Escalante Golf Acquires Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain

Escalante Golf has announced it has acquired the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain. The golf resort in Marana, Ariz., is home of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play Championship.

The club opened in 2009 and has since hosted the only match-play event on the PGA Tour schedule. This tournament is one of the four WGC championships and includes the top-64 golfers in the world.

The club will be renamed "The Golf Club at Dove Mountain," and will continue its relationship with the Ritz-Carlton hotel, The Residences and PGA Tour.

"We are honored to be a part of the exceptional Dove Mountain community and to be stewards of this world-class club," says David McDonald, president of Escalante Golf, Inc. "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. The layout integrates strategy, variety and 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.

Tucson-based Cottonwood Properties developed the resort and residential golf community near Tucson area. "We acquired this land more than 20 years ago and carefully planned every aspect of the community," says David Mehl, president of Cottonwood Properties.

"The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is one of the most highly-regarded in the brand's family of hotels and resorts and our residential program is one of the most successful in the entire region. Now, we are excited to bring in Escalante Golf. As owner and operator, Escalante is committed to the long-term success of Dove Mountain and will be the perfect partner for both the resort component as well as the ongoing residential sales effort."

About Escalante Golf

Established in 1991, Escalante Golf owns and operates luxury golf properties nationwide, including in California, Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Louisiana and New Mexico. The Golf Club at Dove Mountain will be the third Jack Nicklaus Signature course under its ownership. Operating partners David McDonald, Elcio Silva, Robert Silva and David Matheson direct the Escalante team from offices in Fort Worth, Tex. The company's portfolio now includes 16 properties.

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