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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 - 6:30am to 6:00pm

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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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Stay & Play

Whether your handicap is high or low you’ll find golf at the Tubac Golf Resort both challenging and enjoyable. Made famous by Kevin Costner’s 1996 movie “Tin Cup” the Tubac Golf Course is considered to be the “Jewell of Southern Arizona Golf Courses.”

Packages includes:
Choice of guest room
18 holes of golf for each registered adult per night booked
Use of bag storage
Use of putting, chipping and pitching greens


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Red Bird Special

May 1st-31st | Monday – Thursday | $79 plus tax
Includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, sleeve of Titleist ProV1 and lunch item from the Cantina.

Friday – Sunday | $89 plus tax
Included 18 holes of golf, range balls, sleeve of Titleist ProV1 and lunch item from the Cantina.

Call to book: 520-398-2021

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Golf Upgrades & Closures

Renovations coming soon to Rancho and Anza courses, plus scheduled maintenance to ensure our courses and property are top-notch.

Practice areas will close every Monday at 3:00 pm for maintenance and reopen on Tuesdays, at approximately 9:00 am from May - October.

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Golf Specials

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Junior Golf

June 12th and June 19th | From 8:00 – 10:00 am
June 26th | From 8:00 – 11:00 am

$10 per person per day | Ages 8-17

Call to book: 520-398-2021