Golf Club at Vistoso

3.6245000000 3.6 stars from 5 (482)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6954 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 955 W Vistoso Highlands Dr, Tucson, Arizona 85737
  • (520) 797-9900
  • (520) 498-6445
  • vistosogolf.com
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Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Tom Weiskopf
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Desert
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6954 yards 72.1 143
Gold 72 6471 yards 70.2 133
Silver 72 5989 yards 68.0 121
Silver (W) 72 5989 yards 73.9 142
Cooper (W) 72 5095 yards 70.1 121

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 482 Reviews
5 stars:
121
4 stars:
187
3 stars:
79
2 stars:
62
1 stars:
33

recommend this course

366 out of 479 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include forced carries bunkers undulating greens   Great for patio dining drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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"always in good shape"


desertgolfer55's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Perfect weather

Reviewed on

played again this past weekend with a very good friend,he said he had not played there before but i thought he had, he stated he knew why i liked to play this course has great views it a fun track and is invery good shape and condition and a great pace of play...we played in about 4 hours as a twosome behind several foursomes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great day for golf in arizona"


desertgolfer55's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

played today,excellent day beautiful weather mid70's courses in very good shape pace of play was great played in less than 3 hours 12:20pm tee time no one was in front of us and had a great time shot 41 on the front nine was playing good for my game to top off the day at the tunnel between 16 and 17 saw two bobcats just having a good time playing with each other what a sight ...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pretty good, not great"


SlowLefty's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Conditioning is not what it used to be at this place.

Some nice views and some good holes. Prettty good value overall


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Target Golf"


u182375787's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I'd like to start off by saying the staff was exceptional and very professional. There was two of us today to play the course and we do not live in Arizona. We flew in to Arizona and staying in Tempe. It was raining in Tempe but not in Tucson so that is why we went here. While traveling in and even close there are NO SIGNS for the golf course. We had to stop more than once and ask someone walking where the course was at and where would the clubhouse could be located. After finding the clubhouse we said something to the staff about the troubles finding the clubhouse and they need some signs. We were told the "association" would not allow them to put signs up. Really? Wealthy people get what ever they want I guess.

We ate prior to playing and the food was very good. Service was first class. Used the driving range and practice area. It was in good shape and the range balls were not wore out.

Now the course rating. Shape wise the course was beautiful from tee to green.Very well maintained and something that would be expected. We played the gold which is right about 6400 yards. This course is 100% target golf. Only used driver on two holes. A lot of Irons and hybrids from the tee's. Landing areas are tricky and there were a lot of force carry. If you are a short hitter tee it forward. We both are 6 handicap and the gold is what was suggested by the staff.

Greens were in great shape. However they are undulating and I don't know what was up with the superintendent but the flags were in stupid positions. A lot of the flags were tucked in the corners and on the edges of the slope on the green. We call it goofy golf cause it's goofy and unfair positions.

Overall had a nice time because where we live there is snow on the ground. Would not play here again but it's worth playing once just for the views.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/13/2017

not sure where you live,but this is not goofy golf,this is one of the best golf courses in the greater tucson area and yes playing it for the first time it may appear that there are forced carries but not really the greens are true and flags are placed in good areas...this course is not for the high handicapped player but for a good to better than average player


"Great Golf Course"


desertgolfer55's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

went to play this course again as it was wild card weekend and the Cowboys had a bye,staff is very friendly from the outside services guys to the golf shop to the snack bar girls to the beverage cart girl,course is in great shape and the greens roll pure but hard to read,best bet is to read from every angle and then see if they break towards tucson towards the setting sun,hardly anyone on the course you will basically have it to yoursellf..that is a fun time to not really see anyone while playing golf here


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best layout in Tucson"


gimmiegolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is my favorite layout in the Tucson area. Unfortunately, the maintenance doesn't measure up. I have played this course for the past 15 years on my visits to Tucson. It use to be excellent, declined over time, but it starting to improve again but has some ways to go.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wow!"


