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A Truly Great Arizona Golf Vacation

Welcome to Southern Arizona’s finest golf resort and spa, a truly great golf experience for everyone.  Whether your handicap is high or low, or you have no golfing experience at all, you will find golf at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa both challenging and enjoyable.  With four tee boxes at each hole; championship, members, men’s regulation and forward, you can choose your length.  With wide green fairways bordered by stately old growth cottonwoods and mesquites, you have room to maneuver.  And with three very playable nines, you will always have new and interesting shots that will keep you coming back for more.  This is a golf experience you will enjoy again and again.

Starting Courses & Course Rotations

With three equally fun and challenging courses, our guests are assured of a fun and varied golf experience. The starting course for play is changed on a daily basis, so resort guests will always have a chance to play all three nines during a two-day stay.

History

Tubac History

The Tubac Golf Resort and Spa was made famous by Kevin Costner’s 1996 movie “Tin Cup,” where many of the scenes were filmed.  Designed in 1959 by renowned golf course architect Robert ‘Red’ Lawrence, the original 18-hole course was widely considered to be the ‘Jewel of Southern Arizona Golf Courses.’  Red was a founding member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and designed a variety of excellent courses across the country.

In the fall of 2006 local golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh added nine new holes woven into the existing eighteen.  Dramatically enhancing the course’s layout by adding both distance and challenge, these new holes continue to maintain the playability so loved by all who come to stay and play.  All three nines offer lush green fairways from tee to green which are lined with stately old growth cottonwoods and mesquites set against Arizona’s clear blue skies.  This is not desert target golf!  Our magnificent golf facility combined with our superlative service and tranquil setting will provide you with a most unforgettable Tucson, Arizona, golf vacation.

An Unforgettable Tucson Golf Vacation

Dennis Palmer

Beautiful Bent Grass greens and Bermuda fairways (overseeded with rye in winter) await your golf experience at Tubac. Always in excellent condition and in a beautiful setting, you are sure to have a quality golf experience. I guarantee it!

Our Signature Holes

Anza # 9 - This Par 3 should remind you of the 17th at TPC Sawgrass, except for the cows of course. Finding the island green is tough enough with all that water, but throw in the spectators at the Stables Patio Bar heckling anyone whose ball finds a watery grave, and it gets even tougher. The intimidation factor is high here. Par is always a good score.

Anza NineRancho # 4 - This long par 5, Tubac’s Tin Cup hole, requires three well struck shots to reach the green.  Keep tee and second shots on the fairway’s right side, away from the trees and thick rough on the left. The pond fronting the green prevents all but the longest hitters from getting “home” in two. This hole was the setting for the scene in the movie “Tin Cup” where Kevin Costner was caddying for Don Johnson and Johnson wanted to lay up with a seven iron. Costner said he could do it and that is when Gary McCord, Peter Kostis, Craig Stadler and a young Phil Mickelson began to wager on whether or not he could pull it off.

Otero # 9 - Water guards the entire left side of this 'drivable' Par 4. We are talking risk and reward big time here! And even when your drive stays dry, your second shot will test your nerve again. Take your par and go!

Accolades

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa has been recognized by Conde Nast Johansens as one of two finalists for the prestigious 2011 Awards for Excellence as The Most Excellent Golf Resort.

The Practice Facilities

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa offers the finest golf practice facilities in the state.  Every facet of your game can be polished using our spacious Arizona golf resort range and practice area.

  • Full-length 32-station driving range
  • Extra large putting green accommodates many players and long lag putts
  • Pitching green with short game practice out to 75 yards
  • Large and varied bunker for practice of all types of sand shots
  • La Cantina Grill for nourishment along the way

Golf Instruction

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa has three PGA Professionals available at your convenience providing expert instruction and ½ hour and one hour lessons in all aspects of the game. One, two and three day individualized golf clinics. Contact us for instruction at (520) 398-3526.

Clubhouse & Golf Shop

The Clubhouse and Golf Shop at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is the gateway to our premier golf complex.  Designed to mirror the Spanish hacienda style of the resort, with mesquite accents throughout, this rustic yet elegant facility features everything one needs to enjoy a pleasant and successful golf experience.

The Clubhouse & Golf Shop Features:

Golf Shop
  • The best golf equipment from Ping, Taylor Made and Titleist
  • Full variety of golf accessories including Tubac Golf Resort logo items
  • The latest in golf apparel for men and women from Brighton, Greg Norman and DKNY Golf
  • Tommy Bahama, Under Armor, Jamie Sadock, Ping, Nike, Gear and Straightdown
  • Bag storage
  • Rental Clubs from Cobra

Food & Beverage

La Cantina Grill is directly adjacent to the golf cart staging area. Enjoy a selection of burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, beverages and other goodies, along with their famous breakfast burrito. There are lots of tables in the shade.

Our beverage cart is on the course daily, serving a full selection of beverages, sandwiches and snacks.  There are rest stops on both the OTERO and RANCHO nines, featuring refrigerated water stations.

And one excellent restaurant at the resort, Stables, is just steps away.  Stables Bar, overlooking the famous island green of ANZA’S ninth hole, is a popular post game stop.

La Cantina

The Finest Arizona Golf Resort

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is a historic resort with modern amenities.  Reserve Your Tee Time Online Today.