The Golf Club at Dove Mountain - Saguaro/Tortolita

4.4401352941 4.4 stars from 5 (688)
  • 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 4.4 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 688 Reviews
5 stars:
421
4 stars:
177
3 stars:
48
2 stars:
30
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

610 out of 678 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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"Ouch. Cart only."


u000004092276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is difficult enough without currently being cart only. Add a recent hip replacement and you end up aiming each shot to be close to the cart path.

Look forward to play here again when the cart only restrictions are lifted.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Accuracy required"


jshagan3650's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course fairways were recently over-seeded with winter rye in great shape. Bent grass greens are soft - they are watered heavily and putting over a small amount of wear/tear. Overall, greens were slow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



timbob1960Tucsongolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Post Reseeding Round"


u841872889's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This time of year, courses are re-opening after re-seeding. Course was in great shape but cart path only for 11 of 18 holes. Driving range was still closed for re-seeding. No warm-up without range balls. Tee time reservation did not state restrictions or which two groups of nine holes that would be played. Poor tee time management by the starter, twosome sent early, then added a third player, followed by a twosome, and then two separate singles. My group was the threesome that started getting pushed by the two, then the one, then the next one while dealing with cart path only around hole eleven. This made for a frustrating back nine that should have been managed by the pro shop!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Dove"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape, greens slow due to over seeding so be aggressive for now, in about 2-3 weeks they'll be extremely fast.

Staff in Pro Shop, top notch as well as outside staff, all make you feel welcome and glad you're there. Even the course maintenance crews are friendly, wave and smile.

Great experience...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Day"


artsdeal's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

During over seed, 11 holes were cart path only. Course was in great shape, greens hold your shot. Play tee box to your handicap or pay for it.


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


"Course was FINE, better than most."


Jadams205's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just finished over seeding on back 9 and was cart path only,but was in great shape.NBD

BUT, when we arrived we were told that the driving range was closed due to over seeding that morning 10:30am. No mention of that when I called 2 days before . All we got from the desk kid was"Sorry,It can't be helped" X2 Attitude all over the place with not many golfers in sight. I would think they would be told to be nicer to those of us that do play in 100+ temps. My advice is go for the golf, ignore the people running the place. Treat them like nobody's cause that's how you're going to be treated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



LarryJOliver's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Outstanding Value!"


Rick037's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is well-maintained! It’s also a well thought out layout with enough challenges for the low handicap her but also easy enough for the hike at handicapper to enjoy a wonderful round of golf!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Who's writing theses reviews??"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First off it was cart path only on the front 9 ,you were told after you paid. After driving 1.5 hrs what are you going to do pack it up and leave? Second the people working there are very rude. This place used to be beautiful, what has happened.? Restaurant was closed, the chipping area had no golf balls and when I found someone to ask he just drove away. As far as conditions, it was very bad. Need someone here to take care this place before it's to late. It looks like they have some kind of fungus growing every where. The greens were a joke the ball would just bounce all the way, no one has rolled these greens.The beverage cart on the back nine seen her one time on the 18th hole, and she told us at 2:30 everything was closed so if you wanted something to drink now's your chance.I feel management has been writing these reviews, you need to be honest with your customers. While you still have some


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"A lot of walking"


Randall2457403's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It would be nice if a course is overseeding they would let golf now know so at your option you could decide to walk the back 9 or not, As it was cart path only.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



jim711's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"First timers"


u121845319's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Glad we decided to play, shot value was really good, as was the overall condition. A controllable tee ball is needed if you want to score. Liked the movement of the layout. Staff overall was freindly


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



wdaley4145's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing 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: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor staff attitude"


u000003173989's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow play as paired up "speed up your round" but had opposite effect. Just wanted to cram in players. No staff around when finished the round and poor facilities for after the game.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Wild Burro and Tortolita"


stevelawson1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Wild Burro and Tortilita 9's. Both were in good shape. Greens a touch slow but understandable considering season. Played in ~3hrs and was paired up with a nice guy. I enjoyed the Wild Burro as I had not played it prior. It's tucked up against the mountains by the Ritz and is very peaceful. Would have preferred to play the Saguaro nine as I love the layout and views. It has some of the neatest saguaro I've seen. All in all, it was a good experience. I likely wouldn't pay full price in high season unless each element was more fine tuned (conditioning, practice facility etc).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



None's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"A must play"


mclee4nc's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The most well laid out course I've ever played. Almost every single shot has a risk/reward aspect to it - drive it over the bunker and wedge it in. Land in the bunker and it's at least a 2 stroke penalty. Avoid the bunker and be safe, but with a long iron into the green. Requires a lot of thinking - out of the 14 par 4 and par 5 holes, I used driver 6 times, 4 iron 4 times 5 iron 3 times and even a 6 iron. No more "blindly grab the driver". I really enjoyed having to think my way around!


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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