Tubac Golf Resort & Spa Blog

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa Blog

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa

Feb 5th 9:10am t-time

47 degrees to 72 finishing 

Light breezes. Very pleasant day. 

Golfed with a gal from Montana

Shot 86

Tucked away in the southern Arizona desert, Tubac Golf Resort and Spa is a hidden gem for golf enthusiasts. The resort's centerpiece is its championship 27-hole golf course designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Lawrence. The course features three distinct 9-hole layouts, each with its own unique challenges and character, making it a must-play for golfers of all levels.

Tubac Golf coarse is favorable to OMG because it offers 6 tee options, it’s relatively flat and short distances between holes so walking is an option for more exercise. Although I did not walk it it I would when I come back. Oh who am I kidding, I’d probably ride… sThe greens are bent grass, fairways are over-seeded with Rye and the rough is Bermuda.

There are a plenty of water hazards, bunkers and all kinds of animals. Deer, turkey, javelinas, quail, ducks and sometimes a bear will show up. 

The Practice facility is fantastic. Grass driving range, bent grass putting green, chipping green and a pitching green with a practice bunker.

The Anza Nine, named after the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza, is a par-36 layout that measures just over 3,400 yards from the back tees. This nine is characterized by rolling fairways, strategic bunkering, and challenging greens that require precision shot-making. The course features stunning views of the Santa Rita and Tumacacori Mountains! 

The Otero Nine, named after the Otero family who were among the first settlers in the area, is a par-35 layout that measures just over 3,200 yards from the back tees. This nine is known for its wide fairways and large greens, which offer plenty of scoring opportunities for golfers who can keep their ball in play. Water comes into play on several holes, adding an extra layer of challenge and excitement. 

Made famous by the Hollywood movie Tin Cup! The part in the movie made the hole much larger in scale….This was the scene when Roy McAvoy, (Kevin Costner) playing caddy for David Simms (Don Johnson) was bet that he could carry the hole with a 3 wood, and he does, then immediately gets fired as Simms caddy. BTW - I didn’t carry the hole… If you remember the scene when Romeo (Cheech Marin)  breaks all of Roy’s clubs except his 7 iron, that was here too. So a cool history.  

The Rancho Nine, named after the ranchers who once grazed cattle in the area, is a par-36 layout that measures just over 3,400 yards from the back tees. This nine is the most challenging of the three, with narrow fairways, well-placed bunkers, and undulating greens that require precise approach shots. The course winds through a natural desert landscape, with panoramic views of the Santa Cruz River Valley.

In addition to the golf course, Tubac Golf Resort and Spa offers a full range of amenities for guests, including luxurious accommodations, a full-service spa, and multiple dining options. The resort's hacienda-style architecture and lush landscaping create a serene and tranquil atmosphere, perfect for relaxing after a day on the links.

Tubac Golf Resort and Spa also offers a variety of golf packages that include accommodations, rounds of golf, and other perks such as spa treatments and dining credits. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a golf trip with friends, Tubac Golf Resort and Spa is an ideal destination.

So in conclusion, Tubac Golf Resort and Spa is a must-visit destination for golfers looking for a challenging and memorable golf experience. With its three distinct 9-hole layouts, luxurious accommodations, and full range of amenities, the resort offers something for everyone. So pack your clubs, book your stay, and get ready for an unforgettable golf vacation in southern Arizona.

Tubac, Arizona, is known for its charming art galleries, boutique shops, and historic charm. When shopping in Tubac, you'll find a variety of unique items, including art, jewelry, clothing, and more. Here are some popular places and types of shops to explore:

  1. Tubac Center of the Arts: This center showcases a wide range of artwork created by local artists. You can purchase paintings, sculptures, pottery, and other artistic creations.

  2. Tubac Territory: This store offers Southwestern and Western-style clothing, accessories, and home decor. You can find cowboy boots, Native American jewelry, and more.

  3. The Birdhouse: A delightful shop filled with all things bird-related. You can find birdhouses, feeders, and unique gifts for bird enthusiasts.

  4. Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery: This gallery features contemporary and traditional Southwestern art, including jewelry, pottery, and sculptures. It's an excellent place to find unique pieces of art.

  5. La Paloma de Tubac: A boutique specializing in women's clothing, accessories, and gifts. They offer a selection of stylish and comfortable clothing items.

  6. Tubac Art and Gifts: This shop offers a variety of locally made gifts, including pottery, jewelry, and artwork. It's a great place to find souvenirs or gifts for friends and family.

  7. Tumacookery: If you're interested in kitchen gadgets, gourmet foods, or cooking utensils, this store is a must-visit. You can find unique culinary items and specialty foods.

  8. K. Newby Gallery & Sculpture Garden: This gallery features contemporary art and sculptures. It's a great place for art enthusiasts to explore and possibly make a purchase.

  9. Tubac Jack's: This store offers a mix of clothing, accessories, and home decor items. You can find a range of styles, from Southwestern to contemporary.

  10. Tubac Deli and Coffee Company: After a day of shopping, you can enjoy a meal or a cup of coffee at this cozy deli, which also offers a selection of gourmet foods and gifts.

Remember that Tubac is a small town, so many of these shops are located within walking distance of each other. It's a great place to explore at a leisurely pace and discover unique treasures. Enjoy your shopping experience in Tubac!

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One of the entrances into the resort. They had a couple like this. 
Getting ready to take on this course!
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Mary enjoying the great golf course and the weather!


My first customer in Tubac! He bought two OMG pullovers! Great choice!

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