The Golf Club at Dove Mountain - Saguaro/Tortolita

4.4608529412 4.5 stars from 5 (797)
  • 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 797 Reviews
5 stars:
489
4 stars:
203
3 stars:
61
2 stars:
32
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

707 out of 787 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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"Just a great course!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great course made better by a deal on GolfNow. A multitude of bunkers, with excellent sand, make this course very challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Not for Amateurs"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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Reviewed on

We played in windy conditions but even without wind would be tough. Lots of hazards at 200-240 off tee forcing 5 wood or hybrid tee shots on many holes. Then 170-200 yard hybrid or iron shots to elevated greens. Fairway bunkers on most holes, some in middle of the fairway. Very dry and firm greens would hardly hold quality shots. Bring your short game. Gorgeous desert property next to Tortolitas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Green side traps"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Practice trap was great, 1st hole trap had foot prints and was unraked. Sand was mostly packed and hadn’t been tended in awhile.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Feel like a pro"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing a course with nothing to complain about is not append oftenly. Really gorgeous day. When you feel a wow on almost every holes fron the tee is incredible.


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


"Past its prime"


smithm11's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a course that used to host a world golf championship but is not in the same shape as the pictures. It's not bad, but not great. I wouldn't pay more than $60 for this course in hindsight when you look at other courses in the area.

Course is kind of gimmicky too with short fairways, very difficult greens


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Bring Your A Game"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

4 of us played this course with handicaps ranging from 5 - 10. The fairways were ample but the greens were the most challenging we have ever played on. All the greens were elevated and small. Better hit the right spot in the greens or you will be penalized severely. You will either be faced with a pitch shot back onto the green or a putt that is hard to get down in 2. The golf staff were great but the restaurant hostess (whom I think was about 16) was not very accommodating). We were going to eat dinner and have a few drinks. The restaurant, patio, and bar had about 40 empty tables and we were told there was no room and that they would all be full in the next hour and there was no room for us. They lost out on our probably $200.00 bill and we also cancelled our tee time the for next day and played Starr Pass and extremely glad we did.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Bring Your Best Putting Skills"


u000003048075's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course and greens were in excellent condition. The greens have lots of elevation changes, bends and twists. Knocking it close, while always a good idea, is even more important here.

. Definitely worth the 20 minute or so travel time from Tucson.Can't wait to play Dove Mountain again


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
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Reviewed on

It's a nice looking course and kept in good condition , but it is a horribly designed course. It's designed for only one style of player. Playing a course like this just takes all the fun out of golf . I would highly recommend playing starpass at the Marriott over this one


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



Rod6825019's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
First time playing 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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
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Reviewed on

Great Course. Greens rolled true. Pin placements where unfair on several holes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course, bring lots of balls"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
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Reviewed on

We love this course but there are some desert areas that seem to collect golf balls. I enjoy the greens and surrounding area but the severity of a missed shot is frustrating at times. Still all in all it is a great course and we play it for the challenge and the beauty not to score low. In fact we don’t even keep score except match play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not a fair test"


drwilliams1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
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I now understand why the WGC moved. The course is very tough (I am a 4 and I played w a 2). The fairway are hard and fast and the greens are the same. Add hundreds ad fairway bunkers and what you have is a course that will penalize good shot and reward bad ones. The green are so hard they do not mark, even on decent approach shots. For $140, it’s your worst nightmare. The only upside is that it is gorgeous. Don’t plan on eating anything. We played on st Patrick’s day, a Saturday and the Turn Grill was closed and there wasn’t a cart girl to be found. Had to order a hot dog at the bar. Took 25 minutes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"“A” players only"


uooooo1469865's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is 6330 yds from the “sr” tees

fairways all slope and you often roll into hazards ( traps or aroyo’s) from straight center fairway landing spots

for a 20 handicap that drives 200-220 you are going after most greens with a 3 or 5 wood ( or it is just plain out of range) and then greens are lightning fast, hard and sloped so you’ll never hold a green

cart paths meander through desert after the T and you tend to lose your line ( complaint of my entire foursome)

need a couple more sets of tees between the 3rd set and the fronts which are 5300 we had 1 average female in our group and her tees needed to be about 400 yards close also her 160 yard drives left her 2 nd shots unable to fly most aroyo’s

If you are an “A” player and drive 280 or further this course might be playable but I played with 2 players of A caliber and they had their own challenges with rolling off of fairways with center fairway drives and holding greens even when approaching with short irons

bottom line is this course is not for the casual golfer even the best players will be challenged here and card extra strokes that resulted from “good” shots rolling into bad places

Outdoor staff seemed somewhat indifferent to getting groups to the first tee in time - no starter was present saw beverage cart twice in the entire round played in 4:20

I’ve never been a fan of courses that penalize you for hitting shots to the preferred landing area and that is what this layout does


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Too tricked"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course twice in the past month. Probably won’t again. The course is too tricked up. From the drive through the green everything is difficult. Especially the greens. If you don’t hit it too the right spot it will probably run off green or give you a rediculou putt. Drive run into bunkers if not hit to specific spots. Just too hard to have fun. A good golf course messed up with too many bunkers and rediculos greens


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course - extremely slow play ,"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course and amenities - No Marshall’s to address the extremely slow play -,waited on every hole and when finally finished the restaurant required a reservation to have a post round drink. Otherwise would play there again and make a reservation for when you hope the round ends...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens"


uWOHH8653WO's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens extremely difficult to putt. Very little depth to the green cover.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Best golf in Tucson area"


u000007829344's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
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Reviewed on

This is clearly the best golf experience in the Tucson area. The interesting and challenging layout is complemented by stunning views. The moment you step off the 18th green, you will start planning your next visit.


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


"Diabolical greens"


golf8hdcp's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

Friendly staff

fairways great

rough easy to play out of

bunkers nice

greens FAST and diabolical undulations

enough tees for any level but

A real test not for the beginner

if you can afford 185 ish then its a must play but you will be tired mentally after.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Authentic desert experience"


u000004524067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only suggestion would be to make sure you have a green map.


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


"Tough desert golf - if you want fast greens this is your place"


golfdealseeker's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. This course is fair off the tee's but be careful you play the correct tee. The course plays so firm that what you think is a good tee shot ends up in a bunker or the desert because how it was set up. Greens did not hold well struck shots and would bounce off the back.

The pins when we played were tucked in difficult locations and in some cases if you had a downhill putt and it goes past the hole it would roll off the green.

This course easily plays 10 shots harder than your handicap. I normally shoot high eighties to low nineties, I was triple digits by 15th hole.

Not sure we will be back, there are other courses in the area that are groomed just as nice for a better value and overall experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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