Golf Courses In Southern Arizona

Ajo Country Club

The Buzz: When it comes to golf, this is the only game in the town of Ajo and a true slice of Americana, with a delightful and friendly nine-hole course built on relatively flat terrain with elevated greens. The layout rests among the Ajo Mountains to the south and Childs Mountain to the West, features a natural arroyo cutting through the middle of the …

Arizona City Golf Club

The Buzz: Located in a rich agricultural area known as the Santa Cruz Basin, Arizona City Golf Club is one that splits the difference between Arizona’s largest cities, lying 56 miles from Phoenix and 54 miles from Tucson. It is part of a master-planned community where the growth rate has been slowed by a sluggish economy but the course, which was built in 1959

Arizona National Golf Club

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Designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. is known for creating golf courses that make good use of their natural terrain and has shown respect for their historic highlights in the process. That was the case at Arizona National Golf Club, originally known as Raven at Sabino Springs, in north Tucson. Nestled in the foothills of the…

Canoa Hills Golf Club

The Buzz: Nestled in the shallow ravines and rolling hills of the Santa Cruz River Valley, this course offers a combination of natural beauty and bentgrass greens that typically are among the best in southern Arizona. Canoa Hills, designed by Dave Bennett, plays to par-72 at 6,610 yards along contoured fairways with generous landing areas, which make it very playable for the average golfer.

Canoa Ranch Golf Course

Arizona Golf Authority AZGA Arizona Golf Course Review: The Santa Rita Mountains, Elephant Head and the Santa Cruz River Valley provide the setting for this course, which Golf Digest named one of its “New Favorites” in 2006. With its dramatic elevation changes, this is both a challenging and scenic course created by design partners Brian Curley and…

Casa Grande Trails Golf Course

Arizona Golf Authority AZGA Golf Course Buzz: This course was created as an amenity for guests of the Casa Grande Golf and RV Resort complex, who receive discounts on green fees, but is open to public play as well. It is basic, no-frills golf on an executive-style 18-hole course with mild desert terrain and water in play on just two holes…

Cocopah RV and Golf Resort – Yuma

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Arizona Golf Course Buzz: Cocopah Golf Resort: As the name might suggest, this isn’t a place that’s ever going to host a prominent championship, but Cocopah has more to offer than you will find at most golf courses of this ilk. Head pro Mark Croft takes pride in this place and it shows with amenities such as custom club-fitting, quality playing lessons and league play for both men and women…

Crooked Tree Golf Course

AZGA Golf Buzz: Formerly known as Arthur Pack Golf Course, this is the only course owned by Pima County and might be the best value play in north Tucson. Designed by golf hall-of-famer Lee Trevino and David Bennett, the course sets among saguaros, ironwood and mesquite trees in a wide-open area of the Sonoran Desert that is devoid of homes and other structures. It has been ranked among the “best places to play” by Golf Digest…

Dave White Municipal Golf Course

The Buzz: “The DW,” as locals know it, has experienced a resurgence since undergoing a renovation project in 2007, which dramatically improved conditions, turning it into one of the state’s more popular municipal courses. The front nine, built in 1978, was the first design of project of Gary Panks, who has become one of Arizona’s most successful course architects, and the back nine was added in 1988 under the direction of Arthur “Jack” Snyder, who fits that same description.

Davis-Monthan AFB Blanchard Golf Course

The Buzz: Rank has its privileges, and at this Tucson Air Force base, it includes access to the Gen. William Blanchard Golf Course, which was designed by civil engineers and opened in 1969. Retired and active military personnel, civilians who work within the base and their guests are allowed to tee it up on this delightful little course that features a traditional layout with plenty of grass …

Del Lago Golf Club

This public course, which opened in 2000, serves as the centerpiece of Rancho del Lago, a master-planned adult community located about 20 miles from downtown Tucson off Interstate 10. The course was designed by Nugent Golf Associates and boasts elevation changes of 120 feet. Del Lago winds its way through the hills and valleys of the high desert, with excellent and unique views of the Rincon and Santa Catalina Mountains. Nine lakes come into play on seven holes, strong bunkering around the undulating tiff-eagle …

Dell Urich Golf Course

It is considered the “Little Sister,” but for nearly 50 years, the Dell Urich Golf Course at Randolph Park has been like the favorite uncle to public golfers in southern Arizona. Formerly called Randolph South, it was renamed in honor of the first golf pro at the municipal facility, which hosted an LPGA Tour event for several years at the Big Sister course, now known as the Randolph Course. Together …

Desert Hills Golf Club

AZGA Arizona Golf Buzz: It’s not uncommon for private golf courses to convert to public play, especially in the economic climate of recent years, but Desert Hills went the opposite direction nearly 30 years ago. This was one of the first courses built in the golf-rich Green Valley retirement community south of Tucson, opening as a public course in 1979, and becoming a private equity club five years later that has flourished in that realm…

Desert Hills Municipal Golf Course – Yuma

AZGA Golf Buzz: Located on the stark terrain of Yuma, Rolling Hills Golf Course once played a key role in Nationwide Tour history – believe it or not! That’s right, this municipal facility that rises out of these ever-blowing sands in the southwest corner of the state, was a launching point for the second tournament ever played on the Ben Hogan Tour, which became the Nike Tour and then the Buy.com before finally settling on today’s version – the Nationwide…

Dorado Country Club

The Buzz: Dorado Country Club is a pleasant Ted Robinson design that’s fun for the entire family. This 18-hole executive layout tips out at 3,751-yards; strike your ball 62 times and you’re at level par for the course. The golf holes are straight forward in nature and a straight ball player will find little trouble. Those of us that strike one off-line now and …

Douglas Golf Club

Arizona Golf Authority AZGA Golf Course Buzz: This municipal course is one of the oldest in the state of Arizona, and literally the only game in town when it comes to golf in Douglas. Established as the Douglas Golf and Social Club by the WPA in the 1930s, the front-9 of the present course was designed in 1947 by A.H. Jolly, who…

El Conquistador Golf Resort – Canada Course

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, Cañada Course: This is one place where you might like to bring along a camera, because with its saguaro-capped hillsides, natural desert terrain and spectacular views of the Santa Catalina mountain range from nearly every hole, the Cañada Course is as scenic as it is challenging. It is among three courses (45 holes) offered by the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador …

El Conquistador Golf Resort – Conquistador Course

This is the signature course for Tucson’s largest golf resort, which offers 45 holes across three excellent courses designed by Greg Nash and Jeff Hardin. This off-property course is located in a lush, park-like setting fringed with natural mesquite and Palo Verde trees intertwined with vibrant desert flora at the base of the Santa Catalina mountain range. It features wide, open fairways …

El Conquistador Golf Resort – Pusch Ridge Course

It doesn’t get the acclaim of the 18-hole Conquistador and Canada courses at this Hilton resort, but Pusch Ridge might be as good as any nine-hole layout in Arizona. Little sister, with three sets of tees ranging from 2,579 to 2,799 yards, is a par-35 course that is an absolute delight. If you’re pressed for time or looking f or a warm-up before tackling either of the other two courses, this …

El Rio – Trini Alvarez Golf Course

At first glance, or even second, you probably wouldn’t guess that this is where some of the greatest golfers in the history of the game and many famous celebrities have teed it up, but the Trini Alvarez-El Rio Golf Course is rich with history. The course dates to the early 1930s, although some claim it actually opened in 1929, and was the original site of the Tucson Open, hosting that PGA