Comfort Inn & Suites
8425 N. Cracker Barrel Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743-8582
Phone: (520) 579-1099
Fax: (520) 579-6938
The Pines offers a mix of dramatic elevation changes and stunning mountain views with 18 enjoyable holes. In 1997 the Pines opened as The Links at Continental Ranch. The Links, designed by Brian Huntley, was built on the edge of 90+ acres of 100-foot deep sand and gravel quarry. In 2000, following the decision to abandon the sand and gravel quarry, the Town of Marana and the quarry/golf course owner agreed on a plan that would reclaim the quarry by relocating 10 golf holes into the old quarry and reconfigure 8 of the existing holes. Given the elevation changes and the addition of thousands of trees, it was determined that the Links name was no longer appropriate. And so, when the new course opened for play in October 2003, The Pines Golf Club at Marana was born. Tucson's first Scottish Links-style course was transformed into "Tucson's first quarry course".
As host course for the PGA Tour's Chrysler Classic of Tucson and the Southern Arizona Open for over 30 years, the Omni Tucson National Catalina is used to taking center stage. Its traditional-style, parkland fairways cap a bluff overlooking the beauty of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The PGA pros rank the 18th hole on Catalina as one of the most challenging finishing holes on the tour. If you are looking for a native challenge in Tucson, try their new desert-style target course, the Sonoran. This Tom Lehman-designed course offers a combination of native desert vegetation with strategic fairway bunkering. Players can approach each hole in a variety of ways, keeping the course challenging and unique with each new round.
If you are looking for a native challenge in Tucson, try the Sonoran, a true but fair desert-style target course. This Tom Lehman-designed course offers a combination of native desert vegetation with strategic fairway bunkering. Players can approach each hole in a variety of ways, keeping the course challenging and unique with each new round. The sister course, Catalina, is a parkland-style course and played host to some 30 PGA Tour events. Call for hours.
This exciting HUMMER H2 off-road adventure takes you through the beautiful and unique Sonoran Desert. Your professional HUMMER guide will explain the history of the area and share interesting facts about the Giant Saguaro and other cacti that are only found in the Sonoran Desert while skillfully maneuvering the agile HUMMER H2 over spectacular shelf-roads, through breathtaking mountain passes and crawling over huge rocks. Stops along the route allow you to enjoy the vistas and have plenty of photo opportunities. Time is allotted for getting out to walk around and explore unique rock formations on foot, if you desire. Complementary hotel pick-up, generous snack bag, soft drinks and bottled water are included in this spectacular rockin' HUMMER adventure. Minimum age required- children must be able to use standard passenger vehicle seat restraints. There are morning and afternoon departures daily. This unforgettable tour is approximately 3 hours in length.
After a hot day of sightseeing, cool off at Breakers Water Park at the outskirts of Tucson off Interstate 10. The special attraction here is the wave pool, which is as close to the ocean as it can get in Tucson. Your children will love the giant water slides while you relax at the restaurant or in shaded areas the snack bar. The park is also available for group events. Special rates available for birthday parties and twilight (3pm-6pm) admission.
Tohono Chul Park, located on Tucson's northwest side, is a very picturesque piece of the Sonoran desert. This park features a wide variety of desert plants around pleasant trails, which lead visitors to a gift shop and a shaded tea room serving delicious scones for tea time. Regular "Walk in the Park" tours provide an educational experience about the park's fauna and flora. Be sure to bring your sunblock to protect yourself from the sun.
Silverbell Golf Course is an 18-hole, regulation-length golf course in Tucson, Arizona. This medium-length layout has 3 sets of tee boxes for a fun but challenging golfing experience. Lengthwise, the 18-hole layout plays to 6,300 yards from the tips and the course terrain is, for the most part, flat. Built along the west bank of the Santa Cruz River and opened in 1979, Silverbell features nine lakes and offers spacious, grassy fairways and ample-size greens which makes for a good warm-up or starter course. Call for hours.
The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort offers 45 holes of championship golf on three exceptional courses. The El Conquistador is the largest and most popular Tucson golf resort. This resort ranks as one of the best Arizona golf resorts for business or pleasure! The dramatic views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Tucson valley below provide a truly memorable golf experience. Each of their Tucson golf courses provides challenging play for golfers of all skill levels with course enhancements by the original architect, Greg Nash, to provide the highest quality of play throughout this Southwest golf resort. Both the Canada and Conquistador courses wind through numerous stands of mesquite trees, offering a park-like feel in a desert landscape. Call for hours.
The Pusch Ridge course is a nine-hole, 2,788-yard par-35 with a 65.6 rating and a slope of 110. The course encircles the 428-room resort property. It is considered by some to be the best kept secret in Arizona golf. Sporting a 175-foot change in elevation from start to finish, this par-35 layout is not to be taken lightly. Pusch Ridge is located just north of Tucson off Highway 77 in the Hilton Conquistador Resort. This spectacular 9-hole layout enables you to get a quick round in while still offering all the amenities of a top notch resort!
The American Indian nations across the continent have developed and preserved their music, dance and food through hundreds of years. This gathering is aimed at educating the public on their traditional culture. There is authentic artwork, demonstrations of dances and children's activities to promote a better understanding of the indigenous ways. The event is held at Rillito Park racetrack on a weekend in late November. Admission is USD5, and visitors are requested to bring a new toy for an American Indian child. Lots of free parking is available.
Pima Canyon rivals Sabino Canyon in grandeur, and it just never gets as crowded. From the parking lot at the end of Magee Road, the trail takes you into a pristine high-desert canyon that seems to be hundreds of miles from any urban area. You're likely to see most of the birds common to the Sonoran Desert such as cardinals, rock wrens and band verdins, but the real treat for any hiker is to watch the silhouette of a golden eagle soaring above the cliffs; if you're really lucky, you might even spot some Bighorn Sheep high on the rocks above you. You can turn around anytime, or decide to continue the strenuous hike all the way up to Mt. Lemmon.
This is definitely the place to go when the kids get hot and cranky after several hours of sightseeing. The main attraction for the teens and pre-teens is the go-kart ride, while the kiddies are more likely to enjoy the bumper boats. There are two mini golf courses, batting cages, and a huge arcade to keep a family busy and happy for hours. There is no admission fee; charges are for individual rides. Group discounts are available.