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7 Great Golf Courses in Gulf Shores, Alabama

5 minutes read Jun 15,2021
7 Great Golf Courses in Gulf Shores, Alabama

If there's any game that's great for enjoying an afternoon outdoors, it's golf. Hitting the greens can provide hours of fun that's both challenging and relaxing. To find some of the best golfing, head to the gorgeous courses available around the Gulf Shores of Alabama.

Gulf Shores is well-known for being a popular vacation spot. There are white-sand beaches, gorgeous coastal golf clubs, and nature all around you. Stay close to all the action when you get away at Pandion Ridge RV Resort, our premiere outdoor destination in Orange Beach.

But enough chit-chat though. Let's get to the good stuff and review the best Gulf Shores golf courses.

Close Up of Golf Ball and Putter

Where to Golf near Gulf Shores, AL

1. Kiva Dunes Golf Course

Topping the list of public golf courses in Gulf Shores, and Alabama as a whole, is Kiva Dunes Golf Course. Pairing natural dunes with scrub oak and tricky sand traps, Kiva Dunes is a perfect coastal course.

When you play here, be careful not to underestimate it. While it looks peaceful enough, this course is actually quite challenging, especially around the water traps. That said, it's not so difficult that you won't enjoy playing. Instead, you'll test your skills while playing on a beautiful greens.

2. Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club

Peninsula Golf and Raquet Club is a combination of three nine-hole courses – Marsh, Lakes, and Cypress. The club is situated on the Fort Morgan peninsula, a verdant spot next to the Bon Secour Wildlife Preserve. Indeed, you may see a fair bit of wildlife during play that can include alligators and eagles.

In addition to the 27-hole golf course, Peninsula is a full-service club with a restaurant, bar, tennis courts, and more. Enjoy the day and be sure to snap a photo amid the beautiful Gulf Shores scenery.

Golf Ball on Tee

3. Craft Farms Golf Resort

Designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, Craft Farms Golf Resort has two incredible courses. Both Cotton Creek and Cypress Bend feature 18-holes and are located near the beach. Quiet creeks run through the property and pair with coastal trees and sand traps for challenging play. This is a renowned spot for many golfers that you won't want miss.

4. Gulf Shores Golf Club

Don't worry about having the most experience when playing at Gulf Shores Golf Club. This 18-hole, par 71 course is ideal for newcomers to the game of golf. The course is set in a traditional style that's easy to follow during play. If you need some practice before you play, Gulf Shores Golf Club has a driving range, chipping green, and putting green. There are also convenient rental clubs available.

5. Rock Creek Golf Club

Ranking high among Gulf Shores golf courses is Rock Creek Golf Club. Stretching 18 holes over nearly 7,000 yards, this is a course that's great for long shots. The elevation changes significantly and tall trees provide an extra challenge. You won't want to miss this top-rated course, which is well worth the scenic drive up the coast to Fairhope.

Couple Walking on Gulf Course

6. TimberCreek Golf Club

TimberCreek Golf Club is a 27-hole championship course on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. While this course offers play for shorter distances, you can go for the gold and challenge yourself to play all 27 holes. Even if the game isn't your favorite, the gorgeous surroundings make up for it with rolling hills and stately forests.

7. Perdido Bay Golf Club

We realize this golf course isn't actually in Gulf Shores. But it's worth the 30-minute drive across the Florida state line to visit Perdido Bay Golf Course. For 10 years, the Pensacola Open was hosted here, and today, the public can also play on this championship golf course. The fairways are quite open and offer enough challenge to keep things interesting.

RVs at Pandion Ridge RV Resort in Orange Beach AL

Camp near Gulf Shores Golf Courses at Pandion Ridge RV Resort

From the central location at Pandion Ridge RV Resort, you can easily access the best Gulf Shores golf courses. Spacious RV sites with full hookups are spread over 30 acres of coastal forest. Walking trails wind through the resort, passing by the pond and under the trees. Whether out for a morning run or an evening walk, it's easy to let your stress float away at Pandion Ridge.

You can also enjoy many amenities during your stay that include:

  • Two swimming pools
  • Fully equipped business center
  • Golf cart rentals ($)
  • Dedicated dog park
  • Fitness center
  • Picnic area
  • And much more!

We hope you'll join us at Pandion Ridge RV Resort for your vacation to the golf courses in Gulf Shores. If you know someone who loves golfing, share this post about these Gulf Shores golf courses.

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