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4.4
1233 Reviews (1233)
5 Stars
724
4 Stars
414
3 Stars
59
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
93.5%
Recommend this course
1176 out of 1233 reviews
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4.2
142 Reviews (142)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.4%
Recommend this course
127 out of 142 reviews
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4.3
291 Reviews (291)
5 Stars
142
4 Stars
114
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.1%
Recommend this course
268 out of 291 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

4.4
1233 Reviews (1233)

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Guy in the pro shop was about as friendly as a cactus. Other than that great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice and challenging course

While vacationing in the area I chose to play here. This was my first time playing this course and I was very pleased with the overall experience. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Nice and challenging course with fast, variable sloping greens. Like someone else mentioned a few reviews before this one - a few of the greens had some minor imperfections but not enough to affect play or lower my rating of the course.
Free, unlimited balls at driving range is a plus.
Thank you, GSGC staff for making this a great memorable experience.

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
Previously Played

Beautiful and tough course.

Course was in great shape. Had a few small bald spots on a couple of the greens and some crab grass spots in the fringe of the green on some holes that need to be addressed. This is my favorite course in and around Gulf Shores for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course layout, just needs maintenance.

Great course layout, challenging and rewarding if you go for it. Just the cartpath, tee box and greens all need maintenance. A little bit of work and this could be an excellent course. Staff does not seem very knowledgeable about course management and maintenance.

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

Great Course

This was a great course with very friendly staff. It was my first time playing and I was linked up with 3 strangers. Turned out to be a great experience. Course is very fair with a few challenges to keep you entertained. Greens and tee boxes were in decent shape as well. I will definitely be playing again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Nice Course, but fairways and greens were a bit wet, given the extreme temps right now its understandable. Harry Welker helped us get started and provided excellent tips and overall great conversation, Keep him around.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good $50 course

I live one block from this course, but never play it cause it’s overpriced and no local special.
Got a hot deal and played on an empty course.
Fairway good, greens bumpy and hard to make a put from any distance.
Over all very nice for as dry as it has been

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

No vacation

I had played this course last year and thought I had discovered a neat/nice little place to get a quick 18 in while on vacation. This year, things were drastically different. Part of my vacation each year is to play a round by myself. I do this so, I can play at my own pace without worrying about others but, mainly so I can have a peaceful quiet round... something I rarely get to do with my work schedule. Unfortunately, I was unable to relax as I found my early morning peace side barred for player throughput which made no sense. I arrived at 7:10am for a 7:50am tee time. I was informed upon check-in that I was being placed with complete strangers. Mind you, I was supposed to be by myself. My relaxed quick 18 turned into a much slower, grueling round where I had to play at others pace. I objected with the Marshall and he talked to me as if I were a child. He had a "Because I said so", attitude. I objected to the clubhouse and they gave me excuse after excuse. Essentially, a large amount of people who had later tee times decided the heat was too much for them and they convinced the club personnel to condense over a hundred people into the first 3 hours of the day. No communication was given to me. No other options made available. Due to this shoulder shrugging type of customer service, I will not be playing here again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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