Destination Guide

Destination: Tucson

With 350 days of sunshine each year, Arizona's second largest city, Tucson, is especially ideal for visitors who prefer outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, sightseeing, and, of course, golf. Rich with natural and geographical treasures, the name Tucson is derived from the Indian word for "spring at the foot of black mountain," and you'll find that spring is just southwest of downtown. Tucson is also home to Saguaro National Park, one of the country's newest and second only to the Grand Canyon in number of annual visitors. And because of its terrain and clear skies, the area is also known as the astronomy capital of the world, with numerous observatories within easy driving distance of the city.

The city was founded in 1776, but goes way back to the Hohokam Indians who lived there 4,000 years ago. Its rich cultural heritage is reflected in Tucson's architecture, festivals, dining and people. Visitors will find plenty of museums, theaters and art galleries, and one of the must-sees for the whole family is the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. It's a zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden all wrapped up in one. Other attractions include Colossal Cave Mountain Park and Old Tucson Studios, where more than 300 movies and television productions were shot on locations since 1939.

As you might expect, the Tucson area has no shortage of great resorts, hotels and bed-and-breakfasts. Many of the resorts have golf attached to them, such as the Omni National Tucson National Resort, Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tubac Golf Resort & Spa (where parts of the golf movie "Tin Cup" were filmed) and the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, which plays host to the WGC-Accenture Match Play each year. You'll also find great accommodations sans golf, like the Desert Diamond Casino Hotel and Casino del Sol Resort or historic charmers like the Hotel Congress or the Lodge on the Desert.

Dining in southern Arizona is also a delight, whether it's fabulous Mexican or Southwestern cuisine from mainstays like The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol or El Charro Cafe, or the comfort food and fine wines of 47 Scott downtown. And nightlife and entertainment is plentiful, too, at venues such as The Grill, La Fuentes and the Cascade Lounge.

Of course, travel golfers will want to work most of this around the dozens of golf courses available. For starters, Tucson has one of the best municipal golf systems in the country, highlighted by Dell Urich Golf Course, a former LPGA Tour site and a bargain, even for out-of-towners. And there's the aforementioned Tucson National, Tubac Golf Resort and Ritz-Carlton, but you can also add Arizona National, Crooked Tree, Saddlebrooke Canyon, The Preserve and Ventana Canyon to your list, just to name a few.

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Courses

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Course City Rates from
SaddleBrooke Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Oracle $12
Coyote/Roadrunner at Starr Pass Golf Club
Tee Times
Tucson $27
MountainView Golf Course at Saddlebrooke
Tee Times
Tucson $14
Preserve Golf Club at SaddleBrooke
Tee Times
Tucson $15
Canyon at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon
Tee Times
Tucson $25
San Ignacio Golf Club
Tee Times
Green Valley $12
San Pedro Golf Course
Tee Times
Benson $12
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain - Saguaro/Tortolita
Tee Times
Marana $18
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain - Wild Burro/Saguaro
Tee Times
Marana $18
Conquistador at El Conquistador Golf & Tennis
Tee Times
Tucson $12
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tucson $12
Mountain at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon
Tee Times
Tucson $25
Forty-Niner Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tucson $12
Roadrunner/Rattler at Starr Pass Golf Club
Tee Times
Tucson $27
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain - Tortolita/Wild Burro
Tee Times
Marana $18
Sewailo Golf Club
Tee Times
Tucson $15
Canada at El Conquistador Golf & Tennis
Tee Times
Tucson $12
Rattler/Coyote at Starr Pass Golf Club
Tee Times
Tucson $27
Crooked Tree Golf Course
Tee Times
Tucson $15
Haven at Haven Public Golf Club
Tee Times
Green Valley $11
Quail Canyon Golf Course
Tee Times
Tucson $9
Golf Club at Vistoso Tucson $25 - $99
Silverbell Municipal Golf Course Tucson $20 - $37
Trini Alvarez El Rio Municipal Golf Course Tucson $18 - $36
del Lago Golf Club
Tee Times
Vail $12
Canoa Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Green Valley $12
Torres Blancas Golf Club
Tee Times
Green Valley $12
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Golf Course
Tee Times
Tucson $13
The Views Golf Club at Oro Valley
Tee Times
Oro Valley $17
Pusch Ridge at El Conquistador Golf & Tennis
Tee Times
Tucson $20
Fred Enke Golf Course Tucson $32
Tortuga at Haven Public Golf Club
Tee Times
Green Valley $8.99
Arizona National Golf Club Tucson $29 - $99
Highlands at Dove Mountain
Tee Times
Marana $20
Quarry Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Tucson $13
Dorado Country Club Tucson $20 - $35
Country Club of Green Valley
Tee Times
Green Valley $12
Ridge/Canyon at La Paloma Country Club Tucson $185 - $205
Catalina/Saddlebrooke at SaddleBrooke Country Club Tucson $29 - $51
Turquoise Hills Family Golf Center Benson $25 - $30
North at Randolph Golf Course Tucson $34 - $56
Quail Creek Country Club - Coyote/Road Runner Green Valley $50 - $55
Sonoran Course at Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa Tucson $185
Gallery Golf Club - North Marana $195
Desert Hills Golf Club Green Valley $50
Oro Valley Country Club Tucson $75
Saddlebrooke/Tucson at SaddleBrooke Country Club Tucson $29 - $51
Santa Rita Golf Club Corona $19
Canoa Hills Golf Course Green Valley $34.95 - $64.95
Hill/Ridge at La Paloma Country Club Tucson $185 - $205
Quail Creek Country Club - Road Runner/Quail Green Valley $50 - $55
Voyager RV Resort and Golf Course Tucson $15
Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa Tucson $185
Canyon/Hill at La Paloma Country Club Tucson $185 - $205
Quail Creek Country Club - Quail/Coyote Green Valley $50 - $55
Gallery Golf Club - South Marana $195
Stone Canyon Club Tucson $125
Dell Urich at Randolph Golf Course Tucson $34 - $56
Tucson Estates Country Club & Golf Course Tucson $16 - $18
Tucson Country Club Tucson $76 - $110
Tucson/Catalina at SaddleBrooke Country Club Tucson $29 - $51
Skyline Country Club Tucson $79
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