Golf in Orange Beach: Where to Play a Round

Bring your sticks and check out the great golf in Orange Beach on your next beach trip. There are numerous driving ranges and practice facilities, and most clubs have onsite PGA pros who offer lessons to fine-tune your game. Of course, the views are pretty spectacular too!

Nearby Golf in Orange Beach

 Peninsula Golf

Tip: Golf in Orange Beach is ideal during the fall. Newbie golfers can enjoy course choices that are sure to help develop skills while also challenging more seasoned golfers. It’s easier to grab a golf lesson during the fall when visitors are fewer, and the best practice of all — playing an actual course — is always doable during the shoulder seasons.

Take your pick from the following Orange Beach golf courses.

Orange Beach Golf Center & Driving Range

4.1 miles from Turquoise Place

4700 Easy Street, Orange Beach, AL

(251) 981-4653

A great place to hone your golf skills is the Orange Beach Golf Center & Driving Range featuring a 9-hole, par-3 course with a lighted driving range, practice facilities (putting, chipping, sand bunker, etc.) and a Pro Shop. The Golf Center is open seven days a week and the driving range offers 30 grass tees as well as 10 covered mat tees. The Orange Beach Golf Center is very affordable at $3/per bucket with 34 balls in each bucket. Ball dispensers are self-serve (machine accepts $1 bills, credit cards or tokens) for your convenience.

Lost Key Golf Club

8.9 miles from Turquoise Place

625 Lost Key Drive, Perdido Key, FL

(850) 549-2160

Lost Key Golf Club was built in 1997 by the Arnold Palmer Design Company, then redesigned in 2006. The unique and unusual traits of this golf course are quickly evident starting with the name, earned honestly. Each hole offers six sets of tees, so all skill levels are able to play competitively on the 18-hole, par-71 course. Water, wind and other vegetation claim many a ball at Lost Key, hence the name, but it’s an exciting course for all who play nonetheless. After your round, enjoy the clubhouse with golf shop and locker rooms, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and bar or just sit outside and take it all in with panoramic course views.

Craft Farm

9 miles from Turquoise Place

3840 Cotton Creek Circle, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

(251) 968-3002

Craft Farms, located in Gulf Shores, features 36 holes of championship golf. Cotton Creek and Cypress Bend each offer a challenging, but fair, 18-holes in a serene Alabama setting. Both public courses are signature Arnold Palmer golf courses and are the only two courses in Alabama designed by the legend himself. Each course boasts scenic and peaceful views of surrounding Baldwin County Alabama, with lush greens and various water features that fill the course. For rates, tee times, and specials, call ahead.

Perdido Bay Golf Club

12 miles from Turquoise Place

1 Doug Ford Drive, Perdido Key, FL

(850) 492-1223

Located just a short drive away in Perdido Key, FL, Perdido Bay Golf Club was originally designed in 1963 by Bill Amick and redesigned in 2001 by Bill Bergin as an 18-hole, par-72 course. Start out on the practice range, putting green, chipping green, greenside bunker, and fairway bunker, then meander your way through this former PGA Tour course. Don’t miss the Legends Bar & Grille for some tasty eats and your favorite beverage following your day playing at Perdido Bay Golf Club.

Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club

14 miles from Turquoise Place

20 Peninsula Blvd., Gulf Shores, AL

(800) 391-8009

The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club, just a short drive away in Gulf Shores, offers three 9-hole courses within one venue. Each distinct Earl Stone-designed course plays with its own challenges and sprawls along Mobile Bay. Rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest, golfers enjoy all three courses equally: Marsh, Lakes, and Cypress. Other venue amenities include the clubhouse (recently remodeled), bar and restaurant, tennis courts, fitness center, and indoor/outdoor pools. For savings opportunities, be sure and check out their special offers.

Kiva Dunes Golf Course

 Kiva Dunes Golf

21 mile from Turquoise Place

815 Plantation Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

(251) 540-7000

The award-winning Kiva Dunes Golf Club in Gulf Shores is less than 30 minutes from Turquoise Place and is stunning in both design and setting. Located beachside along the Fort Morgan Peninsula of Gulf Shores, Kiva Dunes is Alabama’s number one ranked public golf course. The latest renovation was completed in 2015 on the championship course developed by Jim Edgemon and U.S. Open champion Jerry Pate making it more playable for casual golfers. Need a lesson? No problem! Kiva Dunes has its very own PGA instructor. Also, golfers can work more extensively on their individual games by utilizing the full-service, full-swing practice facility. Additional amenities at Kiva Dunes include the clubhouse, fitness center and Kiva Beach Club. Call for tee times, specials and daily rates.

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Summer Rainy Days on the Gulf Coast

In the summer, you always have rainy days and we need them to cool off from the Alabama heat. On those rainy days, typically you are cooped up inside. While you are inside and not on the beach or poolside there is always something to do.

Tanger Outlets. Shopping while on vacation is inevitable, but the best days to go are those when you are not missing the sun and the days are cooling off. Take a walk around the outdoor covered Tanger Outlets and find brands like Kate Spade, Michael Khors, Vera Bradley and more.

The Track. While it is known for its outdoor activities like go karts, water bumper cars, mini golf and sky coaster, there is also an inside arcade with hours of fun. Play and win tickets to pick out a prize. Don’t have enough tickets? Save them for the next time you come, they don’t expire. Save enough and you could trade in your tickets for a designer purse, autographed football or other prizes worth more than tickets.

The Wharf. There is so much to do at The Wharf raining or not, but there is a lot to do on rainy days. Stroll around and shop, make a cherished stuffed animal at Build-A-Bear or grab a bite to eat and watch the boats pull into the marina. Even catch a movie at Carmike and listen to the rain while watching a summer blockbuster. If you want to run; play laser tag or bazooka ball at the Arena and school the kids in the art of battle, or show them up on arcade games that you grew up on.

Whether it’s sunny days or rainy days, there’s always something to do on the Alabama Gulf Coast while you are #creatinghappymemories.