The Golf Club at Dove Mountain - Wild Burro/Saguaro

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4.3
898
5 Stars
538
4 Stars
230
3 Stars
81
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
84.5%
Recommend this course
790 out of 898 reviews
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4.0
54
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
79.6%
Recommend this course
43 out of 54 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
127
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.3%
Recommend this course
102 out of 127 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7791 yards
Slope 147
Rating 76.0
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tour 72 7791 yards 76.0 147
Blue 72 7254 yards 73.9 145
Copper 72 6756 yards 72.1 132
Yellow 72 6354 yards 69.9 128
Yellow (W) 72 6354 yards 76.7 148
Green (W) 72 5241 yards 71.0 125
Scorecard for Wild Burro / Saguaro
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tour M: 76.7/147 461 583 444 200 428 586 452 253 490 3897 460 574 208 393 536 185 486 576 476 3894 7791
Blue M: 73.9/145 454 541 437 188 419 541 417 221 414 3632 453 504 191 385 439 177 439 567 467 3622 7254
Copper M: 72.1/132 417 492 386 180 387 526 398 161 402 3349 414 493 175 369 429 161 421 539 406 3407 6756
Yellow M: 69.9/128 W: 76.9/151 383 446 359 165 359 513 358 149 390 3122 395 482 155 349 419 146 386 506 394 3232 6354
Green W: 71.0/126 311 440 236 122 300 386 323 124 354 2596 307 408 124 271 361 131 318 408 317 2645 5241
Handicap 13 3 9 17 7 1 5 15 11 8 4 18 14 6 16 10 2 12
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 72

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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4.3
898

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 78
Drinks 77
19th Hole Scenic Views 68
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 170
Bunkers 165
Forced Carries 133
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 136
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 133
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 113
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 135
At a Resort 128
In the 'Burbs 40

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

extremely slow round. 5 hours needs improvement.

course conditions were very good. Greens fast and undulating. Putting a real challenge.

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

GPS and Pin location

The cart GPS distances to the front and rear of the green distances compared favorably with our GPS units. The Pin locations shown on the cart GPS were shown incorrectly. This made the course harder, due to most of the pins being protect by traps. The course design requires considerable walking up and down from the cart path to the green. We were not informed that carts were not allowed on the first hole of each nine. After finishing we were not given a reason for the restriction

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ripped Off by Slow Play

Course needs a Marshall. It took 3 hours to play 9 holes as the group in front us was ridiculously slow and would not let us play through. The next group was at least 3 holes clear of them. They were playing from the blue tees w/women’s tee skills. I paid a lot to play here and because of the slow play I was only able to complete 9 holes. I feel ripped off.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout - tricky greens

Overall this is a great layout with tricky greens. Conditions could have been better with sanded greens on the front nine we played. Fairways are still a bit sparse and you can see that the over seeding didn't take very well as the grass is growing in strips. I previously played when the fairways were in much better condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Slow day on the course

The course is in fair shape, the fairways are scalped down low and the greens have taken a lot of unprepared abuse..

biggest issue was the slow pace of play. Not one ranger to to found out on the course so we waited on every shot.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

exceptional course

very challenging and beautiful course. Excellent practice facilities and clubhouse/grill. Not a course for high handicappers as OB on nearly every hole, with many fairway hazards and intimidating greens. Still, should be on your bucket list as long as you lower your scoring expectations.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a pleasure to play here

This is a good golf course. From the pro shop through the round, a class operation, friendly and welcoming. Conditions were excellent and pace of play 3.5 hours. Traps well maintained, fairways full and there is heavy sticky overseeded rough. Greens rolled about 10.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course with tough greens

One of the most beautiful courses I have ever played. Fairways in excellent shape. Greens in good shape. Jack Nicklaus must be a sadist to have designed these greens because they are so undulating. And the greenskeeper must be related to Jack because pin placement was ridiculously difficult. Other than that, a great golfing experience.The cart guy said you need to play the course at least 20 times to know where to hit the greens. If you haven't done that, just enjoy the beauty of the course and the surroundings. I suggest playing one tee box closer than you normally would.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very challenging, Very beautiful, and Very special

This is an extremely beautiful course. Every hole could be a painting on my wall at home, For the price we played it at, it was a steal of a deal. Honestly wouldn't recommend this course to anyone above a 10 handicap unless you play a shorter tee. It's beautiful from every box though so give it a shot. I'll never forget this experience and for a public course, it's something special. If you find yourself in the area, you love golf, and you're willing to spend a bit of money to play a nice course, don't look anywhere else and book this place. Nice people too. 11/10. Hopefully can come back here in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unforgiving Greens

Beautiful course but tough greens. Not in fabulous shape for the $

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Staff, course in good condition

Good pace of play,. Great views from almost every hole. Difficult greens to read and putt.

Fun challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course

Amazing course......need to say that person in charge of pin placemens must have been on Crack. ......not fair at all. .... 4 putted a number of holes

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very scenic course

Beautiful course club house and restaurant.layout is great. Toughest greens I’ve ever played loved the challenge. Can’t wait to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

I know people love this course. It was on my bucket list for several years. Of course the property and facilities are beautiful and the staff was excellent. The course is visually stunning and I did have a great time! I played Tortolita/Saguaro from the copper tees. My disappointment lies in the fact that I thought the course was a bit too "tricked out" for most players over a single-digit handicap. Especially Tortolita. If you don't put your ball within a 5-10 yd area, the penalties are severe on the fairways and particularly on the greens. Every green has false edges and nearly every green is multi-tiered requiring extreme accuracy or ridiculously sloped and mounded putts. Only the longest hitters will clear the washes crossing most of the fairways. Forced into a layup off the tee you then face long shots in to extremely guarded greens.

In the end, there are several other courses in the Tucson area which are just as stunning, a bit more fair, in as good or better condition and 30-50% less expensive.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course but disappointed

How can anybody be critical of a day playing golf in beautiful weather on Dove Mountain with hardly anyone on the course. I guess when you play there and pay a premium price you expect a lot. This is our third time over the last 2 years and this time we have a couple of gripes. Firstly there is a mandatory $5 pp surcharge Over and above your green fee termed a cart fee for the “shark experience”. It is nothing more than a ripoff that Greg Norman has sold certain courses and installed in their cart gps. We ended up using our Garmins as the cart yardage was to the middle of the green unless you fiddled with the thing. Secondly the sand traps were raked but have not been worked properly. There was an inch or so of top sand but a hardpan base. Your club bounced and guess where your sand shot ended up. Thirdly, and this could have been just our particular day, the pin placements were Sunday “big tournament” evil placements. We are all around 5 handicap players so not scratch but not 15 either. The pin placements made the experience less enjoyable than it should have been. All in al a great day in the sunshine with friends but somewhat disappointed in Dove Mountain.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best time of the year

Very limited play this time of year. Gets busy during 'snowbird' time.

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

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