Kiva Dunes’ challenging layout, awesome green complexes, windswept topography and beachside property lend it a memorable coastal vibe that’s everything I dream of when visiting down south, and its links-like design makes it truly unique to the region.
With 32 miles of pristine white sand beaches from Fort Morgan to Florida, high-rise and boutique hotel and condo complexes stretch as far as the drone’s lens can reach in Gulf Shores, AL.
Whether in Gulf Shores or Coastal Mississippi, vacation-goers can expect incredible food in this part of our great country. Shrimps, fish, scallops, oysters and lobster all come from the same shores you’re dining along, and the pricing for such ridiculously fresh and well-prepared cuisine – especially in Mississippi – provides Midwesterners a wonderful sense of value.
After staying at the Marriott Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort in Birmingham/Hoover, AL this week, I took the opportunity to stay an extra day to check out my first Robert Trent Jones golf course: RTJ at Ross Bridge. This is a phenomenal golf course – long, too, at 8,191 yards from the tips! It’s actually the 5th longest golf course in the world.
One of my favorite golf courses in the Gulf Shores area, Peninsula has terrific conditions and 27 holes of Earl Stone designed golf.
Located in Perdido Key, Florida, Lost Key Golf Club is an easy 15-minute drive from the eastern Gulf Shores area of Alabama, and one heck of a test of accurate golf. An Arnold Palmer signature design that opened to the public in 2006, I had heard prior to our Gulf Shores trip from several golf enthusiast friends … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Lost Key Golf Club (FL)
An Arnold Palmer designed golf facility originally opened in 1987, the Cotton Creek course at Craft Farms was the property’s original track that was expanded in 1993 with the addition of Cypress Bend. The Gulf Shores of Alabama is a terrific golfing destination for its high overall quality of courses, great value and a really fun environment … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Craft Farms, Cotton Creek (AL)
Kiva Dunes Course Rankings: GolfWeek: #4 Alabama publicGolf.com: #2 Alabama public Designer: Jerry Pate (1995) The former number one rated golf course in the state of Alabama, Kiva Dunes was unquestionably the course I was most looking forward to playing during our buddies’ golf trip to the Gulf Shores of Alabama. I am a ratings … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Kiva Dunes (AL)
Our buddies’ golf trip to the Gulf Shores of Alabama started out as most do: A few of my married friends were somehow able to come up with a weekend that would work for everyone, and needed one more buddy to round out their foursome. I have been working on branching out more from the Midwest golf scene, … Continue reading Buddies Golf Trip Destination: Gulf Shores (AL)