Starr Pass Golf Club

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd,

Tucson, Arizona 85745

  • Office

    +1 (520) 792 3500
  • Pro shop

    +1 (520) 792 3500
  • Fax

    +1 (520) 792 3351

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes. Desert-style. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Desert and residential.

  • Designer:

    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).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Rattler / Roadrunner nines. The Coyote nine is the longest of the three nines at 3512 yards from the back tees.






How to get there:

4 miles W of downtown Tucson

From i-10 take exit 259 heading west on Starr Pass Blvd. After approx 3.5 miles turn left into Starr Pass Golf Resort & Spa.

Starr Pass Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1986

JW Marriott's Starr Pass Resort is home to an excellent 27-hole desert-style layout, comprising the Rattler, Roadrunner and Coyote nines. The elevated first tee on the Rattler, the longest of the three nines, gives you a sample of the spectacular views you'll enjoy from the course. It also introduces the layout's undulating character, slender fairways and relatively easy-going first-cut of semi-rough.

The Rattler's 9th hole leads you onto the long par-3 opening hole of the Roadrunner-nine, and also brings you right alongside the huge JW Marriott hotel, the centrepiece of the resort.

With its dramatic elevation changes and the swirling winds created by the Tucson mountains, the Roadrunner-nine arguably lays down Starr Pass's toughest challenge. The Coyote-nine is played as a nine-hole loop that leads out-and-back from the clubhouse.

Throughout, all 27-holes will challenge you from the tee and test your course management, especially in avoiding the "wash" waste areas that guard many greens. A dramatically scenic desert-style course that can challenge and please in equal measure.

Stay&Play at Starr Pass: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Around Tucson, AZ


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (Jan thru' April): $215. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

In the early 1880s the Richard Starr Stagecoach Line travelled through a mountain pass on its way into the old Pueblo of Tucson. Nowadays a few of the golf holes of Starr Pass follow a small section of that stagecoach route. | The JW Marriott Hotel (opened in Jan 2005) is the largest resort hotel in Tucson. Starr Pass was formerly a TPC course, which explains the large amphi-theatre spectator "bowl" at the 18th green. As a TPC course, Starr Pass hosted several PGA Tucson Opens in the late 1980s and early 90s.


  • JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & SpaAAA 4-Diamond

    3800 West Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85745

    +1 (520) 792 3500

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    The JW Marriott Starr Pass Tucson Resort & Spa blends seamlessly into a tranquil setting against the saguaro-covered foothills of Tucson Mountain Park. The resort features 27 holes of championship golf that meanders through the mountains and arroyos of this Sonoran desert landscape.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Starr Pass

    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Randolph Park (Dell Urich & Randolph courses); Tucson National.

  • Starr Pass Golf Suites

    3645 West Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85745

    +1 (520) 670 0500

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Starr Pass

    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Randolph Park (Dell Urich & Randolph courses); Tucson National.

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