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The Golf Club at Vistoso – Review

October 14, 2009 by Chris  
Filed under Arizona Courses

The Golf Club at Vistoso is a great venue located just North of Tucson in Oro Valley, AZ and is a fantastic Tom Weiskopf design. We found the service at this course to be unparalleled and it made you feel like you were a pro. The course is a true desert layout featuring a large amount of carry from each of the tee boxes. Nestled between the Tortolita and Santa Catalina Mountains the course provides some amazing views so don’t forget to bring your camera. Be sure to check out the course website as I found it to be one of the best I have seen, with photos of every hole and a lot of detail you should definitely check it out before you visit, vistogolf.com.

Vistos Hole 4Visoso Hole 8

We played the course over the 4th of July in the peak of the desert sun and found the greens to still be in fantastic shape. The fact that we did play in the summer made holding fairways a difficult task and made this already challenging course even harder. The desert comes into play on most every hole, however a nice feature of the course is that the desert is beautifully manicured s if you avoid cacti you may have a shot. The course turned difficult in a hurry on me with the Par 5 number 2 demanding far more accuracy and than I could muster. If you are playing this course make sure to take advantage of the GPS in the cart as there are many holes that require you to play target golf. You get your first taste of water on the Par 4 eighth hole, where pond waits grab any errant shots to the left. The par 4 eleventh is easily one of the hardest holes on the course. Measuring 465 yards from the tips this hole is made even more difficult with a giant saguaro cactus guarding the center of the fairway, ready to snag any low flying approach shots.

Vistoso Driving RangeVistoso Putting Green

I really enjoyed my round at this course, even thought it ate my lunch (I carded an 84). If you are playing the course be sure to grab a drink or some lunch on the nice covered patio. The patio overlooks the course and provides a nice venue to recount those great shots. One thing to note is that there is a lot of carry on the course, we played with my mom and wife and they found the carry from the women’s tees to be a little more demanding than they would have like. Often ranked among the top public courses in the Tucson area the Golf Club at Vistoso is a must play.

Note – if you are looking to save a few dollars on your Tucson golf try playing in the summer, if you can take the 100+ degree heat.

 

Check out all my photos of this course.

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