Tucson is famous for its beautiful weather year-round and exceptional golf opportunities. Golf communities offer residents and visitors, whether beginners or experienced golfers, the opportunity to play on professional level courses. Each golf community offers something different so having the chance to play them all without having to go too far is truly a stroke of luck. Several master planned luxury golf communities ranging from Stone Canyon to The Gallery are available whatever your golf lifestyle.

Oro Valley is home to numerous golf communities. Stone Canyon is Oro Valley’s premiere golf community offering a breathtakingly beautiful course at the foot of the Tortolita Mountains designed by renowned course architect Jay Morrish. The Stone Canyon Golf Club, owned by championship golfer Phil Mickelson and his manager and business partner Steve Loy, sports 18 holes of golf with teeing options ranging from 5,100 yards to more than 7,300 yards. This allows the course to be enjoyable for both the beginning golfer and the more seasoned player. The course, which is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country, is constructed to flow with the natural topography and landscape of the desert. Rock formations and giant saguaros overlook the course’s lush fairways, tees and putting surfaces for a luxurious golf experience.

Another golf jewel in Oro Valley is the Oro Valley Country Club, which has hosted many tournaments since its opening in 1959. The course features a remodeled clubhouse, meticulously maintained Bent grass greens and over-seeded Bermuda fairways, a traditional tree-lined layout, and a full-swing driving range. The country club also offers a fitness center and practice facility, a full-service pro shop and restaurant.

Marana also offers something special for golf enthusiasts including two clubs within the Dove Mountain development. The first is The Gallery Golf Club, which boasts two courses totaling 36 holes of semi-private golf. The courses wind from the canyons of the Tortolita Mountains to the picturesque landscape of the Sonoran Desert. The Gallery, which offers more of a desert-feel for golf, has a north course designed by John Fought and British Open Champion Tom Lehman. The Gallery’s south course offers subtle elevation changes and views in all directions for a distinctly different golf experience from the north course. Both courses have received multiple accolades and the south course was host of the World Golf Championships- Accenture Match Play Championship. The Gallery also provides casual dining at the Grille restaurant and offers a healthy-living lifestyle through The Gallery Sports Club.

The Club at Dove Mountain is located within the Ritz-Carlton resort and brags a Jack Nicklaus-designed course. The course incorporates strategy, variety and the majesty of the high Sonoran Desert into 27-holes of first-class golf. Unveiled in 2009, the course is an elite desert venue offering impressive vistas of the surrounding Tortolita Mountains. The Golf Club at Dove Mountain boasts a 45,000-square-foot clubhouse, full-service locker rooms, and a golf shop. There’s even a 12-acre practice facility where golfers can fine-tune their game. The Club at Dove Mountain also has bragging rights to its six years as home to the PGA Tour’s WGC Accenture Match Play Championship. Cayton’s restaurant vaunts an elegant covered patio and stone setting for a bit of refreshment.

Avid golfers have a host of communities to choose from. To find one that suits your golf dreams, contacting Barbara today for a successful real estate experience.