Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, USA | GolfPass
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4.5
311 Reviews (311)
5 Stars
191
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
90.8%
Recommend this course
294 out of 311 reviews
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4.1
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
4
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3
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3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
76.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 21 reviews
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4.3
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
4
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.3%
Recommend this course
29 out of 34 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Parkland
Par 73
Length 7262 yards
Slope 136
Rating 75.4

The Catalina Course is one of two golf courses at Omni Tucson National Resort. It is more well known than its sister course, the Sonoran, since it is both the original layout and it has been host to over 30 PGA Tour events over the years. The Catalina Course is a traditional parkland layout while the Sonoran offers true desert golf, as its name would imply. The challenging design incorporates eight sparkling lakes and a total of 80 bunkers strategically placed throughout. The 18th is touted as one of the finest and most demanding finishing holes on the PGA Tour. This tricky par 4 leaves little room for error with water along both sides of the fairway, it also requires a blind tee shot to a well-protected, elevated green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Tifway 419 pollen-free Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bruce Devlin (1963) Robert von Hagge (1963)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
311 Reviews (311)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Patio Dining 31
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 59
Water Hazards 41
Elevation Changes 37
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 46
A Weekend Splurge 37
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 34
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 58
Convenient to the City 51
Worth the Drive 30

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4.0
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Omni National

Greens were dried out but other than that the course was great!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
3.0
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Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Course very beat up!

Large patches of bare dirt on many of the fairways. Greens extremely mottled, soft as a sponge. Also many greens had very rough patches which made putting impossible. The ball actually hopped a lot over the rough patches. We finally instituted a two putt rule. This course is not worth the money.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Amazing!!!

I couldn’t speak more highly of Catalina. Totally different from Sonora course. More traditional layout. Greens are excellent. Fairways are in good condition. Top notch track. And for $100 bucks I’d take it. If you stay at the resort they knock it down to 80 which is great. The restaurants and on course amenities are amazing. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great value for me, a 5 handicap

Loved the course, played Sonoma, shot 79. Greens were holding and tees/fairways were in great shape. Bunkers ranked and plenty of water/bathrooms on course. Loves the practice areas, spent over 1.25 hrs there! Paid $68 after 2pm so great value!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging, Beautiful Course

Watch out for the water!
Play well, and you’ll feel like a Tour Champion.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awful Tucson National

Booked the Catalina course and despite showing the GolfNow reservation they put us on Sonoran course. It’s expensive to play there and they do nothing to make the experience. It was 100 degrees and every water station was completely empty. There was also no ranger. When we got to the 14th tee there were 5 groups on the hole. Sent a message through the GPS system that was completely ignored. We quit after 13 holes because it was so miserable and when we got in the pro shop was closed. Will never play there again

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Courses and Facilities

One of the best kept courses in Tucson, both Sonoran and Catalina

Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Deceptively Difficult

Always one of the best manicured courses in Tucson. Fast, elevated greens with plenty of bunkers. More traditional layout than all the desert lined courses around here. No carries over the desert so much friendlier for my wife to play. Plenty of lakes that are easy to avoid if played properly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Way over priced

The only nice part of this resort is the pro shop where they fleece you for $200.00 apiece per round. The bar gave us our beers for the course in a used grocery store plastic bag, the beer cart just parked at the front nine toilets (nice work effort). The layout was no better than our nice muni course back home, which costs $65.00 per round. Cart staff gone when we finished at 4:30.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a treat!

I’ve been to Tucson a few times and finally had an opportunity to play here. The course was in great condition. I’d been playing desert courses while visiting so the Catalina was quite a change. The starter said, “Play it like you see it” and he was right.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Tucson National

Nice course! Very well maintained. Friendly staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tournament ready

Great course, not desert at all. Elevated greens make for a tough day of yardages, greens were a little hairy I suspect keeping them nice before tourney starts, less breaks than expected as a result. Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Umpa

This course is a legendary classic. I play globally and i must rank Tucson National in my top ten along with some very elite courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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