We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 815 Plantation Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: 888-833-5482, 334-540-7000
Activities: Group tours/air tour, Golfing
Description: Stretching 7,092 yards with a U.S.G.A. rating of 73.9 and a slope rating...
Stretching 7,092 yards with a U.S.G.A. rating of 73.9 and a slope rating of 132, this spectacular 18-hole golf course meanders through natural sand dunes, lakes and wildlife areas.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 78 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Good test of golf

Played Kiva Dunes for the first time as it was recommended by a pair of golfers we were paired with at another golf course. The said the course was the best in the area, but not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2013
Donn T
,
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level Contributor
59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Played Kiva Dunes for the first time as it was recommended by a pair of golfers we were paired with at another golf course. The said the course was the best in the area, but not for someone that shoots 110 for 18 holes. They were correct on that. What I do not understand is how this course only has... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Difficult, but beautiful golf course. Lots of deep bunkers and fair amount of water. Great staff, very friendly and helpful

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naperville
Level Contributor
58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

A beautiful course with outstanding service. This course can be played by all levels of players if the appropriate tee boxes are played. A lot of sand and water but friendly fairways. If you are in the area this course is a must to play.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winder, GA
Level Contributor
37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Kiva Dunes should be in the same class as its more famous Dunes cousin, Bandon Dunes. While not hard by the ocean, and lacking the famous ocean views, Kiva Dunes is superb golf. Jerry Pate fashioned a wide variety of holes that keeps the interest and challenge factor high. Immaculately maintained, the course is a bargain at around $80. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Allis, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is the second time I have golfed Kiva Dunes. This is by far the nicest course in the area. From the time you pull up to bag drop to the time you turn in your cart everyone was friendly and tentative to us. I really recommend that you put Kiva Dunes a must on your golf visit to Gulf... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

It was a little cold and windy. which I think typical this close to the coast., tough course, and we had a 30 min delay getting started.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

A challange for the novice golfer. But, a beautiful course that needs to be played when in the Gulf Shores area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Let me first say that in the piedmont of North Carolina ,where I play, $45.00 is expensive even on a weekend. So $70.00 in October was pushing it for this cheapskate. But knowing that this is a resort course and I was on vacation, off I went. Kiva is a very nice course. The attendant met me at my car,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Spencer, Iowa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Best golf course in the area. Very tough but interesting. There are views of the Gulf of Mexico on a couple of holes and view of Mobile Bay on several others. The clubhouse is well equipped and their lunches are great

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mantachie, Mississippi
Level Contributor
40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stayed at The Plantation but one night got a to go order from the kiva dunes restaurant. It was a welcome sight - pretty good pizza, too. Our sandwiches were really good, and the kids LOVED the pizza. We would order to go from there again.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kiva Dunes Golf Club also viewed

 

Been to Kiva Dunes Golf Club? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Kiva Dunes Golf Club

Address: Address: 815 Plantation Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: 888-833-5482, 334-540-7000
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kiva Dunes Golf Club and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
1 day ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Kiva Dunes Golf Club staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?