Gulf Shores Golf Club

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4.6
428
5 Stars
275
4 Stars
133
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
96.7%
Recommend this course
416 out of 428 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
58
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.8%
Recommend this course
55 out of 58 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
152
5 Stars
105
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.1%
Recommend this course
146 out of 152 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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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
428

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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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

Front 9 played as fast as i wanted. Back 9 got bogged down and mich slower. Nice course that you will need to play more than once to know the layout. Overall a good day to golf and enjoyed this course

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

Excellent value for a good course conditions in mid-February

Staff was exceptional and our group enjoyed our outing- even though the fairways were very wet from recent rain. The greens and sand bunkers were in very good condition.

Look forward to playing this course again.

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

Great staff

I am so happy with the staff at Gulf Shores. Rain was predicted and would’ve made our tee time miserable. They were kind enough to let us move up our tee time, even though it was a hot deal.

The course was in very good condition and the greens were great! I look forward to going back again soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Course was in very good condition, although a little wet in the fairways due to rain. Will certainly play again! Good smooth greens with lots of breaking putts

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

Wet and soggy

Always a very challenging track GSGC played wet today and no rainchecks after only 9 holes completed.

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

Windey golf

Course was in good shape, wind was blowing 15/20 miles hour., 2-3 clubi in to wind .still had agreat time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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
Cold weather
Used cart

Ms April

We play this course often when staying in Gulf Shores Jan/Feb. it is convenient and very hospitable to us. We are a senior couple that play best ball so our pace is good and we cover the hacked shots for each other..the par 4s are tough for my abilities but my partner has the drives to shorten my challenges. We would like to meet the person that designed the 18th and throw them in the water at the end... we love the course and always enjoy our play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

An Overcast Day

Took a special 12:50 tee time on a Saturday. Was overcast with temp in low 50's. Very few players so got out early. Course in good shape. Greens very good and consistent throughout. Played the forward men's tees and was still plenty long for us 70 year olds.

Played the course several times last year mostly as a walk on. Every body has been friendly.

Will be back

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

Good value golf in Gulf Shores Alabama

Booked an early (7:45 am) T Time at Gulf Shores Golf Course thru Golf Now. Excellent rate thru Golf Now.

Had to wait for early morning frost to clear but got out at 8:00am and completed the round in 3 1/2 hours.

It’s a tight course in spots but well layed out and well maintained. You really should try to play this course if you’re in Gulf Shores.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fun day

After heavy rains, we were probably the first out so play was cart path only.. we had many soppy walks or muck shots. That said this course is a challenge for this senior woman but I enjoy the lay out never the less, Hole 18 is my biggest challenge. My partner and I play best ball so the pace is really nice and his long shots help me over the fairway bunkers .i love the friendy fox squirrels and seeming the egrets . Water is often in play. I enjoying playing this course every winter during my visits.

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