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4.1
964 Reviews (964)
5 Stars
351
4 Stars
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3 Stars
101
2 Stars
51
1 Stars
28
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
85.2%
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830 out of 964 reviews
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4.3
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.5%
Recommend this course
57 out of 63 reviews
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4.1
139 Reviews (139)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.5%
Recommend this course
116 out of 139 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7011 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.7

Robert Trent Jones II designed the golf course at Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club, creating a championship course to shift gently from open play to intimate foliage along Willow Wash. The golf delivers Southwestern authenticity, with etroglyph-etched boulders marking holes. It differs from the "target" golf courses of Arizona in that it features player-friendly golf, manicuring transition spaces so that golfers face minimal penalty when recovering.

At the Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club, Robert Trent Jones II demands strategic and varied shooting, meaning the round of golf will challenge as well as refresh golfers.

After the round at the Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club, head back to the casual elegance of the clubhouse.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Mini Verde Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1998)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.1
964 Reviews (964)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 68
Patio Dining 28
Watching the Game 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 104
Forced Carries 62
Undulating Greens 55
This course/club is great for:
Locals 104
Advanced Golfers 73
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 60
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 97
In the 'Burbs 64
Convenient to the City 49

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Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
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Dan from Seattle

I played Monday and Tuesday, great layout, fairways and greens top notch. If I have a complaint it would be because carts couldn’t be taken out in the fairways due to the reseeding. I had somewhat of an issue when say 170 yards and closer it made it difficult for club selection, I know this is a problem only during the re-seeding season , my only suggestion is to maybe have some cheap stake areas marking 200 - 150 - 100 yard markers. I’m a bogey golfer but the fairways and greens made me better even though it is a far tougher layout than what I play back home. Everyone there seemed like they like what they do and that adds to its class, thanks so much for the experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Underrated Gem!

This course is one of the most underrated is all of the valley! Conditions are always excellent and the course can challenge golfers of all skill levels. Food and service is always outstanding as well! I highly recommend going to check out this hidden gem before the secret gets out!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 3
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Other reviews mention two cautionary faults with the layout, namely tight fairways and overly lengthy forward tee configuration. I played the course for the first time today along with my wife and another couple. Neither of the ladies were told of the course reviews before or during the round but both struggled to reach the par four and fives in regulation and repeatedly mentioned not getting much of a break in distance on the forward tees. In my opinion the fairway width was more in the middle category. I have played on much tighter and wider tracks. Overall the course personnel, pro shop and practice area were very nice. I would enjoy playing there again, but my wife would probably pass.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Just fun

Great course in pretty dang good condition. Overall its just pure fun is all I can say, the front 9 is wide open fun golf that leads into tough desert target golf on the back. Greens rolled true and fast and will continue to get better and the fairways were fantastic, first time out here and plan to come again soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

really nice semi-private course

really good semi-private course. challenging holes, greens probably slower than usual. Really not a walkable course. many shorter holes, a few very long holes. very pretty course.

terrific practice facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways were a bit long, but had just come out of over seeding so not a huge deal. Greens were firm and in good shape. The whole staff was great and very friendly. Overall fun course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dove Valley Ranch

Too much deep gravel, greens were very fair, nice fairways. Course in very nice shape - appreciate that it's not cart path only. Beer is too expensive though:)

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly front nine. Difficult back nine.

The course was in wonderful shape and we could drive on the course.
I’ve always liked the front nine.
The back nine has some quirky holes and not as much fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Great Value/Forward Tees too Long

I know men don't care, but the forward tees on this course are too long for the average woman golfer - at close to 5,400 yards, this course is just a slog for women to play. I don't understand courses who don't get proper yardages for women to play from. The average male golfer gets a proper set of tees to play from, so why can't women? The forward tees should not be more than 5,000 yards. The course is very nice and the staff are all great. We are new to the area and bought Loyalty cards here but I am very disappointed in the yardage for women and will probably look to play at a different course. If the average male golfer had to play from 7,000 yards they would be disappointed, too.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable Round

On the heels of overseeding the course deserves high marks, we’ll done! Not quite ready for tight mows so grass on tee boxes, fairways and greens were a little longer than normal but were in great condition. After first low mow this course is going to an A+. One slow group affected pace of play and kudos to marshall for addressing the situation and resolving it. Finished in 3:59 with cart path only. Staff at this course is top notch.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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