TUCSON, ARIZ. — Overnight guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, can now participate in non-member play at the prestigious Gallery Golf Club, it was announced Jan. 18.
The private, 36-hole Gallery adds to 27 award-winning holes already offered by the adjoining Golf Club at Dove Mountain, and it contributes to a combined new total of 63 holes of World Match Play Championship golf terrain available only to guests of the Ritz-Carlton.
Designed by John Fought and British Open Champion/2006 Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman, The Gallery Golf Club features 36 holes and, in 2007 and 2008, hosted the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, prior to the event moving to The Golf Club at Dove Mountain for six years.
Set against Arizona’s Tortolita Mountain range, The Gallery encompasses two courses. The North Golf Course provides views of the high Sonoran desert landscape, along with elevation changes. The Gallery’s South Course presents a links style reminiscent of Donald Ross’s Pinehurst #2.
Exclusive Ritz-Carlton guest access to The Gallery may now be requested by registered guests of the resort. Existing play also remains available at the neighbouring, 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature Golf Club at Dove Mountain. Both Dove Mountain-area golf clubs provide full-service golf, professional golf instruction, junior programs, luxury clubhouse facilities, and restaurant and bar offerings.