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4.6
302 Reviews (302)
5 Stars
188
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
93.2%
Recommend this course
287 out of 302 reviews
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4.5
21 Reviews (21)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
85.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 21 reviews
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4.5
27 Reviews (27)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.9%
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24 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert
Par 70
Length 6529 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.9

The Omni Tucson National Resort offers two championship courses that offer two distinctly different rounds. The Catalina Course, the resort's original course, offers a more traditional parkland layout while the Sonoran Course offers a challenging game of true desert golf. Although Catalina is the more famous of the two for hosting a number of PGA Tour events over the years, the Sonoran is just as formidable a test despite being 600 yards shorter than its sister course. Sonoran features a tricky, undulating terrain that is covered with 69 large, strategically placed bunkers. Two lakes come into play throughout the golf course as well. In addition to a number of challenging holes, the layout offers interesting risk-reward opportunities including drivable par 4s. One of the most notable holes is the 15th, a dramatic par 5 that requires a blind approach uphill to a bunkered green.

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Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Tifway 419 pollen-free Bermuda Grass
Greens Mini Verde Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Lehman (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
302 Reviews (302)

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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Reviews 7
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 7
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 14
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
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pricey but….

This time of year the best Tucson courses can get higher priced than what I like to pay, but Tucson National keeps their courses in pristine condition. Fast greens and the winter grass in the fairways is getting lusher every day. The Sonoran course is one you need to play more than once. Tom Lehman messes with your visuals off the tee on more than one hole. What a great mix of long and short holes, elevation changes, desert holes and fairways lined with homes. He gives you room to miss, just don’t spray it around too much.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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