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4.3
1368 Reviews (1368)
5 Stars
799
4 Stars
349
3 Stars
137
2 Stars
56
1 Stars
27
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
86.2%
Recommend this course
1193 out of 1368 reviews
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4.4
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.4%
Recommend this course
70 out of 81 reviews
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4.4
223 Reviews (223)
5 Stars
134
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.8%
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198 out of 223 reviews
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About

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 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
1368 Reviews (1368)

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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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

The golf course design is great but the greens are far too drastic for the average or even a 2-10 handicap player. Diabolical to be exact. The greens are too small and way too many mounds and slopes all over every green . If the grounds crew cut the greens to run at 10.5 to 12 on the stemp meter they would be unplayable.
But the track and views are spectacular. The staff was very accommodating, friendly and helpful.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
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

Growing into great

The course has reopened Saguaro and Tortolita after refreshing most of the bunkers and all the greens after 20+ years. Saguaro is recovering nicely but cart path only which added at least an hour to the round. Tortolita is lush in the fairways and well recovered enough to allow carts on a 90 degree entry/exit. Obviously pace of play improved greatly but still a 5 hr round.
Great course. Great staff. Look forward to playing here again next time I’m through Tucson.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Course

This is a great track for desert golf. My favorite in phx or Tucson.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 106
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 106
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stephen

Great views of mountains classic challenging dessert course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course would of gave higher but they just over seeded fairway on one of the 9s so had to play cart path only on that 9 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Re-seeding operations in process and going well it seems., The greens were beat up and blotchy. Looks like bad turf conditions underneath. Need help.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Tract good conditions

Not difficult. Wide open fairways, easy to hit. Par 3’s . Not much nuance. Bunkers not very strategic. Good hitting surfaces. Greens rolled true, good condition, no undulations. Good course for intermediate golfer. Overall not too interesting.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course

Golf is amazing course is in great shape and food was also good

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Kinda Rough Shape

Several Greens were very patchy and the traps were more like gravel pits.

Thus course is normally meticulously maintained, so this was a tad disappointing.

Staff was still as superb as ever!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful beast

This course is one of the most scenic desert courses I have ever played, with mountain views and tons of saguaros and other cacti and desert plants. It is also one of the hardest since many holes go uphill and play way longer than their yardage. The layout is typical Nicklaus with visual intimidation and strategically placed bunkers and large, undulating, and well-guarded greens. Conditions weren't the best since it is overseeing time. The greens were bumpy and slow as some of the grass has gone dormant, and one nine was cart path only due to the extra watering. The practice facility was nice and the staff was very attentive, as you would expect from a resort course. This is definitely a challenging course that requires you to bring your A game.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

9 holes were great. 9 holes were over-seeded, cart path only, greens almost unplayable.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Tees and Fairways = good, Greens = very poor

It is overseed season, but the tee boxes and fairways were good. The greens were in very bad shape, very disappointing.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens a little rough at the end of a long summer, but otherwise great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow af

Foursome in front of us thought they were good and were thoroughly involved in their shots. Took me twice as long to play 18 as normal. Not as fun as usual.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great course right now for the money

Like most if not all Tucson courses right now, Dove is having trouble handling the excess rain. But the greens are good, rolling true, fairways playable (with some preferred lie locations) and you cannot beat the challenging layout. Use judgement in the bunkers ... some are still retaining water. I tee'd off at noon as a single and played a wonderful round in light rain, solo the whole way, for dirt cheap, in 3 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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