Golf Spotlight: Dove Canyon Golf Club

Nestled away off the 241 freeway in Orange County, CA Dove Canyon Golf Club offers golfers a luxurious private getaway that rivals any in Southern California. Located in the Coto De Caza community, this picturesque golf course will take the breath away from any seasoned golfer with its stunning mountain views and rustic canyon topography.

Since its opening in 1991 Dove Canyon has made it their number one priority to bring members not only excellent golf conditions but also world-class exclusive service and superb amenities throughout the club. The only Jack Nicklaus signature course in Orange County, Dove Canyon has collected many accolades and awards over the years for their overall golf experience which begins from the moment you set foot on the property.

As you enter the clubhouse, you pay notice to the grandiose wooden beam cathedral ceiling lit by skylights, mahogany paneling and expansive windows that showcase the course right before your eyes. The surrounding natural beauty that envelops Dove Canyon Golf Club is a large part of what makes this course so magnificent to its private club members. The 6,902 par 71 course takes golfers on an incredibly scenic ride through some of the most stunning landscapes that Southern California has to offer and don’t think for a second that this doesn’t come with its challenges. The course starts off with a makeable par five and a few semi-straight par fours to give you a bit of confidence, but it doesn’t stay that easy. The par three, 4th hole requires you to stripe your ball 165 yards over a ravine to a green that is heavily guarded by sand in the front. If you are lucky enough to pull that off the par four 5th hole is just as daunting requiring you to hit your drive on the average of 200 yards over dense forest depending on the tee box you hit from.

Mr. Nicklaus wasn’t messing around when he designed this beauty, not for the faint at heart but if you find yourself enjoying a round without a vast amount of errors this course is an absolute blast to play!

The Steele Canyon Golf Club Corporation purchased the golf facility in September of 2016. If this name sounds familiar, it is probably because they also own Steel Canyon Golf Club in San Diego (Gary Player Signature Design) as well as Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta (Jack Nicklaus Signature Design). If you are a serious golfer and are looking to join one of the most prestigious golf clubs in all of Southern California, Dove Canyon is quintessential Orange County top golf at its best!