Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club

3.9667529412 4.0 stars from 5 (656)
  • 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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 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 656 Reviews
5 stars:
226
4 stars:
301
3 stars:
67
2 stars:
44
1 stars:
18

recommend this course

563 out of 654 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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"Staff where outstanding"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing, very nice layout. Staff really welcomes you! Not much fairway grass, but it's summer. Will play when ever I'm in AZ.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great find"


u000004478562's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in great condition. Greens were very smooth but a little firm. Fairways and greens had good grass, no bear spots. Front side was pretty straight forward but back side is real tricky for the first time visit. We would definitely at this course again when we visit this area in the future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great views, vistas, and some challenges!"


RollsRoyce's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great views, vistas, and some challenges! The back was more challenging, and after my first time playing here, I would definitely come back so I know what to expect and would play accordingly.


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



rockiebird1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course with just enough challenge"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’d been wanting to play this course. It’s fun and I’ll go out again.


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


"Morning Back 9"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

6am tee time on the back nine. It was a great deal for $25. Make sure to ask the staff for the previous day's pin placement, as the greens had not been mowed yet.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Mediocre course"


u000002207512's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were mediocre at best with bare spots throughout the course. Greens putted well but were hard and would not hold an approach shot. Ball washers were dry or grossly filled with sour water. Used to be much better, wont be back for a while. Staff was motivated and very helpful.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Home Course"


u000007790826's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my home course as its only 15mins from my house.

This course is always in great condition, the back 9 will make you think and rethink your club selection and the staff is nothing short of great.

A def much try for all skill levels


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


"Mother's Day"


u000006630457's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always like Dove Valley. Course is fun and the staff are always really helpful and friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


delightz99's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here. Course conditions were good. I believe when I play it again I’ll be able to score better because there were a few holes that had some tricky tee shots and/or approaches. The greens were generally in good shape although a few had some bare spots. All things considered it was a good value


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


"Great track."


azjimk's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played in 3hrs, 10 minutes. Never saw anyone in front or behind us. Wonderful!


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


"Greens too hard"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Greens woulgnt hold even highly lofted shots. GPS told us we were hole behind time but foursome in front was culprit.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Decent Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A decent course. We played as a twosome and really enjoyed that. The course was in fair shape. The bar service was great but the cart guys were not so hot. Don't know if we will play again. Many courses in the Phoenix area that are in better shape this time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Loved This Track!!"


u960225289's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played this course on May 7th @ 7:00AM. We played as a twosome, and played extremely quick @ 3:10 for 18 holes. The course is just a pleasure to play. What you see from the Teebox is what you get with no surprises. Conditions were pretty good for the first part of May as the temperature hit 94 degrees when we came off. Only issue and I mean “only issue” was that the washroom facility on the front nine was a Porto Potty. Staff was extremely friendly, both when we were sent out & when we finished - We will be back!


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


"Consistent Conditions and Great Staff"


u3150636's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Highly recommended well designed course. Reasonable greens fees and good availability. Starter could better pace groupings.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Solid course, friendly environment"


3puttforthewin's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

It had been a while since I made my way up here. I'm glad I did. The course was in very good shape for this time of year, greens were a bit firm, but that made for some quick putts. You could still hold good shots coming in, the previous statement wasn't meant to be negative. They were very good greens, just on the firm side.

Fairways and rough were in very good shape for this time of year and the pace was good considering they were busy. We tee'd off on time at 12:09pm and played in about 4 hours and 11 minutes.

Staff were super friendly and helpful with any and all questions our group had (as I said it had been quite a while since I had been there). We saw the Bev Cart 5 times during the round and each time they were super friendly and even had jokes! Pro-shop staff were also pleasant as was the grill. We ordered food on #9 tee and it was ready and waiting when we came in after 9 green.

Food was good and the beer was cold.

Overall the course is very fun, the back 9 is much tighter than the front and can be a bit challenging to get "good yardages" on some of the blind shots, but if you follow the GPS, you should be fine.

Hats off to the staff for a great Sunday!


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


"Pace of play"


wrg327's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Pace of play was slow, people starting on the back nine played too slow and the people who started on the front nine had to wait. Grass around the greens are terrible, there are 4 different grasses around the green making chipping and running a ball onto the front of the green near impossible. The greens had way too many ball marks. Sand traps were overwatered and in some traps there were pool of water.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Poor course conditions"


u00000150195's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a beautiful course, great layout and friendly staff but the course itself is in poor condition. There's a lot of hard pan and dry/diseased grass.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u000003284666's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

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



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