An Unmissable Sweet Spot
Here's the formula for golf in Tucson: World-class courses, friendly people, fresh air, and lots of sunshine. Bottom line, you really can't go wrong: No matter when you're here or where you go, you're always gonna hit the sweet spot.
If you like your golf classic, Tucson has traditional links (minus the seaside views, of course). But you really haven't golfed until you've shared the back nine with a bobcat, and it's the stunning desert courses here that will really wake up your game.
We're talking Jack Nicklaus designs tucking up into the foothills with elevation changes of more than 2,000 feet. Boulder, cactus, and canyon adventures as the towering Santa Catalina Mountains look on.
Tucson even has courses that combine desert beauty with lush, green fairways for the best of old-school golf plus a strong sense of place rolled up into one amazing morning. Or afternoon. Or both.
But don't worry—it's not like you have to get as many games in as you can while the weather holds. This is the Old Pueblo, where the sun shines 350 days a year. So take your best shot and take your time—in Tucson, every day is a great day to golf.
Check out the best of Tucson Golf: desert courses, links-style courses, and blends between the two.
Our five municipal courses offer the best bargains in Tucson golf.
This handy table makes it easy to compare Tucson's best golf courses.
Our courses draw top golf talents from across the country and around the world. See our upcoming events and tournaments.
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New PGA Tour Event for Tucson. The PGA Tour's Champions Tour has chosen Tucson, Arizona for its newest event.
The Tucson Classic will be played March 16-22, 2015 on the Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National Resort.
The Tucson Conquistadores will operate this event, which will feature an 81-player field and a $1.7 million purse as well as 255 Charles Schwab Cup points for the winner. The no-cut format will include three days of competition with players participating in Pro-Am events on March 18-19.
The Catalina Course has played host to the PGA Tour more than 30 times, and its finishing hole is considered by many as one of the finest and most challenging on the PGA Tour.
Tucson has hosted a pro golf tournament since 1945. Get more details from PGA Tour. (#TucsonClassic #PGA)
Tucson's newest golf course, Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol Resort opened to great fanfare in December 2013. Designed by Notah Begay III and Ty Butler, the 18-hole course sits on 200 acres built into the surrounding desert.
All 27 holes of La Paloma Country Club's Jack Nicklaus Signature design have received rejuvenation of bunkers and greens and are now open for play.
Tucson's municipal golf courses include two long-time tournament courses. And just a short drive south of Tucson, the courses at Green Valley, Tubac, Rio Rico offer rolling hills and buildings with Spanish colonial flair.
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