Couple golfing on Alabama Gulf Coast

Tee Off on a Gulf Shores Golf Getaway for Couples

If you and your better half prefer to practice your swing to soaking in the sauna, a golf getaway to the Gulf Coast may be just what the (relationship) doctor ordered.

 

If you’re a couple that connects on the course, the Alabama Gulf Coast should top your list for your next golf getaway. The area is full of award-winning courses where you can navigate the sand traps in the morning and the beach sands in the afternoon, making it the perfect location for couples who want great golf and great romance.

To help you plan, we’re covering some of the best golf courses for couples in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. From luxurious full-scale resorts to immaculate fairways designed by the greatest architects in golf, any of these courses are sure to fit you both to a tee.

Kiva Dunes Golf Course

Kiva Dunes Golf Course

Offering private beachfront access, first-class resort amenities, and the highest-rated golf course in the state, Kiva Dunes is for the golfing couple who wants it all. Perfect your play on the resort’s large links-style golf course that features an award-winning design sure to challenge even avid golfers. Each hole showcases the natural beauty of the Alabama Gulf Coast, displaying sugar-white sand traps, natural dunes, and stunning Gulf of Mexico views. 

When you come off the course, retire to your shoreline home or fully furnished condo on the green. You’ll also find a variety of non-golf activities right at the resort, from zero-entry saltwater pools to restaurants to a soothing couple’s massage and more. Of course, you’ll also be close to plenty of off-site Gulf Coast fun - like trying a three-shot Rum Flight at YoHo Rum & Tacos

Man golfing on Alabama's beaches

ONE Club

ONE Club is perfect for couples who enjoy the quiet thrill of golf and the louder fun of a night out. This resort offers golfers the chance to play your choice of 45 holes on three immaculate courses, each designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer to be challenging yet playable. If you’re still gunning for golf at the end of the day, the club hosts fun Golf After Dark experiences that show the game in a whole new light. 

When you do choose to clear the course, your onsite condo is surrounded by plenty of other fun activities. You can lounge near the pool in your private cabana, try an exciting game of Pickleball, or head to the club’s restaurant and bar for great happy-hour specials and fun events like live music and karaoke.

For more ways to play: Coastal Alabama Golf

For the couple that likes to play more than plan, Coastal Alabama Golf makes it easier than ever to golf the Gulf Coast. They partner with the area’s best courses and accommodations to create exclusive stay-and-play packages that provide the ultimate golf experience. You’ll enjoy scheduled tee times at any of 10 area courses and special rates on luxurious nearby rentals, among other great perks. It’s all handled for you, giving you more time to focus on each other - and on perfecting your putting game. 

Honorary Mentions

While these great Gulf Shores golf courses don’t offer a full couples experience but are still offer a challenging round of golf for your trip.

  • Craft Farms Resort. Here you can play the only two courses in Alabama designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer. Cypress Bend and Cotton Creek are consistently rated as two of the Best Places to Play by Golf Digest, each offering 18 dynamic holes framed by some of the area’s most beautiful coastal scenery.
  • The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club. This 27-hole course designed by renowned golf architect Earl Stone is the perfect combination of skill and scenery. It winds through more than 800 acres of beautiful live oaks, championship bermuda grasses, and breathtaking waterfront views.
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club. Gulf Shores’ original golf course was designed by renowned father-son team Jay and Carter Moorish. It offers 18 challenging holes that include hazardous water features, strategic bunkers, and sharp doglegs. 

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