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El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort

10000 N. Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ
85704

Tucson’s Largest Golf Resort

El Conquistador is the largest and most popular Tucson, Arizona golf resort. The golf resort ranks as one of the best Arizona golf resorts for business or pleasure!

The dramatic views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Tucson valley below provide a truly memorable golf experience.

The 18-hole Cañada course is a 6,713-yard par 72 with a rating of 72.2 and a slope of 140. The greens were renovated in the summer of 2000, but retains the charm and challenge of high-desert golf popular for over a decade.

The natural terrain comes into play as fairways wind through ravines and arroyos. The challenge of this course is in the proper club selection. Many golfers prefer the Cañada course because it demands a good deal of strategy, requiring a player to use every club. There’s a lot of variety on Cañada – with considerable mounding, doglegs and elevation changes from the tee to the green. There are many birdie opportunities on the par 4’s, but the risk may outweigh the reward for some golfers.

Hole #16 presents special challenges because the 533-yard, par 5 doglegs to the left. A perfect drive may leave the golfer in the position to go for the green on the second shot. But the risk is high because the green is protected by water and by drastic mounding and three huge bunkers behind the green.

The signature hole is the 183-yard 8th hole, considered by many to be the toughest par 3 in Tucson. Players drive uphill along a narrow ridge and aim between two towering Saguaro cacti just 40 yards out from the tee box. The green is surrounded by natural desert that falls into canyons on either side of the green. Both the 4th and 5th holes begin from elevated tee boxes surrounded by cacti, which give the player the opportunity to experience “target golf”. Players must hit strong; well-executed tee shots on these par 4’s to land the ball in these narrow fairways.

Score Card Summary

Tee Box Yards Slope Rating
El Conquistador 6801 126 72.7
Pusch Ridge 2788 110 65.6
Canada 6713 146 72.2