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4.3
1056 Reviews (1056)
5 Stars
637
4 Stars
264
3 Stars
95
2 Stars
40
1 Stars
20
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
88.0%
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931 out of 1056 reviews
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4.4
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.7%
Recommend this course
61 out of 68 reviews
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4.4
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
Recommend this course
108 out of 120 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7849 yards
Slope 147
Rating 77.1
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Course Details

Year Built 2009
Fairways Bermuda with Perennial rye overseed
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2009) Chet Williams (2009)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes - Forecaddies
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.3
1056 Reviews (1056)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 79
Drinks 77
19th Hole Scenic Views 69
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 173
Bunkers 167
Forced Carries 136
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 138
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 136
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 114
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 136
At a Resort 130
In the 'Burbs 40

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Reviews 48
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Way overpriced

Arrived staff was nice no problems with the employees. Conditions actually this was a surprise. I was expecting amazing conditions for the price and the reputation. I believe tournaments were held here at some point in the past. The conditions were dry and some fairways were smoked burnt out. Tee boxes poorly marked and I just expected more. Course is a desert target course not very forgiving. I play all over the country and I average in the mid 80s. Just not fun. Didn’t loose any balls scored 91. Probably wouldn’t play here again unless course was redesigned or price is lowered. I played the pines and found this course more enjoyable and a much better price point.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Making the best of it.

As with all the courses in AZ conditions are not ideal. But while I appreciate that restrictions apply to golfers I think this course is falling short on some simple issues. Lets start with tee markers. Not sure why they just lay them on the side of the cart path and don't place them where you should hit from. Also it would be nice if the bunkers were raked before play starts each day. Also lets talk about the GPS caddie. Many, if not all, of the flag positions were on the opposite side of where he GPS showed them. With so many blind or elevated greens this is a big issue especially if you are counting on the system and arrive without your own range finder. But my biggest issue is with "Shark Experience". When I booked my tee time on GOLFNOW i was forced to accept a $5 surcharge to utilize this service. When I attempted to use it at the course initially there was no cell service to access it, Then once I was able to access the service it asked me to pay $4.95 again. No $5 isn't a big deal but it is a rip off.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful, challenging course

The course is amazing. The setting is out of this world beautiful.
It’s a very difficult course with lots of layups and washes to hit over. The greens are very undulating and very challenging.
The staff are wonderful. They are very helpful and kind. They have a great attitude.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

1st time and it was GREAT !!

Golfed with some buddies that raved about this course. Very exclusive and great service there. Now that I have golfed there I totally agree.
Will be back again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and layout but tough

Any course that has hosted a PGA tour event has got to have something going for it. Today’s players are so good that they need a challenge. Dove Mountain doesn’t, nor does Tucson, have a big boy event but it is not because of not having a quality venue. This course has all the elements of tour quality toughness and conditions. The idea that a missed shot will cost strokes is in full force here. Be sure to play the right tees or you will find yourself hitting woods or hybrids to greens with punishing bunkers and treacherous greens. Like most greens in Tucson, the breaks are hard to figure out without going through a learning curve. The facilities are top notch, staff is friendly and practice areas are great. Try to pick a day when winds are light or it approaches impossible. Either way, embrace the challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Hard gold course

It is nicely tucked into the Tortilla Mountains. In great shape. Very hard with lots of layups due to washes and long carries. Really nice to finally get to play here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Golf Plus....

Got a good deal with Golfpass free round. Very appreciative of the team at Dove Mt. course taking extra precautions to follow CDC guidelines during this crazy time of our lives. The course is challenging the wind added to that and this hacker had a wonderful time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful and challenging

Golfed on a beautiful cloudy warm day . Perfect weather, course in wonderful shape. Tees are always challenging and fun. Hit some great shots and really enjoyed our experience at Dove Mountain. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful setting

Great layout in a beautiful setting. I played during the Coronavirus outbreak and I appreciate the efforts made to keep everyone save.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

First Class Golf Course

I've been a fan of Dove Mountain well before WGC Accenture Match Play began 14 +years ago and since they left.
Every time I'm there I remember how the Top 64 Golfers in World played their shots. Even when it snowed there during third round of WGC Match Play.
Beautifully maintained tee boxes and fairways. Few Greens were showing some sign of wear but overall they were in very good shape. Greens are small and sloped and falls off like US Open greens. Bunkers are abundant and strategically placed for all playing abilities, so you will eventually be in several fairway and green-side bunkers during your round. Various Tee boxes are available for all skill levels, Blue tee box will test even the very best of the single digit players. But, well worth the challenge it provides. Good for your humility and levels all off egos.
The Practice Range and Putting Green are as good as they come, and Staff is excellent. Carts come with their Course GPS. Its even designed so it won't let you drive close to the Greens. Smart technology at work.
All around a great 1st Class experience, just don't expect to play to your handicap. And you will thorough enjoy the layout, its view of the Mountain and abundant Sahuaro cacti. By the way DO Not go looking far for a stray ball, especially this time of season into Fall; Diamondback rattlesnakes are now out and even worse watch for those Jumping Cholla's. Consider you've been forewarned.
Enjoy !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

this course has many bunkers

The course was in excellent condition and very challenging with many bunkers in the fairway and in front of the greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging

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