Tucson, AZ Golf Lessons
Close-Up: The Golf Scene In Tucson, AZ
Welcome to the Sonoran Desert city, surrounded by stunning mountain vistas including the Santa Catalinas. Tucson golf dates back to the 1930s, and the courses are recognized internationally for their native Southern Arizona landscapes, traditional designs, and modern amenities. In a state that includes more than 300 courses, and with neighboring, golf-rich cities like Phoenix and Scottsdale, Tucson is one of the world's premiere golf destinations. It also helps that the state boasts some of the best winters in the world, where golfers can always consider taking a vacation!
While often eclipsed in favor of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area 90 minutes north, Tucson more than holds its own as a premier golf destination. The city is slightly cooler in the late spring, summer, and fall (it has a slightly higher elevation than the Valley of the Sun), which provides for optimal year long conditions. Casino Del Sol tops the list of must-see greens, with its $25 million Sewailo golf course designed by former PGA Tour player Notah Begay III and Ty Butler.
Tucson is also home to Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, where a considerable amount of the movie “Tin Cup” was filmed. The course was the former home of the Tucson Open, the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, and the current home of the WGC Adventure Match Play Championships at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain.
To further sweeten the deal, Tucson features one of the country's better municipal golf scenes, led by the two golf courses at the historic Randolph Park. There are five municipal courses to enjoy in total, all at reasonable prices. For the golfer looking to experience the rugged topography of the area, tee-off at the Fred Enke course. Silverbell and El Rio-Trinin Alvarez are two other courses that both recently experienced makeovers, and the city has returned the El Rio course back to its original, authentic look to give golfers the experience of an old-style, de-modernized course.