Take a Look at How Golf is Evolving
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Traditional golf is alive and well in Alabama’s Gulf Coast communities with multiple courses that offer challenging holes alongside stellar scenery. Kiva Dunes Golf Course is one of these courses that has evolved into a beachside treasure located on Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores. Kiva Dunes is consistently rated in the state’s top courses and a 2015 renovation only made the course better. Take some practice swings in the dedicated, full-swing practice area and garner tips from the resident PGA instructor. There’s a clubhouse, fitness center, and the Kiva Beach Club to enjoy as well, rounding out a spectacular golf outing experience.
Putting in the Work
Many golfers just want to work on their game rather than play a full 18 holes. Orange Beach Golf Center is the perfect place to shore up your game with a lighted driving range, practice putting and chipping greens, practice sand bunker and a Pro Shop. There are self-serve ball dispensers, and the driving range features 30 grass tees and 10 covered mat tees. If you decide to play, there’s a nine-hole, par-three course available as well. Enjoy the facilities seven days a week.
For those short on time, some courses are encouraging golfers to play short courses or nine holes. Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club has three nine-hole courses, so there are plenty of options! Every course on the Gulf Coast allows nine-hole play, and they meet the USGA handicap requirements.