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4.3
472 Reviews (472)
5 Stars
224
4 Stars
181
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
90.8%
Recommend this course
436 out of 472 reviews
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4.2
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.9%
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39 out of 42 reviews
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4.2
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.3%
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68 out of 77 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6870 yards
Slope 131
Rating 71.7
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Tubac Golf Resort
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6870 yards 71.7 131
Blue 71 6387 yards 69.4 123
White 72 5696 yards 66.1 115
White (W) 72 5696 yards 72.5 133
Green (W) 72 5066 yards 69.7 115
Scorecard for Rancho/Otero
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 71.7/131 336 369 377 568 180 464 254 651 430 3629 340 529 226 363 373 365 545 185 315 3241 6870
Blue M: 69.4/123 309 345 364 544 160 433 233 595 395 3378 316 501 199 338 350 339 518 161 287 3009 6387
White M: 66.1/115 W: 72.5/133 275 322 337 488 142 344 192 544 365 3009 275 464 170 316 327 295 448 136 256 2687 5696
Green M: 69.7/115 236 293 267 433 126 316 160 505 312 2648 252 437 155 294 259 272 419 94 236 2418 5066
Handicap 4 10 6 2 12 14 8 16 18 11 13 5 7 15 9 1 17 3
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1959
Golf Season Year round
Architect Red Lawrence (1959) John Harbottle III

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.3
472 Reviews (472)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 67
Patio Dining 54
19th Hole Scenic Views 47
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 70
Water Hazards 65
Forced Carries 44
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 65
A Weekend Splurge 53
Locals 45
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 84
At a Resort 71
Near Local Attractions 20

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wow, first time playing and I loved it

I love the 3 nines concept. I had a nine out in the trees and then a very open (newer?) concept nine. Greens and fairways were in excellent condition. The water ponds gave just enough challenge that it made you think about club selection to try and navigate them.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Very Enjoyable Day

My brother and I played the Rancho and Anza courses and thoroughly enjoyed the day. The staff and facility were terrific, practice facilities very nice, the pace of play very reasonable, and the course was in excellent condition. I would highly recommend it to anyone regardless of your level of play. I particularly liked the Blue/White option of play, which was something I had not seen anywhere else and gave me a few extra yards. Very enjoyable day and we will certainly return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful day in Tubac

What a lovely course! Staff was great and the course is in great shape. Can’t wait to come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track

Played the Otero and Rancho nines. Course was in good condition. Golf Now rate was $10 less than the course online rate. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has great features.

We have played this course several times and is always a challenge but we have such a great time. The course is beautiful and well kept!! Some times we even see beautiful horses just grazing along side the greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Let Down!

I gave this overall a 2 star rating. The golf course I would rate a 3 or 4 star course but the staff a 1.

First, staff messed up our tee time and didn't have us on the tee sheet (we just made the tee time 2 days before with the same golf shop employee). Then he was VERY arrogant while checking us in. Made us feel like pests for wanting a tee time at their golf courses. Proceeded to tell us how busy they were and didn't know if we could get out (first tee time starts at 8am there). We finally get an 8:30am tee time only to be rushed to the tee box at 8am by ourselves as a 2 some. They were so busy now all of a sudden no one is here and we can play as a 2 some? Interesting. The shop didn't let us know we needed to purchase range balls, no insight on the golf course what so ever, and forgot to mention the 1 time we would see the beverage cart that they were cash only. I have played many different courses and have never see a golf course so unorganized from the tee sheet to everyone scrambling around telling you different information.

We did get to play the Rancho course were the famous Tin Cup hole was shot. What a let down! They really hype up Tin Cup and that must be what is saving this golf course.

There are much better golf courses in the Tucson area and I would recommend trying another option!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great variation to usual Arizona golf

Real trees along the course make for a very nice change to the normal rounds played. Great to try the “tin cup” shot also.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

I'm a winter visitor. I was really looking forward to my first ever round at Tubac. I drove down from Tucson. Even with a nice discount from Golf Now I feel the course was overpriced given the condition it was in, compared to other courses in the general area. The grass on the tees and fairways was really long, more like rough (not cut for several days), well normal rough, here the rough is still dormant. Many of the fairways were inconsistent ranging from clumps of grass to individual blades to bare spots from unrepaired divots, again more visible due to not having been cut lately. Maybe they also got a mixed batch of overseeding grass seed. Additionally, the greens didn't roll very true. Green speed was average. Another problem is that some of the hole plugs have been put in lower than the surface of the green, making them obstacles if they are in your line. The cart guys have to get you your ice water and there are very few refilling places on the course. There is also no beverage cart or Marshalls. There are some good holes, multiple tee boxes and nice views, but I was expecting a better conditioned, better serviced course. I'll be happy to play Randolph later this week. It's closer, less expensive, better serviced and in better shape than Tubac. I won't be returning.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Well worth the drive...a bit “rugged” but fun

My wife and I spent five days in Tucson. Friends told us about the shops and artists in Tubac, which was about 60 miles form our hotel. We decided to take a “day trip” to visit the shops and play a round of golf. The course is located in a very nice resort and housing development in a rather remote part of Arizona. We had a terrific time playing this course. It has 3 9 hole courses. The check-in was efficient and friendly. We went off as a 2-some and since the groups ahead of us were a bit slow, pace of play lagged a bit. The course was is pretty good shape. It is a fair and fun lay-out. Sign-age on the course could have been better. And, we didn’t notice any water (drinking) on the course nor was there a refreshment cart making the rounds. Overall we had a great day. Worth the trip to play this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Will be back

Played with wife and friends via the Stay and Play offering. We all really enjoyed the course, interesting holes. tremendous surroundings, and for some reason we all mentioned how cool the trees were in placement and just as scenery itself. Tee boxes were a bit neglected, fairways excellent, rough well kept and perfect for my game. Greens putted a bit differently from what I was used to and more than a few putts were missed due to a bumpy ride to the hole. Would give the course 5 stars across the board if not for the bumpy greens and piles of grass clippings in some of the fairways. Exceptionally friendly staff always a big plus in my book. Will return

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

WINNNDY!!!

Great course friendly staff. The pace of play was great 4 hrs. 10 min. Round . The sand traps were the best I have played in a long time. Only problem was the wind. Other than that we had a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good, but.......

Good course...good condition except for a couple of greens...good pace of play and pleasant playing partners. Like a lot of courses in this area it is over-priced. Just because the word "Resort" is in the name doesn't mean the greens fee has to be in the $100.00 range.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were not as good as they were when I played in the past,

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wide fairways, nice size greens, playable bunkers

Fun course but play was somewhat slow so enjoy the weather and relax.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

The course was in fairly good shape.
The course is flat and wide open and the greens were in good shape. There are a few holes with water that come into play which is rare in Arizona on the courses that I have golfed. I would personally not pay full price for the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Enjoyed my round very much. I was a single & enjoyed the company of the company of the other 3 golfers. Surprised to find cow patties on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Tubac courses Anza and Otero

Loved the courses! The challenge was in my first time playing Blues as my partner preferred them.
The only downside was the excessive amount of duck droppings that were on a number of the holes with water. The droppings were in my cleats, on my club face, and made navigating to the greens circuitous. These ducks MUST go!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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