For many active adults, amenities are among the top considerations when searching for a new community. And when it comes to desirable amenities, golf frequently tops the list.
In addition to being a popular retirement destination, the Tucson area is home to many communities that offer on-site golf courses. These communities cater to a wide range of budgets and lifestyles, from resort-like environments to affordable communities where any golf lover will feel right at home. We’re exploring the top 5 golf course communities to check out in the Tucson area.
SaddleBrooke Ranch - Oracle, AZ
SaddleBrooke Ranch is a popular option for those seeking a high-end community with an on-site golf course. This 40+ gated community enjoys a vibrant lifestyle and consists of 5,400 single family homes.
The 18-hole championship golf course is a big attraction for residents at SaddleBrooke Ranch. It is a beautifully landscaped 6,875-yard, par-72 course. When the course was being constructed, special care was taken to create a challenging but enjoyable game of golf. As a result, the course winds through lush landscaping and hundreds of trees. Since the course is located on a mesa, it also offers sweeping views of the surrounding desert landscape. With a driving range, fully stocked pro shop, and a bistro, residents have everything they need for a full day of golf.
Casas Del Oro Norte - Tucson, AZ
When it comes to golf course communities in the Tucson area, Casas Del Oro Norte is one of the premier destinations. This intimate 55+ gated community is situated within the Omni Tucson National Golf Course and Spa. With just 130 attached homes, the community maintains a very private atmosphere.
The highly acclaimed Omni Tucson National Golf Course has hosted many NCAA and PGA tour events. Whether residents want to enjoy views of the lush fairways or play a challenging game of golf, there’s no better place to do so than Casas Del Oro Norte.
Sun City Oro Valley - Oro Valley, AZ
Sun City Oro Valley is a well-established 45+ community situated about 20 miles north of downtown Tucson. It consists of 2,488 single-family and attached homes. While some of the homes in this community are a bit older, many residences have been upgraded with modern features.
With an on-site 18-hole championship golf course, golf lovers find Sun City Oro Valley a great place to call home. This semi-private, Greg Nash-designed golf course is open for public play, but membership options are also available. The course recently received the GEM award (“Golf Endorsed by Members”) from the Southern Arizona Women’s PGA, and it was named the “The Best of the Northwest” by the NW Explorer, a local newspaper.
Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago - Vail, AZ
Those seeking an affordable option will find Del Webb at Rancho del Lago a great choice. This 50+ gated community consists of 522 single-family homes. The community is part of the larger master-planned development of Rancho del Lago, so residents have access to an assortment of amenities.
One of the top attractions at Rancho Del Lago is the 18-hole golf course. Situated at an elevation of 3,400 feet, del Lago Golf Club showcases views of the surrounding desert landscape; the higher elevation also means cooler temperatures during summer. The course has several water traps and 120 feet of elevation change, offering an exciting game for all skill levels. On-site amenities include a pro shop and a bar and grill.
The Highlands at Dove Mountain - Marana, AZ
While many golf course communities are larger, some active adults prefer a more intimate environment. The Highlands at Dove Mountain blends the best of both worlds. This 50+ gated community consists of 1,400 single-family homes, but with an ideal location tucked against the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains, it offers a more private environment.
When residents feel like playing a game of golf, they can head to their very own award-winning 18-hole golf course. The Highlands at Dove Mountain Golf Course was designed by renowned course architect Arthur Hills and features a challenging layout with hilly terrain.