Courses in Tucson Arizona
Tucson boasts 350 sunny days a year, but at an elevation of 2,400 feet above sea level, it is
usually about 5 degrees cooler than its northern rival. From October to April, daytime
temperatures normally fall within the 65 to 85-degree range. Considered by many as one of the
best golf courses in Tucson, Ventana Canyon, is home to two Tom Fazio-designed layouts, the
Mountain and Canyon courses. Each day, this private club makes one eighteen available to
public play. The Mountain’s par-three 3rd has been called the most photographed desert hole in all of golf and personifies Arizona desert golf. Both courses are on-site amenities of Loews
Ventana Canyon Resort and the Lodge at Ventana Canyon.
At the Westin La Paloma Resort, Jack Nicklaus’ 27- helped put Tucson on the golf travel map in
the 1980s as not only one of the best golf courses in Tucson but in the Southwest. The J.W
Marriott Starr Pass is home to 27 holes of Arnold Palmer golf. Omni Tucson National has two
contrasting eighteens that served as the longtime host of the Tucson stop on the PGA tour.
Tucson’s newest resort eighteen is Sewallo Golf Club a Notah Begay III-Ty Butler creation on a
Native American reservation at Casino del Sol.
A few other top resort golf courses in Tucson include 27-hole Star Pass Golf Club (which used
to be the TPC Tucson) and El Conquistador home to 45 holes. There’s no shortage of public golf
course layouts in Tucson as well, including Arizona National a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design,
which features vast elevation changes and postcard views of the mountains and city of Tucson.
Meanwhile, jagged and speckled purple peaks frame the holes at the Tom Weiskopf-designed
Golf Club at Vistosa. The city of Tucson boasts five municipal courses that offer affordable non-
resident tee times. The most notable are at historic Randolph Park, where the North at Randolph Golf Course which formerly hosted PGA and LPGA Tour tournaments, though the next door Del Ulrich Course.
If you are looking for more reasons to choose Tucson outside of playing at one of the best golf
courses in Tucson, the city is known as one of the dining capitals of the Southwest. Lover’s of
the outdoors will find that Saguaro National Park offers boundless opportunities to explore the
desert. The Arizona-Saguaro Desert Museum is part zoo, aquarium, botanical garden and art
gallery. Another favorite attraction is the Pima Air & Space Museum, which showcases aircraft covering the history of aviation and a space gallery. And don’t miss San Xavier del Bac,
Tucson’s iconic Spanish mission that dates back to 1692. https://www.visittucson.org