Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa
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.
|Red (W)||73||5717 yards||73.1||131|
|Yellow (W)||73||5414 yards||71.5||127|
|Blue M: 74.3/133 W: 80.5/146||395||535||375||170||398||425||247||587||436||3568||511||525||183||404||404||610||428||186||443||3694||7262|
|Blue/White M: 72.6/131 W: 78.7/143||395||535||375||170||398||400||197||523||400||3393||481||525||183||404||404||543||367||186||414||3507||6900|
|White M: 71.4/128 W: 77.1/142||370||485||350||150||370||400||197||523||400||3245||481||505||166||347||373||543||367||169||414||3365||6610|
|White/Red M: 69.4/124 W: 74.5/134||370||485||350||150||335||360||142||472||300||2964||481||505||146||347||352||463||367||169||352||3182||6146|
|Red M: 67.4/122 W: 72.3/130||345||450||315||105||335||360||142||472||300||2824||412||449||146||270||352||463||305||144||352||2893||5717|
|Gold M: 65.8/118 W: 70.5/126||287||383||315||105||335||307||142||472||300||2646||412||430||102||270||335||450||305||112||352||2768||5414|
|Gold/Purple M: 63.9/115 W: 68.4/121||287||383||315||105||265||307||142||370||300||2474||412||380||102||270||335||400||305||112||270||2586||5060|
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Photo submitted by desertrat3 on 04/11/2022
#9 approach Photo submitted by u000005609027 on 03/06/2022
Gorgeous views! Photo submitted by u000005609027 on 03/06/2022
#16 plays fairly steeply uphill. I was 16 inches for a birdie, after hitting a solid 135 club from 109 out. Photo submitted by Jonathan5270953 on 08/14/2013
Photo submitted by JefeisJefe on 04/09/2013
Photo submitted by dhsgolfcoach on 04/06/2013
catalina course - tucson nat'l Photo submitted by bellefeuille on 11/25/2012
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.
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!
Challenging, Beautiful Course
Watch out for the water!
Play well, and you’ll feel like a Tour Champion.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sonoran at Tucson National
The Soniran is not where the Champions tour plays but it was s nice course. Overall good condition. Played in 3:45 as a threesome. Staff was nice.
Great day at Tucson National
Staff was friendly as soon as we got to the course. Pace of play was great and a ranger came around twice. Course was a great shape, will definitely come back.
Visiting and old friend
Have played the course at least once a year over the last 20 years. Still a good test of golf. Always in great condition. Staff and amenities are excellent.