Arizona Getaways: Tubac

Tubac Resort and Spa


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50 miles south of Tucson, the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa is an Arizona retreat that makes getting away from it all truly possible. Fly into Tucson or Phoenix and drive south to an area of calm, beauty and comfort. The resort’s golf course offers a perfect challenge and leaves time for the other comforts available.

The Resort

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The spa is built on the former Rotero Ranch and includes original buildings and ranch elements – including steer – that help visitors feel as if they have stepped back in time. Parts of the grounds will look familiar to anyone who has seen the Kevin Costner film ‘Tin Cup,’ and some of the golf scenes were filmed on the course. The resort’s spa facilities are housed in the newest buildings on the campus and offer a full-range of services for pampering and relaxation – perfectly coupled with vacation or wedding weekends on the grounds. Visit:

Courtesy Tubac Resort and Spa

The Course

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Don’t plan on re-enacting Kevin Costner’s final shot from ‘Tin Cup’ on the course; while much of the movie was filmed at Tubac the final hole scene was filmed at The Clubs of Kingwood Deerwood Course near Houston. But the 6,700 yard course is still well worth your time. The course weaves in the resort’s ranch history – steer may wander close – with mountain views and parkland golf throughout. There are 27 holes altogether for a mix-and-match opportunities. Cottonwoods, ponds and creeks sprinkle the entire course, and the final hole of the Anza 9-holes features a par-three with roaming cattle as part of the hazards. Visit:

Worth the Hike

Northwest of the resort outside of Tucson you can walk among the Suguaro’s;  The iconic cacti grows to around 40 feet tall and can live for 100s of years. The 100,000-acres Saguaro National Park offers an outstanding experience for day trips. Begin at the visitor’s center and bring a lot of drinking water. The village of Tubac is outside the resort gates with cafes and art galleries available.


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