Golf in Tucson and Southern Arizona presents much more than the ongoing battle to make par. It also provides a quick lesson in the native vegetation and desert critters that inhabit many of the area's courses, from the majestic saguaros that have been around for centuries to the elusive roadrunners that never seem to slow down.

Below is a comprehensive list of recommended area courses. Phone ahead for fees and tee times. All distances and ratings refer to the men's championship tees. For more information on Arizona golf courses, visit www.azgolfguides.com.

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METROPOLITAN TUCSON

Arizona National Golf Club

9777 E. Sabino Greens Dr., Tucson, 520-749- 3519, ext. 401
18 holes, par 71, 6,785 yards, rating/slope 72.5/143 This is Southern Arizona desert golf at its finest. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course is tucked into the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
arizonanationalgolfclub.com

Blanchard Golf Course

3965 S. Craycroft Rd., Tucson, 520-228-5879
18 holes, par 72, 6,611 yards, rating/slope 70.6/128 Located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the course offers a first-class golf experience for active and retired military personnel and their families.

Crooked Tree Golf Course

9101 N. Thornydale Rd., Tucson, 520-744-3366
18 holes, par 72, 7,062 yards, rating/slope 72.2/132 This desert gem designed by Lee Trevino delights golfers with a traditional layout, generous fairways, small greens, and ample chipping areas around the green complexes.
crookedtreegolfcourse.net

Del Lago Golf Club

14155 E. Via Rancho del Lago, Vail, 520-647-1100
18 holes, par 72, 7,200 yards, rating/slope 73.3/142 Del Lago presents a dramatic combination of scenery and design, providing country club conditions at an everyday price. Enjoy its outstanding practice and clubhouse facilities.
dellagogolf.net

Dell Urich Golf Course

600 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, 520-791-GOLF
18 holes, par 70, 6,663 yards, rating/slope 68.1/101 Multitudes of trees, great mountain views, and the lush green atmosphere make this midtown oasis one of Tucson's most popular courses.
tucsoncitygolf.com

Dorado Golf Course

6601 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, 520-885-6751
18 holes, par 62, 3,751 yards, rating/slope 58.9/88 Players of this traditional executive course look forward to the challenge presented by the lake at hole Number 7.

El Rio Golf Course

1400 W. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, 520-791-4229
18 holes, par 70, 6,418 yards, rating/slope 69.2/110 Golfers of all levels can enjoy Tucson's first all-grass golf course, recently restored to its original 1929 layout by course architect Ken Kavanaugh.
tucsoncitygolf.com

Forty Niner Country Club

12000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, 520-749-4925
18 holes, par 72, 6,641 yards, rating/slope 70.5/126 This William Francis Bell-designed, Rincon Mountains classic played host to the 1961 and 1962 PGA Tucson Open and 1972 and 1973 LPGA tournaments.
fortyninercc.com

Fred Enke Golf Course

8251 E. Irvington Rd., Tucson, 520-791-2539
18 holes, par 72, 6,809 yards, rating/slope 71.3/135 This challenging target course calls for accurate drives. A hit off line may require a trip into the surrounding desert.
tucsoncitygolf.com

Gallery Golf Club

14000 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., Marana, 520-744-2555
36 holes, par 72/72, 7,468/7,384 yards, rating 74.5/74.0, slope 145/142 Award-winning Lehman/ Fought designs located near the Tortolita Mountains have hosted PGA events and are enjoyed by club members and invited guests.
gallerygolf.com

Golf Club at Vistoso

955 W. Vistoso Highlands Dr., Tucson, 520-797-9900
18 holes, par 72, 6,957 yards, rating/slope 71.8/147 Aim for the fairways and greens at this course that mixes challenging golf with exceptional mountain views. Voted Tucson's best public course by Golf Digest.
vistosogolf.com

Highlands at Dove Mountain

4949B W. Heritage Club Blvd., Marana, 520-579-7000
18 holes, par 72, 6,904 yards, rating/slope 72.1/139 The course is great and the views are even better. Located in beautiful Dove Mountain, Highlands is a must-play for all skill levels.
thehighlandsatdovemountain.com

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort (Conquistador and Cañada Courses)

