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4.5
1069 Reviews (1069)
5 Stars
653
4 Stars
344
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
95.1%
Recommend this course
1027 out of 1069 reviews
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4.4
137 Reviews (137)
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.2%
Recommend this course
129 out of 137 reviews
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4.4
286 Reviews (286)
5 Stars
147
4 Stars
108
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.0%
Recommend this course
266 out of 286 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 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

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
1069 Reviews (1069)

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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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great unless it rains

This course is a good bargain when compared with other area courses and is a nice layout . Just do not play there if it has rained in the last 48-72 hours, as it doesn't drain well. But if it hasn't rained recently, I enthusiastically reccomend it as a good value choice.

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

Gulf Shores CC is a gem!

Neat 18 hole track in Gulf Shores! Not too much water for the average weekend player! Many of the local courses have so much water there are few places to miss. Had a blast and I’m playing it again next week!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 18
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great place to play

First time to play. Great practice area, balls included in round and area well maintained.
Fun layout with several challenging holes. Greens in great condition for time of year.
2 of us played in 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Over rated

Course layout is OK nothing to be excited aboutWe have played in SC, GA, AL better course for a fraction of the price
Starter want to make sure he places all GolfNow buyers together this implies that I event if we were an hour before starting our time and for 45 minutes no want show up on the starting hole
The impact was most people were playing in twosome or alone that make our foursome to be very slow for the group following us

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Over rated

The course is OK nothing to be excited about.
The starter is missing lot of judgement, we were 1 hr before the starting time but did not want us to start before our time event if for 45 minutes nobody was showing up.
I believed it wanted all Golfnow reservations to be together. Then the result was most group of players are twosome and catching up.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS COURSE AT ALL.
I have played better course in Alabama and Geargia for a fraction of their fees event if it was a Hot deal!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Gulf Shores GC

Nice course. Greens were quick but a little rough.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Round and Great Conditions and Speed

Course was in great shape. Temps were really good for Christmas Eve. No one on the course. Played at a great pace. Always a fun round

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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