Dove Mountain Golf Club is home to three very distinct and unique nine hole courses that were designed by legendary champion Jack Nicklaus. Jack designed each nine to take advantage of the natural high Sonoran desert terrain to create a 27 holes that require some strategy, shot making, and excellent putting skills. The Saguaro nine, which was the front nine for the Accenture Match Play Championship which featured the top 64 players in the official World Golf Ranking, is the flattest and most wide open of the nines as it plays away from the Tortolita mountains and then back up toward the mountains. The greens on Saguaro are huge and heavily contoured, water on two holes can be troublesome, and the 39 bunkers can add some strokes to your game.
Tortolita was the back nine for the Accenture Match Play and it is the most difficult and most scenic of the three nines as it plays back into the canyon. Wild Burro is the favorite with the local residents and is challenging because of it’s tighter fairways, more forced carries, and deeper bunkers. Here is a link to our review of Wild Burro at Dove Mountain.
With an excellent layout, challenging greens, scenic vistas, near perfect conditions, superb facilities, and good service, It’s not surprising that Dove Mountain has won a number of awards and accolades over the years, some of which include:
Arizona Magazine rated it the “Best Course in Arizona”
Golf Digest rated it the 27 Best Resort Courses in the United States
Golfweek Magazine listed it in their list of the “Best Courses You Can Play in Arizona,” “Best Resort Golf Courses,” and “Best New Courses”