The Tucson Nine

Recently renovated in 2011, the Tucson Nine is regarded as the most challenging of the three courses in SaddleBrooke. The course offers stunning views of the Catalina Mountain range from every hole. This nine is highlighted by hole #4, a strong par 4 requiring a tee shot over a pond to a sloping fairway with gorgeous mountain views in the background. The course challenge lies in the deep bunkers which await an errant shot and the length of the course.

Course of Play

Hole 1

A strong test to open the Tucson Nine at over 400 yards with out of bounds left and a grove of trees to the right of the fairway. Par is an excellent score.


Hole 2

A long Par 3 with out of bounds just left of the green and a large hill to the right side of the green. The best shot is to play to the front edge of the green.


Hole 3

The third of three strong holes to start this nine. The dogleg left par 5 plays uphill to a green which is not visible from the fairway. Players should choose their layup carefully to leave a full shot into the green.


Hole 4

The signature hole on the Tucson Course is a medium length par 4 requiring a 200 yard tee shot over water from the back tees. Stunning views of the Santa Catalina Mountain range await players from the tee box. A short iron second shot played into a green sloping severely from left to right will leave most players with an uphill chance at birdie.


Hole 5

A deceptively long par 4, the tee shot must carry a ridge 220 yards from the back tee or players are faced with a blind second shot. Take note of the slope of the hole running from left to right as players may run the ball onto the green for a good chance for birdie.


Hole 6

A mid-length par 5 reachable in two for long hitters. Most players will hit a tee shot just short of the fairway bunker leaving a decision on how close to play to the green on the 2nd shot. The two tiered green sits elevated from the fairway and slopes from right to left and front to back.


Hole 7

A downhill par 4 which plays uphill on the 2nd shot to a relatively flat green. Their is a flat area in the fairway approximately 100-125 yards from the green requiring players to make the proper club selection off the tee. This is a good birdie opportunity.


Hole 8

The second of two tough par 3 holes on this course. The tee shot is played uphill to a large green guarded by 3 bunkers on the right and a mound on the left side of the green. Choosing the proper club is difficult and it is recommend that players play to the middle of the green for all pin locations.


Hole 9

A strong finish to this course, #9 plays over 400 yards from the back tee. Players who can carry the ball 250 yards will be rewarded with a forward bounce off the ridge which bi-sects the fairway. The second shot is played to a two tiered green sloping sharply from front to back. Proper club selection on the 2nd shot is critical to avoid 3 putt potential. Par is an excellent score on this hole.


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