Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.2
1217 Reviews (1217)
5 Stars
711
4 Stars
310
3 Stars
118
2 Stars
52
1 Stars
26
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
84.5%
Recommend this course
1060 out of 1217 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
135 Reviews (135)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
82.2%
Recommend this course
111 out of 135 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
207 Reviews (207)
5 Stars
104
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.1%
Recommend this course
172 out of 207 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7849 yards
Slope 147
Rating 77.1
Book a Tee Time at
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 2009
Fairways Bermuda with Perennial Rye overseed
Greens Bent Grass
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

4.2
1217 Reviews (1217)

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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

An excellent value for a top course

I've always enjoyed Dove Mountain at Ritz Carlton. You can't go wrong with any of the 9's, though Tortolita and Wild Burro are my two favorites. The conditions are usually good (not great) and the layout of the nines are very good. The only issue I have on-course is the greens are a bit on the overly sloped side... sometimes you'll have side-hill putts and such. Certainly interesting though.
Bring extra water, as the staff will give you only two water bottles per twosome... we played here one summer in "max weather", and there was no on-course water, and those two bottles disappeared quickly.
Definitely a great value for a high end course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great track

Great desolate course but It’s being developed for houses so it won’t be as private or desolate as it use to be. It’s a shame but I understand people like money and nice houses.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a course.

I have considered playing Dove Mountain on past trips to Tucson but couldn't justify the $150+ greens fees. This year there were daily Golf Now specials for $80-90 so I took advantage of them and played it twice. It is spectacular. The fairways are wide but there are numerous traps that require strategy off the tee. The greens are large and very undulating which lead to some challenging reads. The gorgeous views of the mountains were spectacular. A very enjoyable day - I'll definitely return next year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

An Amazing Golf Course

I can certainly see why Dove Mountain was chosen to host a PGA Tournament several years ago. It is truly a championship course, filled with diabolical but beautiful sand traps and barrancas, requiring intense course management, while being situated in one of the most lush desert settings in Arizona. The saguaros are magnificent, and road runners, rabbits, and quail abound. The course was in great shape, especially considering the severe drought conditions in Arizona. We will play here again soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course, but very slow

Truly a beautiful course with breath taking views of the mountains. Pace of play was poor, front nine took 2 hours and 35 minutes. While it probably was caused by the slugs playing in front of us, we didn't see one ranger all day. The back nine got better (because the group in front of us had a player or two drop out after the wind picked up). Course was in good shape with greens very fast. Putting on these greens is a challenge and the course is very difficult. Pleas be aware that this is not a very Covid-19 compliant facility. No masks on bags staff or starter, and no mask in Golf shop.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Just not great.

Drove down from Phoenix for a guys business day trip on what was expected to be a great group of courses. Pulled up to find no one at the bag drop. Unloaded my clubs and headed in to the pro shop. Staff was friendly in the shop and out at the carts. We did not see a beverage cart in 18 holes and when I called the pro shop on the 2nd 9 they had no idea where it might be. There was no drinking water on the course and the restaurant and snack bar at the turn was closed which would have been really nice to know when we booked our tee time or checked in for our round. Course conditions were just ok. Turf around green complexes was very inconsistent, a lot of old hole locations in the same area around the flags with poorly repaired holes, many of the bunkers are very shallow lacking sand with a lot of rocks and pebbles. Pace of play on 2nd 9 became a grind waiting 10-15 min per shot. with no on course staff to keep play moving. Whole experience fell way short of the expectation that the Ritz Carlton Brand puts out there. Amazing views and beautiful layout.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course.

Beautiful scenery. Bunkers in very poor condition as were the skiirted areas around them. Many greens were spotty with and in rough condition. Pace of play was good. Overall disappointed for the money we paid. Would be willing to give it another try if conditions improved. Epic Facility.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is beautiful but challenging. We like playing there when we can book the course at a reasonable rate.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Another Great Day

Another great round at Dove Mountain. Pace of play was a bit of an issue, would probably recommend weekdays over weekends, but we still beat the setting sun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stellar course

Tough course but well worth. Makes me want to come back tomorrow. 27 hole combination makes me want to stay here for a week and I live in Tuscon. Great restaurant too. I will being my sleepinf bag and camp by the fire Im am sitting next to right now sipping a hot tahti dreaming of Tahiti with my hot tahtis

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Could be better

If I had purchased directly from the course, it would have cost me $200+ for 18 holes. Though the setting is beautiful and the fairways are in good shape, the greens are diseased and need help. In addition, we ordered food at the 8th hole, per the GPS tablet (which is awesome) and when we pulled up after the 9th hole, we found out the food wasn't available. The off course amenities don't match the level of a Ritz course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Nearby Courses
Marana, Arizona
Private/Resort
4.2175352941
1216
Marana, Arizona
Semi-Private
4.6365764706
229
Tucson, Arizona
Private
3.3333333333
2
Tucson, Arizona
Public
3.6527352941
737
Tucson, Arizona
Public
4.1780176471
1363
Oro Valley, Arizona
Semi-Private
3.0119529412
345

Stay & Play Offers

From $325
Valid dates: Feb 28, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
UNLIMITED rounds of golf over three days, and two nights lodging in one of our 4-bedroom Stay & Play luxury townhomes, including access to fine dining for dinner at Champs and Rockers.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE