Golf Course Information
Tubac Golf Resort & Spa's 27 hole championship course makes it the perfect Arizona golf resort. Designed in 1959 by renowned golf course architect Robert "Red" Lawrence, the original 18 hole course stood as the most desirable in the Southwest, and was where many of the scenes of Kevin Costner's 1996 golf movie Tin Cup was filmed.
In the fall of 2006 local golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh added nine new holes, significantly enhancing the preexisting cottonwood treed and lushly verdant layout. Featuring the most challenging fairways set against the breakthtakingly beautiful Arizona skyline, our championship course allows our guests to hone their skills at the professional level.
Named after Juan Bautista De Anza, the Anza Nine starts with five brand-new holes then finishes with what were formally our 10th, 11th & 18th. Patrons of the adjacent Stables Restaurant can often be seen watching players navigate the tricky par-3 ninth hole with its island green, which is reminiscent of the 17th at TPC Sawgrass.
Named for the owners of Tubac's golf club in Cave Creek, the Rancho Nine includes the fourth "Tin Cup" hole featured in Kevin Costner's aforementioned film. The course is also home to the infamous "Tubac Triangle," a perilous three-hole stretch that will put even the most talented players to the test.
Aptly named "Train Wreck," the 651 yard eighth hole can test the mettle of the most accomplished professionals. Any golfer whose ball lands on a cow pie on the starting hole may refer to the local rule printed on the scorecard stating, "Ball landing on cow pie: pick, lick, and place no closer to the hole!"
Tubac's original front nine, named after the Otero family who established the Otero Ranch in 1789, is classic with beautiful bentgrass greens hopscotched among stately cottonwoods and mesquite groves. No. 9 of the Otero has been shortened some 100 yards to a short par-4. The challenge is to avoid a huge lake that runs down most of the left side and in front of the green.
Golf Course Info
- Course: 27 Holes
- Course Type: Resort
- Architect: Red Lawrence
- Opened: 1959
Golf Course Stats
From Tucson International Airport
Turn left on Valencia Blvd., go three miles to I-19 south. Stay on I-19 for 33 miles to Exit 40 (Chavez Siding) and follow the signs to Tubac. Turn left at the arch.
From Nogales, Mexico
Take I-19 north to Exit 40 (Chavez Siding) and follows the signs to Tubac.
From New Mexico
Take I-10 west to I-19 south to Exit 40 (Chavez Siding) and follows the signs to Tubac.
Take I-10 east, heading south to I-19 south to Exit 40 (Chavez Siding) and follows the signs to Tubac.
Green Fees and RatesCall 520-398-2211 for rates and tee times.
Tee Times & Reservations
ReservationsCall 520-398-2211 For Reservation Policy
Golf Course Amenities
Pro On Site:
Homes On Course:
200, 150, 100 Yard Markers
Contact Tubac Golf Resort at 520-398-2211 for more information and details on holding a golf outing at the course.
Contact the golf course for upcoming events.
Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is the ultimate destination for a truly memorable wedding celebration. A unique blend of history and culture coupled with Arizona’s most picturesque landscapes provide for the perfect backdrop. Imagine a sunsets, candle light ceremony in our 1700’s replica mission style Chapel. The delicate whisper of a fountain, the carved chairs and lavish changing room for the bride speaks to the level of attention and detail that is customary for our Resort. To enhance your celebration, hear the ringing of the Chapel bell, as we announce your union to the world. If you prefer a romantic outdoor setting under a canopy of foliage, the choices abound. As you wind your way to the reception you will be greeted with majestic sights and beautiful gardens as you arrive to our covered patio overlooking lush green fairways and in the distance, breathtaking mountain and water views. Finally, you step into the Ballroom adorned with a grand fireplace to add just the right ambiance to your celebration.
Tubac Golf Resort & Spa has 98 Guest Suites
Architecture reminiscent of Spanish Colonial times graces the resort’s 98 distinctive luxurious suites and guest rooms. Accommodations are clustered comfortably throughout the property each with easy access to dining, golf, spa, public areas, swimming, the Chapel and meeting rooms. All rooms feature elegant linens, plush bathrobes, mini refrigerators, wine glasses, coffee makers, in-room safes, beautiful patios and, of course, WiFi and flat screen HD TV’s.
Restaurant and Dining Options:
Stables Ranch Grille serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring American fare with a regional flair. A beautiful dining room awaits you with spectacular views of the Santa Rita Mountains and the Island Green. Just off the dining room saddle up at Stables Bar, a cowboy pub designed around saddles and sombreros, offering a full bar menu. The best place for sunsets and happy hour is without a doubt the Patio at Stables. Alfresco dining, live entertainment on weekends and great views make for a most enjoyable experience.
Every Friday and Saturday evenings we feature live entertainment Stables Ranch Grille.
Onsite Spa Services
Time to Relax…Fragrant candles and the sound of water welcomes you. Healing touch and botanical oils comfort and soothe…let go. Desert earth elements are featured in our treatments and incorporated into our Spa in Arizona. Rest in the relaxation room. Rehydrate in Eucalyptus steam. Recline under an expansive blue sky in our courtyard…just be. As an Aveda facility, our Salon features “the art and science of pure flower and plant essences.” Expert stylists, soothing aromas, a mellow vibe...feel the flow.
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