• Announcements

    • iacas

      Create a Signature!   02/05/2016

      Everyone, go here and edit your signature this week: http://thesandtrap.com/settings/signature/.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
wigolfer

Gulf shores Alabama golf in April

17 posts in this topic

I thought there would be some courses open in April but cannot find any in the gulf shores area. I'm i wrong to think this.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

I thought there would be some courses open in April but cannot find any in the gulf shores area. I'm i wrong to think this.


Unless a plague has hit down there that I'm unaware of there should be plenty of courses open in April, and every other month of the year.

We usually go down there at least once in January but didn't go this year.

I usually play at Glen Lakes or Soldiers Creek because they are free with the condo package we usually get but there are plenty of others. The State Park course even looks pretty good but I've never played it, and there are a couple of higher end (more than I like to pay) courses out on the peninsula.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the response. I am trying to find Tee times in Golf Now and nothing comes up. I will call the state park. Some friends rented a house and said there is a course there so I will check that too. I want to stay away from $$$$. We just got back from PR and the one time we golfed it was way over my price range but when you live in WI you pay anything to go in Feb.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I promise you, any of the courses in South Alabama that aren't out of business will be open in April.

Here's a link to the State park course.

http://www.alapark.com/GulfState/Golf/

Another list of the courses in the area.

http://www.anchorvacations.com/gulf-shores-area-guide/golf/

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kiva Dunes is awesome.

Peninsula is good

I would stay away from the state park.  No first-hand knowledge, but just what I hear.

Drive 8 miles into FL and play Lost Key.  My favorite course down this way.  Bring a lot of balls.  Tell them you are local and play for 1/2 price.  They don't check ID.

Drive 2 miles past Lost Key and play Perdido Bay.  Also a very fun course.

http://www.golf.gulfshores.com/play/

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kiva Dunes is awesome.

Peninsula is good

I would stay away from the state park.  No first-hand knowledge, but just what I hear.

Drive 8 miles into FL and play Lost Key.  My favorite course down this way.  Bring a lot of balls.  Tell them you are local and play for 1/2 price.  They don't check ID.

Drive 2 miles past Lost Key and play Perdido Bay.  Also a very fun course.

http://www.golf.gulfshores.com/play/

I agree, Lost Key is a great course.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe we should ask the OP's skill level.  Lost Key is very penal.  They will let you play as a single though.  Plus, if driving from Gulf Shores, he can stop at the Bama after and check out the "scenery".  Should be spring break and all.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kiva Dunes is awesome.

Peninsula is good

I would stay away from the state park.  No first-hand knowledge, but just what I hear.

Drive 8 miles into FL and play Lost Key.  My favorite course down this way.  Bring a lot of balls.  Tell them you are local and play for 1/2 price.  They don't check ID.

Drive 2 miles past Lost Key and play Perdido Bay.  Also a very fun course.

http://www.golf.gulfshores.com/play/

The problem with Kiva Dunes and Peninsula is that we have to stop in Foley and refinance our vehicle to have enough money to play. :-D

Soldiers Creek is my kind of place anyway.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The problem with Kiva Dunes and Peninsula is that we have to stop in Foley and refinance our vehicle to have enough money to play.

Soldiers Creek is my kind of place anyway.

Within 15 mins of Gulf Shores -

Foley Golf Club - $26 for 18 w/ cart

Orange Beach Golf Center - $20 - 9 hole par 3 w/cart

Magnolia Springs Par 3 - $14.99 all day - kind of a weird place

No need to stop by the bank. :beer:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First - not a great gofer - I'm getting better but I am a little embarrassed to give my handicap. I'd prefer not to spend a lot however $80- $100 for 18 and cart is doable. We are staying at a house in kiva dunes my sister in- law rented it and I am trying to find out if we get a special rate. My bestest golf buddy will be there too but his budget is less than mine. So, all that said I am looking for an course that will challenge me but still be fun to play. Playing as a single might be nice too.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Within 15 mins of Gulf Shores -

Foley Golf Club - $26 for 18 w/ cart

Orange Beach Golf Center - $20 - 9 hole par 3 w/cart

Magnolia Springs Par 3 - $14.99 all day - kind of a weird place

No need to stop by the bank.


