Celebrate Your Favorite Four Legged Friend!

Paint a Portrait of Your Fur Babies!

Here at The Golf Club at Vistoso we pride on being more than just a place to come play golf.  Although, we are a public golf course and offer an amazing golf experience, there is a lot more that goes on here. The month of February is filled with events you just can’t afford to miss.

Masterpiece and Mimosas

Have a furry friend you love? On Saturday, February 3rd from 10am-12:30pm join us here at the course for a fun filled event of painting and drinking.  We will be transforming the clubhouse into a chic art studio by hosting “Paint a Portrait of Your Fur Babies” painting party. Enjoy $4 Mimosas, $4 Screwdrivers and $5 Bloody Marys. It’s a fun event to bring a group of friends to catch up and enjoy each others company but also fun if you are looking to meet new people around the community.  We provide everything you need to create an adorable work of art you’ll cherish forever. Create timeless memories of your beloved pet by using a selected photo you provide, and we help turn it into a custom handmade pet portrait that will be a perfect addition to your home or could also be a great gift idea for the pet lover in your life.

Vistoso Puppies painted

We encourage you call and reserve your spot as we are quickly filling up, please contact us at 520.775.2788.  Want to get a round of golf in while visiting the course, click HERE to view available tee times.

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How You Can Save at a Public Golf Course

5 Things Every Golfer Should Have

Whether you play golf every day, a few times a week or once a month, there are 5 things that every golfer should know that can help you save money throughout the year.  The game of golf can be expensive and at times you may feel as though you cannot afford to play as often as you would like. Below are 5 things that can help you save at the course.  

Home Golf Course

Learning and understanding the game of golf can be challenging and at times even frustrating.  Having a home course that you play often helps you get comfortable while learning the basics. Getting to know the courses staff makes it easier to ask questions and feel comfortable in your own environment.   As you play a course more than once you begin to study and learn the course, which helps you practice and improve each time.  By improving your golf game you will begin to love the sport and more importantly you will understand it.
Membership Card

While at first the thought of purchasing a membership card may seem to be more expensive, by the time you add up green fees, membership cards help you save throughout the year which can help improve your golf game. Golf enthusiasts have found that being a cardmember is simply a more convenient way to enjoy regular games of golf. Not only that, but it benefits your friends, family and business clients… Card programs allow to book your tee times at the lowest available rate and you can bring up to 3 guests each visit and they will also receive the lowest card rate available.  Not only do you receive discounts on green fees but you also receive significant discounts at the golf shop and on food and beverage.

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 Download Mobile App

When you download the courses mobile app it is so easy to book your tee time.  You can also receive exclusive offers and specials.  A number of OB Properties accept GolfCash, which is a new way people are paying for things at the course.  You can use GolfCash to pay for green fees, purchase a beverage from the beverage cart (tip the beverage cart girl), pay for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the course. GolfCash is convenient and easy to use, you can even gift it to a friend.  Maybe you lost a bet to your buddy?  You can pay your dues through gifting a friend GolfCash.

Subscribe to the courses email list

When you subscribe to your home courses email list you begin to receive a number of exclusive offers that add up to major savings throughout the year.  You will also receive emails about special events at the course, updates on course conditions, be the first to know about new products and services. To subscribe to your courses email list you can usually find it on the course’s website.  

Follow on Social Media

Are you a fan of your home courses Facebook page?  If you are not a fan, you definitely should become one.  The course will often post about contests and giveaways. The prizes offered range from free golf to GolfCash to be used to purchase anything at the course.  You will learn more about the courses conditions and improvements.  Facebook pages are a good source to find out about events, tournaments and special offers.  You can even book a tee time straight from the course’s Facebook page!

Golf Club of Vistoso: Buzzing with the Sights and Sounds of The Arizona Golf Lifestyle.

Tucson-area favorite has it going on

In my way of thinking, golf is an umbrella term that covers much more than just playing the game.  Things like dining, entertainment, junior golf, leagues, charity events, socializing, shopping and instruction are all moons that revolve around the planet golf.   It seems like a growing number of golf clubs are beginning to capitalize on this fact, including the Golf Club at Vistoso.

Let’s start out by taking a look at the golf experience.  The Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course is punctuated by the views of Tortolita and Santa Catalina Mountains.  Ribbons of green grass unfold through groves of Mesquite, Palo Verde and stately Saguaros to provide Vistoso with a healthy element of risk and reward in addition to Weiskopf’s signature drivable par 4s.

“The concept came to me while competing at the Open Championship at Saint Andrews in 1970,” said Weiskopf.  “It’s similar to a reachable par 5, the risk-reward challenge is the same.”

Weiskopf also shook up the scorecard a bit with five par 5s and five par 3s, but still ended up with a par-72 layout that begins with a manageable 373-yard par 4.  The second hole – a par 5 named Double Cross – gives golfers a glimpse into the options that will be available to them throughout the round.

When standing on the tee, some of the fairways are concealed by sweeping undulations and desert areas that pinch into the landing zones.  While this may frustrate some first-time players, it provides an element of discovery that keeps the experience fresh.

The golf course ambles on to the par-5 6th hole with another double-carry to a green that is reachable only by the biggest hitters.  Careful consideration of the yardage guide is a must at the par-4 14th, aptly dubbed “Risky.” And the round finishes with two long holes at 16 and 17 before unwinding with the reachable par-5 18th.

What does it cost to play?  You’ll be happy to know that even the rack rate is equitable at Vistoso.  Further savings are available by joining the Mountain Club, Vistoso’s version of an annual membership.  The Catalina Card is another option, with its preferred year-round rates and other benefits.  The usual suspects also gather for the Sundown Skins Game every Friday afternoon at 3:00pm.

No matter what the green fees are, it’s worth every penny when you play well.  To that end, Vistoso’s instruction team has you covered.  Kortney Krueger globe trotted his way around the golf world helping hackers from Arizona and California to Canada, and most recently, Ireland.

Kortney can positively impact any golfer, no matter their ability, and likewise, he takes particular pride in passing the game on to the next generation through their junior golf programs.  Plus, the unlimited range balls and golf after 2:30 pm offered by the Player Development program is a great way to ingrain those stroke-saving lessons.

Whether beating balls on the practice tee or chasing skins, the final destination is usually the Tortilla Terrace.  This Southwestern-inspired covered patio offers a cozy place to enjoy post-round cold brews and mountain views.  A roaring fireplace warms the crisp desert air and rustic timber beams accent this desert-lodge-style hangout.

At the Terrace, they serve up a healthy heaping of club favorites with a massive Cobb salad, savory Miss Piggy pulled-pork sandwich, or the granddaddy of them all:  the gut-busting Albatross Burger.  This beast boasts two half-pound angus burgers served on two grilled cheese sandwiches, topped with double cheese, double bacon, and double green chilies.  If you can eat it all – plus the chips – you get a free golf cap.

Next time you’re looking for something to do, go to the club.  As the Golf Club at Vistoso illustrated, you don’t always need to have a tee time to have a blast.  Instead, you could take a lesson, pick up a new polo shirt or enjoy a signature “Cadillac Margarita” on Tortilla Terrace – gotta drink something to wash down the Albatross Burger.  And if you don’t achieve the desired effect, repeat!