Change Course and Head to Tucson

When it comes to golf with a gorgeous view, it’s tough to beat Tucson.

With majestic mountain ranges in every direction those tee shots from on high descend quite dramatically to the cactus-studded desert floor.

The same can be said about the value associated with the 42 golf courses that call Tucson area home. To play Arizona’s finest, you’re not limited to pricey places like Scottsdale or Phoenix when Tucson is calling for a lot less.

And Tucson’s variety of courses? It’s off the charts with big-time layouts from well-known architects like Fazio, Palmer, Nicklaus, and Lehman.

For the perfect stay-and-play, look no further than the awesome retreats like El Conquistador Golf & Tennis adjacent to El Conquistador Tucson, a Hilton Resort, The Lodge at Ventana Canyon and Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, or Starr Pass Golf Club at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa. This terrific group of courses and properties will exceed the expectations of any golfer.

Off the Course Culinary Delights:

The golf will be memorable and so will the after-round experiences.

Known for its borderlands culture and extraordinary fusion cuisine, Tucson was recently designated as the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the USA. The city is also home to the “Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food,” an unparalleled collection of local Mexican restaurants loaded with flavor and south-of-the-border authenticity. From its famous Sonoran hot dog and other regional delights to high-end experiences featuring sizzling steaks and fresh seafood (Baja is just a few hours south), the hardest decision you’ll have to make is where to savor a delicious meal.  

Off the Course Adventures:

There’s also lots to do when you’re ready to break from the links. With 300+ days of sunshine, you can get out and enjoy the miles and miles of hiking and biking trails at state and national parks surrounding the city. Or visit some unique attractions found only in Tucson – embark on a tour of more than 350 historic aircrafts at the Pima Air & Space Museum, explore the Spanish colonial architecture at historic Mission San Xavier del Bac or discover rare plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert region at the top-rated Arizona Desert-Sonoran Museum.

After Dark: 

Tucson’s vibrant downtown comes alive every evening and is easy to explore on foot or via the Sun Link Streetcar – listen to music on the patio at Hotel Congress or sample the award-winning craft brews and spirits that all the locals are talking about.

Beyond the city’s center, prepare to be mesmerized by Tucson’s night skies – from the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter observatory to stargazing at local resorts. No matter your post-round pleasure, when the sun sets the day is long from over.

Tucson and its golf scene are packed with variety, value and views. Now is the perfect time for you and the entire crew to make a change of course and head down to Tucson, Arizona.

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