About Golf Travel Guide to the Top 20 Golf Courses in Tucson, AZ

The Best of Tucson's Golf Courses and Golf Resorts

This is my own personal list of what I consider to be the Top 20 Golf Courses in Tucson. True, there are not as many golf courses in Tucson as there are in the Greater Scottsdale/Phoenix area, but those I’ve listed here make for an extraordinary golf vacation or getaway. Tucson is, I think, one of the United States’ most underrated golf destinations. Some of the golf courses in Tucson rank among the very best in the world. Some are well-kept secrets. If you're planning an golf outing to Tucson, this guide will provide you with ideas about where to play.

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    The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain

    A general view of the 13th hole is seen during the quarterfinal round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on February 25, 2012 in Marana, Arizona.
    ••• Christian Petersen/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images

    The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, my all-time favorite. The layout is pure Jack Nicklaus, and so it should be, for this is one of the master's finest Signature Golf Courses - 36 incredible desrt holes and a remarkable piece of agronomic engineering. To me it’s both a visual delight and one of the most enjoyable/playable tracts I’ve come across in a long time.

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    Arizona National Golf Course Tucson

    ••• Arizona National Golf Course. Photograph Courtesy of Arizona National Golf Club

    Robert Trent Jones Jr. took full advantage of the natural flow of the terrain and designed the course around nine natural springs, intimidating craggy outcrops of rock, shady, mesquite-lined arroyos and some of the most beautiful and spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in the Southwestern USA.

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    Canoa Hills Golf Club

    Photograph of Canoa Hills Golf Course
    ••• Canoa Hills Golf Course. Photograph Courtesy of Canoa Hills Golf Club

    The 18-hole Canoa Hills course plays a challenging 6,610 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 70.9 and it has a slope rating of 130. Designed by Dave Bennett, the Canoa Hills golf course opened for play in 1984.

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    Hampton Inn Tucson

    Tucson Hampton Inn
    ••• Tucson Hampton Inn. Courtesy of Tucson Hampton Inn

    I have included the Hampton Inn Tucson in this list because it's such an obvious choice as a place to stay while in the Tucson area. in the The property is located just off I-10 on Grant Road, close to all the area's best courses. It's also close to the convention center, the University of Arizona campus, and a ton of great restaurants. As with all Hampton Inns, you'll find the hotel provides a consistent level of clean, comfortable accommodations.

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    Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

    ••• Pusch Ridge Golf Course. Photo Courtesy of El Conquistador

    The Hilton El Conquistador is the largest golf resort in Southern Arizona offering 45-holes of championship golf on three different courses: The Hilton el Conquistador, The Canada and Pusch Ridge. These three courses, along with its golf academy, cater to golf enthusiasts of all levels of skill.

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    Hilton Tucson Conquistador Course

    Hilton Tucson Conquistador Course
    ••• Hilton Tucson Conquistador Course. Courtesy of Hilton El Conquistador
    The 18-hole Conquistador Course plays 6,801 yards for a par of 71 with a course rating of 72.7 and a slope of 126. Two par 5's can be reached with two perfectly placed shots giving them real birdie potential.
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    Hilton Tucson Canada Course

    Photograph of The Hilton Tucson Canada Course
    ••• The Hilton Tucson Canada Course. Photograph Courtesy of The Hilton Tucson
    The 18-hole Canada course plays 6,288 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 69.7 and it has a slope rating of 132 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Greg H. Nash and Jeff D. Hardin, the Canada golf course opened in 1982. Hilton Hotels manages this facility.
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    Hilton Tucson Pusch Ridge Course

    Hilton Tucson Pusch Ridge Course
    ••• Hilton Tucson Pusch Ridge Course. Photograph Courtesy of Hilton Tucson Conquistador
    The 9-hole Pusch Ridge course plays just short of 3,000 yards for a par-35 with a 65.6 rating and a slope of 110. Designed by Greg H. Nash and Jeff D. Hardin, the Pusch Ridge golf course opened in 1983.
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    Forty Niner Country Club Golf Course

