Just book a room at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, as guests of the hotel have playing privileges on the golf course.
Now 23 years old, La Paloma was Nicklaus’ first golf course design in the Arizona desert, but he skillfully routed the course’s 27 holes over and alongside dramatic hills and ridges from elevated tee boxes to elevated greens.
If you’re looking for leisurely, “resort” golf on your Tucson, Arizona golf vacation, the Hill nine might be your best choice. It allows for the most margin of error, as mounds bordering the fairways help guide wayward shots back into play.
Thrill seekers, on the other hand, will want to play the top-rated, picturesque Ridge/Canyon combo. It boasts a fearsome 154 slope from the 7,088-yard back tees. The Canyon nine, in particular, can intimidate you with its narrow fairways, precipitous elevation changes, deep bunkers and undulating greens.
The price to get your heart racing here on your Tucson, Arizona golf vacation isn’t cheap, at least not in high season. Rooms at The Westin La Paloma climb to around $300 per night in the fall and the golf course guest fee shoots up to $175.
If you don’t mind playing golf in the afternoon, we suggest you do it. After 2 pm you can play for just $75.
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