Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club, Cave Creek

3.7
#8 of 12 in Outdoors in Cave Creek
Ingeniously designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones II, this championship course gently shifts between panoramic openness to the intimacy of lush foliage along Willow Wash. Mirroring the southwestern styling of the petroglyph-etched boulders that mark each hole, the adjoining Club House with Pro Shop and snack bar offer a casual but elegant retreat.

Unlike many of Arizona's "target" golf courses, Dove Valley Ranch is player friendly, with manicured transition areas that allow its guests to recover without penalty. RTJ Jr. also put a premium on strategy and variety, which translates into a challenging yet refreshing round of golf. Factor in service that is second to none, and no wonder this lush layout on the outskirts of Phoenix is so popular with locals and visitors alike.
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Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club Reviews
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  • Management should spend some time educating the superintendent on how to grow grass. There is no reason for a golfer to hit off mud and clay (in the fairway) . Second teach the outside staff to be cou...  more »
  • I play this course several times a month and thinking about getting a DVR card. Wonderful golf course very scenic...greens runs true... a little long for women.  more »
  • Nice course. Not terribly challenging and pretty wide open but okay to play. We had driven over from So. AZ for the weekend so weren't looking for a terribly challenging course after driving for 2-1/2...  more »
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  • Had the opportunity to play Dove Valley for the first and unfortunately the last time in late January. The only positive that I can give is in regards to the staff. They were welcoming, attentive and did their jobs professionally. This is only reason it goes beyond 1star. The negatives..and these are pretty significant; is price in relation to course condition. I've had the opportunity to play nearly 15 different courses in and around the Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix/Mesa area. Dove Valley was easily the worst maintained golf course. It was also one of the highest green fees. I truly thought I was on some municipal the city decided to stop taking care of. Dead patches of grass(not dormant), no grass where there should be, areas that have ground under repair (except no signs for it). I'm not expecting Augusta National but come on.. when someone spends $170 for a round of golf -they deserve better. Skip this course until they improve; many other golf courses in Arizona provide a better value with better conditions.
  • Nice course, with huge greens. Greens were quick & true. A few challenging holes, especially when you haven't played the course. I will definitely come back to play again. Course was in excellent shapee & staff very friendly.
  • We had a nice round of golf here the front nine is much easier than the back nine. The 19th is very nice staff are very attentive and look after you. The bar food was pretty good nothing special. All in all a very nice day out
  • Booked the tee time on the courses website and upon doing so recieved a prompt that the round came with a free hotdog and soda at the turn. Went in at the turn and was told my rate was too low for the complimentary hotdog and soda, "you probably got the message, but it's because we've been having issues with our website". The course was in decent shape, so giving it a 2nd star, but losing a group of golfers future business over a hotdog and soda is terrible customer service.
  • This is my home course. We play here all the time! Course is typically is pretty good shape. Only issue is there is a lot of turnover in the staff, so nobody ever remembers who I am which brings down the level of service I should be getting by visiting 2-3x a week.
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