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4.8
190 Reviews (190)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
97.7%
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186 out of 190 reviews
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4.9
27 Reviews (27)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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27 out of 27 reviews
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4.8
41 Reviews (41)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.6%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7092 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.9
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Kiva Dunes Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Greens Tiff-Eagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jerry Pate (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirts required

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Reviews

4.8
190 Reviews (190)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 8
A Weekend Splurge 7
Group Getaways 6

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Kiva

The course was immaculate with a great layout and combination of easy and tough holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Kiva Dunes

What a professional course should be! The staff is friendly and helpful! The course is pristine! The breeze kept most of the bugs away! The course offers challenging holes & several par 3 for players like me!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Regular player from Chattanoooga

I’ve played Kiva Dunes countless times while on vacation in Gulf Shores and always without fail have a great golfing experience. Friendly professional staff and incredible golf course. The course is challenging but fair and enjoyable. It’s my favorite course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very nice course

I played here twice this week and was very happy overall. I played as a single and finished 18 holes in 3 hours. I played here one more round and joined two others after 3 holes. The course is very nice. The greens were sandy and quick. I enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

Course in great shape as always. Staff very friendly as always. Great experience all around. Could tell the greens were punched recently but the ball rolled true. There was even a guy out on the greens hand pulling the few weeds on the greens themselves. Probably why the greens are always in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Wonderful course, but a ball eater if you're not pretty straight. Great staff; ranger encouraged foursome ahead of our twosome to let us through, shortening the round by 45 minutes

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great greens!

This is the only course I play in Gulf Shores. It is one great course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Played from the tips. Very challenging course but also very gettable. Must manage your shots well to score well, but not impossible by any means. Very positive overall experience. Would definitely play it again.
The course was in good shape, but I would be remiss to not say that for the #1 course rating that is boasted, I was a bit disappointed that it was not more pristine. Definitely better than your average club, but for a resort with the accolades that it has, I was a bit surprised. Don’t let that deter you from playing here though, this is a great track.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Love this course. Play it every year when I’m down for vacation but only because of the Hot Deals on Golf Now. Otherwise, it’s a little overpriced. At the regular price point, you’d expect the carts to have GPS and range balls to be included. Also, you don’t return to the clubhouse at the turn so if you want something to eat, you better get it before you tee off. This is a piece of info that should be communicated. Finally, I played with my dad who plays the senior tees. There’s really no advantage to those on most holes and there should be. It sounds like I’m complaining but I really do love this course. Just would like to see some minor improvements.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course, poor pace

The folks working at Kiva are great. Driving range and putting practice area is great. Greens are great. Wide open fairways. I just don’t think I would pay the price I did today. If I could play for cheaper I would play again. I would recommend if you have the money and the time. Just plan on it taking all day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A REALLY NICE LAYOUT

I made my tee time 4-5 days before I got down there. My family and I stayed on the beach about 3 miles from the course for a 10 day trip with 25 of my wives side of the family. Since all but 3 or 4 of them drive me completely nuts, I knew I'd have to play golf every other day for my own sanity. I booked 4 of my tee times on GolfNow. Kiva was the first course I played and asked my wife what time my tee time was since I was driving and on our way back from an early grocery run in the morning. She tells me 1:42, I planned on getting there an hour early to chip and putt since a friend told me they have awesome practice amenities. So before I get in the shower at 11:41, I double check exactly what time I tee off and due to my wives temporary inability to read numbers realize that my tee time was for 11:42 which meant I had 60 seconds to get there. I called the pro shop and talked to Mark and he told me no big deal if I can get there inside of 25 minutes. I get there in 15 minutes and rush down to the first tee thinking I wasn't going to warm up at all, the starter noticed I was ruffled and told me to chill out and hit balls for 15-20 minutes and he'll just send me off the backside by myself. Never saw anyone in front of me or behind me all round. To make a long story longer, it is an awesome course that I'll play every time I'm in the area. Anyone that would complain about paying $58 to play here is either cheap or has no clue what a great course looks like. I wouldn't exactly say it's the BEST course in Alabama, but it's very scenic and very playable. I don't remember the starters name but he definitely made my day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Hot weather
Used cart

The best golf course in Gulf Shores Alabama and surrounding area

I played this golf course many times, and so far I am please with the greens, fairways, staff, and amenities.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

gm

Awesome course very well maintained and very friendly staff. As with most courses the tee times really don't mean anything because as soon as you tee off there is a group right behind you teeing off. While waiting on the group in front of you to get out of the way so you can hit then you have the group behind you breathing down your neck, it just makes for a miserable round of golf with everybody stacked up waiting. I don't know why courses don't abide by tee time and space them out atleast 10 minutes apart, play would go better and be more enjoyable and I don't think it would hurt how many groups you would have play that day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course... pace of play good. Drink carts every 3 holes.... definitely will play again if in area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GREAT COASTAL COURSE

Kiva Dunes never disappoints. Beautiful course in pristine condition. A true masterpiece in course layout and design. Unbelievably friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. A complete and gratifying golf experience. You gotta play this course if you even have the remotest chance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kiva Dunes

Great course super challenging a little confusing on where tee boxes are but overall great place to golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good

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