Gulf Shores Golf Club

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4.6
416
5 Stars
267
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
96.5%
Recommend this course
404 out of 416 reviews
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4.5
52
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.2%
Recommend this course
49 out of 52 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
151
5 Stars
104
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.7%
Recommend this course
143 out of 151 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6856
Slope 127
Rating 72.9
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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Reviews

4.6
416

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

We like the course it is fair and tough both. The employs are very friendly and nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Fun with the squirrel

Course was still pretty wet from recent rain but we had a great time. Great value and fun course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

We will return

The golf course was still a bit wet on some holes, so it was cart path only, but most holes were fine. The course was beautiful, and in good shape, except for being a bit wet here and there. The staff was friendly, helpful and very attentive. We will most certainly return.

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
First Time Playing

Great greens

The course overall for January was in great condition. The greens were full and smooth. The staff was friendly and professional. Staying the month of January and plan to play several times before I leave.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

The staff and workers were all very helpful and nice. The only negative part of the day was the course was WET so we got absolutely no roll. Loved the course. It was in beautiful condition. Love the fact they provide practice balls for you to warm up before going out on the course!

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

Great

I love to play this course because it has a fair but challenging layout. The staff is friendly and there is a great place to eat if you like.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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

Gulf Shores golf course

Beautiful course, a proper golf course, greens, tees, fairways and rough all in great condition. I played early in the morning and it was empty so no pace problems. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. The 4$ breakfast was great value. Definitely a must play golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout!

Really a well kept course, very nice layout. Some tough holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course at a reasonable price

We were staying in Orange Beach and wanted a nearby course that was fun and reasonable. This course meet/exceeded our expectations. I took my son, son-in-law and my 12 year old grandson. Ben was our starter and came to the driving range to take us to the first tee. He took the time to give my grandson some peanuts to feed the squirrels. Then we were at the Tee Box he asked my grandson if he would like some power aid and as we were teeing off he returned with the power aid. This made the day for our grandson and whole group. I returned on Sunday to play this course again because of the customer focus of Ben.

The course is in great shape and challenging. Just had to adjust to the club selection playing at sea level. I would highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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

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
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