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Golf Course Near Phoenix & TucsonGolf Getaway With A Storied Feel

Welcome to Southern Arizona’s most historic golf resort. Made famous by the Hollywood movie Tin Cup, our golf course was designed in 1959 by renowned golf course architect Robert ‘Red’ Lawrence. In 2006, nine additional holes were woven into the original 18 by local golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh, significantly enhancing the layout. Live out your golfing dreams while playing each of the three courses.

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Our Golf Courses

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Otero Course

Designed by Red Lawrence and named after the Otero family, the original front nine of the Tubac Golf Resort features a parkland layout and fairways that wind through our historic homes, casitas, ponds, and lakes. Holes 5, 8, and 9 are bordered by water.

Otero # 9
Water guards the entire left side of this beautiful Par 4 looking back at the Chapel. We are talking about high risks and rewards here. And even when your drive stays dry, your second shot will test your nerve again. Take your par and go.

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Anza Course

The Anza Nine—named after Juan Bautista de Anza, the commandant of the Tubac Presidio that founded the city of San Francisco—features captivating mountain views, challenging holes, and ends at the famous par 3 island green in front of Stables Patio Bar.

Anza # 9
This Par 3 should remind you of the 17th at TPC Sawgrass, except for the cattle of course. Finding the island green is tough enough with all that water, but throw in the spectators at the Stables Patio Bar heckling anyone whose ball finds a watery grave, and it gets even tougher. The intimidation factor is high here. Par is always a good score.

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Rancho Course

Scenic and challenging, the Rancho nine are set along the banks of the Santa Cruz River. Unlike any other golf setting in Southern Arizona, the mesquite Bosques and cottonwoods create a unique and lush feeling.

Rancho # 4
This long par 5, Tubac’s Tin Cup hole, requires three well-struck shots to reach the green. The pond fronting the green prevents all but the longest hitters from getting “home” in two. This hole was the setting for the scene in the movie Tin Cup where Kevin Costner was caddying for Don Johnson and Johnson wanted to lay up with a seven iron.

History Spotlight

The Tubac Golf Resort and Spa was made famous by Kevin Costner’s 1996 movie Tin Cup, where many iconic scenes were filmed. Designed in 1959 by renowned golf course architect Robert ‘Red’ Lawrence, the original 18-hole course was considered to be the "Jewel of Southern Arizona Golf Courses." Red was a founding member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and designed several famous courses throughout the country. In the fall of 2006, local golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh added nine new holes enhancing the course’s already beloved layout.

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Practice Your Putt

Polish up your game practicing on one of Arizona’s finest practice facilities featuring a full-length driving range, extra-large putting green, and ample space to practice chipping. Our golf professionals are happy to assist you and get you started.

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Clubhouse & Golf Shop

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa has PGA professionals available for instruction offering 30 minute and 60 minute golf lessons. Contact us at 520-398-2021 for more information.

Golf Shop Hours - 7:30am to 5:00pm

See our Golf Events here

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Ship Your Clubs

To simplify the way you travel, we’ve partnered with Ship Sticks. By taking advantage of this hassle-free door-to-door shipping service, you can eliminate the long check-in lines at the airport and breeze past the baggage claim area.

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Tubac Golf School

February 26 & 27

$500 per person – Includes putting, chipping, pitching, sand, full swing, afternoon tee times, free golf passes and more.

Instructors Kristie Fowler LPGA/PGA, Rich Smith PGA, Steve Henderson, Golf Professional

Let Tubac host your next Group Outing. Contact Head Golf Professional Kristie Fowler at kfowler@tubacgolfresort.com or 520-398-2021 for availability and group pricing

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Golf Specials

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Special Resort Rates during class

$260.00++ for Hacienda or Casita

Contact the Golf Shop to reserve your space at 520-398-2021

Contact the resort at 800-848-7893 for room reservations

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Winter 6 Play

$575 plus tax – Purchase by January 15th to receive a Bonus Round.

Valid: January 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024

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Chip, Sip & Dip Clinic

Monday, February 19
3:00pm Chipping, 4:00pm Drinks and Food
$50.00 per person, sign up in Golf Shop

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Golf Clinics

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am

$25 per person - Space is limited. Sign up in Golf Shop.