Best Places to Golf in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan – Sunset Properties Blog – Gulf Shores

When you think about the pristine white beaches
of beautiful coastal Alabama and all there is to do
in our neighborhood, going golfing might not come to mind.  In your mind’s
eye, you may envision brightly colored parasails being towed behind ski boats
or, perhaps the tall extended outriggers of a shrimp boat.  Maybe you
think of the familiar blue and white striped umbrellas and beach chairs that
decorate our beaches.  Or maybe you just
smile at the thought of enjoying a local musician play on a restaurant deck
while you slowly sip a perfectly prepared Bushwacker.  Whether golf
comes to mind or not, it is certainly true that Gulf Shores and our surrounding communities are blessed with some of the best
golf courses anywhere.  If golfing is a sport you’re passionate about or
something you’d just like to try while you’re on vacation, we want you to know
where to go.  Here is a list of our five favorite golf courses in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan:

  • Craft Farms Golf Resort

Craft Farms Golf Resort is
one of the top resorts in the country.  The Cotton Creek Course and The Cypress Bend Course were
both designed by the legendary golfer Arnold
.  With perfectly trimmed fairways and
surrounding areas unmatched in beauty, these 18 hole courses are a must for any
golfer, pro or otherwise.  You will enjoy beautifully furnished clubhouses
and be assisted by a knowledgeable and professional staff.  These courses are both challenging and
entertaining.   Craft Farms Golf Resort is located at 3840 Cotton
Creek Circle in Gulf Shores.  Check out their
for tee times and fees.  Make it a point
to go by and visit Craft Farms while you’re in our area.  You never know,
Arnold Palmer may have just designed the perfect course for You!

  • Kiva Dunes Resort and Golf

Golf Course at Kiva Dunes
has just over 7,100
yards of play area and is one of the top courses in Alabama.  Located just
off Fort Morgan Road at 815 Plantation Road, Kiva Dunes is a completely
public course.  In April 2018, it was ranked the top public course in
Alabama by Golf Advisor.  Reviewers complimented the course
as well as the staff.  Because of its unique location, literally between The
Gulf of Mexico
and Mobile
, the winds change frequently.  The course,
itself, changes with the winds and each golfing experience at Kiva will
be a unique one. For tee times and fees, visit Kiva Dunes online.

  • Peninsula Golf and Racquet

Also located just off Fort Morgan Road, Peninsula
Golf and Racquet Club
is another of our local
favorites.  Peninsula offers three separate 9 hole courses:  Lakes, Cypress and Marsh and we encourage you to play all three.  Combine two of the
three to make an 18-hole round.  Each provides a distinctly different
challenge and reward.  Finding this type of variety in one resort location
is not always easy.  Make sure to visit the Peninsula Golf and Racquet
website  to learn about tee times and fees.  Don’t forget to put
Peninsula on your list of courses to check out while you’re staying with

  • One Club Golf

For one of the most distinctive golfing
experiences around, try One Club Golf.  Along with
traditional golfing outings, One Club Golf offers golfing after
dark.  This fun and unique way to enjoy the sport is sure to please
anyone.  With Sunset Golf, Glow Golf and Golf Happy Hour, we are sure everyone in your family will have a blast. 
Conveniently located at 4000 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores, One
Club Golf
is located only a short distance from most any beach home in our

  • Gulf Shores Golf Club 

Located in the heart of Gulf Shores at
520 Clubhouse Drive, Gulf Shores Golf Club is a
semi-private club.  Guests are welcome to play this top-rated Alabama
golf course
, along with members.   This beautifully kept 18-hole
course is home to several local non-golfing residents.  Raccoons,
squirrels and alligators can sometimes be found on or near the course.  The course has some challenging holes, as
well.  Trees and ponds make navigating this local favorite fun and
exciting. While you’re here, be sure to visit the Pro Shop and clubhouse. 
Gulf Shores Golf Club, built in the 1960s, is an icon in our area and we
know you will want to visit it while you’re in our neighborhood.  Be sure
to check out their website to make your
reservation while you’re in town!

As a bonus to this blog, we don’t want to miss
an opportunity to highlight our favorite place to practice.   The City of Orange
has opened Orange Beach Golf Center
located at 4700 Easy Street in Orange Beach.  Easy Street is just
off Canal Road near The Wharf in Orange Beach
The Orange Beach Golf Center features 9-hole
course with a lighted driving range, practice putting/chipping greens, practice
sand bunker, and a Pro Shop.  This golf venue is so lovely and
well-kept.  We encourage island guests to
visit The Orange Beach Golf Center for a relaxing afternoon of golf.

We know many of you come to
visit our beaches and stay with us at Sunset
golf isn’t even in your plans.  You may not have even known about all the
great ways to enjoy the sport in our coastal towns.  We encourage you to
venture out and try something new.  You
and your family may just fall in love with golfing here with us in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan.  If you’re already an avid golfer, and you
knew about all our great courses, we encourage you to give Sunset
try!  Our vacation homes range from one bedroom condos to multi-bedroom luxury beach homes.  We have homes that welcome small dogs and homes with private pools, and pretty much anything in between.  Just
as we are sure you will find your best golf experience here in our area, we are
equally sure you will find your perfect Sunset Properties vacation home.