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4.1
909 Reviews (909)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
50
1 Stars
27
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
83.4%
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4.0
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
75.8%
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4.0
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.9%
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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
909 Reviews (909)

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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Handicap 5-9
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5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Awesome

I hadn't played this course in quite sometime, but I will be back sooner than later. The course condition was outstanding; greens were rolling very true and not a bad lie on the fairways. Played on a Wednesday afternoon and there was a beverage cart on the course throughout the entire round. Outside services treated me like I was at a resort course. So far this summer, this course is the best deal, experience, and condition. Nice touch with the American flag on 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 48
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

disappointed

i played this course on a beautiful; sunny, not too hot but VERY windy day. The layout was interesting and after first time playing certainly some course knowledge would have helped. The GPS on the cart was not helpful as not a touch screen to various points, approx distances or the group ahead of me. The course was not in good condition at all, i realize it is June in AZ, but other courses i have recently played are in much better condition on tees, fairways and greens. The staff was friendly and helpful. But the course condition are disappointing.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Attitude of staff is less than to be desired.

When you don't allow staff to clean your clubs they don't remove them from the cart. And than they don't load them into your car.
The landscaping crew are rude and interfered with your golfing. They stay in the fairway and cut grass around the hole while your trying to tee off. If they do stop what they are doing they will not stop their motors. This happen on four holes on the front nine. When the staff was notified said there should not be any cutting of grass at the time we were playing 11:30 +/-. Then they said they would not do this.
Staff were told that the crew were asked to stop and did they not know they were to do this. The grass cutters said " not one told them to stop" Staff said this was not true. When informed I could speak Spanish and understood them clearly he reversed his position. Tried to do a half way apology and failed. They he accused our group of driving a cart on the green on hole 18. On top of this they violate the ADA (American Disability Association) is not providing or allowing a handicap flag for
player on course. This is against the law.
So all in all this course is ok but the from grass cutters up to staff in the club house are very poor in customer service, attitude really, really need training.
not a fun place to play

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great layout

The course was challenging and fun. The staff was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

The staff makes the day

As a local, who frequently plays courses in the North Scottsdale area, I can’t promote enough Dove Valley. Is it the best course in the immediate area? No. But you know what makes me choose Dove Valley over other courses in the area? The staff.

From the time you drop off your clubs, check in and grab food/drink from the restaurant before you tee off, you are with people who are pleasant and make you feel welcome.

Management makes sure pace of play is respected. If you have an issue with slow play, management promptly addresses the problem. Course conditions are above average

Overall, this is a course that will get you your monies worth. And the main reason?.......the staff. Nice course but the people who make it happen are the main reason I return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Dove Ranch Valley

Great course but very disappointed in the amenities. We didn't receive range balls with our very high green fees, my cart didn't have GPS, no Ice Bucket, wasn't allowed to have a beer on patio - had to sit on some bench in the dirt? I get there's a virus out there but if a course is going to charge normal green fees and very high at that - then we should get GPS in cart, should receive an ice bucket in the AZ heat - that's a given, and we should be allowed to sit at a covered patio to have a beer - This is super irritating and I don't know if ill ever go back there. I really like the course but felt ripped off for sure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 05/02/2020

It wasn't just irritating, it was SUPER irritating.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Soil is hard so balls roll pretty far after landing. Greens are fast.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs some improvements

Greens were hard and bumpy Sand traps were dirt and no sand Course was fairly dry like you would find in August

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course.

Course was in great shape. Staff was very friendly. We will be back, soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Cave Creek Golf Course

Beautiful Course, plays very fair, love the GPS on the carts!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course, decent conditions

This course had a lot of very fun holes! The greens rolled fairly well and the fairways were a little long, but bunkers were in incredible shape. F

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just ok

My big issue with them is I injured my ankle awhile back and it’s been hard to get around on it, even though other golf courses have been very accommodating allowing me to use my own cart, not so at Dove Valley, guess I won’t be playing there until my ankle gets better...

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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