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4.5
716 Reviews (716)
5 Stars
460
4 Stars
218
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
97.3%
Recommend this course
695 out of 716 reviews
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4.6
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.5%
Recommend this course
77 out of 79 reviews
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4.5
170 Reviews (170)
5 Stars
108
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.2%
Recommend this course
167 out of 170 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6856 yards
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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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Mini Verde Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Earl Stone Jay Morrish (2007) Carter Morrish (2007)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Schuessler Golf Academy"
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

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
716 Reviews (716)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Tough course

Great course that is well maintained. Lots of water and bunkers make it challenging

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Time

Overall the course was in great shape except the greens were a little bumpy. Looks like they aerated the greens recently. Had a great time with my grown children.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Thursday golf outing

Nice rrack. Greens recently punched and not fully healed.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

This course is immaculate, difficult, but very challenging and interesting and fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet day

I play this course every time I come to the beach. Have always been very pleased, but was somewhat disappointed today. Was first told I could not play as a single, but the starter went out of his way to schedule me. The course was very wet (almost unplayable) and cart path only. I did not see a sign, and no one told me before I started that it was cart path. I.m optimistic that this is not the norm. Will give the course a try another time.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Well worth the green fee. Course had a lot of rain preceding our play so some parts of the course were still saturated. This course would be really nice if it had some time to dry out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Soggy Round

There has been a lot of rain in the area for the past couple of weeks and the course was holding quite a bit of water. Cart path only which was needed today, The course is in great shape just need a little sunshine to dry it out. The greens were punched a couple of weeks ago and are rolling pretty true. Enjoyec the round and will definitely be back

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Cart Path Only

It was recovering from a heavy rain the night before so it was cart path only and the range was closed. Good course with four tee boxes. Fairways are more open than you often find on the gulf coast. In good shape overall with very good fairways. Greens had recently been air rated so I’d like to putt them when they fill in. Not as severe a rough as you often see with this much rain. Fair relaxing test of golf. Water and sand like all gulf courses is plentiful.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Family Golf Outing

We had a group of four. We teed off at 8 am. Pace of play was never an issue. The fairways were in great shape. The only reason I gave course conditions 4 stars was because the greens had been aerated about a week prior and were a little bumpy. The course is very nice for what it costs to play. We had a great time and plan on playing here again the next time we're at the beach.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course!

Beautiful course that was just the right challenge for us bogey golfers. We plan on playing here again. Got a great rate discount on Golf Now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow.

Greens had just been aerated, staff were friendly. Multiple rangers but pace of play was ridiculously slow. Course layout is nice.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

2020 CORONA GOLF

VERY WELL HANDLED UNDER THE PANDEMIC STAFF VERY NICE, GOT TO TEE OFF A LITTLE EARLY FASTEST ROUND I HAVE EVER PLAYED. CANT WAIT TO VISIT AGAIN. ALWAYS PLAY HERE ONCE OR TWICE

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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