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21425 County Road 2
Gulf Shores, AL  36542
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The Refuge Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 6,563 yards | 125 slope

72.5 rating

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The Refuge Golf Course

The 18-hole "The Refuge" course at the The Refuge Golf Course facility in Gulf Shores, Alabama features 6,563 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.5 and it has a slope rating of 125. Designed by Earl Stone, the The Refuge golf course opened in 1974. Grant Morgan manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Nice layout, nice scenery, quiet and peaceful. BUT - The greens were horrible, uneven and very bumpy. For the cost $50 , it was NOT a good deal and will NOT be going back.

Reviewed April 12, 2012

Great Course, open fairways, great wildlife. We saw hawks and gators.

Reviewed February 24, 2012

fun course to play for the average golfer. don't expect fast play or fast greens. the greens are overseeded in the winter and are very slow. however, this allows you to attack the greens with longer clubs. nice state park scenery. you may even see an alligator near the banks of one of the ponds.

Reviewed August 26, 2010

Course had a beautiful layout and was in pretty good shape. The greens, however, were some of the slowest I've ever putted on. A decent value considering how expensive some of the courses in the area are, but the slowness of the greens made it difficult to make a putt outside of 10 feet.

Reviewed July 13, 2009

Reviewed August 08, 2008

This is an average course. The fairways are wide and in decent shape. The greens are small and fairly slow. There is almost no water in play to speak of. The only real challenges are the large bunkers guarding the greens and the doglegs. Probably not worth $44.

Reviewed July 31, 2008

I like the wide fairways, with minimal hazards. Greens are small, very spongy and slow. Hard to gauge distances as there are very few sprinkler heads, making it confusing for a first timer. Not as nice as most in the area, but a good bargain for the price.

Reviewed June 29, 2008

Overall a great course, beautiful scenery and well maintained. An occasional excessively wet spot on a green or in a fairway, but played on a weekend after a week of frequent rain. No marshal to speed up play but, was a pleasurable round of golf and would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed May 30, 2008

The course was bare. Needed to be overseeded. The greens were mushy and mossy. There was no Marshall on the course to control pace of play. This course at best was worth 25.00. I was very disappointed in the conditioon of the course to be a state course. Will not play here again.

Reviewed April 20, 2008

Reviewed December 21, 2007

Greens and tee boxes are in wonderful condition ... very well maintained course. Front nine was a little more challenging than the back 9. In general, a fun time and nice challenge for the average golfer. Current prices are $44 per round (not $42).

Reviewed October 23, 2007

This was my first time to play...EVER!


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 David H. 16 43 27 04/21/08
2 Mike B. 13 75 62 05/16/09
3 David S. 16 81 65 11/05/07
4 Terry B. 17 83 66 06/04/09
5 Evan R. 15 83 68 06/12/12
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About The Refuge

The Refuge Golf Course

Park facility

40 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at The Refuge

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Course Staff

Grant Morgan, General Manager

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