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“Great golf” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kiva Dunes Golf Club

Kiva Dunes Golf Club
815 Plantation Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
888-833-5482, 334-540-7000
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Owner description: 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.
High Point, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great golf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Course is in fantastic shape...greens are wonderful. This is the best course on the Alabama coast by far -- and worthy of a visit just to play it. Not the easiest or cheapest...but outstanding in every way. You had better be hitting the ball straight or you best bring a lot of golf balls!

Visited June 2013
Thank Bob F
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“Very Challenging and beautiful golf course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

From the google earth pictures I thought this was going to be a ho-hum back and forward course. Don't let the SAT images fool you because the variety of holes make this course a masterpiece in design. Very rugged and beautiful course and we played it at about 6500 yards. Lots of water and sand but still a very fair golf course. Pretty generous off the tee, especially the second time around. The finishing 18th was a beautiful hole played right up against the clubhouse. Don't miss the bloody mary's and the breakfast burritos.

Visited May 2013
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Foley, Alabama
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“extremely hard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

A very challenging course, LOT'S of sand and water! Very beautiful .Had lunch after playing and all our choices were very good and reasonable. The price for the golf is rather expensive if you go during top season. This course really makes you appreciate the pros.

Visited June 2012
Thank Mary Jane T
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Trapped at Kiva Dunes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Our group goes to Gulf Shores each year for a golf trip. We play Kiva Dunes twice each year so I have played it about twenty-five times. It's a very good golf course. It's links-like and plays fast and hard. Some of the green complexes are a bit daffy (Holes 4, 10, 15 come to mind), but the greens run fast and are fun to play. My only complaint, and it's a big one, are the bunkers. They too are large, but that's not the problem. The sand, depth, not quality, is so inconsistent as to make some of the bunkers unplayable. Too often, the sand is too deep on the faces of the bunkers, resulting in plugged and buried lies. The depth of the sand prevents most shots from finding the bottom of the bunkers. When you do get to play from the bottom, the sand is often too thin, offering no real cushion at all. It really is a fun course to play, but the poor bunkers prevent Kiva Dunes from being a genuinely top-rated course. All the other amenities are very good, including the friendliness of the staff and the food in the club house.

Visited April 2013
Thank BGD1313
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Mahomet, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The Eagle has landed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Well kept course. Excellent greens. Actually saw an alligator on in the sand trap. He minded his own business! WONDERFUL restaurant. Nice pro shop also.

Visited April 2013
Thank Sandy B
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