The Vistoso Golf Club is one of the great public golf courses in Southern Arizona. It is located in Oro Valley which is a northern suburb of the city Tucson. Vistoso is surrounded by two sets of mountains the Santa Catalina’s and the Tortolita’s. The desert foliage combined with the majestic mountain views makes for an unparalleled optical experience.
Vistoso is a championship par 72 golf course designed by part-time Scottsdale, Az resident Tom Weiskopf. Its signature hole #14 a drivable par 4 named “Risky”. It boasts a championship tee rating of 72.1 and a slope of 143 for the men and back tee rating of 73.9 with a slope of 142 for the women. You can find the scorecard at http://www.vistosogc.com/ for all of the other men and women tee sets with their slope and ratings.
The Vistoso golf operation is managed by Class A teaching professional and Head Golf Professional Cindy MacNider. The golf course offers both men and women leagues open to the public with availability to hold your own golf tournament as well. Besides the golf course is aesthetically pleasing and a great challenge the practice area is also exceptional. It offers a practice tee on both ends of the range, multiple practice greens, and a sand bunker. The golf shop can be contacted at 520-797-9900 for green fee rates, time of operation, availability, and instruction.
For your dining experience, Vistoso offers the Tortolita Terrace. This large and charming covered patio is available for food service from 8 am to 3 pm daily and the bar is open from 7 am to 5 pm daily. The Tortolita Terrace has breathtaking views of the surrounding golf course, desert, and mountains and is a relaxing spot for a great meal or just a cocktail with friends. The Tortolita Terrace also has special dining events like Mother’s Day brunch, and may also be reserved for wedding ceremonies, receptions or any other special gathering you may need. You can contact the food and beverage department at 520-775-2788.
The Vistoso golf club typically performs their annual course overseeding the first two weeks of October and green aerification in late July. Contact the golf course for exact dates and other questions related to these topics.
Within the Rancho Vistoso community you have several housing options to choose from. Priced from just under $250,000 and up to over $2 million you have your choice of gated and non gated neighborhoods, homes on and off the golf course, homes that feature pools and homes that do not and of course many with great mountain views. Oro valley, Arizona has two high schools, three middle schools and five elementary schools. It’s also home to Catalina State Park which offers some of southern Arizona’s most spectacular mountain views. Nearby you’ll also find restaurants, shopping and medical. A beautiful golf community to live, love and enjoy.
Just a few weeks after writing this article The Golf Club at Vistoso suspended operations- Click here to learn more.