815 Plantation Road, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542, US
(251) 540-7000
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About Kiva Dunes

Kiva Dunes Resort is set within a conservation area on the Fort Morgan peninsula minutes from the sugar-white beaches of Gulf Shores. Its vacation rentals range from full homes to fully furnished condos, each allowing guests access to the resort's four pools, two restaurants and private beach. The Kiva Beach Club is home to a salt-water pool and full restaurant service. Massage and yoga services are available. Kiva Dunes, a Jerry Pate design, is considered by many Alabama's No. 1 public course.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★★
Year Opened1995
Number of Units100-300

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsBar, Casual
Room TypesFractional Ownership
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Kiva Dunes

Reviews

4.7
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Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Best in Gulf Shores area

Great course layout. Well maintained. Drains after rain exceptionally well and wildlife on the course is an added attraction.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Sand knats are rough. Do bring off spray

If I’m looking for complaints-green speeds were inconsistent. Tee boxes were uneven at times. Now that the bad stuff is out of the way. It was an absolutely beautiful course. Not at all intimidating. I do recommend eating before or plan to eat right after because there is no clubhouse visits at the turn as you don’t come to it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Tough Course

This course is very demanding and has a ton of undulations. There are not many flat spots in the fairways or on the greens. Its borderline ridiculous. I enjoyed playing it but its not an everyday course because it wears you out with the slopes and wierd lies. Great staff, great course layout, too tough. I'm glad i played it from the tips but too many other good courses out there for me.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Positive

The price was a bit high but the course itself was very nice. The extra care that a great course would take was not seen here. The edges were frayed with no color that helped its image. Between the uprights it was extremely cared for!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course great staff

Beautiful course that is in great shape and very friendly and helpful staff. It is a very fair course that can challenge all levels but also is not to difficult or punish you to much for a bad shot. Greens are quick and very challenging, but they are big. Enjoyed our time here greatly!

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

Amazing Greens!

Hands down one of the greatest courses you’ll play.. period! Has a PGA feel, greens roll really fast and true, fairways are like hitting off a sponge and the views are awesome! You’ll probably see an alligator sunning somewhere on the course and depending on where the pins are you’ll cuss the greens as such as you’ll praise them.. (but in a good way) all in all, you’re crazy not to play if you’re within 30 minutes of it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

What a course!

Have been wanting to play Kiva Dunes for a long time. What a great course! Played in winds that were at least 35mph, wide fairways made tee ball very playable, putts were being blown all over the place. What a fun day. Quite the experience and would recommend this course to anyone. Can’t wait for the opportunity to play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great round

From the moment we got on property the staff was extremely friendly and attentive.

Course is in great shape. Greens were perfect and true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect Greens

The whole experience from beginning to end was great. The staff was wonderful and the greens were the best I've ever played on . The only small disappointment was that there were no water views anywhere on the course. Disappointing since you are at the beach. We would have loved a few holes with a beach or bay view. Otherwise perfection.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Try to avoid downhill putts. Greens were quite fast and very true.

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

Good course but no hole indicators

The golf course was very good, somewhat challenging, After a night of heavy rain there where some puddles on the fairways and some flooded bunkers but in general excellent with really nice greens.
It was the first time I played on this course and it does not have any mark or indicator of the holes making it difficult to identify the tee box of the next hole.
the distance markers from the tee boxes were badly positioned, sometimes the withes ahead of the blue ones and some times the other way around.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Gulf Shores Golf Course

Excellent golf experience. Challenging course, but very fair. Loved the layout and challenges. Plenty of sand and water. Greens were very fast and undulating for sure, but ran true and we quickly were able to adjust to the speed. Big shout out to Shane and Grayman, two local regulars who we were lucky enough to be paired with…and who generously provided tips on every hole! Highly recommend - great time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
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

Wonderful dat, Great course

The best course we played at the gulf shores. Wonderful staff, Course was in great condition and the pace of play was acceptable. Would recommend to others and would plat again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Great Course on the Alabama Gulf Coast!

This golf course was amazing and fun to play! A must play if you're in Alabama. The staff was very friendly, and the pro shop was great. I will be playing this course again in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable course

This was our first time playing Kiva Dunes. Course is well maintained. Greens were lightening fast. Beautiful course. A lot of long holes. Quite a few sand traps (which my ball happened to enjoy going to the beach). Sand traps well maintained with soft sand.
Watch out for the wildlife (gators/snakes in particular). The gators were sunning on the banks of several of the ponds.
Employees were very friendly and helpful.

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

Worth it

The greens are large. Fairways wide. Trouble is easily seen.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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