The Golf Club at Dove Mountain - Saguaro/Tortolita

4.4044000000 4.4 stars from 5 (643)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7849 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 77.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7849 yards 77.1 147
Blue 72 7240 yards 73.9 146
Copper 72 6811 yards 72.3 134
Yellow 72 6334 yards 69.8 126
Yellow (W) 72 6334 yards 76.7 149
Green (W) 72 5283 yards 71.6 132

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 643 Reviews
5 stars:
393
4 stars:
168
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

572 out of 633 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Must Play Course!"


u00000632515's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Terrific golf course. In outstanding condition, especially considering no rain for months and temperatures have been 110+ the past week. Great layout!

I was the last person to tee off for the day (12:50pm) and since no on course hospitality cart, they fill a cooler with ice water.


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


"amazing landscape"


Jkirby1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2nd time on this course, local knowledge is key aspect. But need to avoid all bunkers as they are quite punitive. Course seemed a bit dry, some brown spots in fairway and very tight lies.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u452425253's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Challenge of Desert Golf!"


Ronny9297510's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf at Dove Mountain was a great experience! The course was challenging. Greens rolled true and were fun to putt. Pace of play was excellent! This is a place to play if you're in the Tuscan area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Course set up was difficult pin placements on almost every hole were pro set up, not exactly a fun resort course which made pace of play stressful. Will play again now that I know what to expect.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Smurfpaw88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
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


"Very Good Condition"


northwestern17's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the yellow tees at 6300 yards, and I shot 18 strokes over my normal handicap.

Greens were in excellent condition, but very large with many levels and contours.

Course has a lot of sand bunkers, with some at greens being taller than me at over 6 feet. Sand

Was not consistent from one to another, which made them more difficult.

Would say the slope of 128 from the yellow tees is too low..

Bring your A game to play a challenging course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Golf Doesn't Get Better Than This"


kkenward's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The views from the course are spectacular. There are almost no homes around the course making the commune with nature even more intimate.

Most fairways provide a lot of room for your tee shot. The greens on the Saguaro course were firm and fast. Those on the Wild Burro less so. The greens have a lot of undulations and with the effect of the mountains makes reading them a challenge.

Playing in the late afternoon meant I could play as fast or slow as I chose. The maps of each hole and distances to hazards displayed on the GPS system in the cart were extremely helpful. The beauty of each hole and the variety of holes (doglegs, water, short, long, etc.) make for a perfect day of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golf!"


toots07's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time. We had room ahead and behind us so we're able to fly. The rough is unforgiving because of all the cacti so hit it straight and true. The greens are undulating and I found them difficult to get a true read.

Need to go back to give it another go at it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course"


u000004803424's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about the course was top notch. Very challenging for our group of 12 to 18 handicappers. The greens were in perfect shape but super fast. Not a course you would expect to score well on and we didn't. But still had a great time because of the beauty and the conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Yep the greens are tricky"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While the fairways are not to narrow, they did have a lot of forced carry over washes which are difficult to see. The greens are very difficult with lots of contour and challenging pin placements, top it off with windy conditions and by the end of the round you just want to get off the course as no longer enjoyable. Clayton's restaurant was very nice and pro sho staff were friendly. Will likely not return especially for the money paid to get "beaten up".


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Bring your A game"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Played almost alone on a Monday. Layout is fair, but greens are oh so tough. You not only have to hit them, but you have to be in the correct level or you've no chance. Challenging is an understatement but really enjoyed it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course with great views"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the Saguaro 9 and the Wild Burro 9. The layout is interesting and long. The greens and fairways were dry in spots but not bad considering the heat that day. We started at 10:40am and we were able to complete our round in 4 hours. Having an electronic map and GPS was helpful since there are some blind shots and waste areas not seen from the fairway. Everyone was helpful and friendly.

I'd play it again when I'm in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Kutzenmaier's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
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Reviewed on

very nice ,well maintained golf course. worth the drive and time it took to get there.


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


"Desert Golf as good as it gets"


u503168995's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day on a challenging golf course. Undulating greens makes it a good test. Would love to play it again. Only critique is bunkers need some work


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Track"


u000007487490's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

This course is for the serious golfer, very challenging conditions and visually intimidating tee shots. It's also extremely beautiful and scenic with great views of the valley below and wildlife on the course. We saw rabbits, roadrunners, lizards and many different kinds of birds.

I thouroghly enjoyed my rounds here! The greens were smooth and fast (bentgrass) and the practice facility is amazing! I hope to come back again soon and play again. The design of this course is so complex it would take multiple rounds to learn the best way to play each hole.


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


"Beautifull but stupid course"


u9385220's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Satff is cool, amenities are superb, the views are amazing but if you want to have fun on a golf course go somewhere else... I am a 7 hdcp, played a lot of golf courses and never saw greens so stupidly designed...Sorry mr. Nichlaus, you missed this one...If you don't putt the ball on the right place on the green, i mean a 10x10 patch you are dead...Sorry, i'm not a negative person but sincerely I understand that even the PGA tour guys didn't like this course. Never gonna spend 100$can. (Hot deal) to be beaten like that again.

Guy Brouillard


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"It's all about the greens"


u739372927's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

Beautiful setting with a typical Nicholas layout. Fairways narrowed or bunkered at tee off distances, elevated green complexes with severe run offs and multi tiered slopes.

Course was in great condition l for an early April round.

Bring your A game or lots of balls.


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


"Day at Dove Mtn"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
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Reviewed on

Spectacular scenery and challenging courses will not disappoint. Very disappointed with the apathetic approach by staff and pro shop. Clearly the course is not getting much play as evidenced by the lack of activity on a gorgeous April day. Too expensive given so many excellent choices in the area if you're going to be treated poorly...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Seriously good golf course"


u301315352's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This facility has it all. Be warned. The course is very difficult especially in strong wind. Bring lots of golf balls and your sense of humor.


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



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