Tucson Golf Week
For the third week of the Arizona tour, we will experience the inviting ambience of one of the most captivating southern Arizona resorts, the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson. Nestled amidst the high Sonoran Foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the magnificent resort provides a refreshing escape. Excellent accommodation, a wide range of facilities and plenty of dining options complement our stay at the Resort.Please see the Itinerary page for full details of the tour.
Sunday 19th November: Arriving in Tucson
~ Check in to the Westin La Paloma Hotel, Tucson
Monday 20th November: Westin La Paloma Golf Club
The Westin La Paloma Resort features the 27 hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, with its immaculate layout that will keep us engaged from the first tee to the last tee. With the beautiful Sonoran Desert as our background, we should feel inspired by the surroundings, feel energized, and escape everything but our golf game. The three loops of 9 are called Hill, Canyon and Ridge. Each offers their own distinctive desert-scape of flowering cacti, palo verde, yucca, agave and other native vegetation. In the ongoing effort to work in harmony with the environment, the Golf Club reclaims all water used to irrigate this absolutely amazing Tucson golf course.
Tuesday 21st November: Vistoso Golf Club
The Golf Club at Vistoso is the perfect Southern Arizona golf experience! We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of quality service by maintaining an immaculate facility that exceeds player expectations. Nestled between the Tortolita and Santa Catalina Mountains rests Tucson’s most premiere public golf course.
The par 72 Tom Weiskopf design boasts pristine Sonoran desert and plays host to stately Saguaros, beautiful desert flora and spectacular mountain views. With 5 par 5’s, 5 par 3’s, and our 14th aptly named “Risky” a Weiskopf signature driveable par 4, The Golf Club at Vistoso is made for excitement.
Wednesday 22nd November: Non golfing day
A day to relax within the confines of the hotel, or perhaps an opportunity to explore Tucson. Whether you’re looking to delve into ancient Native American culture, or want to do some shopping, there are plenty of opportunities. While Tucson has its share of malls and shopping centres, it also has a variety of hidden gems throughout the city featuring local, independent retailers. Exploring these unique markets can be a most enjoyable and rewarding experience. The city is also home to a wealth of artists and art galleries. The hotel can arrange a number of excursions depending on your preferences.
Thursday 23rd November:
We will play our second round at the Westin La Paloma Golf Club today, and all three loops will be played over the course of our three rounds. To put into context just how good the course is, the following awards have been attributed to the course:
– 2014 Best Resort Courses Award
– 2013 Best Resort Courses Award
– 2011 Best Courses Distinction Award
– America’s Best
– 100 Best Golf Shops
– Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S.
– One of the top 10 courses in Arizona
– Silver Medal Award
Golf Resort Guide
– Top 25 Courses in U.S. and Mexico
Golf for Women
– Top 100 Women-Friendly Courses
Golf World Business
– 100 Best Golf Shops
Condé Nast Traveler
– Top 100 Golf Resorts
International Association of Golf Tour Operators
– 2013 IAGTO Sustainability Award, with emphasis on community engagement
– 2013 Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
Friday 24th November: The Arizona National
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1996, Arizona National Golf Club is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains and abutting the Coronado National Forest. It follows the rugged natural flow of the land across shady mesquite-lined arroys and skirts craggy rock outcroppings.
The club features an action-backed Bar & Grill. The bar is perfect for a refreshing drink after a round or join friends for a meal on the lakeside patio with grand natural desert views.
Saturday 25th November: Westin La Paloma Golf Club
Our final round in Arizona will be taken on the Westin La Paloma Golf Club. Over the three weeks of the tour, we very much hope that a full appreciation of golf in Arizona will have been had. We have toured all over the world, with the dramatic courses of South Africa, the lush, humid courses of Asia, the grand old courses throughout Europe and now the desert courses of Arizona. As with all of the tours that we present, the aim is for you to enjoy them to the full and to create positive, long lasting memories.
Sunday 26th November: Departures
After breakfast, we will check out and travel to Phoenix to commence the journey home.
To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.
Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.
Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.
David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.
Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.
With the third week of any our escorted golf tours, we try to apply a measured approach to the pace of the week, so that you can truly relax and enjoy the surroundings and the golf, before the return to the daily routine back at home.
Thanks for Barney's report and the photos. I thoroughly enjoyed the Devon and Cornwall trip, despite the wet weather at first and thank you to you and Barney for hosting it so well. I'm attaching some photos in case they are of interest. Best wishes HelenHelen
Our Devon Trip was wet and windy so we couldn't make the most of the magnificent courses there. However, the Imperial in Barnstaple was very comfortable with excellent food and service. On to sunny Cornwall - fantastic links courses and a pleasant parkland one at the hotel to finish. Many thanks to Barney and Jennie for hosting the tours and for my surprise birthday celebration.Rosemary K
Thanks Jennie and Barney for being super hosts and Iain and all at DSG for kindly making this trip so well arranged and so much fun and to all the participants for making us feel so much a part of the regular gang. The whole experience was really outstanding. The choice of resort and its facilities world class, the company and food, memorable and the golf in the glorious weather was the cherry on top of the icing on the cake. We look forward to more trips with DSG in the future and that all this was accomplished by all those involved both at DSG and at The Westin during these extremely challenging times.Junaid Peracha
Golfing in Mauritius was not too shabby to say the least. Excellent golf courses that was challenging and certainly kept me focused on the ball????. Loved how we had to get the boat to play at the Île aux Cerfs . Enjoyed the diversity and dynamics of meeting new people to make new friends. Barney and Jennie outstanding as usual and always are so accommodating. You guys are such good company!????????♀️???????? Everything about the hotel was superb. Excellent choice. Thank you all! I had a great time.Ina LeBlanc