10555 N. La Cañada Dr., Tucson, 520-544-5000
18/18 holes, par 71/72, 6,636/6,636 yards, rating 72.0/72.4, slope 135/129 Recently renovated Conquistador offers a traditional golf experience, while Cañada challenges with a high-desert style.
hiltonelconquistador.com

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort (Pusch Ridge Course)

10000 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, 520-544-5000
9 holes, par 35, 2,788 yards, rating/slope 31.9/110 Built atop the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in the shadow of Pusch Ridge, this course offers nine challenging holes with dramatic elevation changes.
hiltonelconquistador.com

La Paloma Country Club

3660 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, 520-299-1500
27 holes, par 36/36/36, yards 3,534/3,463/3,554, rating 73.1/72.3/73.2, slope 149/144/154 Rated one of the 10 best courses in Arizona by Golf Digest, La Paloma offers 27 holes of exceptional Jack Nicklaus signature golf.
lapalomacc.com

Lodge at Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club

6200 N. Clubhouse Lane, Tucson, 520-477-0193
36 holes, par 72, 6,836/6,898 yards, rating 71.9/73.2, slope 139/145 The Canyon Course meanders through the enchanting Esperero Canyon, while the Mountain Course takes golfers through dramatic elevation changes with desert-style play.
thelodgeatventanacanyon.com

MountainView Golf Club

38691 S. MountainView Blvd., Tucson, 520-818-1100
18 holes, par 72, 6,728 yards, rating/slope 71.4/135 This Gary Panks design features subtly contoured and mounded fairways, beautifully crafted into the natural desert surroundings.

Omni Tucson National Resort

2727 W. Club Dr., Tucson, 520-297-2271
36 holes, par 73/70, 7,262/6,529 yards, rating 75.4/71, slope 136/131 With the addition of the new Tom Lehman-designed desert-style course in 2005, the resort offers a diverse range of play over its 36 holes.
tucsonnational.com

Oro Valley Country Club

300 W. Greenock Dr., Oro Valley, 520-297-7071
18 holes, par 72, 7,023 yards, rating/slope 73.8/132 Nestled beneath the beautiful Pusch Ridge section of the Catalina Mountains, this course offers 18 holes of exceptional views and challenging golf, designed by Arthur Hills.
orovalleycountryclub.com

Preserve Golf Club at Saddlebrooke

66567 E. Catalina Hills Dr., Tucson, 520-825-9022
18 holes, par 72, 7,006 yards, rating/slope 72.5/139 Dick Bailey design with rolling fairways, spectacular elevation changes, and views of the Catalina Mountains make this course worth the price of admission.

Quail Canyon Golf Course

5910 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, 520-887-6161
18 holes, par 54, 2,311 yards With an approximate completion time of 21/2 hours, this par-3 course provides a fun and challenging experience that fits neatly into any schedule.
quailcanyongolf.com

Quarry Pines Golf Club

8480 N. Continental Links Dr., Tucson, 520-744-7443
18 holes, par 71, 6,486 yards, rating/slope 70.4/132 Quarry Pines Golf Club represents an evolution in golf-course design. This 18-hole facility offers many elevation changes as you play through an old quarry.
playthepines.com

Randolph Golf Course

600 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, 520-791-4161
18 holes, par 72, 6,863 yards, rating/slope 72.5/128 One of only two courses in town to host PGA and LPGA tournaments, Randolph offers forgiving play on its wide fairways and generous greens.
tucsoncitygolf.com

Ritz-Carlt on Golf Club Dove Mountain

6501 Boulder Bridge Pass, Marana, 520-572-3000
27 holes, par 36, yards 3,897/3,894/3,955, rating 76.7/77.1/77.2, slope 147/147/145 Twentyseven holes of Jack Nicklaus signature design await you. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Dove Mountain is host to the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
thegolfclubatdovemountain.com

Rolling Hills Golf Course

8900 E. 29th St., Tucson, 520-298-2401
18 holes, par 63, 4,146 yards, rating/slope 60.2/95 This 18-hole executive-length course has two lakes, which come into play on three holes, plus elevated greens and tight out-ofbounds on every hole.