Ann2520831's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful views of the Catalina Mts. Interesting, fun, and challenging layout for all golfers. Gorgeous landscaping. I highly recommend this great course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great challenging golf"


u521258269's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time played in 10 yrs. , but it is still a great and challenging course. If you are a hacker, then I would not recommend this course. Had a great time and the staff was great and very helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short course with targets to hit"


Jon3671753's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You don't need to be long just down the middle with right yardage. Some holes set up better being on right side of fairway too. driver on just two holes with hybrid and 3 wood on most holes. There's a short funky hole with two short landing areas on the back nine. 230 to hole took 3 wood to drive green too much club lol. Playing this course again would change many of my shot selection


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"One of my favorite courses in Tucson area"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Vistoso is a great place to play. Beautiful course, well maintained, good rate of play and great staff. I love playing Vistoso.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not for hackers"


razoo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived and we're treated great. Course was open so we were allowed to go off right away. Course plays very tough for anyone that has trouble getting off the tee box. Nearly every hole has a minimum carry of 50 yards into desert area. If you hit a low runner, you will be in trouble. Some of the fairways narrow up and positional play is critcal. Course wanders through houses and vegetation and unless you come upon another group, the course is yours. Recommend for good to better golfers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Greens"


Gary5345397's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Friendly staff. Cart girl is a gem! Very green, not much brown there. Greens were nearly perfect. Most were rolling smooth and pretty soft so you could go right for the pins. Tee boxes were in good shape. Lots of wild life. A real joy to play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Vistoso"


Tim1371314's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were in great shape due to all of the rain. They had some sort of a shotgun start and we started on the back nine. The greens needed cut and rolled we had to follow the guy changing the pin locations for about 6 holes.. The front nine was much better the greens were cut and the ball rolled much better. Over all a good day for golf. The beverage cart came by around every 3-4 holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Golf"


bugalug's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice track but greens needed to be cut and rolled. In 2 weeks the greens should be great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Like being on vacation"


Deanna5322237's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Vistoso is in beautiful condition. I play lots of different courses and many others have cut back on watering and the fairways show it. Not Vistoso. From tee box to green the grass is gorgeous! The staff is very friendly and pro shop is stocked with lots of appealing apparel. If you're looking for a great driving range and a desert course with beautiful views -- head to Vistoso!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"bad"


u000003740656's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very very poor fairway conditions


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great course. Great condition"


DANK13774's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here many many times over the years. Always challenging course and always nice staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great track"


Storm1020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had fun. Greens in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Target golf on Steroids"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Played the Blacks (6872/72.1/143) as a single in slightly less than 3H. The weather was already HOT, clear with little wind even playing early.

Much of the man made extras added look very nice. Plenty of restrooms/water stations and many of the tee boxes have been built up, all framed with beautiful stone work.

Things you need to know about this layout going in:

1)This is definitely NOT a course for beginners.

2)There will be numerous forced carries even from forward tees.

3)The course is not well marked for yardages and there is no GPS on the carts.

4) Numerous risk/reward holes where knowing the layout is a must if you are going to be aggressive here.

5) This is target golf to the extreme. On numerous holes you play long enough to get over one area of desert scape but still play short enough to lay up to the next area of desert scape.

The Bermuda tees were extremely nice, almost immaculate with few unfixed divots. A few had low spots where I needed to move to get level lies.

The Bermuda fairways were probably 80% lush, with the other 20% ranging from thin to hardpan. They obviously have had issues with the heat. And the change was not gradual, you could go from great to horrible within a few yards.

The Bermuda rough was mostly lush and nice to chip out of around the greens.

The sand traps were beautifully designed but not well maintained. They ranged from crusty/thin to okay with a decent amount of sand.

The Bermuda green complexes are large and well maintained. They putted medium slow but were reasonably smooth for Bermuda and firm. More ball marks than I remember from my 1st round here.

Beautiful clubhouse, quick/efficient check-in, they got me right out before my scheduled tee time. Cart gal came by, everyone encountered was very pleasant/courteous.

Seeing the layout once assisted tremendously with several holes that bend or have semi blind shots. 3 less penalties and 6 total shots better than my 1st attempt, mainly from having at least a little course knowledge. Recommended = yes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"the usual, which is good!"


azphotog11's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

overall the course is still in very good shape, no doubt the monsoon rain helps. However, the rain pounds the sand in the traps and they need some serious de-rocking and softening up. Adding sand and doing trap maintenance is pricey I know but they're beyond ready for it.

greens, pretty quick and smooth, fairways mostly great. several areas where a wash/waste area crosses the fairway have been cleaned out which is really nice, that's a nasty job.

lots of cold drinking water on the course, so nice, thank you for that.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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