Tucson Golf

catcher20catcher20 San AntonioMembers Posts: 155 ✭✭
I will be in Tucson visiting a friend for New Years. My wife and I will be there for four days, so I am hoping to squeeze in a couple rounds. Budget is high as I don't get to travel out that way very often. Suggestions?
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  • vallygolfvallygolf Members Posts: 408 ✭✭
    catcher20 wrote:


    I will be in Tucson visiting a friend for New Years. My wife and I will be there for four days, so I am hoping to squeeze in a couple rounds. Budget is high as I don't get to travel out that way very often. Suggestions?






    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1583232-2018-tucson-course-conditions/





    Above is a link to the Tucson course conditions thread on the SW forum. Probably can get some great recommendations from some locals there.
  • catcher20catcher20 San AntonioMembers Posts: 155 ✭✭
    Thank you for your help. As I am new to the posting forum, I didn't realize the depth of the specific forums.
    TM M3 460 9.5* ROGUE SILVER 110 70 X
    TM RBZ 15*. PROFORCE V2 7F5
    PING G 18* HYBRID. ALDILA TOUR GREEN
    TM ROCKETBLADEZ 4-AW. X100'S (THEY'VE BEEN TOO GOOD TO GET RID OF)
    CLEVELAND RTX4 54 AND 58. S400'S
    ODYSSEY O-WORKS #1
    TM TP5X
  • BrizamBrizam Junkie ClubWRX Posts: 954 ClubWRX
    Dove Mountain. End of discussion.
  • puttnforthe8puttnforthe8 Members Posts: 2,797 ✭✭
    Brizam wrote:


    Dove Mountain. End of discussion.




    No it's not...DM may not even make the top 5.
  • catcher20catcher20 San AntonioMembers Posts: 155 ✭✭
    What are those top 5?
    TM M3 460 9.5* ROGUE SILVER 110 70 X
    TM RBZ 15*. PROFORCE V2 7F5
    PING G 18* HYBRID. ALDILA TOUR GREEN
    TM ROCKETBLADEZ 4-AW. X100'S (THEY'VE BEEN TOO GOOD TO GET RID OF)
    CLEVELAND RTX4 54 AND 58. S400'S
    ODYSSEY O-WORKS #1
    TM TP5X
  • vallygolfvallygolf Members Posts: 408 ✭✭
    catcher20 wrote:


    What are those top 5?




    Sewalio

    Ventena Canyon

    Starr Pass

    La Paloma

    Az National

    Tucson National



    All better value than Dove Mtn, most better courses as well.
  • puttnforthe8puttnforthe8 Members Posts: 2,797 ✭✭
    vallygolf wrote:

    catcher20 wrote:


    What are those top 5?




    Sewalio

    Ventena Canyon

    Starr Pass

    La Paloma

    Az National

    Tucson National



    All better value than Dove Mtn, most better courses as well.




    Yup...precisely. Plus you can include Heritage Highlands. And since Gallery is not that difficult to get on, you get 2 courses there.
  • catcher20catcher20 San AntonioMembers Posts: 155 ✭✭

    vallygolf wrote:

    catcher20 wrote:


    What are those top 5?




    Sewalio

    Ventena Canyon

    Starr Pass

    La Paloma

    Az National

    Tucson National



    All better value than Dove Mtn, most better courses as well.




    Yup...precisely. Plus you can include Heritage Highlands. And since Gallery is not that difficult to get on, you get 2 courses there.




    If you had one to play, what would be your choice?
    TM M3 460 9.5* ROGUE SILVER 110 70 X
    TM RBZ 15*. PROFORCE V2 7F5
    PING G 18* HYBRID. ALDILA TOUR GREEN
    TM ROCKETBLADEZ 4-AW. X100'S (THEY'VE BEEN TOO GOOD TO GET RID OF)
    CLEVELAND RTX4 54 AND 58. S400'S
    ODYSSEY O-WORKS #1
    TM TP5X
  • sabramsabram Members Posts: 1,538 ✭✭
    I played Dove Mountain and Sewailo on a visit earlier this year. I was happy with my choices. Neither course beats you up too badly and both require a good variety of shots



    https://www.flickr.com/photos/golfcoursepix/sets/72157691563133671/ Dove Mountain Photo tour



    https://www.flickr.com/photos/golfcoursepix/sets/72157693320408465/ Sewailo photo tour





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    Dove Mtn Saguaro #3 par 3




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    Dove Mtn Saguaro #9 from tee




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    Sewailo #5 approach




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    Sewailo #17 approach to cape green at sunset
  • puttnforthe8puttnforthe8 Members Posts: 2,797 ✭✭
    catcher20 wrote:


    vallygolf wrote:

    catcher20 wrote:


    What are those top 5?




    Sewalio

    Ventena Canyon

    Starr Pass

    La Paloma

    Az National

    Tucson National



    All better value than Dove Mtn, most better courses as well.




    Yup...precisely. Plus you can include Heritage Highlands. And since Gallery is not that difficult to get on, you get 2 courses there.




    If you had one to play, what would be your choice?




    That is tough. For me, I prefer the total package at Ventana Canyon...good holes, design, good conditions, area and views, plus the added bonus of the facilities.



    Although I love the Sewailo course.



    So with only getting one, I am going to Ventana (mountain) first.
  • kpm0915kpm0915 Members Posts: 23 ✭✭
    I just returned from Tucson yesterday. I played Dove Mountain and The Gallery, loved both. The Gallery's conditions were so pure.
  • ryu123ryu123 Members Posts: 495 ✭✭
    Catcher, if you have access to private clubs, Stone Canyon in Oro Valley is unique & interesting. The holes are set in clearings surrounded by rocks, stones, & boulders. I've played many courses in Tucson, Phoenix, & Palm Springs but Stone Canyon is very different.
  • catcher20catcher20 San AntonioMembers Posts: 155 ✭✭
    Those are some very good images. Thank you for sharing those.
    TM M3 460 9.5* ROGUE SILVER 110 70 X
    TM RBZ 15*. PROFORCE V2 7F5
    PING G 18* HYBRID. ALDILA TOUR GREEN
    TM ROCKETBLADEZ 4-AW. X100'S (THEY'VE BEEN TOO GOOD TO GET RID OF)
    CLEVELAND RTX4 54 AND 58. S400'S
    ODYSSEY O-WORKS #1
    TM TP5X
  • diablocrusherdiablocrusher Members Posts: 170 ✭✭
    edited Dec 7, 2018 #15
    I visited a friend in Tucson last February and we played Dove Mountain, Sewailo, Starr Pass, Quarry Pines and Crooked Tree. If you only have time for 2 roundd and don't have a budget, don't even bother looking up Quarry Pines or Crooked Tree.



    Out of Dove Mountain, Starr Pass & Sewailo -- I would pick Starr Pass & Sewailo over DM if I went back to Tucson in the future. If I had the option I would definitely play it because it is a nice course, solid design and good scenery. But DM was the most expensive out of those three and I enjoyed the Starr Pass & Sewailo courses better. Sewailo also has a casino on the property if you're into that sort of thing and since it's on native American land they do have any water restrictions so the grass is very green and lush.



    I don't have any other experience at the other courses listed above me so I can't comment, but I don't think you can go wrong with either Sewailo or Starr Pass.
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