Arizona National, located at the base of Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains, is set in a true desert paradise, with panoramic mountain vistas and nine rare natural desert springs (which lend the course their name) dotting the golf course. Designed by renowned golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arizona National measures just over 6,900 yards from the championship tees and plays to a par 71. The course follows the rugged natural flow of the land through rocky outcroppings, shadowy arroyos and a forest of giant saguaros. The course's beautiful surroundings are complemented by the club's unparalleled guest services. In fact, Golf Digest honored Arizona National as one of the "Top 5 Golf Courses in the World for Outstanding Customer Service." In addition to the Golf Digest customer service ranking, Arizona National has also been named one of the "Top 10 Best New Courses in the United States" by Golf Digest and "Top Golf Course in Tucson" by the Arizona Republic, the state's most circulated daily newspaper.
The University of Arizona's golf teams are fortunate to have a wide range of top-notch golf courses in and around the Tucson area which provide excellent settings for practice and tournaments.
Omni Tucson National Golf Club
(7,108 yards, Par 73)
Head Pro: David Bence - All 27 greens were recently resurfaced with champion dwarf Bermuda, newly developed to provide consistent and fast-rolling putting conditions that offer year-round durability. The site of the 1992 Men's West Region Championship, the course was also host the 1999 West Regional. The original Orange and Gold nines have hosted 23 editions of the PGA Tour Tucson Open sicne 1945.
Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club
(Mountain Course: 6,356 yards, Par 72
Canyon Course: 6,235 yards, Par 72)
Head Pro: Chris Lamberti - Designed by Tom Fazio, the Canyon and Mountain courses have won numerous awards. The golf club was honored by Golf Digest as the best resort course in Arizona and by Golf Week as one of the nation's best golf courses. The celebrated Mountain #3 plays across 107 yards of cactus and canyons and the tee offers a breathtaking panorama that stretches across the Sonoran Desert.
La Paloma Country Club
(7,100 yards, Par 72)
Head Pro: John Vesper - Located in the foothills, this course features 27 holes on three distinct nines - Hill, Canyon, and Ridge. It was designed by Jack Nicklaus and replaces water hazards with the natural desert. The golfing experience has been rated by Golf Digest magazine as among the "Top 75 Resort Courses" in the United States.
Randolph Park North Golf Course
(6,123 yards, Par 70)
Head Pro: Terry Wilks - Nestled in the heart of Tucson, this course is the former site of the Tucson Open PGA tournament, the Ping/Arizona Intercollegiate, and the Arizona Invitational. It is now home to the Welch's/Circle K LPGA Tournament.
Starr Pass Golf Club
(7,010 yards, Par 72)
Head Pro: Glenn Griffith - Named for a familiar landmark along an old stagecoach route on the west side of town, this course was designed by Robert Cupp with help from Craig Stadler. It once challenged the PGA Tour players early in the season with the Tucson Open.
Tucson Country Club
(6,809 yards, Par 73)
Director of Golf: Mike Haywood - Tucson's most prestigious country club and host course to the Ping Arizona Intercollegiate. It features tree-lined fairways and excellent bent grass greens.
Oro Valley Country Club
(6,606 yards, Par 72)
Head Pro: Mike Wilson - A long course with tight driving holes and traps, it has hosted the Arizona Open, Southwestern Amateur, U.S. Open Qualifying, Pacific-10 Championships and Ping Arizona Intercollegiate.
The Golf Club at Vistoso
(6,439 yards, Par 72 - Gold; 6,905 yards, Par 72 - Black)
Head Pro: Mark Oswald - Conceived by premier golf course designer Tom Weiskopf, the Golf Club at Vistoso opened in 1995 and was ranked the #6 golf course in Arizona by Golf Digest magazine in 1997. Located in the heart of the Tucson desert, at the base of the Catalina and Tortolita mountains, the course offers a stunning setting with a forest of saguaros, ocotillo, and mesquite.
The Gallery Golf Club
(7,400 yards, Par 72)
Director of Golf: Wade Dunagan - Experience the challenge and natural beauty of this Sonoran golf masterpiece. Private championship golf club by John Fought and Tom Lehman. Nestled against the Tortolita Mountains, The Gallery is located in the new Dove Mountain community, 20 minutes northwest of Tucson.