15000 North Secret Springs Drive • Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 572-3000 • www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/DoveMountain/Golf/Default.htm
27 Holes • Open Year Round
This 27-hole resort layout — home to the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship — is some of Jack Nicklaus's best Southwest work in recent memory. He goes big but still keeps his work light upon the land, putting plenty of undisturbed desert in play while framing driving lanes and green complexes with both distant and close-up mountain views. In keeping with the broad and vast terrain, he veers toward generosity off the tee, and the fairway bunkering philosophy from hole to hole is masterful, both in targeting and strategic terms. The greens are big, mostly elevated and angled to allow recovery from collection areas and false fronts. Coupled with the 253-room resort just up the hill, it's a sublime desert golf experience.