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Starr Pass Golf Club

3645 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, Arizona, 85745
Type: Resort
No. Holes: 27
(520) 670-0406
Architect: Bob Cupp (64)
                       Arnold Palmer (143)
                      
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Detailed description of Starr Pass Golf Club

Starr Pass Golf Club, is a Resort, 27 hole golf course facility located in Tucson, Arizona. The course has 3 nine hole venues,Coyote, Roadrunner & Rattler. These can be played in any of three combinations providing 3 different golfing experiences.

The Starr Pass legend began over 120 years ago when Richard Starr crafted a trail through the rugged wilderness of the Tucson Mountains. Today, the Coyote 6 fairway marks this trail and has earned the honor of being the signature hole at Starr Pass.

Golf legends including Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Payne Stewart and Nancy Lopez, to name a but a few, have all carved their way through this historic golf course. All of the hazards at Starr Pass are completely natural elements of the desert.

Since opening in 1986, Starr Pass has established itself as a premier Arizona desert golf course.

Arnold Palmer has recently completed a redesign of the original 18-hole course and added a new 9 holes making Starr Pass a 27 hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Facility.

The three nines are – Coyote, Roadrunner & Rattler.

This course has been reviewed 8 times
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Needham, MA
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Guest (cart included), played on Wednesday, April 2019 at 9:00 PM

Day 21 - 100 days, 100 courses (Tuesday, April 2, 2019)

I am learning a lot about golf by playing every day.

The natural tendency is that if you can hit the ball 240 yards, you try to do that every time. Many of the better courses require you to think and play within yourself.

Starr Pass is one of those. After fighting the course (and losing) the first 3 holes I tried to play smarter golf. I was 5 over through 3 but only 15 over for the last 15.

I was able to do this by taking what the course was giving me. Trying to find safe shots and not constantly trying to hit over the bunker. This is not the way to get to a single digit handicap, but maybe I can get down to a 12.

For the last 2 weeks, almost every course has had warning of rattlesnakes. It is really a deterrent to going into the rough to try and find your ball. I found my first one at Starr Pass. I was about 8 feet from it when I noticed him out of the corner of my eye. Neither of us moved and I backed away. As Cat calls them "Nope. Rope".

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 029470
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Chula Vista, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Thursday, October 2018 at 11:00 AM

Super layout - played the course right after the overseeding so the fairways were a bit thick and wet but beautiful. The layout works is way around and through desert canyons. Be forewarned - if you play from the back tees there are several holes where you can't see the driving landing area. Nice bunkers and nice greens. A great course for the price. Desert is unforgiving - you usually can't play from the desert.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 029429
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Conifer, CO

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Thursday, February 2012 at 8am

Did a stay and play package, so not sure how much of the price was greens fees. Rack rate is $215, and that is definitely way over priced. We played all three nines several times over three days and each is a little different, but all are challenging and well designed. A few rather hinky holes with some pretty difficult placement of fairway to green carry, but overall a great place. The fairways are some of the best, conversely, the greens are horrid....lightening fast, rolled to the point that there really is no grass, and really hard to read made putting frustrating. Take plenty of balls.... the arroyos are hungry and steep, and finding errant shots mission impossible. The course staff are some of the most friendly and helpful we've ever seen. Not only did they offer tips on playing and reading greens, their dining recommendations were way better than the JW Marriott Concierge!

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 016846
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Rapid City, SD

$61 (cart included), played on Thursday, February 2012 at 10am

Great courses. Beautiful location. Play this you won't be sorry, Then stop afterwords in the restraunt for the BBQ... really wonderful. Schedule so you can eat lunch or dinner here, you will not be sorry. Did not want to leave..

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 016782
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Springfield, MO

$126 (cart included), played on Saturday, January 2011 at noon

Pleasnt in every way. Shop, Starters, Marshall, Cart Girl...all were as nice as can be. Food was good, drinks were tasty. We were guests of the hotel, of course.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 016656
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Va Beach, VA

$71 (cart included), played on Saturday, September 2010 at 8am

Staff have an incredibly bad attitude. We were quoted a price when the reservation was made then the price changed when we arrived, then they would not honor the price. The staff had a very arrogant approach to the golfers. The attitude was like we worked for them. There was an altercation with a gentleman who cleaned my clubs after the round. He insisted on taking my cart and clubs, even though I was working in my bag to secure items. He just drove off and then had the nerve to challenge me as though I did something wrong, a very intense stareing contest. My recoomendation is skip the golf and eat at the restarant. They have some of the best grilled meats

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 011665
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Tucson, AZ

$51 (cart included), played on Sunday, December 2009 at noon

Course is in better shape than others because of the new Marriott hotel that is on site.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 009154
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Oro Valley, AZ

$76 (cart included), played on Friday, January 2007 at 6am

This course was in great condition. The greens were true. The staff was friendly and seemed to enjoy their job. Stayed at the Marriott and Starr Pass Golf Club is their home course.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 001393
4.0/5
Based on 8 reviews
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