Arizona National Golf Club
9777 East Sabino Greens Drive
Tuscon AZ 85749 United States
Nestled in the scenic foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona National Golf Club offers a truly exceptional golfing experience. Boasting breathtaking views, challenging fairways, and impeccable amenities, this golf club is a must-visit destination for both seasoned golfers and beginners alike.
A Triumph of Golf and Environment
Winding its way through the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona National Golf Club (owned by the Sabino Springs Homeowners Association) marks another triumph of the marriage between golf and the environment. Designed in 1996 by Robert Trent Jones, Robert is proud to have been involved in the design of this environmentally responsible classic desert golf course. During construction, a biologist walked in front of bulldozers to help protect desert fauna, and horticulturists salvaged thousands of saguaro cacti, which now stand as a symbol of the course. Located within the Tucson city limits, Arizona National provides a 6,916-yard trek through the dramatic Sonoran Desert. The result is a visually stunning and strategically demanding golf course that will test your skills and leave you in awe of the stunning desert landscape.
Strategic Challenges and Unique Features
It encompasses mesquite-lined arroyos, wide desert washes, stark outcroppings of rock, and nine natural springs. The vibrant green grass of the fairways marks a striking contrast to the sere desert palette.
Strategic challenges abound. The second hole, which plays 575 yards, requires a tee shot over a water hazard to one of the layout’s more sinuous fairways. The approach-whether on the second or fourth shot-must avoid a wash filled with sagebrush, cholla, and ancient saguaros.
Number twelve offers more than just a 187-yard par three-it’s also a trip into the ancient past. The green site on this hole was once home to a Hohokam Indian dwelling. The small pond near the tee boxes served as a watering hole for the tribe’s livestock. Our architects made integrating these sites a priority during the design of the golf course. This mystical desert journey wraps up with a serious decision for big hitters on the eighteenth hole. From a tee box elevated 200 feet above the fairway, this 513-yarder can surely be reached with two well-struck shots. But a lake along the left side will swallow all hooks.
A Gem for Golfers
From its signature 18th hole that overlooks the city skyline to its memorable par 3’s, Arizona National is a gem. The Arizona National Golf Club is a true pleasure for golfers of all levels. With its well-stocked golf shop, you can find the perfect club to take your game up to the next level. For those who are looking for a more convenient lunch option, there is also an on-site bistro where you can enjoy a delicious meal between rounds. And if you're ever in need of some extra motivation, the staff at Arizona National is always willing to provide tips and advice when making tough decisions on the course.