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4.6
563 Reviews (563)
5 Stars
362
4 Stars
174
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
96.4%
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545 out of 563 reviews
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4.6
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.1%
Recommend this course
101 out of 104 reviews
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4.6
172 Reviews (172)
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.5%
Recommend this course
166 out of 172 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
Greens Bermuda Mini Verde
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
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
563 Reviews (563)

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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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Great course, but Marshals need to do their job.

Great course. Layout was good. Condition was superb. Only 1 green had a couple of bare spots in it. Golfnow has the free range balls with the round. Range was good, but couldn’t hit driver or 3wd due to limited room. Played with a friend & we were rolling right along until hole 8. We were playing tips & the 2some in front of us was playing the front tees. We wait i we on every shot from 8 tee box, until 18 green. Seen several marshals throughout this time. Even mentioned it to 1 on hole 12, that the pace of play was terrible. But never once were the 2some asked to speed up, nor let us play through. Overall, we were satisfied with the course, but would’ve been much more enjoyable had we finished 35-40 mins earlier like we should have.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Fun course to play

First time I played golf in the Gulf Shores area. This course was a lot of fun. It had plenty of challenge without being overly difficult. The condition of the course was very good especially considering the recent rains in the area. I was paired with three others I did not know but thoroughly enjoyed playing with them. I would recommend giving this course a try if you’re in the area. I will play it again next time I’m in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice, but needs work

Course was in great shape. Greens were fast but have spots of poa Anna growing. Would like to see these eliminated.

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

Great track

Super friendly. Driving range nice greens well maintained challenging course and a deal at the price. What more could you want

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Starter knew all!!

Sandy was our starter. Went through whole course layout before we started. Walked us through every hole to show where to hit and where not to hit.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Venue

Course in perfect shape. Paired up with Bob And Terry from California and Utah.
Witnessed Bob's first Hole-in-one,
Will play there when we return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Totally enjoyable

Entire experience at GSGC was great.
Course in great shape. Tees for all levels of players. Challenging and rewarding.
Experience starts with friendly staff at pro shop and continues throughout the entire round.
Make it a priority to play here if you are in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course and friendly staff

Course in great shape.and friendly staff. Will definitely play again.

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

Good Course Enjoyable Round

My wife and I played starting at 12:50 on a Saturday afternoon. The temp was over 90 and the course was not crowded. The corse conditions were excellent, even though there has been no rain for two weeks. The layout is very friendly with some water that can come into play on a few holes. The fairways are generous but the rough can be thick in spots. The greens were obviously punched within the last three weeks but they rolled true and are almost fully recovered. We will definitely play this course again.

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

Great Round

Great use of Golf Now to link up with people you dont know and have a good time golfing.

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

Gulf Shores Country Club

The course was pristine! The greens were fast. It was very well maintain. The staff was very friendly and helpful!

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

Friendly staff, course in good condition

Booked thru Golf Now. A good, fair test. Played off blue tees, 6400 yards. Fairways were immaculate. Greens had been punched, so were a tad slow and sandy. Free, unlimited range balls was definitely a plus. Paired up with another golfer. Had a good game, followed by a cold draught beer in the club house afterwards. $3.50 a pint. Would definitely recommend if you are in the area. Shoutout to the starter who gave us a course guide ( which helped ).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Gulf Shores Golf Club Review

Outstanding experience. Staff is extremely polite and helpful. Course is well maintained and very challenging with multiple sand and water hazards. I would definitely play the course again and recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging

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