Escalante Golf has acquired the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, company officials have announced. The club will be renamed "The Golf Club at Dove Mountain," and will continue its relationship with the Ritz-Carlton hotel, The Residences and the PGA Tour.
Dove Mountain opened in 2009 in Marana, Ariz., and has hosted the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, the only match-play event on the PGA Tour schedule, ever since.
"We are honored to be a part of the exceptional Dove Mountain community and to be stewards of this world-class club," said Escalante Golf President David McDonald. "We will continue to provide our members and guests the same high level of personalized service and attention to detail that is the standard at Dove Mountain."
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain features 27 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus featuring vistas of the nearby Tortolita Mountains. The 45,000-square-foot clubhouse contains a member's locker room and grill, a pro shop, outdoor lounges and Cayton's restaurant.
Established in 1991, Escalante Golf owns and operates 16 properties nationwide, including in California, Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Louisiana and New Mexico. They include Crosby National in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks in Silverthorne, Colo.; the Club at Grand Haven in Palm Coast, Fla.; and Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Fla.