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4.5
972 Reviews (972)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
12
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
96.0%
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4.3
137 Reviews (137)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.0%
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4.4
256 Reviews (256)
5 Stars
142
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6856 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.9

The 18-hole Gulf Shores Golf Club (formerly known as Golf Club of The Wharf) in Gulf Shores, Alabama is a public golf course that opened in 1963. Designed by Earl Stone, the previously named Gulf Shores Golf Club went in 2005 through a renovation that lengthened the course by 300 yards. Gulf Shores Golf Club plays for 6,856 yards from the championship tees and has a slope rating of 127 and a 72.9 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Mini Verde Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Earl Stone Jay Morrish (2007) Carter Morrish (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Schuessler Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire is required

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4.5
972 Reviews (972)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 7
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 41
Bunkers 40
Forced Carries 19
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 26
Locals 23
Seniors 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 31
Near Local Attractions 14
Worth the Drive 10

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Rainey day

Even though there was a steady drizzle, the course was not cart path only. Fairways and rough were in excellent condition and the greens putted well even after a recent air ration.

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Good track but packed and slow.

Good course, easy layout once you know where to hit it. Kinds short but good. Wet today so made it challenging. I would play again. Good course for the price. .

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Previously Played

Great for solo golfers!

2nd time playing this course 12 months apart. As a solo golfer, I've been paired with others both times making the round even more enjoyable. Despite recent hurricane, course was well drained and maintained. Will be coming back every time I visit Gulf Shores!

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Conditions Excellent
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Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Conditions Good
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Great layout!

They aerated the greens a few weeks ago and they're just now coming back, but overall a great experience.

Conditions Good
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
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First Time Playing

Gulf Shores Golf Club

This is an excellent track. Very challenging and was in great condition for being in August. Will play it again when we come back.

Conditions Excellent
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Handicap 20-24
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always a good day.

Course in great shape. Greens with evidence of recent aeration.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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