Beautiful course with an amazing backdrop
Our foursome played the Canyon and Hill courses for the round. They had recently overseeded and had yet to mow, leaving the rolls shorter, but not bad. Greens were beautiful and the cart girl caught us three times while playing. Staff was nice, on par with what you would expect from a Troon course.
Overall, the courses and layout were fun. Nothing truly killer. I am perplexed why more holes didn't shape to the views with as pretty as it is against the Catalinas. I can only think of two holes that were visually stunning. The weather was absolutely perfect-- can't beat Arizona sun and cool for golf in the winter.
One tip is to stay away from the stream to the left on one green. I received 12 mosquito bites, all on that hole due to some standing water. Worth itching for a week to play and stay at La Paloma? Yup.
Terrible course: the greens are horrible, the layout is a cluster $&@%. Some of the staff are rude and clueless. There was no water in the water jugs on the course despite it being 108 degrees!
This was a terrible golfing experience.
Just played Canyon and Hill together yesterday. Canyon's green's are almost completely shot, with big dead sections of grass-- taking from 20% to 50% of every green-- on each hole. After paying full boat-$175, the starter told me about how bad the conditions of the greens were, and even told me they're going to shut down Canyon in a week or so to completely re-build the greens. Then, I was sent out to play on that 9! They were basically unplayable. I felt totally ripped off. Stay away.
What a fantastic place to play golf in Tucson! We stayed at the Westin La Paloma for work, and I made sure to sneak away for a round of golf on their perfectly manicured Jack Nicklaus course.
LP is a 27-hole golf course, the three 9's are Canyon, Ridge and Hill. It is managed by Troon golf, which is always a good sign. The course is absolutely loaded with cacti - many of which have "bullet holes" in them from stray golf balls.
I also had an encounter with a full sized bobcat. I'm glad it didn't attack, because that cat would have torn us apart. Good thing it was distracted by a jackrabbit.
Overall, a super-sweet golf course. 5 stars from this golf snob.