When we get a condo through Gulf Shores Rentals I get a free round every day at Glen Lakes or Soldiers creek, plus stuff like a free Dolphin Cruise, Deep Sea fishing, and the go-cart track. Not a bad deal since the condos seem to be about the same prices as the ones without all of that.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First - not a great golfer - I'm getting better but I am a little embarrassed to give my handicap. I'd prefer not to spend a lot however $80- $100 for 18 and cart is doable. We are staying at a house in kiva dunes my sister in- law rented it and I am trying to find out if we get a special rate. My bestest golf buddy will be there too but his budget is less than mine. So, all that said I am looking for an course that will challenge me but still be fun to play. Playing as a single might be nice too.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First - not a great golfer - I'm getting better but I am a little embarrassed to give my handicap. I'd prefer not to spend a lot however $80- $100 for 18 and cart is doable. We are staying at a house in kiva dunes my sister in- law rented it and I am trying to find out if we get a special rate. My bestest golf buddy will be there too but his budget is less than mine. So, all that said I am looking for an course that will challenge me but still be fun to play. Playing as a single might be nice too.

Ok....you are about 20 mins from Gulf Shores.  You will pass two courses on your way to where you are staying.  Peninsula and Gulf Shores Golf Club.  Both are about $50 after 3.  GSGC might be $50 after 12.  I have never played GSCG, so cannot give any advice.

Let me know if you need some eating recommendations.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Mex - food recommendations would be great. Peninsula is $69 after 12 and includes Rates include 18-holes of golf with a cart and range balls. Rates are plus 10% sales tax. Rates are subject to change without notice. Not too bad. GSGC is $49 after 12 and the same is included. I think we have two winners. I am still trying to find out if we get a special rate at Kiva Dunes. That would be bonus.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Mex - food recommendations would be great. Peninsula is $69 after 12 and includes

Rates include 18-holes of golf with a cart and range balls.

Rates are plus 10% sales tax.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Not too bad.

GSGC is $49 after 12 and the same is included.

I think we have two winners. I am still trying to find out if we get a special rate at Kiva Dunes. That would be bonus.

Thanks.  I have never been right or given good advice on any message board before.

You are going to be a in a beautiful area, but not really close to anything.

There is a Tacky Jacks about 5 mins away.  I don't go that far down Ft Morgan road often.  All I can advise is the rest of Gulf Shores.  Everything will be close to the same, can't really go wrong with fried seafood.

The Oyster House - excellent

Shrimp Basket - I eat here about 1/wk.  Get out for $10 person

Mikee's - a nicer Shrimp Basket

LuLu's - owned by Jimmy buffet's sister, expect to pay a lot.  Folks at work & my wife like it.

Orange Beach - about 30 mins

Cobalt

JW Finz

Tin Top - also about 30 mins away.  Everyone raves about this place. Have not personally been though.

If your first time down, go to the Flora-Bama.  Not for food though.  Watch out for last weekend in April though.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Mex - food recommendations would be great. Peninsula is $69 after 12 and includes

Rates include 18-holes of golf with a cart and range balls.

Rates are plus 10% sales tax.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Not too bad.

GSGC is $49 after 12 and the same is included.

I think we have two winners. I am still trying to find out if we get a special rate at Kiva Dunes. That would be bonus.


@wigolfer ask at the desk at Kiva if they can get you a better rate / tee time at Peninsula. When we stay there, I play Kiva, Peninsula, and GSGC. For high handicappers, GSGC is by far the easiest of the 3. Then would come Peninsula, and Kiva is a pretty strong track. Bring plenty of golf balls and tee if forward for sure.

I also agree with @MexBurtReynolds food rec's. Tacky Jacks is the closest to you by far. If you go into Gulf Shores (20-25 mins away), be prepared to wait at most places. LuLu's is an overpriced tourist trap, but the food / beverages were decent. We waited about an hour for a table at peak times. We have generally given up going into Gulf Shores for dinner and started cooking more at the condo. There is a good seafood market just up the road if you want to go that route.

