Gulf Shores Golf Club

4.5774117647 4.6 stars from 5 (309)
  • 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 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 309 Reviews
5 stars:
192
4 stars:
104
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

302 out of 309 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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"Beautiful Day"


u2869278's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
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Reviewed on

Beautiful day on the course and paired with enjoyable players. Course was well kept and nice as always. If you're in Gulf Shores this is a must play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Friendly staff & beautiful course"


u2869278's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Everything you could ask for in a great golfing experience. Friendly staff and beautiful course. A must play if in Gulf Shores.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Don4693987's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Prestige course"


Dbd0009's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Great course . Lived in Foley for 27 years and never played here. Usually $80 to play but got to play for $43 from golfnow


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


"Fun course to play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Greens were great and fairways in great shape. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The starter was very helpful with an overview of course and tips on how to play certain holes helped a great deal; made it enjoyable. Loved the guide book provided for each hole. Course, staff and location made it a great experience for me and my husband. The squirrels were so fun to watch and actually rode in our cart with us. Will definitely play this course again when we come south again. Love it!!


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


"Fun day"


u000001627384's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Love the course. All the staff are wonderful and very helpful. The squirrels are fun too. Great fun feeding them and taking pictures of them.


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 course"


ronkay's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Most important for me is that the greens were smooth and fast. Two foursomes let my wife and I play through. We got done in a little over 3 hours. All holes play differently - some very challenging, some easy. Great experience.


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


"Fun and challenging course"


Chris3604346's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Great place to play. Fast greens and fun layout. This is a place you have to check the wind every time you hit. They provide yardage books and helpful hints. Great practice area where you could spend an hour warming up. Highly recommend this course. Watch for gators and what I call monkey squirrels.


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



Lynn4000415's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather 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: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"An Absolutely Perfect Day For Spring Break Golf"


ECrockett1964's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visited Gulf Shores for spring break with the family. Took some time on Sunday to hit the links. Found this course on Golfnow. The course was not in too bad a shape considering the time of year. The fairways are coming along nicely and the greens were in very good shape. The staff was awesome and most of the folks that I encountered were very nice too! The pace of play was outstanding; not soon after my wife dropped me off (they went shopping), I was calling them to pick me up; I am sure I finished in not much over 2 hours. I will definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Cdelag34's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Large, nice greens. Well kept. Overall nice place to play.


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


"great course"


u538019902's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just trying to find a course near Orange Beach with a reason price was not easy! Golf now solved the problem! The price was reasonable and the course was great! Excellent greens to boot Here's where I have a problem! They let 5 some play! It's no good!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



Azstarkey's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


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


"This course is in my top 3 in baldwin county"


Shaun3827060's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
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Reviewed on

Great greens and the fairways are always in graat condition


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


"Nice Vacation Round"


JMLorenz's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice vacation round, decent weather, friendly staff. The course was new to me, so challenged by familiarity. The course provided plenty of challenge. Greens were excellent. Lots of sand. Plenty of water. I'd play it again if I have the chance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


joanna12's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course to play. Prices up from previous years. Golfnow made for more reasonable price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


honeydu's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was well groomed, the staff was great, the pace of play was great......Would highly recommend. BTW, the squirrels were entertaining.....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000005649462's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


joanna12's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is fun to play and is challenging. Very scenic with many new homes recently built. Greens were fast and fairways in good condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


Brad1941553's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome track!! Very well laid out and lots of caretaking of the foliage. Beautiful landscaping.

Great service and excellent track!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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