A Golfer’s Paradise
With more than 40 courses throughout the region players of all skill levels will find endless options in Tucson. Our rich golf tradition is embodied by Cologuard Classic, a Tucson PGA TOUR Champions Tour event played on Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course each March. The Catalina Course and its companion Sonoran Course are also open for resort and daily-fee play for those who want to follow in the footsteps of the champions.
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned golfer, Oro Valley has a course for you. The El Conquistador Golf at the Oro Valley Community Center offers a strenuous test on its Conquistador Course, while its 18-hole Cañada Course is perfect for families and the time-challenged because it occasionally offers three-hole rounds. It even offers a separate, executive nine holes at Pusch Ridge.
Tucson — a home for professional golf for decades — offers a wide variety of courses and experiences, all set in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center, is a must-play for avid golfers. This Ty Butler/Notah Begay-designed course opened in late 2013. It’s 40,000 native plants and 14 acres of lakes create a golfing oasis in the Sonoran Desert.
The Gallery Golf Club offers high-end golf experiences. Tucson boasts some of the nation’s top resort courses, including JW Marriott Starr Pass Golf Club — former home to the PGA Tour’s long-running Tucson Open — Ventana Canyon Golf Club’s Mountain and Canyon courses.
The Lodge at Ventana Canyon Golf Club boasts two of famed golf course architect Tom Fazio’s best; the Mountain Course’s signature third hole, the aptly named “Hole in the Wall,” is one of the most photographed holes west of the Mississippi.
A perfect way for avid golfers to round out their Tucson golf trips is by adding in an affordable, but challenging, round at Crooked Tree Golf Course or at one of the City of Tucson’s five outstanding municipal courses.