Tubac Golf Resort - Rancho/Otero

4.3464882353 4.3 stars from 5 (407)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6870 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6870 yards 71.7 131
Blue 71 6387 yards 69.4 123
White (M) 72 5696 yards 66.1 115
White (W) 72 5696 yards 72.5 133
Green 72 5066 yards 69.7 115

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 407 Reviews
5 stars:
191
4 stars:
159
3 stars:
39
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

377 out of 404 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Needs work"


u000003346265's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Course as a whole in not good shape. Greens need a lot of work. The worse I've seen it in a long time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u6989597's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
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Reviewed on

Tubac Golf Resort was in transition from winter grass to summer grass. Greens were punched with lots of sand making putting an impossible. I think they should have closed the course for a week until it was playable. They have 3 -9 holes courses to choose from. My foursome wasn’t impressed with the condition of the course, might play later but not anytime soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"This is a very nice course"


jbeltran63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
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Reviewed on

It was a great day, specially because I made a hole in one by Otero hole 3 , 170 yds iron 8


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



davematt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Tubac"


4bigjohn's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Ranchero nine holes just re-opened from aeration. Still sandy on the greens. Back nine Otero mowed very close perhaps getting for aeration. Play was good because not many on the course. Price was so-so considering the conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



chuckkelley's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the course where Roy lost a bet and lost his car in the Movie Tin Cup. The Rancho 9, which was where some of the movie was filmed, was closed when I played. It is a challenging layout from the back tees. 8 and 9 on the Otero 9 are two difficult holes. The resort is very nice - lots of amenities.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



berry630's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


kjdoll58554's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course several times. It is one of my favorites.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love all the trees"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
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Reviewed on

Always enjoy this course and the people. Dining after is also a treat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



GaryRygiel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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Reviewed on

Great course! I played it many times and am always impressed by the layout and staff.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointing"


drajanderson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Extremely disappointed in condition of the golf course. Approximately 1/2 of the white tee boxes were so hard you almost needed a hammer to place your tee into the soil.

The majority of the sand traps were not properly groomed before play that day.

The vast majority of the greens were not in great condition and the balls rolled erratically. One a 1 to 10 scale, 10 being the best, they rated maybe a 4 in our group's opinion.

If we had been paying full fee that day, I would have come in after 5 or 6 holes and asked for my money back given the fee for the course that day.

I have played this course for over the past 25 years off and on. Very surprised and disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good Value for Money"


jabolton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
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Reviewed on

Great staff and course conditions. Just a beautiful layout and a joy to play and enjoy the wonderful river basin trees etc.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



112441's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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Reviewed on

It’s an ok deal only if you get the big discount. Not worth the regular price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Tubac Golf Resort"


Victor9960566's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
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Reviewed on

Absolute great place to play. Three different nine holes you have an opportunity to play. If you play Ranchero it has the famous tin cup hole that was filmed in the 90s With Kevin Costner.


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



gc4gomez's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Anza Course..first 5 holes are not enjoyable and there was little fairway grass"


ronnsandi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Anza holes 1-5 are not enjoyable. Very little fairway grass. I personally would refuse the Anza course next time. Handicap were 29 and 13. Just not a good design.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



jsmckune's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"depends on the tee you play"


rpmotz's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I am older now played white tee have more than enough distance.

Blue may i could have but funnier scorer lower from white.

Course is great always has been. Easter Sunday, i always play here after church, price was down 20 USD.

Really is a great course. Come summer time i will hit it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Challenging course for the Intermediate Golfer"


Marjorie5684334's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course set amongst old mesquite and cottonwood trees. The fairways and greens were in top shape. We played the Rancho and Otero courses (each has 9 holes for a total of 18). Each course has challenging holes that keep even the most seasoned golfers working for par. The newer holes are tough, with the older parts of the courses more forgiving. There truly is a "Tubac Triangle" that makes bogey golf a triumph. I would golf there every week if I could. The resort is stunning too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Flew around it!"


Bill1077530's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
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Reviewed on

Went out after noon and finished in 3 hours. Never saw anyone in front of us. Little short but very fun track. Greens were rolling quick and in good shape. Stay there and play. That’s what we did. Very nice resort and food is well above average. We’ll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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