Best golf courses: Around Tucson, AZ

Tucson, surrounded by scenic mountain ranges and deserts and only two hours from Phoenix-Scottsdale, is known for providing stunning desert golf courses. Not only does it offer some of the best courses in Arizona and an incredible climate, it also hosts PGA and LPGA tournaments e.g. World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play, Welch's Championship. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Tucson on our customised maps.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tucson
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

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Tucson

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Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Tucson
Schmidt & Curley

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Tucson

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Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tucson
Nicklaus, Jack

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Tucson

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A Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tucson
Nash & Hardin

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Tucson

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Greg Nash & Jeff Hardin

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
By arrangement
Tucson
Fought & Lehman

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By arrangement

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Tucson

Designer

John Fought & Tom Lehman (North course); John Fought (South course).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Tucson
Nicklaus, Jack

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Rsrt guests only

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Tucson

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Jack Nicklaus

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tucson
Bell, William F.

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Tucson

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William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Tucson
Bell, William P.

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Tucson

Designer

William Park "Billy" Bell

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tucson
Hills, Arthur

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Tucson

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Arthur Hills (1989); Dave Bennett designed the now closed North course (1984).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tucson
Palmer, Arnold

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Tucson

Designer

Arnold Palmer

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Tucson
Morrish, Jay

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Private club

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Tucson

Designer

Jay Morrish

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tucson
von Hagge & Devlin

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Tucson

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Robert von Hagge & Bruce Devlin

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tucson
Lehman, Tom

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Tucson

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Tom Lehman

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tucson
Fazio, Tom

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Tucson

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Tom Fazio

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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Tucson
Fazio, Tom

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Tucson

Designer

Tom Fazio

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
(Closed in 2018)
Tucson
Weiskopf, Tom

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(Closed in 2018)

Nearest city

Tucson

Designer

Tom Weiskopf

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PGA Championship: the first men’s major of the year will be contested at TPC Harding Park, without spectators being present (Aug 6-9).
European Senior (Staysure) Tour: the Europe-based over-50s tour for men has taken the reluctant step of cancelling the entire 2020 season, based on the additional coronavirus risk associated with the age demographic of the players.

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