Arizona is well known as a great state for golf—but it’s usually Scottsdale
that get the attention over the Tucson golf scene. With a diverse range of public courses, several world-renowned ones, and weather in Tucson just as good as anywhere in the rest of the state, the city could very well start stealing golfers from other Arizona golf towns. At the high end, the Ritz-Carlton Golf Course at Dove Mountain and the Stone Canyon Club represent the region on Golf Digest’s list of the very best courses in the state. Golfers looking for more swing for their buck have no shortage of affordable options, either: public courses such as El Conquistador and Rio Rico Golf Resort offer Arizona golf at decidedly un-Arizona-like rates.