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#1 catcher20

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:36 AM

I will be in Tucson visiting a friend for New Years. My wife and I will be there for four days, so I am hoping to squeeze in a couple rounds. Budget is high as I don't get to travel out that way very often. Suggestions?

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:43 AM

View Postcatcher20, on 04 December 2018 - 10:36 AM, said:

I will be in Tucson visiting a friend for New Years. My wife and I will be there for four days, so I am hoping to squeeze in a couple rounds. Budget is high as I don't get to travel out that way very often. Suggestions?


http://www.golfwrx.c...rse-conditions/


Above is a link to the Tucson course conditions thread on the SW forum.  Probably can get some great recommendations from some locals there.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:45 AM

Thank you for your help. As I am new to the posting forum, I didn't realize the depth of the specific forums.
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:26 PM

Dove Mountain.  End of discussion.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

View PostBrizam, on 04 December 2018 - 10:26 PM, said:

Dove Mountain.  End of discussion.

No it's not...DM may not even make the top 5.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:03 PM

What are those top 5?
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:21 PM

View Postcatcher20, on 05 December 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

What are those top 5?

Sewalio
Ventena Canyon
Starr Pass
La Paloma
Az National
Tucson National

All better value than Dove Mtn, most better courses as well.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:01 PM

View Postvallygolf, on 05 December 2018 - 02:21 PM, said:

View Postcatcher20, on 05 December 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

What are those top 5?

Sewalio
Ventena Canyon
Starr Pass
La Paloma
Az National
Tucson National

All better value than Dove Mtn, most better courses as well.

Yup...precisely.  Plus you can include Heritage Highlands.  And since Gallery is not that difficult to get on, you get 2 courses there.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 07:02 PM

View Postputtnforthe8, on 05 December 2018 - 03:01 PM, said:

View Postvallygolf, on 05 December 2018 - 02:21 PM, said:

View Postcatcher20, on 05 December 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

What are those top 5?

Sewalio
Ventena Canyon
Starr Pass
La Paloma
Az National
Tucson National

All better value than Dove Mtn, most better courses as well.

Yup...precisely.  Plus you can include Heritage Highlands.  And since Gallery is not that difficult to get on, you get 2 courses there.

If you had one to play, what would be your choice?
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:09 PM

I played Dove Mountain and Sewailo on a visit earlier this year. I was happy with my choices. Neither course beats you up too badly and both require a good variety of shots

https://www.flickr.c...57691563133671/  Dove Mountain Photo tour

https://www.flickr.c...57693320408465/  Sewailo photo tour


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Dove Mtn Saguaro #3 par 3


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Dove Mtn Saguaro #9 from tee


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Sewailo #5 approach


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:10 PM

View Postcatcher20, on 05 December 2018 - 07:02 PM, said:

View Postputtnforthe8, on 05 December 2018 - 03:01 PM, said:

View Postvallygolf, on 05 December 2018 - 02:21 PM, said:

View Postcatcher20, on 05 December 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

What are those top 5?

Sewalio
Ventena Canyon
Starr Pass
La Paloma
Az National
Tucson National

All better value than Dove Mtn, most better courses as well.

Yup...precisely.  Plus you can include Heritage Highlands.  And since Gallery is not that difficult to get on, you get 2 courses there.

If you had one to play, what would be your choice?

That is tough.  For me, I prefer the total package at Ventana Canyon...good holes, design, good conditions, area and views, plus the added bonus of the facilities.

Although I love the Sewailo course.  

So with only getting one, I am going to Ventana (mountain) first.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:14 PM

I just returned from Tucson yesterday. I played Dove Mountain and The Gallery, loved both. The Gallery's conditions were so pure.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:04 AM

Catcher, if you have access to private clubs, Stone Canyon in Oro Valley is unique & interesting.  The holes are set in clearings surrounded by rocks, stones, & boulders.   I've played many courses in Tucson, Phoenix, & Palm Springs but Stone Canyon is very different.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:47 PM

Those are some very good images. Thank you for sharing those.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:44 PM

I visited a friend in Tucson last February and we played Dove Mountain, Sewailo, Starr Pass, Quarry Pines and Crooked Tree.  If you only have time for 2 roundd and don't have a budget, don't even bother looking up Quarry Pines or Crooked Tree.

Out of Dove Mountain, Starr Pass & Sewailo  -- I would pick Starr Pass & Sewailo over DM if I went back to Tucson in the future.  If I had the option I would definitely play it because it is a nice course, solid design and good scenery.  But DM was the most expensive out of those three and I enjoyed the Starr Pass & Sewailo courses better.  Sewailo also has a casino on the property if you're into that sort of thing and since it's on native American land they do have any water restrictions so the grass is very green and lush.

I don't have any other experience at the other courses listed above me so I can't comment, but I don't think you can go wrong with either Sewailo or Starr Pass.

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