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Kiva Dunes Golf Club

815 Plantation Rd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-8286
+1 251-540-7000
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Challenging but fair

The course has a nice lay out that is somewhat open for the casual golfer and can get away with a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greg C
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Bristol, Tennessee
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Fun golf, great shape, nice staff

We played Kiva 5 times this week on a trip to Gulf Shores. Why? Because it is in the best shape... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MemphisZ
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Rated the top public Golf Course in Alabama per Golf Digest, Kiva Dunes stretches 7,092 yards with a U.S.G.A. rating of 73.9 and a slope rating of 132. This spectacular 18-hole golf course meanders through natural sand dunes, lakes and wildlife areas. The layout was created by Jim Edgemon, the property’s developer, and longtime friend and former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“in great shape” (12 reviews)
“high handicap” (2 reviews)
“piece of land” (2 reviews)
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815 Plantation Rd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-8286
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The course has a nice lay out that is somewhat open for the casual golfer and can get away with a few bad shots. Some greens require a smartly placed approach shot. Course was in good condition and service was typical of a resort setting....More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We played Kiva 5 times this week on a trip to Gulf Shores. Why? Because it is in the best shape of the courses in immediate Gulf Shores area, it's challenging yet fun. There are a number of holes that are tough; a number of...More

Thank MemphisZ
KivaDunes18, Public Relations Manager at Kiva Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Kiva Dunes Golf Course. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time. See you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pretty, beachy, sandy, nature meets golf course kind of place. The staff is very professional and helpful. Proper attire is a must. Proper golf etiquette is a must. There is an expected rate of play that must be followed. A kind offer...More

Thank freedomawaits
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The course is worthy of the price. What a fantastic layout. How can it be golf scenic on such a flat piece of land. The greens were a bit slower than the Midwest bent greens but they appeared to pick up pace as the day...More

Thank daqattaq
KivaDunes18, Public Relations Manager at Kiva Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you taking the time to review Kiva Dunes Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Kiva Dunes new beach club is awesome. The best thing they could have ever done. Plan your next vacation at a condo or home rental.

Thank Alecia B
KivaDunes18, Guest Relations Manager at Kiva Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi there! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at the resort. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Four of us played here Tuesday. I would say the course lived up to it rating in Golf Advisor. The course was in great shape and the greens putted very true. From the moment we got out of our car we were made to feel...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Fun course in a lovely gulf side setting. Especially appreciate that juniors 17 and under play free with paying adult during certain periods.

Thank David G
Reviewed 27 June 2017

While traveling with the family on vacation to the Gulf Shores, took time to hit 18 holes on Kiva Dunes. I had read that it was a nice course and I was happy with the layout and conditions. A few of the greens had recently...More

1  Thank Owen B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Just played Kiva Dunes. I play this course every year when in Gulf Shores Warned by the Marshall aerating just completed a week ago Discount Rates apply. Well not so. Full 90$ rate. But I played the Course with a couple Greens were horrible. Rough...More

2  Thank DandyDon21
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Course was in overall excellent condition. Greens were being refurbished, however the clubhouse was upfront about this prior to our booking. Still a fantastic course to play. Will be back!!

Thank James C
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Birddog2785
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Response from raybyerley | Reviewed this property |
They sometimes have specials noted on their website. I would check there for the dates you are interested in. The gulf shores visitors centers may also have some discounts available or try the cono or huose rental outfit... More
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