Golf Course Comparison
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A Golfer's Dream
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 PGA TOUR Champions Tour event played each March. Cologuard Classic, PGA TOUR Champions Golf Tournament returns in Spring 2024 and will take place on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Designed Course at La Paloma Country Club at Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa nestled in the Santa Catalina Mountains.
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.
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.
Located at a higher elevation than most other golf clubs in Tucson, The Preserve Golf Club is set deep into the western foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and features cooler temperatures, rolling fairways, undulating greens, and dramatic elevation changes. Three excellent restaurants are nearby, including The Preserve Restaurant & Bar - a gem among restaurants, with dining as spectacular as its panoramic golf course views.