SaddleBrooke hoa #1 Country Club

64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd., Tucson, 520-825-2505
27 holes, par 36/36/35, yards 6,513/6,619/6,410, rating 70.8/71/70, slope 130/128/121 Players can combine the three nine-hole courses into various 18-hole options. Enjoy great views of the Santa Catalina Mountains at every hole.
saddlebrooke.org

SaddleBrooke Ranch Golf Club

62493 E. Robson Circle, Tucson, 520-818-6403
18 holes, par 72, 6,875 yards, rating/ slope 72/129 The course is a player-friendly layout with wide fairways and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Santa Rita Golf Club

16461 S. Houghton Rd., Tucson, 520-762-5620
18 holes, par 72, 6,337 yards, rating/ slope 70/122 Santa Rita sits 1,000 feet above the Tucson valley, offering fantastic views and cooler temperatures. Noted for its challenging par 3s and bentgrass greens.
santaritagolf.com

Sewailo Golf Club at Casino del Sol Resort

5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, 855-SOL-STAY
18 holes, par 72. Opening in 2014. With 14 acres of lakes and a mile of streams twisting between the greens and fairways, this stunning course is a veritable oasis just outside Tucson.
casinodelsol.com

Silverbell Golf Course

3600 N. Silverbell Rd., Tucson, 520-791-5235
18 holes, par 70, 6,936 yards, rating/slope 71.6/128 Located along the Santa Cruz River, all 18 holes of this course have been altered in a recent renovation by course architect Ken Kavanaugh.
tucsoncitygolf.com

Skyline Country Club

5200 E. St. Andrews Dr., Tucson, 520-299-1111
18 holes, par 71, 6,138 yards, rating/slope 69.5/129 Spectacular views of the city and the Santa Catalina Mountains abound on this private club course, which provides fantastic amenities in a beautiful setting.
skylinecountryclub.com

Starr Pass Country Club & Spa

3645 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson, 520-670-0400
27 holes, par 36/35/36, yards 3,490/3,217/3,512, rating 72.0/72.1/73.0, slope 142/143/139 Natural features, such as arroyos, lofty elevation changes, and mountain winds, challenge golfers over 27 holes. Newly redesigned by Arnold Palmer Signature Golf.
jwmarriottstarrpass.com

Stone Canyon Club

14200 N. Hohokam Village Pl., Oro Valley, 520-219-1500
18 holes, par 72, 7,317 yards, rating/slope 73.9/145 Named best residential course in a desert setting by Golfweek, this Jay Morrish signature course seamlessly blends impressive golf with the surrounding environment.
stonecanyon.com

Tucson Country Club

2950 N. Camino Principal, Tucson, 520-298-6769
18 holes, par 72, 6,954 yards, rating/slope 72.8/130 Venerable trees tower more than a hundred feet over the fairways of this pure players' course, considered one of the best to walk in Tucson.
tucsoncountryclub.com

Views Golf Club

1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, 520-477-0158
18 holes, par 72, 6,715 yards, rating/slope 71.9/131 Offering spectacular mountain and desert views with elevated tees and greens, providing a challenge for all skill levels.
theviewsgolfclub.com

SOUTHERN ARIZONA

Ajo Community Golf Course

77 Mead Rd., Ajo, 520-387-5011
9 holes, par 36, 3,093 yards, rating/slope 68.4/111 With views of the Ajo Mountains and abundant desert wildlife, this nine-hole course rewards careful shotmakers on its quick greens and treelined fairways.

Arroyo Dunes Golf Course

1201 W. 32nd St., Yuma, 928-726-8350
18 holes, par 54, 2,174 yards Practice your short game at this affordable 18-hole course, offering challenging play close to the hole in a relaxed environment.

Canoa Ranch Golf Club

5800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, 520-393-1966
18 holes, par 71, 6,701 yards, rating/slope 71.6/143 Canoa Ranch incorporates the beauty of the surrounding desert environment to create a stunning course with dramatic elevation changes and strategic bunkering.
canoaranchgolfcourse.com

City of Douglas Municipal Golf Course

1372 E. Fairway Dr., Douglas, 520-364-1588
18 holes, par 71, 6,779 yards, rating/slope 71.3/125 Fun is what you'll have on this challenging course in beautiful Southern Arizona. A clear mind is needed throughout the course.
douglasaz.gov

Cocopah Rio Colorado Golf Course

220 N. Marshall Loop Rd., Somerton, 928-627-0057
9 holes, par 35, 2,855 yards, not yet rated Recently renovated from an 18-hole course to a 9-hole, this facility offers scenic views of Yuma.

