Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 3
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Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 3
The par-4 third hole on the Catalina course at Omni Tucson National Resort plays around water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 2
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Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 2
The second hole on the Catalina course at Omni Tucson National Resort is a straightaway par 5. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina GC - No. 3
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Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina GC - No. 3
The Catalina at Omni Tucson National is a traditional parkland style course, while the resort's new Sonoran is a target-style desert course. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 4
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Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 4
The par-3 third hole on the Catalina course at Omni Tucson National Resort plays over water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
The Omni Tucson National Resort's Catalina course - No. 5
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The Omni Tucson National Resort's Catalina course - No. 5
The fifth hole on the Catalina course at Omni Tucson National Resort is a short-but-tight par 4 at 398 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 8
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Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 8
The eighth hole on the Catalina course at Omni Tucson National Resort is a long, dogleg par 5. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 9
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Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 9
The ninth hole on the Catalina course at Omni Tucson National Resort is a dogleg right par 4 to an elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 10
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Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 10
The 10th hole on the Catalina course at Omni Tucson National Resort is the first of back-to-back par 5s that start the back nine. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina G.C. - hole 11
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Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina G.C. - hole 11
The par-5 11th hole on the Catalina course at Omni Tucson National Resort plays a dogleg right to a gently elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 14
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Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 14
The 14th hole on the Catalina course at Omni Tucson National Resort is a short par 4. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 16
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Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina golf course - hole 16
The 16th hole on Omni Tucson National Resort's Catalina course is a 428-yard par 4. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina GC - hole 18
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Omni Tucson National Resort - Catalina GC - hole 18
The famous 18th hole on the Catalina course at Omni Tucson National Resort begins with a difficult tee shot played between two water hazards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor

With the Catalina course at Omni Tucson National, Von Hagge and Devlin bring classic parkland golf to Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Omni Tucson National Resort's Catalina course is an area institution, built in the 1960s and host to more than 30 Tucson Chrysler Classics. Designed by Robert Von Hagge and Bruce Devlin, the golf course is a mostly flat, walker-friendly layout, though only members are allowed to walk.

Contrary to the newer desert golf courses in Tucson , Catalina is a traditional parkland design with tall trees and eight lakes. It's also notorious for one of the PGA Tour's toughest finishing holes, a 443-yard par 4 with water on each side of the fairway and an elevated, well protected green. The golf course still hosts a collegiate event every year and plays over 7,200 yards as a par 73.

Omni Tucson National Resort is also home to the new Tucson National Sonoran course , designed by Tom Lehman , a more modern, target-style desert course. Both golf courses and the practice facility are within walking-distance of the 167-room resort.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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