Tucson, Arizona is now home to a fabulous new golf course: Sewailo Golf Club, which opened in mid December. A great addition to the underrated golfing community of Tucson, which has roughly 20 golf courses, Sewailo will also serve as the home golf course for the University of Arizona men’s and women’s golf teams.
“We’re extremely pleased to be joining forces with Sewailo Golf Club as they open their course to the Tucson community,” Direct of Athletics Greg Byrne said. “Arizona National was a wonderful home for our programs and we thank them for their relationship over the years, but we’re looking forward to this new chapter in Arizona golf. I’ve had the opportunity to play at Sewailo and I know that our golf programs will benefit from all the top-notch amenities the course and its training facilities have to offer.”
Also, for the first time in Tucson history, a casino resort has received the prestigious Forbes Four Star Travel Guide Award. Forbes Travel Guide recently unveiled its 55th annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide and named Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa, and Conference Center as part of this distinguished list. Last month, Sewailo Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72-hole championship golf course designed by PGA golfer Notah Begay III and Ty Butler, joined the impressive amenities available to Casino Del Sol Resort guests. The casino and golf course are enterprises of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
Designed by PGA Tour standout Notah Begay III and Ty Butler, the championship-style Sewailo is a challenging 7,400 yards from the tips and offers five different tee boxes on each hole. It is managed by Troon Golf, a Scottsdale-based golf management company, which oversees properties in 29 states and 26 countries.
The name Sewailo means “flower world” in the Yaqui language, which is appropriate as it resembles a desert oasis with impressive water features incorporated into the surrounding landscape. The entire property, including the luxurious, 215-room Casino Del Sol Resort, takes full advantage of the natural setting and surrounding mountain views. The course features an extensive driving range and practice areas for chipping and putting. A full complement of Callaway Golf rental equipment is available. The course is open to guests of the resort and the general public. More information about the new course is available at http://www.casinodelsol.com/sewailogolfclub.
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.