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“A Great Relaxing Vacation!”

Kiva Dunes Golf Course
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Rated the top public Golf Course in Alabama per Golf Digest, Kiva Dunes stretches 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. The layout was created by Jim Edgemon, the property’s developer, and longtime friend and former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate.
Reviewed June 4, 2006

Kiva Dunes is a beautiful place to spend a relaxing vacation. We rented a home in the community (versus a condo which are also available) and absolutely loved it. It was spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. Although not directly on the beach, the ocean was only a short walk down the street. The Kiva private beach is incredible. The water is not as blue as Florida, but beautiful nonetheless. The sand is clean and almost white. Kiva does not have a "touristy" feel at all - it really felt like home. It was worth every penny.

The only downsides (if there are any) is that Kiva does not supply the beach area with any chairs, umbrellas or tents. You can rent these through a service or you need to supply your own. Also, Kiva is about 15 minutes from Gulf Shores so you are in for a drive if you plan to shop or eat out. There is a restaurant at the clubhouse, but we did not eat there. Teenagers might find the Kiva pace of life a little too slow, but for a young family like mine, it was pefect.

5  Thank Robin1974
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Reviewed December 23, 2004

I went there with the golf course in mind and loved it, but my wife is not a golfer and she was thrilled with our vacation too. If you like comfortable elegance, shimmering beaches and golf courses, Southern hospitality and casual culture, great food and fun, then Kiva Dunes is your place as a home base to the area. Golf resort is rated in the top 75 in the country by Golf Digest magazine. The Kiva Lodge has luxury condos for rent with spectacular views and exquisite accommodations. Stay-and-play golf packages are available, and there are about a dozen other very good public golf courses near to Kiva Dunes through the Gulf Shores Golf Association (--------------------).

5  Thank Dan S
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