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4.6
601 Reviews (601)
5 Stars
390
4 Stars
184
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
96.4%
Recommend this course
583 out of 601 reviews
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4.6
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.7%
Recommend this course
86 out of 88 reviews
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4.6
186 Reviews (186)
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.8%
Recommend this course
180 out of 186 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

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
601 Reviews (601)

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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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Windy weather
Used cart

This course should be priced at about $18-$20 for 9 holes. Not $35. If it was, I would play here often. It's not that great of value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Gulf golf’s gem

This place is a true gem...facilities from range to practice area to putting greens are so nice, Staff is wonderfully helpful and accommodating, Layout is challenging but fair. Beautiful holes with a lot of sand and water to test your game, but set up will allow you to play the course without punishing a good shot. Also, best value on the gulf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Cool morning warm golf

Course is in wonderful condition. Greens are nice, bunkers and water hazards are well maintained. A pleasant outing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best at The beach

Course is well laidback out and in wonderful condition. Greens are in great shape, with a good pace for putting bit receptive to approach shots. Staff was most helpful including Ms. Sandy, the starter, who advised me to play at my on pace as a single including hitting all the second shots I needed as the course was not crowded

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
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course

Love the colors. Variety of holes with great greens. Staff was friendly and was a great value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Sad

I have been trying to book a teatime for next week and when trying to put in a birthday code to use it said invalid code then I tried $10 off coupon you sent me the same thing invalid code. I called the 800 number and of course no one’s there on the weekends. So what good are the special deals you send out when they don’t work and I did try case-sensitive several times. So now what??

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best of best

I consider this course one of the best courses in the area. The course is challenging, well-maintained, and fun to play. For the medium experience golfer it’s a great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun and friendly

GS Golf Club is less expensive than neighboring courses and offers a variety of challenges for all golf levels.
The staff is helpful and friendly and the course has adorable squirrels that appreciate peanuts so don’t forget to bring some with you when you play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
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
Previously Played

Golf at the Gulf

I love coming to Gulf Shores in the winter to play golf. The grass is still green and the temps are warmer than Memphis. I always make it a point to play Gulf shore Golf Club. The staff is friendly, the course in good condition, pave of play is good and the price is reasonable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens Were Superb

First time playing the course this winter. the greens are in excellent shape. Staff was friendly and explained much about the course to my playing partner who was playing it for the first time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyed playing the course. The course is challenging and fun and pace of play was very good.

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

This is a great course ...

Narrow fairways, gives way to a challenge. Lots of water and sand traps. Great setup, liked it very much.

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
First Time Playing

Very Nice for the Cost

This is Avery nice course and facility for the cost. The fairways, greens, and traps were in very good condition. The greens were fast.
Be sure 5o choose your tees wisely. There a five sets of tees, and choosing the wrong one can make many holes far too difficult. Choose the correct one for your game makes the course playable but challenging.
Overall, we were very satisfied and had a great time.

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

Great Round at Gulf Shores Golf Club

The Staff is always very friendly at Gulf Shores Golf Club and the course is in excellent condition. The greens were perfect and the speed of play was really good. I like the flexibility of the staff in getting you on the course being a single. The grills is great and fast if you want anything between nines. The course has ample water available and has excellent facilities overall. I have played here many times and the level of service and conditions are always excellent and consistent.

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

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