Gulf Shores Golf Club

4.5774705882 4.6 stars from 5 (331)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6856 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

  • 520 Clubhouse Dr, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36547, Baldwin County
  • (251) 968-7366
  • www.gulfshoresgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1967
Architect(s): Earl Stone, Jay Morrish (2005), Carter Morrish (2005)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda Mini Verde
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 331 Reviews
5 stars:
207
4 stars:
110
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

323 out of 331 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers plays long   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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"Course had been punched & sanded, putting was difficul"


u917890318's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best coy for money at all times except when greens are being worked.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



rbruhnjr's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course in great condition. The Club Sandwich from their grill was one of the best I have ever had. They use a very special bacon that they are very proud of.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great folks. Nice track"


u00000995179's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff. Course in great shape. Fast greens. Going back tomorrow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Has nice layout"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Has a nice layout the people are friendly and make u feel welcomed

George Hughes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000001768836's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time I played this course this week. Pace of play was outstanding! Teed off just before 8 and was done by 11:30. Course is in great shape and the greens are fast and true. Worth playing if you get a chance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



stevewdavis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First Time"


DonnLH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played course twice while on vacation. Enjoyed it quite a bit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First time, won’t be the last"


u000001768836's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I had never played this course before and am sorry I haven’t. Found a great price on GolfNow and couldn’t resist. Teed off just after 8 and was done by 11:45, so the pace of play was fantastic! The course is challenging but too much so. The greens were fast and rolled true. Fairways had recently been aerated, but they were still in very good shape and gave a lot of roll. Several selection of tee boxes so you can adjust the course to your liking. There are enough sand traps and water hazards to keep you on your toes. I would highly recommend playing this course if you get a chance. I’ve already booked my next tee time for there!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent"


raybark1952's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is as good as any in Baldwin County. Fairways had been recently airated but still in good shape. The greens are equal or better than any in the area. The tract is challenging but fair. Love this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



9ijoknnoi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value"


blondtornado's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had fun playing here again. There should be instructions on the website how to get there since there is new development built near by and gps will take everybody to the other side of the golf course. Staff was friendly and greens were ok for this time of the year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent"


Georgemcnichols's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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Reviewed on

2nd best course in Gulf Shores area. Kiva is best but this is far and away best value and better than all area courses, except Kiva.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



shawnrowell123's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Too Pricey"


Eliali's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

They advertise Military Rate, and upon arrival they say active only. That sucks. All others value all Military

Its just too pricey for the caliber course. They should advertise active only


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great value in Gulf Shores"


Forethelove's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played 18 holes on a Monday morning as a threesome and finished in 4 hrs, great pace of play. Course was recently aerated but still the course is in fantastic shape. Bunkers well maintained with very fluffy sand, definitely penalizing if you hit into them. Challenging layout but manageable. As playing to a 15 handicap lost only one ball. GolfNow has daily hot deals for this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course, nice layout, low rough"


vlami6of10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you get hot deals for this course you will be extremely pleased that you have gotten a good deal to play golf. Worth the money to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging, yet very playable"


u642481835's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I highly recommend this golf course. Lots of water but not extremely tight. The greens are excellent. The only downside we’re the bunkers; the sand was like powder (even in the fairways) and very difficult to get out of.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Alabama visit"


Richard8690577's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed ourselves, would of like to played it in much drier conditions due to heavy rains and a tornado day before, cart path only. Very nice course layout with doglegs left and right, being wet and windy, played longer, but that was ok. Staff very friendly and informative when asked about what to watch out for. If ever in area again, will stop back to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Lmerrihew's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Picturesque course in heart of Gulf Shores"


amzgolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A good combination of easy holes and challenging holes. The tees are well spaced to accommodate all levels of golfers. Just enough water to drown a bad shot. If you miss a putt its your fault, not the green's.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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