The Golf Club at Dove Mountain - Wild Burro/Saguaro

4.4323411765 4.4 stars from 5 (831)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7791 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 76.0
  • 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
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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 831 Reviews
5 stars:
508
4 stars:
210
3 stars:
68
2 stars:
32
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

735 out of 821 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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"wow"


dubois's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too hard for high handicap golfer. Moved up to forward tees and it became more playable. Used to watch the pros play here and can understand their difficulties. Great views and beautiful area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Buyer beware..."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course charged us an additional $5.00 per person (cart fee), over and above what we paid for with GolfNow, which included the cart. Upon checking in, the Pro Shop called it a "Shark Experience" fee, noting to us that the carts had GPS built in. BEWARE of this extra charge, which isn't shown anywhere on GolfNow when you book your tee time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Scott2856468's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course Layout Very Punitive"


u00000632515's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a 5 handicap and found many of the holes and course conditions excessively difficult even from the 6,000 yard Yellow Tees. Fairways were dried out and while the greens were in good conditions, the undulations were extreme. Expect some 3 putts. Fairway bunkers were difficult to avoid and in some cases so deep had to hit a short iron just to get over the lip. Staff were very friendly, provided ice and water on the cart. GPS on cart a bonus.

Only played to take advantage of great rate. Better options in Tucson area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great course, super tough undulating greens"


concretepavers's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is good, was upcharged $11 unknowingly for Shark Experience, fairways in transition from winter rye to summer, some dirt in fairways, no problem for a player. No beverage service at the time of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



boldeagle's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u1807870's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Quick round in HOT conditions"


JON70164's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I had not played at Dove Mountain in years but since the heat in on, the rates are more reasonable to play. The course was in very good condition for this time of year. The greens were nice with fair pin placements. The pace of play was real nice as you get into the hotter part of the day. The new carts are great as well with GPS and other options. I already booked my next round at Dove Mountain hoping for another quick round when the heat is on.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Dove Mountain"


u000002101768's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape even with the rain coming in the day of play. Range, greens, and fairways showed how much the people that work at the course pride themselves in giving the golfer the best round possible. The greeter for the carts even offered towels since it was pouring down before we started our round. Much apreciated from our group and another trip to play the other course is in the works.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value"


l3tsg0lf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The three courses at Dove Mountain are all very good, the on and off course views are terrific, and it is a pleasure to play here. There has been an extended period of drought in our area, and all of the golf courses are drying out, including this one. They have kept enough water on it to keep it acceptably playable, so it remains a very good value at this time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outside service was excellent, on the turn offered us more water.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"always satisfying"


azphotog11's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the biggest bright spots of summer for me is the absence of the students and snowbirds and the drop in rates for our local top shelf courses.

First off, unless you are nearly a scratch golfer forget about the numbers. This is an interesting and beautiful course so just go enjoy it. Take a wet towel, a good hat, and go play in the heat. The cart comes with several bottles of water on ice too. Nice. A month ago they upgraded the carts to the Shark Experience so you ride around on leather seats, have GPS, and streaming sports.

The greens here are ridiculous and I mean that in a good way. They have more levels humps and inclines...it takes game to make sure you find the right spot to land your approach, and it takes game to give yourself the proper leave in the fairway to accomplish that. The greens are wonderfully smooth and probably run 10.5 on a stimp meter so they are quicker than your usual course but not crazy fast.

The staff is terrific, although I do wish they would get your bag BACK to the bag drop as quickly as they get it from the drop to your cart.

Take your time, appreciate the scenery and the mastery it takes to play this course well and treat yourself to this course.


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


"One of the Best"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dove Mountain is one of my favorite courses. It's always in great condition, the staff is nice, and the views are amazing. I've only played in the very early morning or late afternoon in the summer and the pace of play was quick at those times.


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


"Scenic and tough"


u000003665349's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has a great layout. We played Saguro and Wild Burro nines. Personally I think a set of tees in the 5600 range would be nice. Not being a long hitter I just used a few of the green tees and I’m not a lady. Course a bit dry but what do you expect in Marana in June. Tough but consistent greens. A fun day on the course !! JM


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pleasant surprise"


techcntr's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though the booking site warned "aerification alert", course conditions were good - especially compared to other nearby courses.

I look forward to trying again in cooler weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greenskeepers Ruined my round"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What would have been an otherwise perfect golf outing was ruined by the course’s greenskeepers. I was first to start the day as a solo golfer at 6am. After completing the front nine, I caught up with the greenskeepers moving the pin on hole 11. I patiently waited for them to finish and leave before hitting my ball to the green. For the next 5 holes the flag was not reset in the hole leaving me to guess on my approach or leave my ball, drive up and replace the flag myself. This clearly appeared deliberate. I did share my complaint with pro shop attendant. They were very apologetic.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the ride"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful and fun layout. Hard course with or without wind. Good conditions and worth the ride from Scottsdale.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Golf Club at Dove Mountain"


bmk58's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played the Golf Club at Dove Mountain. Got a great rate using Groupon ($45). The course is in pretty good shape considering I think they just aerated. Arrived at around 7am for an 8am tee time. The place was a ghost town. I think one other car in the parking lot. There were no attendants to assist us with our clubs. The pro shop guy who checked us in also set us up with the carts. We ended up playing 18 in less that 3 hours. Had a great time however, who ever set up the pin placements made the greens very difficult to score well. Most of the pins were placed on the edge of all the undulations so if you happen to misjudge a put, it would roll onto the next level and usually cause a three put. Upon leaving, again no attendant. The parking lot now had about 10 cars in it. The service has definitely went down hill over the past few years. I don't see this place staying open unless they can attract the locals and bring back play during the summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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