Gulf Shores Golf Club

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4.6
444
5 Stars
283
4 Stars
140
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
96.8%
Recommend this course
431 out of 444 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
61
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.7%
Recommend this course
59 out of 61 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
154
5 Stars
106
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.1%
Recommend this course
148 out of 154 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 (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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Reviews

4.6
444

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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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Just play it

It was a payable course with some risk reward possibilities. You have to manage the course but not overly so. It's playable and challenging at the same time.
The club house employees are super nice, accommodating and helpful!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

This Course a good layout. Very enjoyable.

Course in good shape. Greens a little slow but good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great greens

Enjoy playing courses that give us a break on the green fees.

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

Beautiful course

Beautiful setting. Azaleas were in bloom. Established course in good condition. Houses around course are set back and unobtrusive. Nice design and good value compared to other courses in the area. One of our favorites.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace 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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play problems

This is a very nice course with reasonable rates. I’ve played here during the winter the past few years. However, on this occasion I was very disappointed in the pace of play. Apparently, the course allows fivesomes to play. When I asked about this I was told “ fivesomes are allowed as like ng as they can play at the pace of a foursome.“ That is a stupid answer. A fivesome cannot physically play as fast as a foursome. However, I would be satisfied if they at least could keep up with the group ahead of them. I saw one ranger on the course but that certainly did not solve the problem. I also saw at least one sixsome playing. This is ridiculous. A bottle neck was created that really took away from the enjoyment of the round. When I asked about it at the turn, the starter merely said “there are a lot of people on the course. There are no there is no place for them to go.” If they have a Ranger out actively working with the golfers it will improve the pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course

The course was in good condition and was a challenge for a 22 handicapper from the Teal Tees - course plays long. Also the Teal Tees bring the fairway bunkers into play - while the sand is good, getting good contact out takes a better golfer than I. The only bad thing on the course was they allow 5 somesomes to play and it slows down the pace of the game - we had at least 2 fivesomes in front of our foursome and unfortunately for the 2 someson in back of us - the pace was really slow.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Really nice

On the coast from Boston for vacation. Had a great time, course and greens were in great shape. Reasonably priced. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overpriced, undermaintained, under trained

Starter gave no info other than to go.
After hitting tee shots we drove out to the first ball.
Stater came up and yelled - "hey, it's cart path only!"
I said - "no one informed us of that".
He said - "they didn't tell you at the pro shop desk?"
(Where I come from - that's the starter's job.)
Lady at the desk just said we were prepaid and told us where the carts were.
Greens were slow and edges of the course were very rough. We didn't get that much rain and it was sunny and dry for 2-1/2 days beforehand.
There are much nicer courses than this one in the area that are better maintained, charge less, drain better and have helpful, well-trained staff. This one appears to need new management.

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

Would definitely recommend

Very professional staff, from bag drop to pro shop to starter, everyone was helpful and friendly. Golf course was in decent shape considering the recent weather conditions. Greens in good shape but slow probably due to cloudy and moist day. Would like to play again when the sun and temp. improve. It would be a different experience for sure.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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
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