Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club

4.0479000000 4.0 stars from 5 (501)
  • 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 | 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

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 501 Reviews
5 stars:
172
4 stars:
238
3 stars:
46
2 stars:
33
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

439 out of 499 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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"Very disappointed .....horrible greens!"


drumshtik101's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Driving all the way out to Cave Creek from Scottsdale to play an RTJ course sounds like a great plan. It is in the case of Las Sendas in Mesa and Wigwam in the Litcfield area out west.........BUT Not in this case!

This is a very very basic layout from RTJ.......nothing asthetically appealing from a course design perspective on 90% of the holes......great views of mountains........but I play golf......... This has to be the reason why they have tried to make their greens as hard and unreceptive as possible. When your throwing 60 degree wedges from the fairway at your spot and they are rolling to the back......that's RIDICULOUS......it's time to stick some holes in them and some H2O. I have played over a dozen rounds in the last two weeks on more difficult and higher rated courses and these greens were the worst by far.

How this course has such a high slope is also super questionable......played the tips..........should be in the mid 120's

Leaving on a positive....... the fairways and t decks were nice, carts were good and the club drop was well set up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



jflores2058's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf in the heat"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and pace of play was very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"MN Mark"


Grace00's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front 9 had a nice layout and quick greens. As we played the back nine, our group found it to have to many blind shots and found it difficult to know where to hit our tee shots. Greens were quick but found it well maintained and the staff very friendly and courteous.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Mike3054722's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



mmathis5742's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played 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



u3096992's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Afternoon at Dove Valley Ranch - Alleged "Wide Open" tee sheet"


ryanfoley9's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked a last minute tee time (an hour before my tee time) for 3:27 for a single, as i saw the tee sheet was COMPLETELY wide open after 2:30. Seeing this, I figured I would be able to cruise around in 3 hours. Unfortunately, when I arrived, I was told my tee time would be at 3:45 because the course was completely full. How is this even possible? This course is clearly playing games with their online reservation system to squeeze as many people out on the course as possible. The front 9 took over 2.5 hours and i was only able to play 13 holes before it got dark. Very disappointed. The course itself was in good, not great, condition. Firm and fast.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Two different courses"


mletrmn's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairly easy to find ,could have a few more signs as you enter the complex. Bag drop pretty efficient, check in easy they have ice and water if you want and good water supplies on the course. Gps on the carts is pretty helpful ball mark fixers work pretty good. Tee boxes good fairways are pretty nice to hit from adequate sand in the bunkers. The greens are medium fast and roll pretty nice. Now to the courses. The front nine is a well done playable track and would bring one back, however, the back nine gives one the impression that they had this land and had to make it into a golf course rather than changing it to make a real nice course. This was our first time here and didn't help when playing the back. We played in a little over 4 hrs. When we finished and you are a little tired the cart guy could hardly wait to get our stuff off the cart and then you either have to leave your clubs on the racks by the road and walk quite a ways to the parking lot or carry them there this should be improved. So it is debatable if we will go back, for the front nine yes but not the back.........also, there could be some better signage on the course to help you find your way around ,mostly the back, and cart paths could be adjusted to be nearer to the boxes on couple holes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u456956502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun golf course!"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you have not tried Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club, you need to as it is a challenging course at a reasonable price!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



ghostzapper's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value"


donny18's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens roll good, like the back 9. Most people who play here though have no golf ediquette and is my only issue, but this is something that has nothing to do with the course itself though. Would play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Kenneth6600806's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



dispatcheral's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Where are you hiding your marshals?"


nproto2's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Foursome in front of us too busy betting on every shot/hole to pay attention to pace of play. They were almost 2 holes behind on the front 9. Members we golfed with called into pro shop for some help with the pace. It fell on deaf ears. Frustrating!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great course"


macgolfer79413's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

only complaint I had , the greens were hard as a rock and would not hold a shot.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


u000001970979's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
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Reviewed on

The course was in great condition. Front 9 wide open, back 9 a bit more strategic. Course knowledge would be helpful on the back 9 in choosing clubs and where to aim. Overall I had a great time. Greens were perfect. If I missed a putt it was a misread or bad line. I would definitely return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pleasantly surprised"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course in good shape overall; gets a lot of play so lots of ball marks on greens. Would play the course again when back in Scottsdale. Check in was quick, efficient, on time. Pace of play was good for a Sunday; but that was likely due to a 7am T-time and being in an early group off.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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