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4.5
476 Reviews (476)
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
96.2%
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461 out of 476 reviews
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4.5
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.9%
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4.5
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
94
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.8%
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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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Gulf Shores Golf Club
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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

4.5
476 Reviews (476)

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

Friendly staff. Course is in great shape. My favorite course in the area.

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

Great layout

I would have given a 5 star rating on conditions but the had punched the greens 8 days ago but still were running good

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

Fun Round

Two of us played on a course mostly empty playing in just over 3 hours. I enjoy the layout even though it may seem short on the scorecard. The wind combined with plenty of water and sand on the course make it a fun challenge. My only criticism would be the bumpy, sandy greens that have yet to heal from being aerated a couple of weeks ago. Also, no beverage cart on the course but conditions were pleasant enough that the water stations sufficed. The staff were very friendly and helpful. In all, a fun round near the beach.

Conditions Average
Value Average
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
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Really great course, wonderful staff

This is my first time playing golf in the area and I didn't know what to expect. I booked the tee time based on the course rating on Golf Now. Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the course!

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
Previously Played

Great Value

Played this course and Kiva Dunes. Gulf Shores was a better layout and a better value IMO. Course was in great shape although they are getting ready to plug greens in a couple of days. I thought the layout was excellent playing a Gulf course with mature trees all along the layout. Will definitely play again when I return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course

Other than price, I would play here all the time. Excellent course

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

Good conditions tee to apron.

Pretty good fairway and rough conditions for this early in the year, but greens were rock hard. Wouldn't hold high spinning balls hit with high number clubs or wedges. But, I have always found it hard to adjust to bump and run. Also, range is mats only. Despite those things, the Golfnow hot deal made it a good value and the course is scenic and the layout is fun and has a good playing rhythm. Staff could not be nicer, either. Prices in pro shop are hard to beat anywhere.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
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
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Go To Golf Course in Gulf Shores AL

I have played here many times, and I never been disappointed. I am always satisfied and always looking forward for the next time. The staff are always accommodating and treat you like a long time friend. Highly recommended...

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

Great course.

Another great round on a beautiful course. Greens are fast.

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

This course was in great shape!

Friendly staff, excellent playability, and an awesome layout added up to an awesome golfing experience!!!!

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
Previously Played

Excellent golf course

One of my favorite courses in Gulf Shores. Greens are fast !

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

Excellent course with tees for all

Great course, great condition, really really fast and well conditioned greens,, wonderful staff.

My only complaint was the ranger permitted a very, very, very slow group of 5 to drag the course with no one in front of them. We still played in a little ove for hours, but three of us would have done much better if the super senors in front of us had the class to allow us to play through.

If we didn’t have a pre-booked tee time somewhere else tomorrow we would play it again.

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

Nice layout with plenty of hazards.

Course in tremendous shape. Awesome sand bunkers and fast true greens. Pleasure to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

8 Golf Buddies trip

we found the course to be in excellent shape. Great fairways and greens. Greens were very fast and true. Some thought the price was a little steep. But we will come back.

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

Mike L

enjoyed the round and course very much. greens were tough to read, all seemed to have a slope or break in contour. complimentary range balls prior to round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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