3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85745, US
(520) 792-3500
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About JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa is a large, luxury golf resort in Tucson, Arizona home to a 27-hole golf course. JW Marriott Starr Pass features over 500 guest rooms and suites, as well as several pools, one of which features a waterslide, and there is also a lazy river. The resort also has easy access to desert hiking and biking trails. The Hashani Spa and fitness center is located onsite. JW Marriott Starr Pass has seven dining concepts, featuring both Mexican and Mediterranean fare and has both indoor and patio concepts, as well as a breakfast buffet. The 27-hole golf course, Starr Pass Golf Club is a top resort course in the Tucson area. It originally opened in 1986 but was redesigned by Arnold Palmer in 2003. It has made the Golf Advisor Golfers' Choice list for the state of Arizona. Extra Holidays, unaffiliated with Marriott and the golf club, offers condominium "golf suites" overlooking Starr Pass Golf Club.

Facts

Price Range$$$, $$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres330
Year Opened2005
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual, Fine, Bar, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

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4.3
1370 Reviews (1370)

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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Target course. Most holes do not allow you to see the green.
No ice available on a very hot day. Tee boxes in rough shape.Greens were very good. No snack bar available.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day on the greens

Great weather contributed to a great morning on the course. The greens were fantastic, fairways were Ok but it's monsoon season so I understand they were in the condition they were. Overall I was highly impressed and had a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing course conditions

Course needs help. A lot of dead grass and dirt areas on fairways and tee boxes. Greens are very nice though.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Bring water!

There are some recent reviews about the conditions that had me 2nd guessing my reservation.

Greens were in excellent shape. The recent rain has done them well. Bring your divot tool, you'll need it. I've never seen balls spin back so much in the Az summer!
Fairways were pretty decent but there were some dry spots. Nowhere like some of the reviews make it sound though. Plenty of grass and rough. Bunkers still fluffy.

All that said, as expected you still need to hit shots. This is possibly the most unforgiving course in Tucson.

Covid protocals suck. I confirmed that an extra cart will cost you $25 even if you don't know the person youre playing with. Youre a 1 and book with a random 1? You ride together.

Seems like the only precaution they've taken is even more idiotic. NO WATER on the course and NO BEVERAGE CART. Were talking 110* heat and the towers where they keep the 5 gallon jugs were empty.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not Covid Friendly

The greens were in excellent condition. A couple of the fairways were in poor shape (no carts allowed). The most disguisting finding was to ride in separate carts cost $27 per cart/golfer. My friend and I drove to the course in separate cars to exercise social distancing. However, the pro shop charged us additional funds to do this Covid avoidance strategy. The sad finding was that hardly anyone was on the course so lack of carts was not an issue. I will not play this course again until the Covid virus has a cure. I cannot recall ever paying $27 for a cart for one player.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Need to cut back on watering around greens

The grass within 60 yds of the green or lack of grass was terrible the ground was still saturated from watering and there were pretty much all bare and this was pretty much on all the holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions

Paid way too much for the course conditions. Fairways dead

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough golf course

Nice layout.. nothing to do with the course, but very hot...

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough course

Amenities were limited due to COVID. Narrow course, lots of desert, definitely challenging and bring alot of balls

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens good, Fairways and tee boxes were real bad

Also, they wanted an extra $ 25 to have a cart for yourself. Carona Virus is at its height here in Arizona so this is a poor business practice.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough course

Pretty tough course, but fair. Greens slower than expected them to be... not a bad thing however. They were in good shape. Only disappointment , in my opinion were the fairways. It’s obvious they have cut back on water.. tough to find any good grass when you do hit the fairway with a drive. I would recommend the course to a friend, but not until the fairways are improved.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Summer in Arizona. No beverage cart. Closed restaurant. No water on course. Dead fairways. Great in winter but over priced for summer conditions. Will not play again in summer.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Horrible course conditions

The course was in very sad shape - many fairways had almost zero grass on them, hitting many of my shots from bare dirt. The greens were in good shape, but that was it. The course has a lot of forced carries and places where the ball rolled off the hard packed fairways easily, adding to the frustration. I will not be coming back here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent

Great course and staff is super friendly. Superb value for your money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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