Cocopah RV and Golf Resort

6800 S. Strand Ave., Yuma, 928-343-1663
18 holes, par 72, 5,701 yards, rating/slope 68/112 Park the RV and play at this full-service facility with a wellstocked pro shop, lake features on threeholes, and a driving range.
cocopahrv.com

Country Club of Green Valley

77 E. Paseo de Golf, Green Valley, 520-625-8806
18 holes, par 72, 6,628 yards, rating/slope 71.3/126 You may need to break out every club in the bag on this deceptively challenging course, featuring water hazards on six of its 18 holes.
countryclubofgreenvalley.org

Coyote Wash

11902 Williams St., Wellton, 928-785-4875
18 holes, par 70, 6,019 yards, rating/slope 68/110 Bask in sweeping desert and mountain views from a challenging course created with the help of award-winning designer Gary Panks Associates.
glencurtisinc.com

Desert Hills Golf Club of Green Valley

2500 S. Circulo de las Lomas, Green Valley, 520-648-1668
18 holes, par 72, 6,490 yards, rating/slope 71.6/129 This superbly maintained course offers a layout that is perfect for golfers of all levels, especially those who prefer to walk.
deserthillsgolfclub.org

Desert Hills Municipal Golf Course

1245 Desert Hills Dr., Yuma, 928-344-4653
18 holes, par 72, 6,800 yards, rating/slope 71.8/119 Located halfway between Phoenix and San Diego, this course once hosted the Nike Tour and is known for its wide fairways and fast greens.
cityofyumagolf.com

Foothills Golf Course

14200 E. County 14th St., Yuma, 928-342-9090
9 holes, par 34, 2,610 yards, rating/slope 64/99 Great for a quick round, this executive course offers open greens perfect for intermediate play in a pleasant desert setting with serene mountain views.
lasbarrancasgolf.com

Fortuna de Oro RV Park

13650 N. Frontage Rd., Yuma, 928-342-5051
9 holes, par 36, 3,069 yards, rating/slope 33.8/104 Complete with a full-service restaurant, find this course nestled in the foothills of the Gila Mountains east of Yuma.
fortunadeoro.com

Greenlee Country Club & Golf Course

510 Country Club Rd., Duncan, 928-687-1099
9 holes, par 72, 6,388 yards, rating/slope 68.6/110 Both beginning and experienced golfers enjoy playing this traditional nine-hole course.

Haven Golf Club

110 N. Abrego Dr., Green Valley, 520-625-4281
18 holes, par 72, 6,905 yards, rating/slope 71.2/124 Green Valley's first golf course treats players to breathtaking views of the Santa Rita Mountains as the course follows the Santa Cruz River.
havengolf.com

Hayden Municipal Golf Course

624 Golf Course Blvd., Hayden, 520-356-7801
9 holes, par 70, 5,855 yards, rating/ slope 66.2/108 With views of the beautiful Saddleback Mountains, challenging play, and affordable green fees, this course offers one of the best deals around.

Kino Springs Golf Club

187 Kino Springs Dr., Nogales, 520-287-8701
18 holes, par 71, 6,506 yards, rating/ slope 71.5/131 Three sets of tees offer variable levels of play, while rolling terrain, mesquites, pines, and bentgrass greens create a pleasant natural environment.
kinospringsgc.com

Las Barrancas Golf Course

14076 E. 48th St., Yuma, 928-342-7130
18 holes, par 72, 6,888 yards, rating/slope 73.1/127 With desert-style design and many elevation changes, this course offers views of the Gila Mountains and the greater Yuma area.
lasbarrancasgolf.com

Mesa del Sol Golf Club

12213 Calle del Cid, Yuma, 928-342-1283
18 holes, par 72, 6,767 yards, rating/ slope 71.8/124 Designed by Arnold Palmer, this picturesque course challenges golfers across 18 championship holes.
mesadelsolgolf.com

Mountain View Golf Course

15479 Willcox Rd., Fort Huachuca, 520-533-7088
18 holes, par 72, 7,233 yards, rating/slope 71.7/127 Admire the Huachuca and the Chiricahua mountains from this traditional championship course.

