Kiva Dunes among Golf Digest's Top 100 for 2003-04

GULF SHORES, Ala. - Kiva Dunes Golf Club, a member of the 10-course Gulf Shores Golf Association (GSGA), has been ranked No. 58 in Golf Digest's "2003-2004 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses" list.

Kiva Dunes, designed by former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate, also ranked as the No. 1 public-access golf courses in Alabama. The 18-hole layout is one of the premier amenities at the resort, which is a founding member of the GSGA, a marketing group that promotes Alabama's Gulf Coast as a golf vacation destination. The area, with 10 great golf courses, resort-style accommodations and 32-miles of sugar-white sand beaches continues to gain national as a great place for a stay-n-play golf vacation.

"It's flattering to have our golf course included on this list, considering that Golf Digest employs many, many raters to scour the country to single out the very best golf course designs," says Mark Stillings, Director of Golf at Kiva Dunes and President of the GSGA. "And it's gratifying to know that while Kiva Dunes was selected, the Gulf Shores Golf Association has nine other premier courses that also provide the best golf experiences available, both in the region and nationally."

Adds GSGA Executive Director Mike McArthur: "We're thrilled for the hard-working folks at Kiva Dunes, who always ensure that resort visitors are provided with great course conditions, customer service and the other amenities that go into creating an excellent golf experience. Golfers say our group of 10-member courses - is the equal to virtually any golf destination in the country."

About Kiva Dunes Golf Club

Located on a gorgeous piece of property directly on the Gulf of Mexico, Kiva Dunes was masterfully designed by Pate and is consistently ranked among America's finest golf courses. The layout meanders through pristine sand dunes, lakes and natural wildlife areas. In addition to the Golf Digest awards, the course has also been ranked nationally by GOLF Magazine, LINKS Magazine, Golf Course Living and GolfSouth. Kiva Dunes offers a full-service clubhouse, meeting facilities, fitness area, three swimming pools, 3,000-feet of private beach and on-site rentals of two, three and four-bedroom luxury condominiums and beach homes.

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