The Golf Club at Dove Mountain - Saguaro/Tortolita

4.4975176471 4.5 stars from 5 (774)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7849 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 77.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7849 yards 77.1 147
Blue 72 7240 yards 73.9 146
Copper 72 6811 yards 72.3 134
Yellow 72 6334 yards 69.8 126
Yellow (W) 72 6334 yards 76.7 149
Green (W) 72 5283 yards 71.6 132

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 774 Reviews
5 stars:
479
4 stars:
196
3 stars:
57
2 stars:
30
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

691 out of 764 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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Reviews


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adoublea's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wicked Greens"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a nice getaway from the snow and cold!

I really enjoyed playing this Nicklaus designed course.The strategically placed bunkers and fast greens made for a difficult challenge. I would recommend playing Dove Mountain if you are in the Tucson area!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Unfair greens"


ldh656565's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great condition.

The greens are the toughest I’ve ever played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful but Tough"


uHJUA3282HJ's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Played Dove Mountain on sunny but windy Monday. Not too many people on the course. The course is really quite scenic and there was a sense of isolation. It was in great shape. Although the greens looked like they were in poor shape, the ball rolled smoothly. There are a lot of bunkers on this course and, with the slopes of some of the holes, shots do have to be placed strategically. This was made even more challenging with the 15 mph winds on this day. As a mid - handicapper, I really had to decide where I was aiming, either to bail out or to get the least damaging place to miss. Shots into the brush are gone, so bring lots of balls. The greens were also very challenging, demanding precision speed and line. I think of myself as a good putter so I did enjoy them. In speaking with one of the staff, he said that speed on the greens on this day was not much slower than what the pros used to have to contend with so I really had an appreciation for their putting abilities. This is a tough course. This is not a course for a beginner. Good test for low handicappers. The rack rate is apparently about $170. Our group was able to get a much better price due to online promotions. I would definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not for amateurs"


u434306709's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tough courses. Played Saguaro and Tortolita. Beautiful courses, but not for most amateur golfers. No ball washers or club wash on carts, so they give you a towel and say wet it in the ice chest where they have bottled water. Very tough undulating greens which are hard to read and firm for approach shots. Great for a one time play to experience a very tough course. Unless you are a good player, recommend playing at least one tee forward of your normal game or you will be more frustrated. I can understand why the pros didn’t have good comments when they played here. Scoring a 38 on Tortolita from the copper tees was my enjoyment for the day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"BRUTAL"


kcgraack's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is beautiful, but super hard. Course was a little dry and greens were super fast. Doesn't help when the greens have 0 flat spots. Definitely one of the hardest courses I have ever played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Typical Jack!"


birdie2ace1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I keep hoping that one day I’ll play a Jack course and have fun. His only architectural styling is to make the course as hard as possible. It’s no wonder no one was playing when I played. Conditions were good and the greens were rolling true. Kudos to the greens staff. Take a look why there aren’t any Jack courses being played on the PGA tour aside from the memorial, where the course has been redone so many times that it is starting to not resemble a Jack course. You had a great Golf career Jack but your architecture is for the birds.... not birdies!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"One of my favorites"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful mountain course. Difficult for a high handicapper. Tees, fairways both excellent. Greens good with some blemishes. Contours is the greens are some of the most difficult I ever play. Still, a must play.


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


"Can’t recommend"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is pretty and the pace of play is fine. But the greens are absurdly hard. The greens were as hard as a rock so even if you hit a perfect shot the ball would careen wildly off to who knows where Not a fun course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great time"


dwsask's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We attended the WGC Match Play here in 2011 and always said we wanted to come play it once. Didn't get to play the original 18 but got to play the original back nine. We enjoyed every minute of it even though the greens were crazy to putt on (multiple 3-putts and a 4-putt). Would love to come back and play again some day. The views are amazing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Maybe next time will be better"


u000007959347's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I had heard this was one of Tucson best golf courses to play. After playing we were left a bit disappointed. I believe the fact that the course was very dry had a lot to do with this.

The course layout is great and the scenery exceptional. I found the course quite difficult and the fact that the greens would not hold a high approach shot did not make the situation better. Also the greens were quick and had many undulations.

I would look to play again because I believe thus would be a great course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful day on a challenging track"


u050450318's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens at this course are possibly the most difficult I’ve played. Not only were they undulating, they had speed. Definitely a course to play multiple times if you desire to score. My first time on Dove Mountain as a 3 handicap and it got the best of me. I’ll be back to seek revenge now that I have an idea on how to attack each green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"FAST GREENS"


u798206930's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GREENS WERE DRIED OUT AND PROBABLY OFF THE STEMP METER. SO FAST A 10 FT PUTT FINISHED 25 FT AWAY. MANY OF THE SAND TRAPS WERE FULL OF ROCKS. FAIRWAYS IN GREAT SHAPE.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect Golf"


Lpred2012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

75 degrees, calm winds, the course to ourselves.

Perfect golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golf experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tough course but beautiful setting and great conditions. Gives you a real perspective on how good a golf course can be!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"not for the average golfer"


Mpwestby's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is beautiful but extremely challenging; especially as you near or are on the greens. An approach shot that is one or two yards off target can end up in trouble. Lots of bunkers to catch tee shots as well. I'm a single digit handicapper and had very few pars, despite striking the ball well.

Golfers should play it at least once to understand what the pros contend with and experience a little humility.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens are like an egg"


Mommarox's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was excited to play this course since it was the host of the Accenture Match Play and was a Ritz-Carlton property. It did not disappoint. The greens are not flat....anywhere! You must be able to read a green like the pros and place your approach shot like the pros. It was fun to try!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Outstanding experience"


Jeff1759506's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

Greens were very tough as advertised but totally worth the sacrifice of a handful of extra strokes. Worth every penny!!!


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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