Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club

4.0549000000 4.1 stars from 5 (455)
  • 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 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 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 455 Reviews
5 stars:
162
4 stars:
209
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
31
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

398 out of 453 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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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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


"Challenging but fair"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our group had a 6 hcp and a 24 hcp player and both enjoyed the course. It was fun for the better player while still enjoyable for the other. Most holes were accurately described on the card but our next round we would definitely play a couple differently having experienced once. High quality club!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course. Over priced and horrible staff."


sknimko's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The guy that checked me in at the pro shop was rude was short and was not helpful at all. If I had not prepaid I would have left and golfed another course.

I am glad I did not leave as the course is a nice course with a great layout. The locals I golfed with were fantastic people the course was in OK shape the greens and boxes were in great shape the fairways were rough and dry. The sand traps are horrible they are hard as cement and full of small rocks.

I would recommend this course as it is a pretty course and a challenge but see if you can find a deal it's not worth full price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A fun course"


Derwood's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very nice course overall. The front nine is fairly traditional with many nicely laid out holes. Fairways and greens were in good shape. Bunkers were well positioned and reasonably easy to get out of.

The back nine is much more difficult and requires you to play target golf on many holes if you expect to score well.

All in all a really good fun course at a reasonable price.


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


"Great Deal at Dove Valley"


u411256177's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I golfed the early morning back nine twice this week at Dove Valley. Great value for the $35 greens fee. Course has a nice layout and is very well maintained. If you are looking to play an early morning nine hole round before the heat of the day sets in, this is an excellent option.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Too bad"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The progress they made last year in getting the course in good condition has had a setback. Played it half dozen times last year, liked it. The strength was their greens, now shaggy, bumpy with tons of grain. Like the layout but won't be back this year, if this is course in high season, oh boy


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Good golfing challenge"


u00000968148's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the golf at Dove Valley Ranch very much. The front and back nines are very different and the back requires a lot more thinking and club selection.

Greens are a bit sparse and small rocks blasted out of the traps can deflect a good putt which is unfortunate. Greens at other courses in the area are in better shape , so sparseness is not a time of year issue.

I will definitely play Dove Valley Ranch again and make better use of the course map on the back nine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Guy1713822's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Decent. Shape. Nice greens"


Guy1713822's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course nice shape. Greens good

Pace decent. For a afternoon round

Will go back


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course to play. We all thought the course was in great shape, although we're from Northern California where all the courses are swamps these days. Front 9 and back 9 are like completely different courses. Our only complaint was that the food in the clubhouse was awful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Grip and Rip"


Don3518529's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow play. 5 hour round despite attempts by a wonderful employee to address the situation. He was kind enough to let us know that he was trying to get the guilty parties of the slow play to speed up. Despite his attempts, we had to wait on every hole!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



charfu2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Outstanding golf course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed the course which was challenging but fair apart from the greens which were too hard to hold shots onto the green

Very friendly staff and good amenities


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



tooth2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

. well laid out and fun to play. First time playing, you have to be careful of club selection and distances. Course in very good condition. Will go back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



JReneeEngle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"$150.+ Mistake"


Charles3358512's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kindergarten Golf yesterday!!! Paired up with a 4 or 5-year-old, with no warning. Walking on your putting line sitting in fairways not knowing when to play and mother "Inattentive"!?!?!?! Child was well behaved but still a kid!?!?! Pro shop showed "no understanding", When I ask for a rain check , After leaving the course on the seventh hole.

Very Distracting and Really Disappointed!!!

Beware Of This Pro Shop!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/09/2017

I tried with drawling this comment with no success. After having the above mentioned problem, management became proactive and vowed "Not To Let This Happen, Again".......

CUSTOMER SERVICE +


"Nice course layout ... brutally slow play"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is really nice with some very pretty holes. On this day though the round took 5 1/2 hours to complete. We never saw a marshall on the course trying to push things along. The greens were very hard .... you could not land the ball on the green and expect anything to hold but had to run it up short and let it bounce on. Overall not a good experience but it was still a better option to working.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Played very slow, 5 1/2 hours"


7462011's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grass is thin and cut very short. Was a 5 1/2 hour round. Would not go back


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"I Will Be Back"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a superb golf course. Front nine is easier than the back, but no less spectacular. I played in the rain, so pace of play was really fast (hardly any other idiots but me out there). Greens are quick and true. I played after 2:00, which made it probably one of the best values for that caliber of golf in the valley.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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