Gulf Shores Golf Club

4.3931294118 4.4 stars from 5 (1210)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6856 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

  • 520 Clubhouse Dr, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36547, Baldwin County
  • (251) 968-7366
  • (251) 968-7370
  • www.gulfshoresgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1963
Architect(s): Earl Stone, Jay Morrish (2007), Carter Morrish (2007)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda Mini Verde Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Schuessler Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6856 yards 72.9 127
Blue 71 6410 yards 70.7 121
White 71 6006 yards 68.8 119
Teal 71 5420 yards 66.0 114
Teal (W) 71 5420 yards 71.3 121
Red 71 4822 yards 63.3 107
Red (W) 71 4822 yards 67.9 114

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1210 Reviews
5 stars:
711
4 stars:
407
3 stars:
57
2 stars:
22
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

1155 out of 1210 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2022
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"New to area..first time at GSG"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2022
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Just moved from TX to Fairhope area recently and getting acquainted with local courses. GSGC has a great layout, extremely friendly staff, and cart service on the course. While many of courses in the area could some much needed rainfal the course played well. Pace if play good (but it was 108 heat index). Will return for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2022
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2022
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Enjoyable"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2022
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Very helpful and friendly staff, especially the starter. The course has a great layout, and is in very good condition.

Excellent amenities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2022
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u3527936's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2022
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2022
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Held up"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2022
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A local member playing in front of us stayed on the phone, held up play and would not let play through. Miserable experience.

Quit with several holes Unplayed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u3527936's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2022
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2022
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2022
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Decent and Enjoyable"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2022
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Despite having some bare spots in a few fairways and some issues with Poa Annua on and around some of the greens, we enjoyed our round. Price is somewhat steep, but I really didn't mind paying it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2022
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2022
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Vacation"


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Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2022
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Good course and good layout, some tee boxes needs some TLC. Overall good experience


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2022
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


u347433329's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2022
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The day was warm and a little windy. I liked the layout, we played the white tees about 6000 yds. Some of the holes are sneaky long. Bring your sand game, fairway bunkers and around greens. Had a nice time will play it again next year..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good golf close to the heart of Gulf Shores"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2022
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was an enjoyable experience at a good golf course with a friendly staff at a fair price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Shaun4757510's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2022
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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