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4.8
289 Reviews (289)
5 Stars
241
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
98.4%
Recommend this course
284 out of 289 reviews
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4.8
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
49 out of 49 reviews
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4.8
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
98.9%
Recommend this course
93 out of 94 reviews
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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

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.8
289 Reviews (289)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 10
Undulating Greens 7
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 9
Advanced Golfers 9
Group Getaways 8
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very challenging

Not for beginners, love this place and is my new favorite for this area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun layout. No two holes the same.

I have heard a lot about the course from others who have played it and I will say It lived up to the hype. Fantastic layout and opportunity to hit some really fun shots with the wind being in play every hole. The hurricane definitely cause some damage and they lost over 200 trees. But it was still a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good experience

The property had a lot of hurricane damage but the course itself was in pretty good shape considering.. Staff was great but there was no locker room with other facilities like course bathrooms were OTS., I believe the round was a little overpriced.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kiva

I did not make any putts as they where very hard to read. Be prepared to make some unusual club selections due to the amount of wind that you deal with on the scores.
We had a blast and I am looking forward to playing this track again real soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Course has been open only two weeks because of Hurricane Sally and the grounds crew has done an amazing job getting the course in great shape. The greens are large and putt true. Pro shop and club house staff were friendly and welcoming.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course condition

1 month after Hurricane Sally the course was in perfect condition. . Significant tree damage but never affected play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Slow play

Played as a single on Sundaty afternoon. . Had multiple twosomes and threesomes let me play through. Came on a fivesome and would not allow me through. Noticed 2 other fivesomes on the course. hard to believe a course this nice allows fivesomes especially on the weekend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nic course

Kiva Dunes is a nice course and for being in a coastal area does have too much water in play. The only negative was that the greens were so hard but the starter told us before we teed off that they were trampolines

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Kiva Dunes

Wonderful golf experience! Best course in the area, especially if you can get the Tee Off deal rate!! No complaints, only compliments

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 89
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Golf Course

I love playing this golf course, the greens and fairways are always well maintained. Best of all the staff are the best, especially the starter named, Ben. He drove around checking on people plus Ben were handing out some free cold water to all golfers.
My only complain is the owner of Kiva Dunes should put a GPS on his/her golf carts, so I don't have to keep bringing my own GPS.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golfing w/Laura

We were staying in Gulf Shores and chose to play Kiva Dunes while down there. We got our round in between hurricanes Marco & Laura. It was quite windy because of the hurricane, but playable. The staff was very friendly, offered some tips on approaching several tricky holes. We basically had the course to ourselves due to the weather and it being end of season. We'll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing!!!

Don’t let anyone disrespect this course. It was fantastic, played it a couple day after a tropical storm hit and you couldn’t even tell. Have played all over the world and Kivas in my top 5. Well worth the $75 fee. Range included and Ben is always a great help as the starter.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Top Notch AL Coast Course

Every aspect of this course is top notch. The staff, the practice area, the course maintenance, the amenities, the ranger keeping pace of play...you name it. Really enjoyed my round. Beautiful course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 89
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The best golf course in the area

I already played all the golf courses in the area within 30 miles radius and I must say that this is the best golf course in the area. The greens and fairways were always well maintained.
Best of all the staff here were awesome, especially the starter named Donnie, and the bag boy named Mike. They always work hard and always smiling serving the golfers and making golfers happy and satisfied before and after leaving the golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great outing

Had a memorable round with the family. Staff was very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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