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Address: 20115 State Hwy 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: 334 948-4653
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Good golf value in Orange Beach/ Gulf Shores area

The Refuge course was long, had a lot of dog legs and sand traps (no surprise there). It was challenging enough to be enjoyable for hubby, without being too hard for me from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
kdindixie2
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Jackson, Mississippi
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This was the first course we played on this trip to Gulf Shores and it was the least expensive of all the courses we played. The fairways were in good shape but the green were very thin in places and appeared to be in a recovery state. But it is a very playable course, not so hard that you were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

This course had some very slow playing golfers that didn't know to let faster players play through. It took me 3 hrs to play 9 holes. The price to play here is very well priced but be prepared to play the slowest round ever. Btw I'm not a scratch golfer either in saying all this. I'm a normal guy that... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

The Refuge course was long, had a lot of dog legs and sand traps (no surprise there). It was challenging enough to be enjoyable for hubby, without being too hard for me from the ladies' tees. It was cart-path only the day we played as they had just punched the fairways and also gotten some much needed rain, although the... More 

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Thomaston, Maine
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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I really like this course. It was long and had a lot of dog legs. It was completely different than my home course. The value was out standing. While there may be better courses in the area I found this one fun and 1/2 the price. It was close to the beaches and condo we rented. To top it off... More 

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It was busy but it didn't take that long to play (less than 4-1/2 hours). The course had a lot of character (read: sand traps and water). We would have gone back again, but the weather turned awful and we didn't get to play again before we left.

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

While vacationing in Gulf Shores area, played Gulf State Park Golf Course. Was surprised they had senior rates. The course was in very good condition for February. It was a fun course to play. Lots of snowbirds.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A nice course with some challenging holes.Reasonable price too. Golfed here with other Snowbirds. Very friendly .

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Harmony, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were here in October 2014, and the weather was 80 or better every day for two weeks! Grant, in the pro shop very friendly, and had no problem getting on in early pm. The course is pretty much wide open for duffers like my wife and I, and water hazards were at a minimum, as were sand traps. Play... More 

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Kingston, IL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Greens were the slowest we played all year. This could be a nice course but it seems poorly maintained. Very disappointed, and definitely not wort $40.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very playable course for all skill levels. The course has very few blind spots but several holes with water obstacles. Staff is very nice and there is a good snack bar.

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