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4.8
344 Reviews (344)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
98.8%
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338 out of 344 reviews
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4.7
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.4%
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4.7
114 Reviews (114)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
99.1%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7092 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.9
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Kiva Dunes Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Greens Tiff-Eagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jerry Pate (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirts required

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.8
344 Reviews (344)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 10
Undulating Greens 7
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 9
Advanced Golfers 9
Group Getaways 8
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6
Worth the Drive 6

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best on The Gulf

Course was in perfect condition. Lush fairways and perfect greens. Renovation in 2015 created playability for all levels of golfers. We felt welcomed and the staff made sure we had everything we needed and were enjoying our day. Generous fairways and big greens help accommodate the breeze off the gulf. KIVA DUNES is a must play.

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

Another great experience

Beautiful weather and course was in great condition. Greens continue to be quite firm and quick with a lot of undulation on them. Be cautious on your approaches! Group in front was glacially slow but the Marshall did a nice job and we finally played through which we appreciated. While a bit slow the course, cart and greens staff and beautiful weather kept it pleasant. We will be playing again soon! Love the golf now value too. Saved $30/per person!

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

Too windy to really review.

If I could have played a different day I would have because the wind was impossible but it was my last day of vacation so I gave it a shot. I was matched with another single so I wasn’t the only crazy one out there that day. Never caught up with the group ahead and the foursome behind us never caught up to us so I’d say pace was a 5. Course was, as expected, in great shape and the greens were reading true for me. Even with the wind I did have a good time.

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

Good course

Excellent course. Demanding but fair. Challenging holes and layouts. Not to difficult to find balls out of fairway usually. Greens very nice. Recommend this ciourse. Little pricey considering lot of open t times

David Mc

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Great course. A little rough the day I played because of the very windy conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very friendly staff

I had a good time at kiva dunes. The pace was fairly quick for a resort course. Not a difficult course and 5 sets of tees make it playable for everyone.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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

It was a great course and well maintained. Only downside was no gps on the carts and the holes were not well marked and no real course layout info

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
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

A great golf course

ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COURSES ON THE GULF COAST. THE STAFF IS SUPER FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. THE COURSE IS IMMACULATELY MAINTAINED AND THE LAYOUT IS CHALLENGING BUT FAIR. ONE OF MY FAVORITE ROUNDS EVER!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kiva Dunes

Target golf with very hard greens! Course was in good shape. Would play again and recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 65
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

VERY SLOW

Two good things about the course: the layout is interesting and the greens were OK. Fairways and tees were terrible. Pace of play was about 3 hours for 9 holes. No one can really play that way and enjoy it even on a nice day. Never saw a ranger anywhere,, somewhere up ahead there had to be a super slow group. Also carts are not allowed in some areas potentially slowing down play because of the layout, The only way we finished before dark was because several groups behind and ahead of us quit. You could literally see groups in several areas driving back to the clubhouse.
This is the only course that I have played on through golf now (of about 50 in FL, AL, SC and MI) that makes golf now players wait until 15 minutes before tee time just to check in. Some courses are very strict about waiting for your tee time because they’re full but you are treated poorly here. My advice is for golf now to not ‘work’ with this course or vice versa. Will definitely NEVER play this course again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kiva Time

Course is a challenge but playable. With it being early in the golf year it was more challenging than I would have liked. Some fairways are 25 to 30 yards wide at most!

You need to use irons or rescue clubs off the tee, unless you are very accurate with your driver. It was cool and some parts of the fairway were damp so not much roll. The greens were very hard and the ball rolled quite a bit more than expected.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course - Horrible Restaurant/Bar

The golf course itself was in good shape considering the time of year and the amount of rain it had received the previous 1-2 weeks. It is also a fun fairly challenging layout. My main complaint and the reason for the low rating was the bar/restaurant in the clubhouse. After the round, we sat at the bar for 10 -15 minutes waiting for the bartenders to simply serve us a beer. We were the only ones sitting at the bar and there were 2 tables of golfers waiting to order food. You would think a seasoned bartender would have taken 1 minute and grabbed us 2 beers since we even told her that was all that we wanted, but instead she spent 10-15 minutes waiting on the 2 tables, taking their drink and food orders, and delivering their drinks to them without even acknowledging us other than to say "I will be right with you". After waiting almost 15 minutes, we got up and left. It was the most absolute worst service scenario I have ever experienced. Considering they are the "number 1 ranked golf course in Alabama", you would think they could at least be able to serve you a beer after the round. Ridiculous, unprofessional, and unacceptable. I would recommend the course, but don't expect anything but horrible service after the round is over.

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

Good course but horrendous service in the bar

Golf course conditions were in good shape especially considering it was February. It is a fun layout as well I’m not sure if I would consider $82 for a midweek round a “good value” but it was a fun course to play. Major complaint was the bar area. After the round, we sat at the bar for at least 10 minutes simply wanting a cold beer after the round. We were the only ones sitting at the bar yet the bartender spent all of her time serving 2/3 tables of golfers. She commented to us at least 3 times during our 10 minute wait that she would “be right with us” yet refused to take 1 minute and grab 2 beers out of the cooler for us. We got so frustrated that we got up and let after 10+ minutes of waiting. It was the most ridiculous thing I have ever experienced.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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