Canyon/Hill at La Paloma Country Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6997
Slope 145
Rating 72.4
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6997 yards 72.4 145
Gold 72 6453 yards 70.2 138
Silver (W) 72 5955 yards 74.2 139
Silver 72 5955 yards 67.8 128
Copper 72 5505 yards 65.9 124
Copper (W) 72 5505 yards 71.9 135
Ruby (W) 72 5301 yards 71.3 132
Jade (W) 72 5057 yards 70.6 126
Family 72 3816 yards 60.1 114
Family (W) 72 3816 yards 70.6 126
Scorecard for Canyon/Hill
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.4/145 454 514 178 417 542 355 445 211 418 3534 340 381 561 158 467 419 538 157 415 3436 6970
Gold M: 70.2/138 417 497 166 383 517 337 426 190 379 3312 320 321 484 171 421 385 516 132 391 3141 6453
Silver M: 67.8/128 W: 74.2/139 384 434 158 314 510 268 407 160 356 2991 282 306 476 162 409 340 491 124 374 2964 5955
Copper M: 65.9/124 W: 71.9/135 356 407 113 314 445 268 368 134 356 2761 282 306 444 154 348 340 421 108 341 2744 5505
Ruby W: 71.3/132 356 363 113 314 445 268 368 134 356 2717 282 306 383 94 348 340 421 108 302 2584 5301
Jade W: 70.6/126 356 363 113 289 445 228 368 134 331 2627 225 271 383 94 348 302 421 84 302 2430 5057
Family W: 60.1/114 246 281 110 197 337 157 290 53 240 1911 202 261 278 77 248 243 301 80 215 1905 3816
Handicap 5 7 15 9 3 17 1 13 11 14 12 6 16 2 10 4 18 8
Par 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1984
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1984) Wadsworth Golf Construction (1984)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
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
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

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Handicap 5-9
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Hot weather
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Desert target golf on steroids...

Rode the Golds (6464/69.6/138) on the Hill/Ridge combo mid day using Troon Rewards in slightly over 4.5H. Paired with Erin and Graham, hilarious guys to play with! The weather was overcast and around 100, we were sprinkled on numerous times during the round.

Nicklaus Signature Course. Desert target golf on steroids. Nearly every hole had a long carry over no mans land. There was NO bailout area on any hole, you missed the fairway more than a few yards left or right and you were in desertscape that was usually unplayable even if you could find your ball. Huge mounds around the greens. It was not unusual to barely miss a green and end up with a 25 yard chip where you could not see the top of the flag.

The Bermuda tees were nicely maintained with few divots. No challenges finding a level stance.

The Bermuda fairways were well maintained and nice to play from.

The Bermuda rough was not deep and usually nice to play from. On this course, with all the trouble barely outside the rough line, low rough is a detriment. Longer rough would catch balls that bounced into the cacti.

The sand traps were very well maintained. Generous amount of thick, good quality sand. Almost too deep/thick, which produced a couple of fried egg lies.

The 138 slope from the next to back set of tees is partially due to the tightness of the course, but also because of the green complexes. Huge undulations and tiers to navigate on the greens. The large, raised Bermuda greens putted very nicely. Firm, smooth, medium speed, with few ball marks.

The customer service was exceptional. Nice, all grass driving range which includes range balls. Only negative is that the basic carts do not have GPS, which is a big black mark on a high end, Troon run facility IMO. Cart gal out making the rounds, friendly starter was trying to keep things on track on a busy Saturday. Many tees are a long ways from the last green. This is a very penal course, recommended with that knowledge going in.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Massachusetts Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Great Nicklaus Layout

La Paloma has been my favorite vacation course in Tucson for years now. After a tough stretch several years ago, this great track is back to near perfection. It has 27 holes, carved though some interesting landscape, with no 2 holes truly resembling each other. You have to cross large canyons, move through well bunkered areas and take on several elevation changes during a round. The conditions are back to the top level with all greens being rebuilt a few years ago and bunkers getting some love. The Canyon/Ridge combination is the best 18 hole sequence. Hill is the weakest 9, but is by no means a slouch. The multiple sets of tees allow you to pick your level of challenge. Silver and Copper give high handicappers a fair test. Gold will suit handicaps of 7 to 12. Black is for those with caps of 6 or less. The elevation in Tucson gives you a bump of 5% with most yardages. If you are staying at the Westin La Paloma, or have a Troon membership, this course is a 'must play' in the area. No matter what, you have to find a way to play this outstanding course.

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