Tucson, AZ

The city of Tucson is known for its five minor ranges of mountains: the Santa Rita to the south, the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Tortolita Mountains to the north, the Rincon Mountains to the east, and the Tucson Mountains to the west. The place set in an alluvial plain, which is a flat land created by the deposition of sediments over a long period of time.

The overview of the mountain ranges, the gorgeous picturesque and the view of the lush greens have made Tucson a tourist attraction. The golf destinations have been one of those attractions. People flock to the city during vacations or holidays. The owners of such golf destinations are generous enough to make available good discount golf vacation packages for both the amateur and veteran golfers.

Canoa Hills Golf Club

The Canoa Hills Golf Club, located in the deep ravines and fluctuating hills is a challenging course of 6,610 yards and a par-72 layout. Players can take advantage of its natural settings since indigenous mesquite trees can be found along the fairways. Opened for golfers since 1984, the course challenges all players of different skill levels and has become popular among golfers since its opening.

Dove Mountain

Jack Nicklaus a legendary golf champion player took advantage of the High Sonoran Desert 25 years before he founded his first golf course. He practiced his strategy and shot values into each hole. The knowledge of being in a legend's training grounds has made golfers flock to this elite course for a golf vacation or just plain leisure and entertainment. The course was designed by the legendary Golden Bear to test future champions and top rank players alike.

Forty Niner Country Club

The traditional layout of the Forty Niner Country Club and gently rolling landscape has allowed golfers the option to walk the course. Created by the famous William Francis Bell, the semi private facility is inviting players of all skill levels to come and fancy a game of golf. A number of trees like mesquite, eucalyptus and weeping willows can be noticed along the course which adds splendor to its entirety. Success on the elevated greens can be achieved if the player has mastered their ball teeing.

San Ignacio Golf Club

This golf course stands at about 3,000 feet elevation between the Santa Rita and Tumacacoris mountain ranges that makes the entire layout a challenging desert-golf destination. Designer Arthur Hills sculpted the course in the area’s natural canyons. It course is considered by some as “the best little golf secret in Arizona.”

El Conquistador Golf Resort

The El Conquistador Golf Resort is considered as the largest golf resort in Southern Arizona with well designed courses. This 45-hole of championship golf was inspired by the natural lush desert surroundings and pristine natural canyon views. The Canada Course plays 6,288 yards of golf for a par of 72. The doglegs, extensive mounding, and elevation changes from tee to green. Another course is the Conquistador. The layout plays 6,801 yards for a par of 71. The layout also features the short par 5’s and long par 4’s set in the amazing mountain backdrops. The Pusch Ridge Course on the other hand plays the 9-hole, short of 3,000 yards for a par 0f 35. Its golf holes were considered as the most scenic in Tucson.

Ventana Canyon Golf Club

The Ventana Canyon Golf Club is winding through the fabulous 600-acre high Sonoran Desert. The resort also holds two spectacular Tom Fazio championship courses that challenge every golfer skills. The Mountain Course is a classic desert-style target course that has many changes in elevation and several of the elevated tees. The Canyon Course winds through the Esperro Canyon and incorporates the Whaleback Rock which is a massive rock formation.

Heritage Highlands at Dove Mountain Golf and Country Club

This Arthur Hills course provides an incomparable panorama of the five mountain ranges from the vistas of every hole. Front nine holes of the of the entire course plays through the flats offering subtle undulation, while the back nine creates a challenging change of pace. This challenging design will test the skills of the novice as well as the seasoned golfers.

Tucson National Golf Resort

The Tucson National Golf Resort that has been the home of countless PGA Tour and NCAA events is nestled in the foothills of Santa Catalina Mountains. It also holds two distinctly different 18-hole courses. The Catalina Course has 8 sparkling lakes and 80 bunkers with the 18th hole considered as the most challenging finishing holes of the PGA Tour. The Sonoran Course follows a desert style layout with 2 lakes and 69 bunkers with fairways that feature Tifway 419 pollen-free Bermuda.

Golf Club at Vistoso

The Golf Club at Vistoso has the 18-hole regulation golf course length in Tucson. Designed by Tom Weiskoph, this resort is considered as the 4th best in the state. It is located between the Tortolita and Santa Catalina Mountains having spectacular mountain views in a pristine desert scene.

Starr Pass Country Club

This semi-private resort is meandering through the Tucson Mountains with the 3 new 9-hole courses namely Coyote, Roadrunner, and Rattler. The Arnold Palmer signature facility winds through the valleys and arroyos meandering among the bluffs of Tucson Mountains. All hazards at the Starr Pass are completely natural elements of the desert.

Arizona National Golf Club

This Robert Trent Jones Jr. design is located at the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The 6,785 yard layout with the golf-in-the-desert challenges will put to test the skill limits of every golfer. Compensating the challenges is the most spectacular scenery in Southern Arizona.

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