the large undulating greens are rolling smoothly!

Do yourself a favor and play this golf course while you are in the area! You won't be disappointed!.

P.S. Be sure and take some crackers or peanuts to feed the squirrels!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course pro shop not so much

I like the course. I arrived early. Nobody had teed off for one hour before I arrived. Nobody scheduled for 45 minutes after I arrived. Pro shop did not want to let me go on out. Said that was their contract with golf now and I would need to wait 45 minutes. Fortunately the starter was very nice and reasonable and let me start. If I play here again, I will will book directly with the course and not use golf now. Not sure why they continue with golf now when they obviously don’t like dealing with those who schedule through them

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best value on the gulf

Played here on vacation on the recommmendation of a family member. Fantastic course for an even more fantastic price compared to the other “resort” courses in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Play this golf course

If you enjoy fun golf courses, that are in great condition, with friendly staff, then you NEED TO PLAY THIS GOLF COURSE!. Hopefully, Sandy will be the starter and she will give you all of the info on places to eat and what else you can do while you are here! We were lucky enough, thanks to Sandy, to get paired with a couple who had played and knew the course. I was going to play the white tees, around 6000 yds, but they said they normally play the teal tees, and I am glad we did. For any first timers at this course, unless you are a scratch golfer, I would recommend you move up one set of tees from where you would normally play and you will have lots of fun!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not kid friendly

Charged me 22.00 for my young son to ride. Course was almost empty at start and finish of my round. Will never go back

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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