Golfing in Tucson, AZ

It’s no secret that Tucson is home to some fantastic golf courses. If you’re a fan of playing 18 holes in the desert, against the backdrop of an amazing desert sunset over the mountains, then Tucson, AZ is the place for you.

Let’s take a little look at some of the best golf Tucson has to offer.

Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain

This is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, featuring 36 plush holes dotted around the desert. It is as visually impressive as it is to play, and shows the power of engineering in the desert climate. Absolutely worth your time, and the views of the Tortolita Mountains provides some extra atmosphere.

Canoa Hills Golf Club

The Canoa Hills Course is a demanding 18-holer. Opening in 1984, Canoa plays out over 6,610 yards with a par-72. It also features a course rating of 70.9, and has a slop rating of 130. It won’t destroy you, but it can be a long day out. The challenge makes it worthwhile experience for golfers old and new.

Omni Resort, Tucson

The Omni Resort actually features two courses, not one. The Sonoran Course comes well equipped with two large lakes and numerous strategic bunkers scattered around, to try and trip you up. This is truly a desert course.

The Catalina Course is the bigger of the pair, and has been featured on the PGA Tour over 30 times. It features 8 lakes and over 80 bunkers, with stunning views of the Catalina foothills behind.

Westin La Paloma, Tucson

The Westin La Paloma Country Club features one of Jack Nicklaus original course designs. This Signature Gold Course features 27-holes nestled in the resort itself, another course with amazing views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Arizona National Golf Course, Tucson

The official golf course of the Sonoran desert, you’re guaranteed a challenge at the Arizona National. This sweeping, undulating course works along the contours of the natural environment, and designer, Robert Trent Jones Jr. worked the landscape to his advantage. You’ll encounter rocky outcrops, mesquite-lined fairways, and all manner of stunning Arizonan scenery.

A real delight for golfers looking for a beautiful course with a distinct feeling of trial and error.

Now, these are only five of the outstanding golf-course available in and around Tucson, AZ. There are plenty more, all of which are within driving distance. If you’re a keen golfer moving to the area, this could turn your real estate dream into a real estate paradise.


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