Welcome to Southern Arizona’s finest golf resort, a truly great golf experience for everyone. Made famous by the movie Tin Cup, the course was originally designed in 1959 by renowned golf course architect Robert ‘Red’ Lawrence. In 2006, nine additional holes were woven into the original 18 by local golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh, dramatically enhancing the course’s layout. Our three nines include, Anza, Rancho and Otero and provide very interesting shots that will keep you coming back for more!
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.
Rancho # 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!
Multiple tee boxes offer golfers of all skill levels an enjoyable golfing experience. Emerald fairways from tee to green lined by stately old growth cottonwoods and mesquites give you room to maneuver and, with three very playable nines, provide new and interesting shots that will keep you coming back for more. The course rotation is changed on a daily basis so resort guests will usually have a chance to play all three nines during a 2-day stay.
Multiple tee boxes make it easy to choose your length. Emerald fairways tee to green lined by stately old growth cottonwoods and mesquites give you room to maneuver and, with three very playable nines, provide new and interesting shots that will keep you coming back for more. The course rotation is changed on a daily basis so resort guests will usually have a chance to play all three nines during a 2-day stay.
The original front nine of the Tubac Golf Resort designed by Red Lawrence, the Otero nine is named for the Otero Family who were the original settlers of the property dating back to 1789. A parkland layout highlights the experience as the fairways meander through some of the original homes and casitas of the resort, providing a lush, manicured experience. Water plays a big part along the way as ponds front the greens on holes 5 and 8 and, a lake runs the entire length of the fairway on number 9.
The Rancho nine is, for the most part, the original back nine at the Tubac Golf Resort. Three holes, the Tubac Triangle, were added to in 2008 as part of the course remodel. Requiring that opening and closing drives carry the Santa Cruz River, Rancho is the most challenging and scenic of the three, nine hole courses on the property. Set along the banks of the Santa Cruz River, the Rancho nine is unlike any golf setting in Southern Arizona. The majestic cottonwoods and lush mesquite Bosque’s create a serene layout that can be enjoyed by golfers of all levels for its sheer beauty. Two scenes from the movie Tin Cup were filmed along the way. Keep an eye out for signs and plaque on the blue tee boxes on holes 3 and 4.
The Anza Nine is named for Juan Batista DeAnza, who was the commandant of the Tubac Presidio and led an expedition west that ultimately founded the city of San Francisco. Stunningly beautiful views of the Santa Rita mountains highlight the first five holes and the nine finishes with the famous par 3 island green which, being in front of Stables Bar, will certainly lead to an entertaining finish.
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
Tubac Golf Resort & Spa has 3 PGA professionals providing expert instruction with ½ hour and full hour lessons in all aspects of the game. Our autumn golf school is exceptional. Contact us for instruction at (520) 398-2021.
Food & Beverage
With lots of tables in the shade, LaCantina Grille is adjacent to the Golf Shop. Enjoy a selection of burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, beverages and other goodies along with their famous breakfast burrito. Our beverage cart is on the course daily serving a full selection of beverages, sandwiches and snacks. And of course Stables Restaurant and Stables Bar are both just steps away.VIEW GOLF COURSE MAP
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 bentgrass greens and 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.