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4.6
788 Reviews (788)
5 Stars
508
4 Stars
239
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
97.5%
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766 out of 788 reviews
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4.6
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
99.0%
Recommend this course
95 out of 96 reviews
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4.5
185 Reviews (185)
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.8%
Recommend this course
181 out of 185 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

4.6
788 Reviews (788)

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

Course plays longer than yardage. Hardly any roll. Greens very fast. Golf was challenging but fair.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Excellent Course

Love the layout,, staff and conditions even with it being a bit cold lately, but still great overall.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Nice Round

Played the course while on vacation for the first time. Ladies in the Pro Shop were very friendly and helpful with a free yardage book.

Fairways were in good shape and the greens were true and a little on the quick side.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Day On The Links

Perfect weather, perfect course and a good round of golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

January Golf

The course was in pretty fair shape, and the greens were extremely fast. All in all, nice course for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great experience

Loved the layout and total experience! Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Would definitely play this course again and again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Really enjoyed this round

I played by myself early on a January morning and scooted around. The course was in great shape. It was really nice to be there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome course

Always a great place for golf. The course remains immaculate. Fun course and very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

a fun day

very enjoyable round with phil, russ and sue. lots of laughs and a few birdies. really enjoyed the greens, fast and true! love that finishing hole/!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Gulf Shores golf Club

The course was in great shape and we finished 18 holes in 3 1/2 hours. Everyone was very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable

Very friendly staff in the Pro Shop along with the Starter. Fast greens that played true. Plenty of bunkers and water which made the course enjoyable to maneuver.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Coming Back Strong

This course was heavily impacted by two hurricanes recently and was closed for some time. With that in mind, they have done an excellent job in bringing the course back to a very good level of playability. The weather was perfect and I very much enjoyed my final round of golf for 2020.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always A Treat To Play

Second time playing this course and it doesn’t change. IT’S PERFECT

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