Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club

4.0479000000 4.0 stars from 5 (480)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7011 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

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  • 33750 North Dove Lakes Drive, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
  • (480) 488-0009
  • (480) 488-4251
  • dovevalleyranch.com
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Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1998)
Type: Public
Greens: Mini Verde Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7011 yards 72.7 131
Gold 72 6630 yards 70.2 124
White 72 6138 yards 67.8 118
White (W) 72 6138 yards 72.5 127
Green (W) 72 5337 yards 70.2 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 480 Reviews
5 stars:
167
4 stars:
224
3 stars:
45
2 stars:
33
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

420 out of 478 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Enjoyable"


u000007521752's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
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Reviewed on

Enjoy the course, front nine was great but the back nine is target golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



jasonjbowar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Well worth the drive"


finfaninaz's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My playing partner and I drove up to Dove Valley Ranch from Chandler and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

In my opinion the course was in great shape. The greens were good and fast! Add to that, there are some beautiful views of the surrounding North Phoenix area. The staff was friendly upon our arrival and we were even called to the 1st tee to actually start the round EARLY! The only issues we had were with the GPS monitor on our cart which wasn't working (and yes we tried the power button on the monitor), the pace of play, and the fact that some people have no knowledge or care of how to repair pitch marks. On one green alone I thought I was on the moon when I counted 6 deep unrepaired pitch marks. It would have been nice to have the GPS working since I don't currently have a laser finder. The pace of play was slower but not terrible and since it was a beautiful day it was tolerable. They also had a beverage gal who actually made several trips around the course. I am looking forward to my next round up at Dove Valley.

Well worth the drive from Chandler.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Reasonable course at reasonable price"


u000007713263's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The fairways and greens were not in as good a shape as I would have liked. Layout was reasonable and price was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"DOVE VALLEY"


loverheads's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition. Front nine is a good layout. Back nine is much more difficult. Many holes you have to place your shot to stay in play. Much slower play on the back. Good value for the money though. Would definitely recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Played 2 different courses"


FrugalGolfer's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the front nine, hated the back.

Played a few RTJ Jr. courses but never played one of his desert courses. Thought the back was weird, and was hastily put together.

Still had a great time in less than 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Interesting test"


donnaflog's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
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I agree with many of the previous reviewers that this is really two courses. The front nine is more open and forgiving while the back nine is tighter with more hazards and requires more precision. This makes for an interesting and enjoyable golfing experience. However, what few people have noted is that the greens on both nines require shots to be well placed. Most greens are large and terraced and, if a shot is not placed on the correct level, the golfer can be left with a long, breaking putt.

The course is well maintained and the greens are in excellent condition. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This course is a good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The course had an interesting layout"


Joanne2331990's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We did enjoy playing this course.It was challenging as it was quite dry.Everything just kept rolling so you almost had to go down a club length.Both 9s were different which I liked even though the back 9 was more target golf.All in all I would go back and play it again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice"


u280096758's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pleasant experience, friendly staff and nice course.

Forgiving layout for average golfer. Would recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"1st Time at Dove Valley"


Kurt4545462's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

After 20 year of golfing in the Scottsdale/Carefree area, I was surprised by Dove Valley Golf. I have spent the past several years playing golf at The Boulders, Troon, Grayhawk and others. These are all GREAT golf courses. The problem is that they are not the friendliest on the wallet. I found Dove Valley Ranch to be a great combination of solid Desert Golf, playability for all skills levels, great conditions, FRIENDLIEST STAFF and nice on the wallet. I found the course to wonderful to play. Being a former PGA Golf Professional I was really impressed by every facet of The Dove Valley Ranch facility. I even returned the next day to have my 15 year old daughter play. She is a high school player and she found the course very playable with just the right amount of challenge to kee things interesting. Side note: this is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. Design. It has all of the marks of some of his more notable designs, with a focus on all playing levels at Dove Valley Ranch. Highly Recommmend!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u984768916's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"9 Hole special"


mmaiman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We played a warm up 9 holes for $35. Great value. Good course and in good shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Conditions of course are off."


John2192957's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
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Reviewed on

Course wasn't in great shape for this time of year. Pace was slow as well.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/06/2017

Thank you for coming out to play at Dove Valley. I am interested to hear about the maintenance concerns you may have seen while you were out playing. We feel the course is in very good shape and are working on softening the green side bunkers. Please email me, shawnl@dovevalleyranch.com with details about what you experienced.




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice set up"


Stephen7890463's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course , suited my wife as carries are minimal from the ladies tees , unlike a lot of desert courses . I enjoyed playing from the Blue tees . Will definitely go again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/06/2017

I am glad hear that both of you enjoyed your experience and the course fit both of your needs! We look forward to having you two come out again on your next visit!


"Course Layout"


u000005547398's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a challenging course. The front nine is very wide open but the back nine is narrow and difficult. It was also quite windy when we played, which added to the challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/06/2017

Thanks for the review! It is a tail of two totally different nines! Depending on the direction of the wind can make some of the hard holes even harder!


"Nice Course"


deb1356's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very nice course in great condition. If you play later in the day it is a great value. Started at 1:10 and finished in around 4 hours. Of course this is in March when the temp is in the 80's.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Commented on 04/06/2017

Thanks for the review and picture of the course. Glad you were able to finish your round in only 4 hours during a busy time of year. Hope you are able to play again soon.



u000005327044's avatar
Age:  45-54

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/06/2017

I am sorry to see that you thought the course conditions and pace were poor. Please email me at shawnl@dovevalleyranch.com with some details of your experience and I can look into what may have happened that day.



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