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4.5
661 Reviews (661)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
96.4%
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640 out of 661 reviews
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4.4
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.2%
Recommend this course
76 out of 79 reviews
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4.5
180 Reviews (180)
5 Stars
113
4 Stars
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3 Stars
4
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.7%
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174 out of 180 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 Grass
Greens Bermuda Mini Verde Grass
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
Golf School Academy Yes - "Schuessler Golf Academy"
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
661 Reviews (661)

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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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

I'm in LOVE!!! Play this course!!! Heaven!!

My wife and I have been coming to Gulf Shores since 1998 but as a serious golfer always left the clubs at home until recently when she started playing. I did research on courses in the area and we tried Gulf Shores Golf Club because it didn't look to have tough hazards for her to carry like a links type course. All I can say is PLAY THIS COURSE!! I'm a single handicap and was in heaven in every way! From the balls included driving range to the pristine fairways to the perfect greens this baby is a knockout I could play every day for the rest of my life and never play another. I remarked to her if only we could live nearby and do just that! The people are the friendliest anywhere and the lunch is good. The facilities are WELL taken care of and its obvious upon first arrival. This is a great value for the money and one of the finest courses you'll ever play. The big wide rolling fairways are a 10, without a bad patch on the while course. I've been to PGA events and these fairways were better! The sandtraps are plentiful with beautiful white fluffy sand. The layout is great and challenging yet playable for the novice. The greens are large and absolute perfection also, a course in how to do it right! Kiva, Peninsula and Craft Farms are top beauties in the area but DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS GEM!!! I'll take it over any of them! I'm in love with its perfection and WILL BE BACK! John D, Louisiana

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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Check in was easy having booked a tee time on line. via golfadvisor dot com. The check in people were very friendly. One will need to pay as the on-line input of credit card information does not carry forward to the clubhouse from the booking site. The marshal was very efficient. Play was timely. We booked as a twosome but were grouped with two others for the 18 holes. The other two were very cordial and we had a great time. Our foursome could have played faster but the foursome ahead of us set the pace. The refreshment cart came by three times in 18 holes and was well received each time. Kylie was friendly and efficient. The course was in very nice condition considering the dry spell we are currently under. Bunkers and water were present and well placed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

Played the course for the first time today and thoroughly enjoyed everything about it from check in until the round was complete. Nice practice range, course was in great shape and the staff was super friendly. Looking forward to playing again during our stay if the weather cooperates.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good but...

We got a discount rate, $65/person. For that price it's good golf, but for $80+ not worth it. Not to mention we had a three person tee time; and then they told/not asked us that someone would be joining us. There was hardly anyone out there, and we didn't want to join up with anyone.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 102
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 63
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Alabama Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Good first experience

This was my first visit to Gulf Shores GC and well worth the two hour drive. The greens are recovering from an early season aeration so there were some issues with the putts bouncing off line. Otherwise, the course is in great condition. Shot placement is a premium on this course, mainly from the numerous bunkers on most every hole. The bunkers are in great condition with plenty of sand and consistent throughout the course. Once you navigate the tee shot, the greens are ample enough to offer generous landing areas for the approach. All staff that I encountered were extremely polite. It was nice to see the beverage cart and the marshall make several passes during our round. There were very few players on the course so the pace of play was great. The complimentary range balls were an added bonus.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course was good a little dry fast greens that had been areated this week so they were bumpy

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 102
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens were punched with no warning

tee to green was great but the greens had just been punched and there was no advisory posted on here. the members definitely get better treatment.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sandy greens

The greens had been punched and sanded and Golf Now said nothing about it. You should let members know when that is the case. Dissappointed!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Played On
Reviews 102
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

TW

Greens sanded. Course in great shape overall. Great value

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day

2nd time to play this course in the last 5 years. Enjoyed the course greatly today. Staff is nice and the fox squirrels scattered around the course are fun to watch until 1 steals your snack crackers from the cart!
Greens are in great condition, easy to read and roll nicely.
Tee box markers were very consistent and easy to see. Course is marked well with signs for the 1st time golfers.

Well worth my drive over to the course. Booked my round through GolfNow with no problems. I’ll be back to play very soon

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 102
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

TW

Course is in great shape. Great customer service. Friendly and courteous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Friendly fun course

All holes are different. Plays much more difficult than slope suggests. Greens were recently sanded and are of moderate speed but roll nice and true. Not many golfers out now so pace was excellent. Staff are all very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
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
Played On
Reviews 3
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

starts tough (#s 2-7) finishes tough (#s 16-18), but each hole is right there in front of you,

Always pleased here with the golf and the prices and quality of the food in the grill upstairs

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

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