Known for having beautiful weather year-round, Gulf Shores has been a haven for golf enthusiasts for even longer than it’s been known as a beach town. Sunny and warm, this is a region where outdoor living is a must. Golf in Gulf Shores is king, and the golf course is its kingdom, with emerald green grass spreading out for acres before you.
If you’re thinking a golf vacation is in your forecast, you might want to consider a trip to Gulf Shores, where you can spend your days on the links while the non-golfers in your family can enjoy the sugar white sands of the beach. It’s a vacation that will be enjoyed by ALL members of your family! Read on to learn about some of the best golf courses in Gulf Shores Alabama. And click here to see some of our amazing golfing deals!
Cotton Creek at Craft Farms – 3840 Cotton Creek Circle, Gulf Shores
Designed by the recently departed Arnold Palmer, this 18-hole challenging, yet not intimidating Gulf Shores golf course is an award-winning tribute to his genius. Cotton Creek and her sister course, Cypress Bend, are the only two courses in Alabama to have been designed by Palmer, and we are forever grateful to him for realizing the potential of our hometown.
Cypress Bend at Craft Farms – 3840 Cotton Creek Circle, Gulf Shores
The other 18-hole Palmer designed Gulf Shores golf course features a coastal twist to golf, with acres of lush green grass winding through a variety of coastal lakes. He didn’t alter the land, he tweaked the design to complement the backdrop. Challenging for experienced players, without being intimidating to those who are new to the game, Cypress Bend is a hometown favorite with worldwide appeal.
Kiva Dunes Golf Club – 815 Plantation Drive, Gulf Shores
Designed by Jerry Pate (golfers may recognize him as a former US Open Champion), this 18-hole Gulf Shores golf course was named one of the best new courses in the nation. A full renovation of the course in the winter of 2015 has this gem of a course playing in its best form ever. Resting just a few hundred steps away from the beautiful turquoise waters of the Gulf, a day spent here will make you believe in the good of all mankind.
Refuge Golf Club & Grill – 20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores
While the infamous “19th hole” is often a large part of the draw of any successful course, it’s rare that it’s referenced in the name. As a matter of fact, Refuge is the only one we know of! In any case, this 18-hole Gulf Shores golf course is a true gem with lushly manicured greens, natural beauty, and the occasional deer dropping by for a quick nibble.
The Peninsula – 27844 Canal Rd, Orange Beach
The Peninsula is the perfect place to escape on the bay. It’s private and quiet and gives you the freedom to do whatever you please. While they offer a club restaurant, a private beach on the bay, and many fun activities such as swimming, tennis and jogging, they are most notable for their golfing. Overlooking lakes and fairways, their 27-hole golf course offers 3 nine hole premium courses. No matter your level of experience, you are sure to get lost in the beautiful golfing opportunities that can be found at The Peninsula. It is its own paradise!
Glen Lakes in Foley – 9530 Clubhouse Dr, Foley, AL 36535
If you’re looking to get the most bang out of your buck, then look no further than Glen Lakes Golf Club. Regarded as one of the coast’s premier golf courses, they feature 27 holes of unforgettable golf. They offer the 18-hole, links-style Vista-Dunes course and the 9-hole resort-style Lakes Layout course. Players of all abilities will be able to experience the best golfing experiences at an unbeatable price.
Gulf Shores Golf Club – 520 Clubhouse Dr, Gulf Shores
The Gulf Shores Golf Club offers a spectacular 18-hole golfing experience for the novice, enthusiast, and even beginners. The setting is beautiful, and the course is challenging, making it the perfect place to either improve your skills or just enjoy a day of golfing. One of the best things about Gulf Shores is that it is open to the public! While memberships are offered and available, everyone is welcome to come and enjoy an amazing golfing adventure. If you’re looking to improve your game, they also have PGA professionals available for lessons. If you’re just visiting for a short time or if you didn’t have room to pack your own clubs, they also have rental clubs available. So whether you’re professional status or just want to have some fun, check out Gulf Shores Golf Club!
Sleep in Comfort
The perfect ending to a day spent on the links is coming home to your Harris Properties vacation home and soaking tired muscles in a long hot bath before climbing into our soft and cozy bed. Book yours today and discover the green, green grass of an award-winning spring or summer Gulf Shores golf vacation!