90 West Esperanza Blvd
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Phone: (520) 399-3736
Fax: (520) 399-3744
90 West Esperanza Blvd, Green Valley, AZ, US, 85614
- Phone: (520) 399-3736
- Fax: (520) 399-3744
Torres Blancas Golf Club is located just outside of Tucson. This public, semi-desert style course features fairways that are generous, but is not a target-style course. If you like the long drive, this club's for you. The greens are large and undulating. The terrain is very contoured, which results in some very uneven lies. This course challenges all golfers with water hazards coming into play on four holes.
This par-71 facility built in 1989 offers yardages from 5,200-6,704, depending on the tees selected. The strategy is sublime. One outstanding feature is the visibility from tee to green. Golfers see everything they must encounter before they swing the driver. The signature number 13th hole is a double-dogleg 522-yard par-five with elevated tees and a double lake along the left side. The club is at 3,000 feet elevation which offers a cooler temperature than other Tucson courses in the middle of the summer. San Ignacio is the site of extensive practice facilities and offers world-famous John Jacobs Golf Schools throughout the year. Call for hours.
Open since January of 2003, Canoa Ranch Golf Club is quickly becoming one of the top courses in Green Valley and has come to rival some of Tucson's finer courses. With picturesque holes and an elevation of 3,000 feet, Canoa Ranch is a cool, welcoming treat for Tucson visitors. A par-70 layout, the yardage ranges 6,549 from the championship tees to 5,061 from the forward tees. Plush green grass cuts through canyons and desert landscapes while ample bunkers guard many of the greens. Mountain views can be seen from every hole and serve as a backdrop for several of Canoa's more memorable holes. Call for hours.
Whether you're opposed to open-pit copper mine and its environmental consequences or not, visiting this facility will leave you more knowledgeable about what was once one of the main industries in the state of Arizona. The earth science exhibits and displays of historic mining equipment are quite impressive, and you might want to view the multimedia shows before going on a tour of ASARCO's Mission open-pit mine.
Majestically located in the Santa Rita Mountain foothills, this course offers championship golf, fun, and food for the entire family. Almost 1,000 feet higher than Tucson, Santa Rita enjoys cooler summer temperatures. Every hole features beautiful views of the nearby Santa Rita Mountains and the Tucson valley. The course is noted for its four challenging par-3 holes and the exceptional quality of its bent-grass greens. Featuring Bermuda fairways (overseeded in winter), a driving range, a putting green, the Corona Room Lounge, and the Desert Dove Restaurant, Santa Rita is a short scenic drive from central Tucson. Open to the public.
The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is an astronomical observatory administered by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). Various research activities and programs in the field of astronomy take place here, and it is especially renowned for its revolutionary work in gamma-ray astronomy. Established in 1966, it features on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Southwestern International Speedway is where all your need for speed is quenched. Fast vehicles race against each other and pit it out at the Southwestern International Speedway. This is a great place to enjoy a fun day out with friends with a lot of excitement in store. You have to be over 16 years though to take part in the race and also must possess a driving license. Drive fast and safe, and be sure to read though the safety instructions provided before you drive down the Speedway.
As Tucson receives more sunshine per year than any other city in the U.S., Environmental Research Lab is the place for research on the use of solar energy. Located conveniently next to the airport, the Environmental Research Lab features a solar oasis as well as educational exhibits on home building in the desert, particularly energy-saving cooling and heating technology.
The jewel of Tubac Golf Resort is the mature, championship Red Lawrence-designed Golf Course, well-kept and challenging for all levels. This traditional course is located near the Mexico border and sits about 3,500 feet above sea level. The course was made "famous" when some scenes from the movie Tin Cup were filmed here. This course will keep even the best golfer challenged. Water comes into play on at least three holes. The fairways are fairly open, but there are hundreds of trees on the course. Be sure to take in the beautiful views of the Santa Cruz River on the back nine. Tubac Golf Resort is centrally located in the Metro Tucson area.
This sprawling 640-acre property offers a variety of services and facilities. It hosts events, such as the annual Pima County Fair, horse shows, gun shows, dog shows, RV rallies, weddings, equipment sales, and major concerts. However, the major attraction to the grounds is the Southwestern International Raceway (SIR) and the Tucson Raceway Park. In recent times, it has shaped into the foremost racing facility in Southern Arizona with popular events like drag racing, go kart, moto cross, motorcycle, junior drag racing, and other motor sport events. The grounds also offer a great venue for weddings and receptions. You can check the events calendar on the website for upcoming events.