(August 2013) Recently I was given a tour of the historic Tubac Golf Resort. Years ago, Ms. Karen & I had played golf here on the original 18 holes. Now they have 27 holes & one of the best practice ranges in Southern Arizona. Kevin Costner filmed a portion of the 1996 movie, “Tin Cup” here.
Over the years we stopped in occasionally for a meal at Stables Ranch Grille (see our review here). But we had never stayed overnight. That may change soon.
Tubac Golf Resort is a beautiful, spacious high-desert property with 98 Spanish-style guest rooms & suites set on an historic Spanish land grant (1789) with every modern amenity & service one would expect in a world-class resort.
In addition to the championship course, here you have a luxury spa & salon; boutique shops; a mission-style wedding chapel; conference space & business centers; state-of-the-art fitness center; Jacuzzi & large heated swimming pool; scenic jogging trails; tennis courts; extraordinary dining, and the list goes on. (Click here for a more extensive list of resort amenities & services. The menu of Spa & Salon services is VERY extensive.)
While there is much to see & do at Tubac Golf Resort, a mile down the road is one of the most popular destinations in Southern Arizona; the Village of Tubac, with over 100 art galleries, specialty shops, & restaurants. For other interesting things to see & do nearby, check out our South of Tucson: I-19 Corridor.
Tubac Golf Resort has 3 basic types of guest rooms & suites, all of which are beautifully decorated & furnished in Spanish Colonial style. Amenities include high-speed Internet access, flat-screen TV with premium movie channels and digital stereo sound, DVD player and refrigerator. Room service is available from 6am to 10pm. Group rates are available for 10 or more rooms.
“Spacious” was the first impression to come to mind as I entered through the front door of one of the Resort’s 52 Hacienda Suites. A big Mexican tile bathroom with both jet-tub & separate walk-in shower; rich mesquite wood & leather furnishings, & a wood-burning fireplace in the living room; lots of light from big windows from which I could look out across the lawn to the golf course; and a garden patio to enjoy the mature trees and view of the Santa Rita Mountains in the distance … I could live here quite comfortably.
Their Hacienda Suites all have a king size bed with plush bedding. There’s a desk for my labtop. WiFi, of course. Flat screen cable TV with premium channels; bathrobes; refrigerator, & a basket of goodies.
The Hacienda Suite that I walked through was one of the finest guest accommodations in Southern Arizona that I have ever seen. If I can talk Ms. Karen into a staycation, this is where I want to bring her.
Amazingly, these 16 suites are even more spacious than the Haciendas. In the Casitas, you have a choice of one king or two queen beds. In the large living room is a fireplace, a sleeper sofa, & a couple of comfortable mission-style chairs. The Casita I saw had a small kitchen, although I don’t think they all have this feature. A private patio overlooks the golf course.
The Casitas too are beautifully furnished & have all the amenities of the Hacienda Suites. And while they are older, I think they have even more character.
I should note here that the Resort has two Hacienda Suites & two Casita Suites that are even larger with two bedrooms & two bathrooms, just in case you decide to bring your entourage.
There are 29 smaller guest rooms that feature either a king or two queen beds. These are their least expensive accommodations. Like the Suites, these rooms a beautifully furnished and offer the same amenities. Unlike so many standard hotel rooms, the Posada Rooms have their own patio, which again gives the sense of spaciousness to the living area.
Tubac Golf Resort: highly recommended! Perhaps Southern Arizona’s finest resort.
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Tubac Golf Resort & Spa
1 Avenue de Otero Road
Tubac, AZ 85646