Green Renovation Complete!!!
Opening Day is Saturday August 1st!!!!
Picture of 4 green taken on 7/20/15
We are pleased and proud to announce the opening of Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club on our new upgraded Mini-Verde Greens on Saturday August 1st! The cooperating weather, all of the hard work of the staff as well as a detailed plan for the green renovation project has allowed us to open earlier than we ever could have hoped.
Through the green renovation process we were able to reshape the greens to the original forms that Robert Trent Jones II opened DVR with back in 1998. In addition to the reshaping, we were able to make improvements on the contours of the greens to increase pin locations as well as alleviate any drainage issues. **Over the course of the next week we will post a timeline with pictures of the process in greater detail.
With the extended season of Bermuda growth, fairways and roughs are lush, healthy and quite possibly the best summer conditions we have ever had. Those who are familiar with Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club, will notice the new rough and fairway mowing patterns that will place a premium on placing the ball in the fairway for their approach shot into the green. The mowing patterns of the roughs will also help the occasional wayward shot come to a soft landing in grass, rather than scooting off into the edge of the desert.
Even with huge undertaking of the green renovation project, we did not overlook the little details and upgrades around the course. We have added new dark granite walkways up to the tee boxes off of the cart paths to increase definition and have a deeper color contrast. The desert islands have been cleaned out from creeping Bermuda grass, low hanging tree branches and unsightly underbrush. The desert areas on the front and back nine have also been thinned out to ease playability and improve esthetics.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions and special opening rates!
Golf Shop Phone Number: (480) 488-0009
Shawn Lasher, PGA:
Robert Trent Jones II and Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
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 Golf Club 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.