Have fun, Kiva is a cool place.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks @foreleft - I will try Tacky Jacks. I am really excited. I am dying to golf especially since we played in PR two weeks ago. No one around here seems to understand why I am so stoked. Oh well - I love the game even if it beats the crap (imagine another word)  out of me most of the time.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Golf Evolution
  • Posts

    • GAME GOLF - Digital Tracking System
      Well, I went ahead and bit. Amazon Warehouse Deals has a few for $86 each. I had a $25 Amazon GC from Christmas, so after tax, it's going to be $66. It says the packaging is damaged, but no mention of problems with the device. Here's hoping it comes in good shape, and that it warms up pretty quickly so I can use it!
    • "5 Minutes Daily" Practice Challenge (February 2016)
      The tournament I was supposed to play in was cancelled , so I played in a shotgun start today. The group I was in played at a quicker pace than the group in front and the group behind us, so I had plenty of opportunities for practicing greenside chipping and bunker shots as well as putting.
    • Jack or Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?
      While I expect it's largely accurate, I was more interested in a link to the actual quote than your paraphrase. The context of the question and interview plus the exact wording gives a clearer understanding of the statement. I accept deeper field of talent, I don't accept that it's automatically 'a ton' or an order of magnitude greater. What's the average score relative to the field (or % making the cut) in the PGA for the Pros vs. the PGA qualifiers from then to now? That could provide some insight to relative gap between majors field depth then and now. I am certain it's gotten harder for the PGA qualifiers to make it tot he weekend. I am less certain by how much the margin has shifted. The reason I stress the Majors and Opens is that size of field and openness to qualifiers is very important in making the top competitors face many elite players with potential to have a hot run of form. You're comparing apples to oranges there. That was ~ 1.5 million players in the U.S., not the world population of golfers. About 26 million golfers today in the U.S. Worldwide in 1920 who knows? But including Europe, Australia, and other 'commonwealth' countries it was likely double that - maybe triple. Also I can find no credible estimate that supports 100 million current golfers worldwide. Most generous is about 61 million. While there are a lot of clubs world-wide, participation of 'casual' unaffiliated golfers per club is not going to be the same as in the U.S. and that's the only way I get a number close to 100 million based on actual data. U.S. golf population talent base roughly tripled between Jack and Tiger and I expect worldwide it was a similar rate of increase. I think since the 1920's the U.S. has had about half the wold golf population, though that's started to decline of late as Asian participation increases. Jack was head and shoulders above highly competitive fields for nearly a generation similar to Tiger. I don't think human abilities change by orders of magnitude in short spans of time so I expect that Jack was an outlier of similar human ability as Tiger. How close and who has the edge is IMO debatable. Were Tiger's achievements (esp. the 'beat the field' streak) tougher than Jack's because of field depth, yes. How much more I'm not as sure as you. Did a relative 'competitive break' from full field events offered by the WGC's help Tiger there? Don't know but it's possible. Combine Tiger's regular wins and Majors and I have no problem giving him the greatest player of all time nod. I just don't think it's as cut and dried or by as large a margin as you seem to. They didn't play against each other so your confidence isn't any more a fact than my uncertainty. We're both estimating. Size of the field actually competing matters too, not just who wasn't invited to the party. I like the idea of a top player field and enjoy watching the events, but if only the top 50 players are playing they all have a better shot statistically than if the field was open to 156 or more players who are still very 'elite' in skill. As you've said in many posts, golf skill performance is highly variable. I agree and that's why I think size of field is relevant to the comparison, because I think the scoring variability of the top 90 golfers in the world overlaps considerably with the next 90 down and even a bit beyond that. That's why I wondered whether WGC wins are a bit less valuable than a major or a full field PGA tour event that's also open to Monday qualifying. Granted the world ranking system is better than it used to be, but it still weights international events more strongly than they deserve. Some of the reasons I think you may be undervaluing Nicklaus' achievement in comparing across eras.
    • "5 Minutes Daily" Practice Challenge (January 2016)
      I managed to complete the January challenge (without missing a day, I believe). It was a great months' work for my game - having to blog every day sure helps to focus each session.
    • Steel vs Graphite generic question
      S300 is one of the lowest launching steel shafts.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    No users celebrating today
  • Blog Entries