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4.8
270 Reviews (270)
5 Stars
224
4 Stars
40
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
98.2%
Recommend this course
265 out of 270 reviews
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4.8
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.3%
Recommend this course
59 out of 60 reviews
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4.9
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
98.9%
Recommend this course
87 out of 88 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
270 Reviews (270)

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 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
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout very slow pace

The course needs to instruct the staff to monitor slow pace groups. We are all out for a good time but having groups walk to weeds for a lost ball for 10 minutes plus is nuts! I’ve played this course several times and slow play is the norm. The staff are very nice people but someone needs to take charge and move groups along. Course is in great shape with some issues with greens but overall a good experience and ok value. If your in the area I do recommend to play Kiva but do study the course layout, it will help you in several blind and trouble areas.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
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
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course. Top notch amenities.

Played down here while on vacation. We played a couple courses on Gulf Shore and this was by far the most memorable courses. Top notch services and staff. If I’m down here again I would defiantly play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good solid course

Wasn't quite as nice as I'd hoped. No holes with an ocean view, but still plenty of water. Extremely windy so tough club selections. Fairly expensive. However, did get to play as a twosome which was great!

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

Must play

Next time I’m in the area I’m only going to play this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kiva dunes

Great course you can call pro shop and get same rate as what golf now offers with no add on fees

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time at Kiva Dunes

Kiva Dunes is a really nice course. We were greeted by friendly staff. I got a hot deal of the day which was a great value. They have a nice practice area and range balls included. We were paired with some very nice folks from other states that were a joy to play with. It started raining hard on #6 so we came into cart barn until it passed then resumed and finished 18. Some who had gone in came out late and jumped in front of us which really slowed pace of play. Overall I was really happy with course condition and layout. Although it is close to ocean there are no ocean views.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 77
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

The best golf course in Gulf Shores Alabama

I played here today and as usual, the staff treat you with respect and always willing to accommodate the customers/golfers need...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

What a beautiful corse

I hadn’t played this course in several years, but like always it didn’t disappoint. The starter went out of his way to accommodate me since I was by myself and asked if I wanted to play alone or with someone else. I chose to play with another golfer and we had a great time. The staff in the clubhouse and even the cart girl were very friendly and very hospitable. I had a great experience...thanks Kiva!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly

Was pleased with entire experience. Staff went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and the course was a real treat to play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course around gulf shores

Played here while on vacation in gulf shores. After much research decided this was the best public course I could find. Was not disappointed. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful including the marshall, he was present but not overbearing. Everyone I talked to there agreed this was the best course und that area. Front was was somewhat easy but the back nine really turned it on. Greens had recently been sanded so they were slower than I would have liked, but I expect they’d be great in a couple weeks. If you wanna play good course in the area that isn’t just a tourist course this is definitely your best bet! Highly recommend

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Must play

A gem definitely should play if you are in the area! Great condition and a interesting sweet layout think links with some target golf! Fast greens and a consistent ocean breeze make for a challenging game of golf. Friendly staff a highly recommended play!

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