Tucson City Golf: A New Look at the Old Pueblo

A Growing Movement Back to the Basics at Five Venerable Arizona Courses

Growing the game means different things to different people. Most see wee ones taking their first rubbery cuts, while others envision golfers having a blast despite carding triple-digit scores in triple-digit heat. Either way, Tucson City Golf offers a cost-effective collection of courses for all to enjoy. It’s been that way since 1925 when Randolph first opened. El Rio followed in the ’30s, while Fred Enke and Silverbell came along in the era of ‘80s.

“There’s a ton of history revolving around Tucson City Golf,” said Robb Palmgren, general manager of Randolph Golf Complex. “It’s cool to think that some city clubs where around when golfers still played hickory clubs. As we think about the future, passing on these traditions to the next generation is something we practice every day.”

Indeed, Tucson City courses are buzzing with junior golf through collaboration with organizations such as Southern Arizona Junior Golf Association (SAJGA), Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) and The First Tee of Tucson. Local golf luminaires such as the late Ricki Rarick and Bob Gaona blazed trials for local juniors in addition to the omnipotent effort of the Tucson Conquistadores.


Big kids also make the cut at Tucson City courses. And let’s face it, value is usually the differentiator. Golfers can take advantage of programs such as the Tucson City Card, if low rack rates aren’t attractive enough.

“Out of town golfers are surprised by our competitive regular rates,” said Palmgren. “We’re a great option for guys who want to play a couple cost-conscious rounds during their golf trip. And seasonal visitors are in town long enough to take advantage of the Tucson City Card or Mega Pass. Either way, it’s a great value.”

When looking at what’s new in Tucson City Golf, it’s really what’s missing that is the most compelling – barriers to play the game. Not that they were ever “exclusive” in the first place, but new cost-effective programs and robust junior golf offerings are game changers. Tucson City Golf and a host of like-minded mentors have answered the call to create the conditions for growth within the game. Now it’s your turn to take them up on it. Get your junior involved today, and don’t forget to bring your clubs, too.

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