Pueblo del Sol Country Club

2770 St. Andrews Dr., Sierra Vista, 520-378-6444
18 holes, par 72, 7,174 yards, rating/slope 73.7/133 This championship course features high elevations and bentgrass fairways and greens.
pdscountryclub.com

Quail Creek Country Club

1490 N. Quail Range Loop, Green Valley, 520-393-5802
27 holes, par 36, 3,534/3,431/3,377 yards, rating 73.0/72.5/73.1, slope 133/133/133 E xpanded to 27 holes, these immaculately kept desert courses will test golfers of all skill levels. Mountain vistas enhance the beauty in this gated community.

Rio Rico Country Club

1123 Pendleton, Rio Rico, 520-281-8567
18 holes, par 72, 7,126 yards, rating/slope 73.0/132 This Robert Trent Jones Sr. championship course ranks among Arizona's top 25 public courses and features 18 challenging holes, vibrant pines, mesquite trees, and rolling hills.
esplendor-resort.com

Robson Ranch Golf Club

5750 N. Robson Blvd., Eloy, 520-426-3333
18 holes, par 72, 6,845 yards, rating/ slope 72.1/122 O pen since 2005, this course is a challenge to golfers of all levels. Restaurant, pro shop, and practice facility also available.
robson.com

Safford Mount Graham Municipal Golf Course

4250 W. Golf Course Rd., Thatcher, 928-348-3140
18 holes, par 72, 6,573 yards, rating/slope 69.4/113 P lay at the base of Mount Graham. This affordable course features a traditional layout and is walker-friendly.

San Ignacio Golf Club

4201 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, 520-648-3468
18 holes, par 71/72, 6,704 yards, rating/slope 72/135 This Arthur Hills design sits between the Santa Rita and Tumacacori mountain ranges at 3,000 feet, providing a spectacular and challenging desert golf destination.
sanignaciogolfclub.com

San Pedro Golf Course

926 N. Madison St., Benson, 520-586-7888
18 holes, par 72, 7,098 yards, rating/slope 73.8/124 A truly unique experience, the front nine runs along the San Pedro River and over washes, while the back nine takes you through a majestic natural canyon.
sanpedrogolf.com

Shadow Mountain Golf Club

1105 Irene St., Pearce/Sunsites, 520-826-3412
18 holes, par 72, 6,324 yards, rating/slope 71.1/126 Located in rural highdesert country, this full-service golf club sits beneath the landmark Cochise Stronghold and the beautiful Wonderland of Rocks.
sunsitesgolf.org

Torres Blancas Golf Club

3233 S. Abrego Dr., Green Valley, 520-625-5200
18 holes, par 72, 7,111 yards, rating/slope 72.6/130 This par- 72 course is at the base of the Santa Rita Mountains and challenges players with lakes, sand traps, and undulating greens.
torresblancasgolf.com

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa

1 Ave. de Otero Rd., Tubac, 520-398-2211
27 holes, par 71/71/72, 6,870 yards, rating 69.9/71.5/71.6, slope 125/127/130 R enowned for its role in Tin Cup, this 27-hole championship course, designed by Robert "Red" Lawrence, offers unique golfing on lush greens and amid statuesque cottonwoods.
tubacgolfresort.com

Turquoise Hills Golf and RV

800 E. Country Club Dr., Benson, 520-586-2585
18 holes, par 58, 3,075 yards, rating/slope 56/83 Featuring Arizona's only Triple Green, this executive course offers views of Benson's beautiful five-tiered waterfall. Fun for golfers of all ages and levels.
turquoisehills.com

Turquoise Valley Golf, Restaurant & RV Park

1794 W. Newell St., Naco, 520-432-3091
18 holes, par 72, 6,798 yards, rating/slope 71.0/128 H ome to the "Rattler," the only par 6 in Arizona, this course remains the oldest in the state after over 100 years of business.
turquoisevalley.com

Twin Lakes Golf Course

1000 S. Rex Allen Jr. Dr., Willcox, 520-384-2720
9 holes, par 36, 6,631 yards, rating/slope 69.1/107 S cenery abounds at this nine-hole course surrounded by mountains at a cooler elevation of 4,200 feet. This course is Southern Arizona's best-kept secret.
twinlakesaz.com

Yuma Golf & Country Club

3150 S. Fortuna Ave., Yuma, 928-726-4210
18 holes, par 72, 6,810 yards, rating/ slope 72.2/124 The only private facility in Yuma, this tree-lined course plays fast. With most finishing in less than 4 hours, it's perfect for a quick 18.
ygcc.org