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The best time to visit The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is in the winter. It goes without saying that summer in the desert, even the high desert where it is always cooler, is scorching. That said, three swimming pools, one with a large slide, reward guests willing to brave the heat to take advantage of special summer rates (as low as $199 per night). Of course, the mild Arizona winter is prime time for golfers who choose from three courses: Saguaro, Tortolita and Wild Burro. However, look for rooms to be scarce in February when the Four–Star hotel hosts the Accenture Match Play Championship. Hikers and birders may prefer the spring when the Sonoran Desert is covered in a colorful blanket of wildflowers. Fall is also a nice time for outdoor adventure in southern Arizona when the weather is mild.