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4.9
215 Reviews (215)
5 Stars
181
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
98.3%
Recommend this course
211 out of 215 reviews
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5.0
31 Reviews (31)
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31
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
31 out of 31 reviews
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4.9
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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0
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.2%
Recommend this course
54 out of 55 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

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Reviews

4.9
215 Reviews (215)

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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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great layout!

The course has an excellent mix of sand, water, trees, and rough. The four people in our group were impressed with the challenging layout. The course was in excellent shape. The greens were big and quick. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be returning here soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

ALWAYS A CHALLENGE

This track is always a great challenge. Wd had some weather issues with rain and wind but it drains very well, and there was no standing water anywhere. The Happy Cart remains one of the most expensive in the area as are drinks inside the bar/restaurant. I was asked if I wanted a double bloody mary when I ordered one mid morning. Wrongfully assuming there was a 'double' discount, but no...18.00! The cart girls need to know how NOT to disturb golfers when they drive around. Cheers

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

Vacation Golf Getaway

One of the best courses I’ve golfed. From the moment we pulled in we felt welcomed. Bag drop staff, starter, and cart girl were outstanding and great to visit with. Very helpful! Second off this morning and made it around in 2 hours and 47 minutes.

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

The best golf course in the area

I played all the golf courses in the area being a local in Gulf Shores Alabama, and this golf course is pretty much the best golf course in the area. The staff in the pro shop is accommodating to my needs and want to do. Best of all the greens here are the best...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Pro Shop Sales! Driving range supplied Balls! And a starter who got us out ahead of outing. Course drained remarkably well consider all the rain that fell. Greens ran true, fast n smooth.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Alabama Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Enjoyable day

Course is in good shape. Greens are fairly large and roll true, although a bit slower than I had expected for this caliber of course. Very good fairways and I thoroughly appreciated the tee boxes were level. This course is definitely worth playing when in the area. Well maintained and manicured.

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

Pristine course conditions

This course is very interesting and challenging with lots of places to get into trouble! It’s a great layout and this time of year, the pace of play was awesome. We finished in three hours.

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

Kiva Simply the Best

We Have been coming to Panhandle for over 12 years and we finally played Kiva why did we wait so long?? It's a great course with good challenging holes ,fairways are top notch and greens were quick except for a couple . The overall look of the course is almost impeccable greens staff do a fabulous job of making the course look it's best, hats off to them.
The front 9 played in 1 hour 40 minutes , we bottled up in the back at 2 hours 25 minutes over all not bad if its not busy probably can be played in 3.5 hours easily. Loved the staff and we will be playing this in the following years every winter it will be a regular...for us SnowBirds!

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

Beautiful and challenging

The course has beautiful greens and fairways. It takes on rain really well, due to exceptional drainage and the staff is very helpful and friendly.

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

Awesome Greens

It's January and the greens are "awesome' as usual. They now have a brand new golf carts, but I wish that they also install a GPS, so I don't have to bring mine all the time when I play golf here. Overall everything is wonderful, such as excellent customer service, well maintained fairways and greens, and perfect pace of play. Highly recommended to any level of golfers...
I just love this golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Kiva and a Tee

Absolutely wonderful and I mean wonderful, top to bottom Great Shape super greens awesome fairways Not one complaint none Zero ..
Highly recommended and you’re in town and wanna play golf Please do ... Kiva and me and a Tee !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The best golf course in the area

I could not get enough of this golf course, although I played it so many times. It is worth the drive even if it's more than 3 hours drive. Locals are so lucky to have this golf course in the area. Staff are always awesome every time I come play golf here...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Course was in excellent condition. It was a little cold but the sun was out and playing conditions still very good. I needed to club up into the wind and of course I had to make the adjustments when I had the wind. Water and sand is in play a lot to make it challenging. I really enjoyed this course.

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

Kiva Dunes Early December

Kiva Dunes is a great golf course. It isn’t inexpensive but, you get what you pay for. The staff was friendly and helpful. The course itself is just the right amount of difficult to keep your attention. There were very few blind tee shots, it was all there right in front of you. The course conditions were immaculate. The greens were fast and rolled true. Good puts were rewarded. The course lays out East and West and the wind direction and speed come into play on every hole. If you like a well conditioned course that keeps you engaged on every hole, you will be rewarded here.

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

Well designed course

If you're in Gulf Shores, AL this is a must play course. The conditions, the layout, and the staff were top notch. This is on our repeat play list.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging

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