    Photograph of Tucson Forty Niner Country Club Golf Course
    ••• Tucson Forty Niner Country Club Golf Course. Photograph Courtesy of Forty Niner Country Club
    Good course management is the key to a low score at Forty Niner Country Club. Accuracy off the tee and shot placement are more important than distance, especially when confronted by the dogleg holes on the course. The 18-hole Forty Niner course plays 6,630 yards from the tips for a par of 72, a course rating is 71.3 and a slope of 124 on Bermuda grass.
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    Heritage Highlands Golf Course at Marana

    Photograph of Heritage Highlands Golf Course, Marana
    ••• Heritage Highlands Golf Course, Marana. Photograph Courtesy of Heritage Highlands

    The 18-hole Heritage Highlands course plays 6,904 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.5 and it has a slope rating of 136. Designed by Arthur Hills, the Heritage Highlands golf course opened in 1997.

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    La Posada Lodge and Casitas, Tucson

    Photograph of The Lodge at Posada, Tucson
    ••• The Lodge at Posada, Tucson. Photograph Courtesy of The Lodge at Posada
    The accommodations are unique: handcrafted furnishings, painted tiles, punched tin headboards, and creative artwork make for décor I’ve experienced nowhere else – this is a fun, comfortable and convenient place to stay while you’re in the Tucson area. The hotel facilities include a large swimming pool, the obligatory spa, a well-equipped fitness center, and meeting space. T
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    Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson

    Photograph of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson
    ••• The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson. Courtesy of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
    As a golf resort, Loews is best known for its two excellent Tom Fazio-designed courses. It's not all just about golf; however, as you'll find an incredible selection of activities available including two swimming pools, eight tennis courts, hiking, bicycling, croquet, ping pong, and basketball.
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    Loews Ventana Canyon - Canyon Course

    Photograph of Ventana Canyon, Canyon Course
    ••• Ventana Canyon, Canyon Course,. Photograph Courtesy of Ventana Canyon Resort
    The 18-hole Canyon Course at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort plays 6,819 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.3 and it has a slope rating of 140. Designed by Tom Fazio, the Canyon golf course opened in 1984.
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    Loews Ventana Canyon - Mountain Course

    Photograph of Ventana Canyon, Mountain Course
    ••• Ventana Canyon, Mountain Course. Photograph Courtesy of Ventana Canyon Resort
    The 18-hole Mountain Course at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort plays 6,898 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 73 and it has a slope rating of 147 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Tom Fazio, the Mountain golf course opened in 1984.
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    The Pines Golf Club at Marana

    Photograph of The Pines Golf Club at Marana
    ••• The Pines Golf Club at Marana. Photograph Courtesy of The Pines Golf Club

    The landscape is unique, arid, featuring dramatic elevation changes and stark terrain complimented by the addition of thousands of trees. The Pines Golf Club at Marana is rated one of Tucson's premier courses. It offers an extraordinary golf experience, one you won’t want to miss.

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    San Ignacio Course at San Ignacio Golf Club

    Photograph of The 13th at San Ignacio Golf Club
    ••• The 13th at San Ignacio Golf Club. Photograph Courtesy of San Ignacio Golf Club
    The 18-hole "San Ignacio" course at the San Ignacio Golf Club plays 6,704 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 72 and it has a slope rating of 135. Designed by Arthur Hills, the San Ignacio golf course opened for play in 1989.
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    Starr Pass - JW Marriott Starr Pass Golf Resort

    Photograph of The Starr Pass Country Club
    ••• The Starr Pass Country Club. Photograph Courtesy of The Starr Pass Country Club
    The 27-hole golf complex at the Starr Pass Golf Club facility in Tucson, Arizona features three separate nine-hole courses: the Cayote, the Rattler and the Roadrunner. Designed by Bob and Arnold Palmer, the golf courses opened for play in 2003. Marriott Golf manages this facility.
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    Vistoso - The Golf Club at Vistoso, Tucson

    Photograph of The Golf Club at Vistoso, Tucson
    ••• The Golf Club at Vistoso, Tucson. Photograph Courtesy of The Golf Club at Vistoso

    The 18-hole "Vistoso" course at the The Golf Club at Vistoso plays 6,935 yards from the tips for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.1 and it has a slope rating of 145 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, the Vistoso golf course opened for play in 1995.

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