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 II, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

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Tucson

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Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Bruce Charlton).

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

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Visitors welcome

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Tucson

Designer

Schmidt-Curley Design (Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley).

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

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Visitors welcome

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Tucson

Designer

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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Visitors welcome

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Tucson

Designer

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

Nearest city

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

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

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

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Visitors welcome

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Tucson

Designer

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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Visitors welcome

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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

Designer

"South" course: designed by Arthur Hills (1989).
"North" course: designed by Dave Bennett (1984); course subsequently closed (2013).

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

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Visitors welcome

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Tucson

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Original 18 holes (Rattler/Coyote nines) designed by Bob Cupp, with PGA Tour pro Craig Stadler (1986); course redesigned and Roadrunner nine-hole loop added by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (2003).

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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Visitors welcome

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Tucson

Designer

Robert von Hagge & Bruce Devlin

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

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Visitors welcome

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Tucson

Designer

Tom Lehman

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tucson

Designer

Tom Fazio

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

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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Ryder Cup 2023: Luke Donald has been named Team Europe captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup, to be contested September 29 – October 1, 2023 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy.

Presidents Cup 2022: The U.S. won the 2022 Presidents Cup 17.5 – 12.5.

Xander Schauffele wins his singles match 1-up over Corey Conners and clinches the Presidents Cup for the U.S. Team.

Who's Who

Jon Rahm wins the the DP World Tour Championship 2022 at Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth course).

Tommy Fleetwood wins the Nedbank Golf Challenge 2022 at Sun City, Gary Player course (South Africa).

Rory McIlroy claims the DP World Tour order of merit title and finishes the year Europea

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

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Costa Cruise & Golf

Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...

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