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4.5
814 Reviews (814)
5 Stars
522
4 Stars
250
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
97.3%
Recommend this course
791 out of 814 reviews
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4.6
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.1%
Recommend this course
101 out of 103 reviews
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4.6
184 Reviews (184)
5 Stars
122
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.8%
Recommend this course
180 out of 184 reviews
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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 1967. 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 6,812 yards from the championship tees and has a slope rating of 110 and a 70.2 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 1967
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

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
814 Reviews (814)

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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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good Value

Our second time playing and it’s a good course for the money. Not very good on off course amenities and the golf carts all seem to have issues. Front desk staff is very nice as are the cart girls but both times the marshals all seem to be a little uptight and unfriendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Bama Golf!

Thank you for making our first Alabama round so enjoyable. Proficient friendly staff- pro shop, starter, bev cart and maintenance- all outstanding! Course was in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great experience

Really enjoyed our visit. First time and would definitely come back even though it was coldddd. Probably helped pace of play but it warmed up a little as we went. Staff was so friendly from pro shop to starter course layout was nice and would love to play it when it was really green as it would be not only challenging but also enjoyable to look at keep up great work

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Fun place to play

Fairways are fairly wide. Greens were rolling very well. Though it’s winter in the area, the course is still highly playable. Lots of sand traps, so you need to hit your ball fairly straight to avoid them. Good variety of layout and terrain.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stuck with in an unfriendly foursome.

Tell me something Golfnow, is it the practice for golf clubs to stick hott deal recipientsl in foursomes when there's barely anybody playing?

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pophop

Excellent course, as good a layout you could ask for. Course was in great shape. A must play if you are in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 92
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Day with new golf friends

Our new snowbird golf friends really enjoyed the course and so did we! One of our favorites along Gulf Coast. Greens are very fast and challenging!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

Enjoyed it and definitely will be back in the summer! Recommend to anyone who wants a decently challenging and fun course all for a decent price

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice, covenient

I play here every year around the same time. The course can’t be expected to be in great shape since it is winter. The friendliness of the staff make all the winter shortcomings easily tolerable by their helpfulness and friendliness. I intend to continue coming back as long as I am able.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just Beautiful!

The last day of January and the staff and course were both great. Looking forward to our next round of golf there!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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