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4.3
1068 Reviews (1068)
5 Stars
641
4 Stars
267
3 Stars
97
2 Stars
41
1 Stars
22
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
86.4%
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4.3
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.8%
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57 out of 68 reviews
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4.3
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.7%
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Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7791 yards
Slope 147
Rating 76.0
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The Golf Club at Dove Mountain
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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Spa, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
1068 Reviews (1068)

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 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

summer golf in AZ

Arizona summer golf, hot and windy. Especially windy today, gusts in the 40s!! I bet the wind cost me 5 strokes a side...but it does make for an entertaining round of golf!
Best practice facility around, I always go early so I have plenty of time to work on my short game.
Greens are smooth and undulating but not too fast right now, putting is sort of pleasant instead of terrifying.
There is construction too, and the cart path is blocked, so good luck finding hole #5 on Tortolita, it isn't marked at all.
Pace of play was excellent, on a hot week day like this there's almost nobody on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing conditions

I know it is summer & the number of golfers is down & water is expensive but the course is in the worst shape ever. Fairways are very dried out. Sand traps are like cement. We only played 9 holes & went to the Highlands golf course & played the other 9. Their course is lush & green.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Father’s Day

Today was Father’s Day, and tee off time was mid morning around 7:00-8:00 am. The entire round had NO CART PERSON and the coarse was booked. Paying $100 a round and not having refreshments (beer, water, etc) out on the coarse is absolutely ridiculous, especially during Father’s Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not to mention that the pin placements on the carts GPS didn’t match ANY of the hole locations. For instance the GPS would tell you the pin was in the front location and it was actually in the far back location. Sometimes the difference was about 25-30 yards. I was very disappointed with the coarse management in these two instances. As far as the how the coarse looked, well absolutely Phenomenal, Beautiful, True, and TUFF.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Underwhelming for price

This course didn’t live up to my expectations. It was not in very good shape — greens were shaggy and slow, fairways brown with a lot of bare spots, bunkers were rock hard. The scenery and views are outstanding, and there are some interesting holes. Buttoo many forced carries in my opinion (especially around greens).

It has a lot of potential and I’m sure it was an excellent track when the PGA played here, but seems to have fallen off.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, thought I would pass out, from heat and no water.

Evidently I could have brought my ice chest with me in the cart, and there was a halfway house but I did not get any info on were the halfway house or about the ice chest Yes I should probably have asked, I did ask if there would be any place to get water on the course. I was told there was a cart person, never saw him or her for 4 hours. The only reason I could play 18 is because there was a water fountain after 9 holes. You need water in 105 degree weather. I told the staff it was my first time there and the only information I got was where the first tee was. There were no tee markers on the course. I am not sure how you get covid with tee markers in place. It is a great layout that my group of 24 would have enjoyed playing ,that plays a yearly event at different cities on 4 different courses. I cannot recommend Dove Mountain. Good thing I was very hydrated today before the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Looks a bit dry but is in good shape

It's the dry time of year and the house shows it. The dry patches are nice turf though and eminently playable. Greens are, overall, really good. This is a great time to experience Dove, for cheap. Photo was taken to document the Bighorn Fire, but does show the nice green with fairway & rough in foreground.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Do not waste your money!

All please do not waste your money; highly overrated. Presently the course is dry- dead..... does not look like the course have been watered and maintained for some time now. Greens were bushy/ long and sand (if one can call it sand) was hard, had Little Rock’s throughout and most traps could utilize an overhaul.

Carts - dirty for a high end course..... went to 6 carts looking for a pencil before asking staff.

Beverage cart- what beverage cart, not 1 on the course. In 93 degree it would been nice concerning there were no water coolers.

Like I said, please do not waste your money, there are 4-5 other courses in better shape for half the cost.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Excellent test of your skills

This course has been on my have to play list. Fantastic course and was in excellent condition considering 100+ degrees. This course is tough, bring your A game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 51
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 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Dove Mountain

This is a challenging course. From the men’s forward tee still required distance to cover the washes. Must drive straight or it will be a frustrating round of golf. Enjoy the scenery and pace of play. Greens were not as quick as it should have been but overall conditions are great for this time of the year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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 51
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 51
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 51
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
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