Kiva Dunes Golf Course

4.6264411765 4.6 stars from 5 (73)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7092 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7092 yards 73.9 132
Blue 72 6464 yards 70.8 129
White 72 5849 yards 67.8 119
Red (W) 72 5006 yards 68.5 115

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 73 Reviews
5 stars:
54
4 stars:
16
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

71 out of 73 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers group getaways   Challenges include bunkers  

loading...
loading...

Reviewer Photos

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

tincup334's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Course is in great shape!"


eleblanc78's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Entire course is in great shape. Friendly staff. A must play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u9410327's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Top Notch"


jlberkowitz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition. The greens were running fast and true. Very impressed!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u993543901's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Kiva"


u7870499's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens were in great shape, greens do run fast, quite a challenge! Good job to green keepers


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Tom4466012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has a good layout. The greens are in great shape. I had a very enjoyable day. I highly recommend this course.


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


"It a must"


LanceGilliland's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Luv this course. Great layout. Always challenging. Sand in bunkers is top notch and you will play out of One or Two or Several. If it’s windy don’t expect to go low. Greens were in great shape.


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


"Must play"


u00000113607's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a must play if you are in the Gulf Shores area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Keep it in the fairway, because it is tough out of the trees. :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Darrel2632217's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course keep it in the fairway to do good. Greens are tricky.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u6182928's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u6182928's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
First time playing 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


I recommend this course


"As good as advertised"


jathames22's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Beautiful course! Greens rolled fast and true! Layout is great! Makes you think your way around!


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


"Pin Placement"


u641967332's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course, but today greens were lighting fast and all pins were nearly impossible to put!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Kiva"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice track. One of the best in the area. Steelwood in Loxley and this course on my two favorites.


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, great location, great layout!!"


ikeandarb's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

In town for work and I currently live in Hawaii so I play some very nice courses. Was looking forward to playing with a great friend of mine who lives in Irvington. I drove over 2 hours from Destin where I was staying to play the course so I was hoping it was all it was cracked up to be; it was. Needless to say, we both had an awesome time even though we both didn't play too well.

The young men who took our bags were attentive and courteous. The pro shop attendant was very nice and the starter was awesome. He gave us some pointers on some holes and even drove around later and asked us how we liked the course.

This particular day, the weather was extremely windy which made the course exponentially harder. The greens are super fast and very firm...but fair.

I'm a 6 handicap and my short game is my strength and I finished with 33 putts and shot an 89. In fairness, I didn't strike my irons as well as I normally do but I didn't get the speed of the greens down until maybe the 5th hole or so.

Nevertheless, the course is excellent and if I lived in the area I'd play it quite often. It's a must play!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great greens, average layout, not worth the price"


bvinard's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The greens were great - read true with nice pace.

However, the course was nothing special and I'm certainly glad I didn't pay the full rate. $76 was still way too much. Gulf Shores Golf Club is a much nicer course - better layout and in better condition for less than half the cost of the full rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course is nice, staff is not."


Craig5630898's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Let me begin by saying the course was in great shape and the grounds were very well-kept. However 2 bad experiences with staff leads me to believe it wasn’t just one bad egg. Donny the starter insisted I go out 45 min prior to my tee time bc he said ‘you do not want to get behind the elderly couple!’ He also told me which tees I’d be playing that day! Lol

I was looking forward to taking advantage of the ‘complimentary’ range balls, and assumed I could hit the range after the round (2.75 hrs since no one was ahead of me) since ‘Donny the starter’ sent me out so early. When I pulled back up to hit balls after the round I was directed to the pro shop where the kid says I can pay $20 to use the range after a round.

1. If range balls are complimentary, they are complimentary. Period. Either offer the service, or don’t.

2. Donny and the kid in the pro shop left a terrible taste to a good round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course"


James4715354's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course play well even though the greens were recently sanded


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed