Kiva Dunes was designed by 1976 U.S. Open champion Jerry Pate. Perched on the exposed Fort Morgan Peninsula in Gulf Shores, this links-style course has an ever-present wind, numerous deep-faced bunkers and undulating greens. This longtime Q school host lost many trees in a storm a few years back, which has only enhanced its links qualities.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked 58th, 2003-'04. Ranked 94th, 2005-'06.
Best in State: Ranked fifth, 2017-'18. Ranked eighth, 2019-'20. Ranked ninth, 2021-'22. Ranked 14th, 2023-'24.
2023-'24 ranking: 14th.