Jerry Pate, winner of the 1976 US Open, becoming the architect of Kiva Dunes actually involved some incredible luck, timing and skill. The developer of Kiva Dunes, Scrappy Edgemon, on the tee of the par 3, 16th hole at the University of Alabama course in Tuscaloosa, was waiting for a golfer to clear the green. The golfer on the green waved him on and Scrappy hit a hole in one. They shook hands that day, and when it was time to select an Architect, Edgemon, chose Jerry Pate.
The rest is local golf history. Almost 20 years later and multiple national awards we are all lucky that Scrappy had that one special shot and the inspiration to hire that one perfect designer. A designer with the vision ans skill to build a golf course that fuses a true Old World test of golf with the indigenous and natural environment. Jerry Pate and his team really captured the feel, uniqueness and true character of our Gulf Coastal preserve on Ft. Morgan, Alabama.
KIVA DUNES Design Awards
AMERICA’S 100 GREATEST PUBLIC COURSES
by Golf Digest
#58 Kiva Dunes, Fort Morgan, Alabama
AMERICA’S BEST TOP 100 RESORT COURSES
#44 Kiva Dunes, Fort Morgan, Alabama
AMERICA’S GREATEST GOLF COURSES STATE-BY-STATE (Alabama)
#3 Kiva Dunes, Fort Morgan, Alabama
Golfweek Magazine’s America’s Best Public-Access Courses for Alabama
Golf Digest Magazine’s America’s 100 Greatest Public-Access Golf Courses
Golfweek Magazine’s America’s Top 100 Residential Courses
Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine’s America’s 100 Best Courses for $100 or Less
Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Public-Access Courses
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815 Plantation Rd. ~ Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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