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4.5
461 Reviews (461)
5 Stars
292
4 Stars
146
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
96.2%
Recommend this course
446 out of 461 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.7%
Recommend this course
67 out of 70 reviews
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4.5
152 Reviews (152)
5 Stars
101
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.7%
Recommend this course
144 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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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
461 Reviews (461)

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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Conditions Excellent
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Nice layout with plenty of hazards.

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

Conditions Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
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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
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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Layout Excellent
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Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Conditions Good
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5.0
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Ranger Ben

Ben was super friendly and a gentleman. Thank you to the staff for the accommodations and the hospitality. The course was well maintained and the overall experience was gratifying. And ben, I want your hat!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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1.0
First Time Playing

Complete jerks

We got rained out on thursday so we had to play the back nine on saturday. They told us on the phone and at the counter that it was ok to tee off on hole ten. After we got the hole half played some old man on a golf cart came out and started yelling at us very disrespectfully. This same guy said it was ok to tee off on this hole not 5 minutes before that.. We had to play the same front nine that we already played 2 days before....we are on vacation and wanted to play holes we never golfed before. Although we werent slowing anyone down they wouldnt let us......they wouldnt let you practice put or use the practice tees either.....they were very rude and disrespectful to us. The course was not very well kept....the had these litle off color patches on the greens that would make your ball go offline. I will never go back here....very unprofession people that act like pompous pricks.....ill take my 100$ elsewhere!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Very nice course

Love the course. Expensive for me, so i don't play as often as i would like. Golfnow comes thru once in awhile so i can play. Course in very good condition so not that its not worth the extra $ overall great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice staff and starter.

The only two negatives were with being charged $49 instead of the $45 I was offered by golfnow. Even after I pointed this out, she still charged me the higher rate.
Play was good until the back 9, when play was slow due to a flight of 5 drunk men. No sign of the course Marshal on the back 9. This does affect play!
May try them again, but this may occur on a regular basis. If so, take your pick of the many other courses in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Review of Gulf Shores Golf Club

The course was in very good condition. Fairways were good, tee boxes were good, and greens were good, too. Greens were very fast. Maybe the fastest greens that I’ve ever played. The course was very green, but a little brown, too. I saw a gator on the course, which I like. It was out on land by some water. Much water and many sand traps at Gulf Shores. Some traffic on the front nine, but I was able to skip ahead and have great pace on the back nine.
A good place to practice.
Good driving range with mats and many range balls are included on the range.
Good, large practice putting green is near the driving range, and an area where I could practice chipping, sand shots, and pitching is near the green.
Gulf Shores Golf Club is a little expensive. I can play for much cheaper at nearby courses that are very similar. The course is high-quality, though, and the staff is nice.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

Gulf Shores Golf Course is a very beautiful course with a well designed layout. The staff is very friendly and really work to keep the pace of play on target. If in the Gulf Shores area take the time to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging greens.

The course was in great shape. Greens very fast. I mean very fast and challenging.
Our complaint was. We got there about 2 hours early. The cart guys said we may be able to get out early. He said talk with the starter. Went in to check in. Mentioned we we're ready to go. Lady looked at T times. We may be able to get you out. She went back to talk to manager. Came back out and said we would have to wait until our t time. Went to driving range. It was 30 min. Before anyone went off. Then a couple groups went off. And another 20 min. Or so before the next. When our t time was close 2 foursomes and a five some was let out. This was a group of regulars playing a match for money. We waited at each hole for the fivesome in front of us. We could have went out 4 or 5 times in the two hours we waited. If it wasn't for golf now I wouldn't pay the rack rate of $79.

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