Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club

3.9563647059 4.0 stars from 5 (669)
  • 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: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 669 Reviews
5 stars:
228
4 stars:
309
3 stars:
69
2 stars:
44
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

574 out of 667 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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"Great value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, greens were recently punched but still rolled fine. Course could of used a Ranger as the foursome ahead of us was at least 3 holes behind after 7, we finally skipped a hole and played through.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No golf and no phone call from Golf Now"


gbrand1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cannot rate this course due to golf now not contacting us that the course was closed for around yesterday, Thursday July 12th, 2018. Dove Valley apparently contacted golf now to let them know because of the monsoons the course was closed but nobody contacted us and we had made a trip out there for nothing. Plus no email letting us know and should be getting a notification that our deposit is being refunded, but again nothing from golf now. Bitterly disappointed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyable Round"


blaine2257's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

First time playing here. Check in guy from MI was great. Tee boxes and fairways were good summer conditions. The greens were good but they put the holes on the worst part of the green to putt - What? The front is enjoyable but the back was too short and a bit gimmicky. Not sure I would venture from Phoenix to play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great conditions for July in AZ"


marflyers's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in really good shape for a 108 degree day in July in AZ. Speed of play was good. The GPS was not working, and the starter did tell us. It was our first time on the course and will return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

Thank you for coming out to play. We are working with a new GPS company to get the bugs worked out of the system. Looking forward to you coming back out to play!


"solid course overall"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

enjoyed the round...GPS units not good.....greens are fast and in excellent shape...fair course for average golfer...for a July round in Phoenix, it was a good day


Pace of Play: Good

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


Commented on 07/10/2018

Glad you enjoyed the speed of our greens! We are working with the GPS company to get the issues resolved as quickly as possible. We agree that the course is fair for the average golf and does not have many forced carries.


"Nice Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape for summer. The greens were perfect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fair"


dbest68's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are still pretty hard as some of the other reviews stated but they will stop with proper spin. Played a Sat afternoon, typical Saturday afternoon with new golfers holding up the course causing excruciating slow play. Nice mix of holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/11/2018

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding the greens and the variety of golf holes. The holidays do tend to bring out the once of year golfers. Hope to see you again!


"Great Summer Conditions!"


DesertClub's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played Dove Valley Ranch yesterday with a 4 some and everyone was impressed by the summer conditions. The green were in unbelievable shape for summers in Arizona. The staff at this course is always top notch as well! Will be back soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

Thanks for sharing your experience and look forward to your group coming out to Dove Valley Ranch again!


"Fun course with fast greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great tee times available too. Back nine was a little slow - my tee time was 0800 and I caught up with some of the early member foursomes. Sandra on the beverage cart is as good as they come. She won’t shy away from the heat. Go play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/29/2018

Thanks for coming out to play! Hope you are able to come back and enjoy the golf course this summer. Tee Times start as early as 5:30AM for the golfers that want to beat the heat!


"Dag Handle"


d2155983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were in reasonable shape for the time of year

Most greens needed some maintenance help

It was fair value for the green fee for the condition of the course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/29/2018

Thank you for coming out to play at Dove Valley. It is summer time and we are aware some of the fairway and roughs are transitioning out of the rye grass. If you could provide me some specifics regarding what you observed on the greens we will take a look. shawnl@dovevalleyranch.com


"Summer Surprise!"


Covster's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Now that rates have dropped because of the weather, (100+) I have played a few different courses in this area. Dove Valley was a pleasant surprise, as of this date, it was in the best shape compared to the others! Greens are in nice shape, runn8ng about10. Fairways are fine, concidering the heat, and the price was reasonable. And best of all, not busy, played a nice pace and finished in 3.5 hrs! Cart girl was out and a nice bar/ restaurant for after round. Enjoy


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/29/2018

Thank you for coming out to play! Hope to see you again this summer. Sign up for the Dove Valley Ranch email list for current promotions!


"Nice Course"


u000001383723's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son, son-in-law, and I played Sunday morning (Father's Day) and the course was very nice, wasn't too hot, but very windy. The course is moderately difficult but, with the cart navigation screens, it makes it easier to pick your clubs as you know exact distances to lay-up areas, bunkers, and the pin no matter where you are. Staff is friendly but that morning there were some issues such as they put clubs on wrong cart and my son, who arrived after me and my son-in-law was not asked when he paid if he wanted range balls so he gets to the range with no balls. Rather than go back to the pro shop, we just "borrowed" balls from the chipping practice area for him. Otherwise, very nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/29/2018

Happy Belated Father's Day! Thank you for spending the days with us. I apologize for the miscommunication regarding the range balls and the club/cart mix up. I will bring the attention to detail up with the staff. I hope you are able to join us again this summer!


"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


Commented on 06/29/2018

Thank you for the compliments on the staff! We do price ourselves on our customer service. I hope you are able to come back out this summer. Our fairways are bouncing back, we cut the water back for a few days to make the winter rye grass go dormant and to push the Bermuda grass.


"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


Commented on 06/29/2018

Thank you for the review on your experience at Dove Valley Ranch! The back nine does take a time or two to play it to get used to all of Robert Trent Jones's nuances. Your next time around you will have it mastered! Hope to see you again.


"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


Commented on 06/29/2018

Thanks for coming out to Dove Valley. It is quite the difference from the front nine to the back...and it does take a couple of rounds to fully see how to play some of those holes! Hope to see you at our course again.



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


Commented on 06/29/2018

Thank you for coming out to play and we hope you come back out to chase it around!


"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


Commented on 06/29/2018

Thanks for making your way over to Dove Valley Ranch! Glad you enjoyed your experience and you will come back out again. Make sure you hop on our email list to receive the best promotions throughout the year!


"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



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