Dobson Ranch Golf Course History and Photos
The land upon which Dobson Ranch Gold Course was built was originally owned
by the Arizona Pioneer Dobson Family and was considered some of the best land in
The building which now houses Dobson's Restaurant was built in the early
1950's and as the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Dobson. The home was
surrounded by a busy working cattle ranch, encompassing 2600 acres of land, most
of which lies within a two mile radius of the golf course. The main dining
area was the center of action where many cattle buyers came to deal in beef.
The Dobson's were vey hospitable and often entertained and shared their home.
1971, Continental Homes purchased the Dobson property and others to develop a
total planned community that would eventually include a population of
To enhance the recreation facilities, Continental Homes built the 18-hole
golf course which was given to the City of Mesa to operate as a public golf
course in June of 1973. The course was built on 145 acre with a 20 acre
public park and lake adjoining it to the south. Construction of the golf
course was finished in April 1974 and opening ceremonies were held on September
The Dobson home also became The Ranch House Restaurant in 1974.
We receive many requests for donations, and although we would like to help
everyone, it just isn't possible. Please follow the guidelines below when
making a donation request.
Dobson Ranch Golf Course makes a limited number of contributions to
not-for-profit, tax exempt organizations (under section 501 (c)3 of the U.S.
Internal Revenue Code). The charity/organization must be located in Mesa,
and/or offer programs that benefit Mesa residents.
Golf passes are donated for specific community events and programs that
support the mission of the City of Mesa’s Parks, Recreation and Commercial
Facilities Department to provide leisure experiences that enhance the quality of
life for our community.
Dobson Ranch Golf Course does not donate golf passes to:
- Politically partisan programs, groups or associations
- Organizations or events outside the Mesa area
A limited number of passes are available each quarter. All
donation requests will be reviewed within 30 days of receipt. All accepted
requests will receive golf passes via U.S. Mail, or arrangements may be made to
have donations picked up. Declined requests will receive written
notification via mail or e-mail.
How to Request a Donation
Organizations must follow these guidelines when requesting the donation
of golf passes. Golf passes will only be issued as ‘18-holes of golf, with
cart, for two players for Monday – Thursday play’.
- Submit a written request on organization’s letterhead with the
address, phone number and e-mail address of the organization along with a
contact name and title
- One request per organization per year will be considered, provided
the request meets DRGC donation guidelines
- Request must include specific information regarding how the
donation will be used (i.e. door prize, silent auction item, etc.).
- Request must include details of the event at which the donation
will be distributed (date, type of event, location, number of attendees),
event fundraising goal and how the funds will be used.
- Requests must include a copy of the I.R.S. Exemption letter or
sufficient documentation verifying tax exempt status
- Include benefits to Dobson Ranch Golf Course (i.e. name included
on signage, in programs; event participation; etc.)
- Requests must be submitted a minimum of 60 days in advance of
Requests should be sent to:
Don Flavell, Golf Supervisor
Dobson Ranch Golf Course
Attn: Donation Request
2155 S. Dobson Road
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85201
Telephone, fax and e-mail solicitations will not be considered.