Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is home to 27 holes of golf that are a real joy to play. Each nine has its own unique personality and characteristics, for example:
Common to all three nines is a first class resort, upscale stay and play lodging, excellent service, near perfect conditions, and beautiful scenery with two mountain ranges as the backdrop. All three nines are very player friendly and designed to deliver a very playable and enjoyable round of golf.
Tubac Golf Resort’s Anza course is the newest of the nines and opened for play in 2006 as a mixture of six new holes and three holes from one of the other nines. This nine is the shortest with four tee boxes and yardages ranging from 2418 to 3241 yards – it also is a par 35 with two par 5s and three par 3s. Anza gives you an opportunity to have a very relaxing and enjoyable round and head to the club house with a possible record low score.
Anza's layout is very playable and more characteristic of resort courses with wide forgiving fairways and big greens. Because Anza is more open, the prevailing winds can be challenging and you need to carefully manage them. This nine also has several beautiful homes lining one side of the fairway.
The first few holes have an open links and more of a desert course feel to them. This nine is also the most scenic with panoramic views of the desert and Santa Rita Mountains to the east and another mountain range to the west. Anza was also home to three of our favorite holes at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa:
Like the other two nines at Tubac Golf Resort, Anza’s conditions are near perfect – the greens are in great shape, the fairways are lush and thick, the rough is perfect and playable, everything is well maintained, and the bunkers have good sand.
Great nine holes that you will want to play again, and again, and again. A great layout that is a blast to play.
The rating and slope are based on the Anza/Rancho course.
Rates: $39.00 to $109.00
Service is outstanding, the practice facilities are very good, the pro shop is well stocked, and the restaurant is top notch.
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.