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    • Dove Mountain has hosted the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship since 2009. Dove Mountain has hosted the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship since 2009.

    The Golf Club at Dove Mountain welcomes 64 of the world's best players for this week's World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play. The Jack Nicklaus design is known for its severely undulating greens, which put a premium on iron play and putting. It should be no surprise then that two of the game's best control players, Hunter Mahan and Matt Kuchar, won the past two Accenture Match Plays. Here's how Kuchar, the 2013 champion, recently described Dove Mountain:

    "You have some pretty generous fairways. If you miss in the desert it's no good, but for the most part you have pretty generous fairways. It's the approach shots that are so critical (because) of all the slopes and undulation in the greens. I see some characteristics to what we would see at Augusta National. It's important to really be in control of your approach shots, whether it's with shape or with spin. That's kind of the key part of playing well at Dove Mountain. And then the putting, I think you just have to really be creative and really be able to see a lot of things that go along with speed. I think speed's so critical with so much slope. I think that getting the speed of the putts down, with that much break, is such a critical ingredient."

     

    Hole 1, Par 4, 460 yards

    Straightaway and slightly downhill, the wide fairway eventually runs into a crossing wash.The approach is uphill over the wash to a green unguarded by bunkers with open space on the right. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 2, Par 5, 574 yards

    Bunkers line the left side of the landing area on this gradual dogleg left, slightly downhill fairway. A bunker, 67 yards short of the elevated green, determines strategy for laying up or going for the green in two. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

     

    Hole 3, Par 3, 208 yards

    The only pond on the course is to the right and partially in front of the green, enticing a left-to-right trajectory. The green, surrounded by bunkers, slopes left to right and down toward the water. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 4, Par 4, 393 yards

    The pond stretches in front of the tees, which look out to a fairway with three bunkers that stud the landing area.The approach is a carry over a wash to a small green with a devilish false front. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 5, Par 4, 536 yards
     
    A wide, welcoming fairway forms a gentle double dogleg, first left and then right. A series of pot bunkers lines the final 40 yards on the right to the back of the elevated green. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 6, Par 3, 185 yards

    A straightforward target, the relatively level green angles right to left, wrapping around a bunker that is set right-center. A tightly mowed swale on the left is safe, unlike the waste area on the right. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

     

    Hole 7, Par 4, 486 yards

    An uphill dogleg right, the wide fairway is guarded by a bunker 60 yards long at the right corner. A deep "Black Hole" bunker fronts the elevated green, which slopes sharply to the front, left to right. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 8, Par 5, 576 yards

    A wash splits the fairway into a dogleg right with bunkers along the wide landing areas. An impressive hilltop bunker complex 40 yards short of the green can hide most of the flagstick. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 9, Par 4, 476 yards

    A wash creates a carry from the tee and reappears in front of the green, wrapping around it as well. A raised fairway bunker hides the green, which slopes in front to a grassy area on the right. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

    Hole 10, Par 4, 493 yards

    This straightaway hole starts over a wash towards a left- side fairway bunker edged with wispy native grasses.The wash crosses the fairway again, forcing a carry to at least the mown area in front of the rectangular green. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 11, Par 5, 601 yards
    Bunkers on both sides of the wide landing area display more flowing, native grasses. A wash area splits the fairway, forcing a carry on the second shot. Pot bunkers protect an elevated green with a sloping ridge. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 12, Par 3, 219 yards

    Teeing off from the highest point of the course, a huge bunker runs all along the right side, with a pot bunker short of the sloping green that drops off in the front left and back right. Another “blind bunker” sits in the back left. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

     

    Hole 13, Par 5, 583 yards

    Gently bending right, the landing areas are bordered by bunkers and desert. A centered pot bunker 80 yards short of the green creates a choice – ignore it, or lay up. Four more bunkers dominate the final 70 yards to the green (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 14, Par 4, 449 yards

    A wide landing area features a massive bunker complex on the right (52 yards long).The approach presents a carry over a wash and two deep front bunkers to a narrow green, which is low in front and rises to the back. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 15, Par 4, 343 yards

    Wash areas create a possible “double-carry” – first from the tee and then where it crosses the fairway, 120 yards from the green (260- yard tee shot needed). A deep pot bunker is 50 yards short of the level, narrow green. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 16, Par 3, 247 yards

    A downhill carry over the desert wash from the tee, a mown area covering the final 50 yards is bordered by a wide, shallow bunker on the right and pot bunkers on the left. The green rises from the front right to back left. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 17, Par 4, 482 yards

    A substantial landing area on this dogleg right includes a bunker on the right that stretches for 77 yards. The approach is a carry over desert wash.The green is defined by a huge center ridge, creating devilish 3- to 4-foot dropoffs. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Hole 18, Par 4, 480 yards

    A roomy landing area on this dogleg right has two bunkers – one on the right and the other centered in the fairway. The approach is a carry over the wash to an elevated green, surrounded by a grassy “amphitheater.” (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

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