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4.3
1309 Reviews (1309)
5 Stars
769
4 Stars
330
3 Stars
129
2 Stars
55
1 Stars
26
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
85.6%
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1141 out of 1309 reviews
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4.4
125 Reviews (125)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.2%
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109 out of 125 reviews
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4.2
243 Reviews (243)
5 Stars
128
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.0%
Recommend this course
204 out of 243 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7849 yards
Slope 147
Rating 77.1
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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 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

4.3
1309 Reviews (1309)

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 174
Bunkers 168
Forced Carries 136
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 139
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 137
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 115
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 137
At a Resort 131
In the 'Burbs 40

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5.0
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Most beautiful natural vistas

Always friendly. Course in beautiful shape. Landscape with cactus unbelievable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
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Hot weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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Hot weather
Used cart

weather

it got up to 109 and at the airport it broke 112 setting a new record, other then that the day was amazing, i started my round at 11:07am and finished at 3:05pm, i had plenty of water with me and the course provides water and coolers with ice on the carts, so it wasnt too bad. just freakin HOT

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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where’s the water

Fantastic course, but how can you have no water available when it’s 112 degrees. Completely unacceptable. Cart service ends at 11:30 so if you don’t have water or ice after that you are out of luck. I would expect more from a high end golf course

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Wow

If you haven’t played here before…you must go at least once!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Going Downhill a Bit

First time in over a year. Course getting a bit less kept up. Biggest compliant today? Over 95 degrees and not one water cooler anywhere.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Great conditions

Terrific course, great conditions, pro shop staff was friendly, outside guest service/starter a bit disinterested.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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4.0
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Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Great golf course, im so happy we decided to try this course this season, we will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

The usual, which is great!.

I have played this course a dozen times over the years and it never disappoints. Today we played Wild Burro and Sahuaro. To me, Wild Burro feels like it is made of spare parts, I don't like the flow and I don't think several of the holes are made for anyone below PGA Tour grade players. Saguaro is my fav of the 3 nines.

Tee boxes, greens, fairways, nearly always in excellent shape with generous fairways and playable sand bunkers. The practice facilities are worth the drive for me. I love to work my short game there.
That said; the course always wins so don't worry (too much) about keeping score. Unless you have the kind of game where you can really pick which spot on the green to land your ball don't even worry about score. The greens have so much mounding and so many undulations each one should have a clown mouth or barn doors to hit to. Enjoy the views, enjoy how beautifully manicured the course is, and enjoy the company of your playing partners. Laugh off the 3 and 4 putts and be on your way.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Get your butt kicked

If you are up for the challenge, play Dove Mountain (Burro & Saguaro). Whatever your handicap, double it and be happy. Learn to play under PGA tournament conditions from any tee.
The green will kick your butt but you can learn alot by playing greens of this caliber. If you want to get better, putt out everything. Try putting a 2-footer for double bogey and be happy to 2 putt.
Try your best and don't be disappointed with a double. Pars & Birdies are GOLDEN.
Enjoy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Never again

Played first 9 in 2 hours and 45 minutes. Just shoot me. No marshalls to monitor play.
Should have quit, replayed that 9 again. Won’t go back ever.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Play Here

A wonderful setting and course! I would highly recommended you play this course when in the Tucson area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

For what we paid total rip-off

I was invited to play Dove Mt with some friends who came in from Chicago to play a tournament course in Tucson. I have play Dove at least 8 times in the last two years and the Nicklaus layout is definitely challenging but with Bent greens it is fun to play for single digit handicap players.

Got to the course and there was only 1 person checking in bags. The balls on the range were included and the range is nice and the putting green is good as well. Now the problem starts. Cost to play was $170. I can tell you totally ridiculous for Tucson in terms of cost to play. There are great course at the same time of year for 1/2 that cost. The course was absolutely unplayable. We are talking about 4 handicap players and there was absolutely no way to hold the ball on the greens. They were concrete as well as the fairways. These greens are severely undulating and not being able to hold the greens made the round impossible. Hit the ball well and shot a 91. Highest round in 15 years. Then the amenities - NONE. No half way house with anything in it, No restaurant or bar for a beer afterwards. Forget COVID just nothing for the money. Played in Scottsdale and all amenities were there for each golf course we played and NONE here. This was just a total waste of a lot of money. Ritz must be getting ready to dump the course if they let it get like this during prime season. Now the rates are more like they should be at $55. Shame on me but do not make the same mistake. JB

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent desert course

I know this place gets a bad reputation for service but it was adequate for me, especially from the guys in red polos. The light blue polos are a little unfriendly but not terrible.

Great course layout and one of Nicklaus best designs I feel. Resort course without being too easy. If you play the right tees you won’t have any problems making carries or forced into uncomfortable shots if you make your shots as you’re suppose to. Greens undulating but again not punishingly so and cup placements were fair. Beautiful course and probably one of my top 10 in scenery so far.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Won't be back

Please put some sand in the bunkers...Staff needs to be more welcoming
Would not play again

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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