Hill/Ridge at La Paloma Country Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7017
Slope 144
Rating 71.9
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7017 yards 71.9 144
Gold 72 6464 yards 69.6 138
Silver (W) 72 5984 yards 73.5 139
Silver 72 5984 yards 67.2 129
Copper 72 5714 yards 63.8 126
Copper (W) 72 5714 yards 72.1 137
Ruby (W) 72 5207 yards 71.4 129
Jade (W) 72 4878 yards 68.4 124
Family 72 3906 yards 60.2 113
Family (W) 72 3906 yards 63.4 113
Scorecard for Hill/Ridge
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: 74.9/131 340 381 561 185 467 419 538 157 415 3463 381 411 517 199 420 459 171 436 560 3554 7017
Gold M: 73.1/123 320 321 484 171 421 385 516 132 391 3141 364 374 482 176 381 449 153 395 549 3323 6464
Silver M: 70.7/121 282 306 476 162 409 340 491 124 374 2964 314 334 470 158 349 431 132 369 463 3020 5984
Cooper M: 69.2/117 W: 70.1/118 282 306 444 154 348 340 421 108 341 2744 314 334 460 158 349 391 132 369 463 2970 5714
Jade W: 69.2/117 225 271 383 94 348 302 421 84 302 2430 264 309 372 112 306 262 105 285 433 2448 4878
Handicap 13 9 3 15 5 1 17 11 7 6 8 16 10 4 18 2 14 12
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 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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4.3
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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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