Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club

4.0233764706 4.0 stars from 5 (559)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7011 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

  • 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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 559 Reviews
5 stars:
191
4 stars:
269
3 stars:
50
2 stars:
36
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

492 out of 557 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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"First time but not the last!"


stephenramirez's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the first time playing the course. I was very impressed. Course condition was great and the staff was very friendly. The course was not so difficult as to limit play to seasoned golfers but it still poses adequate challenge holes for low handicappers. Player services staff was friendly and drink selection was well kept and extensive. In cart GPS was clunky!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



brad014's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Would like to be positive, have to be honest"


u94817868's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Turf on fairways terrible, back nine design defies reason. Starter needs a class in customer service


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Very interesting and challenging course."


brad014's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Good shape very friendly staff well maintained. Really like playing the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"All good"


murrietta1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Always like this course. Nice lay out and well maintained. Keep up the good work


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



u417520346's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointed in the shape of the course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is not the first time I have played this course. I play here quite a bit. Greens are in the worst shape I have seen them. Brown in some areas and very soft in others and full of ball marks. People need to fix their ball marks.

Fairways need more growing as well. Not sure why it’s taking so long as the other courses in the area that I have played are in much better shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Endeavour's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course for the Money"


avergnetti's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in under four hours. Course is in great shape. Green are very fast and extremely challenging especially if you are putting downhill.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Solid course with good value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly and professional staff combined with good value and playing conditions makes Coldwater one of my go to courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun"


Budsterboy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Great improvement made over the last couple years. Course in great shape, people were frendly, greens were fast. Lots of fun.


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


"Good value"


Bill5001757's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
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Reviewed on

Dove Valley Golf Club is a very nice course that is reasonably priced. The course conditions are always good, the layout is challenging, and the pace of play is usually comfortable.. The staff is friendly and attentive throughout. It is one of the best values in the Phoenix area.


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



Kent6390655's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is hard on your clubs!"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Whether you are a good golfer or an amateur there is just too much gravel surrounding and throughout this course (especially on the back 9). Gravel surrounds a number of greens and hitting your ball takes too much of a toll on your clubs. There are many courses that, in my opinion, are as nice or nicer and don’t chip your clubs.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Oregontrekker's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Enjoyed this course. Greens were fast and course was in good shape. Back nine had some tricky holes that required a shorter shot from the tee to a sharp dog leg to the green. A split fairway on one shorter par four.

All in all a fun course to play. I am going back for another round now that I know the lay out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow Pace Of Play"


uBNUY1437BN's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Marshall did not speed up pace of play - actually Marshall did not even come out to tell the second group in front of us to speed up. Took 4 hours and 40 min to play. We started at 1 PM and were last group that was able to finish due to darkness!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



wendygal's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice day for golf"


u469584447's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape and the staff is always excellent here and the three people I was paired with were great to play with.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Too Wet"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall course was nice and challenging. Greens were good and fairly fast. There were spots on the fairways and around the greens that were really wet and muddy. Tough to hit balls out of the mud. I’d play it again though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"mixed feelings"


u000008195072's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Overall the course is in good condition. It's sad that even though repair tools are included on the golf cart, the greens were very pockmarked. My disappointment was with outside services. First golf cart we got, after a few holes, we noticed the right rear tire was way under inflated. Based on the tire wear, its been that way for some time. We traded carts at the turn, and the GPS on the second cart died from low battery before we even made the 10th green. For the cost of a round of golf, I would think the carts would be better maintained.


I recommend this course



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