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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gulf Shores, Alabama Golf Courses

Gulf Shores is one of our family's absolute favorite vacation destinations.  It offers something for our entire family, including a large selection of golf courses for my husband.  If you are heading to the Gulf Shores area of Alabama there are several golf courses to choose from.
Kiva Dunes
Kiva Dunes has been rated as Alabama's number one golf course and is definitely a must play when visiting Gulf Shores.

The resort golf course has received numerous awards from a wide variety of golf authorities. Golf Digest has bestowed numerous awards upon the course such as being voted number two in 1995 as Best New Public Courses in US, in 1995 they also named the course Alabama's BEST Place to Play, in 1996 they ranked the course as number twenty-four of America's Top 75 Upscale Courses, in March of 2002 they also named the course number sixty-eight of America's Top 75 Golf Resorts, and then in May of 2003 they ranked the course number fifty-eight of America's Top 100 Public Courses.

The rates at Kiva Dunes include includes all green fees, cart and tax. During the Summer and Fall the fees are $88 in the morning, and $74 after 1 PM. During the Spring the rate is $98 and in the winter the course rate is $75. If you own a resort property at Kiva Dunes the course rate is $50-55 year round.

Craft Farms
Craft Farms is home to two Arnold Palmer designed courses, Cotton Creek and Cypress Bend. Cotton Creek is a thirty-six hole Arnold Palmer Signature Course and was named the number one Most Playable New Course by Golf Digest Magazine. Cotton Creek is an eighteen hole course that was built in 1987, and has a system of lakes that are involved on almost every hole.

The rates at Cotton Creek and Cypress Bend are the same, and include golf cart rental. For 2008 the course rates are $82 in the morning, and $62 after 2 PM. If you want to play either course a second time in the same day the cost is $35 for an eighteen hole replay, and $20 for a nine hole replay. If you do not wish to play the full course on either course you can choose to play only nine holes at a cost of $45 before 2 PM each day, and $35 after 2 PM. There are also reduced course rates for younger golfers who are age fifteen or younger, and are being accompanied by a paying adult. For Junior golfers course rates are $30 before 3 PM, and $20 for a nine hole round.

Gulf State Park Golf Course
Many die hard golfers sometimes scoff when you mention playing on a state park golf course but Gulf State Golf Course offers an eighteen hole championship course that is open seven days a week.

Course rates at Gulf State Park Golf Course are $44 for eighteen holes and $34 for nine holes, which includes the price of both green fees and golf cart rental. Seniors pay only $39.35 for an eighteen hole game, and $30.25 for a nine hole game.

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