Golf in Cochise County=great deals

Benson's Turquoise Hills Golf Course. Photo courtesy of the Cochise County Tourism Council.

Benson's Turquoise Hills Golf Course. Photo courtesy of the Cochise County Tourism Council.

Cochise County is known for its Old West, Native American and Military history. But did you know there are seven public golf courses in Cochise County?

With greens fee starting at $20 per person for 18 holes, they’re a great value too! Prices are current as of 4/20/2009. Check with each club for deals including midweek and twilight fees.

So, bring your clubs next time you visit southern Arizona!

Douglas Golf and Social Club, Douglas, AZ, 520-364-1588
Built in 1932 by the WPA, this is one of Arizona’s oldest courses.  The front nine offers a traditional golf layout.  The back nine features desert golf.

18 holes
Par 71
6,246 yards
Rating 68.8
Slope 117

Mountain View Golf Course, Fort Huachuca, 520-533-7088
A links-style course designed by the Army Corps of Engineers, the facility is open to civilians.

18 holes
Par 72
6,600 yards
Rating 71
Slope 126

San Pedro Golf Course, Benson, AZ, 520-586-7888
Benson’s only championship golf course is a links-style course that blends with the surrounding desert.

18 holes
Par 72
7,313 yards
Rating 73
Slope 130

Shadow Mountain Golf Club, Sunsites, AZ, 520-826-3412
Designed by Horizon, the course offers a traditional golf layout in a beautiful setting with bentgrass, lakes and trees.

Deal alert: Daily fees are two people for $40. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, you and a friend can golf for only $25.

18 holes
Par 72
6,632 yards
Rating 71.1
Slope 124

Turquoise Hills Family Golf Center, Benson, AZ, 520-586-2585
Formerly Mesquite Valley Golf and RV.  The desert-style course has recently been upgraded with new vegetation and improved fairways and greens.

18 holes
Par 58
3,004 yards
Rating 56.1
Slope 86

Turquoise Valley Golf and RV Park, Naco, AZ, 520-432-3091
Turquoise Valley, Arizona’s oldest continuously run golf course and home to Arizona’s longest hole—the 747 yard par-6 Rattler.  The front nine has a links style design, while the back nine offers desert golf.

18 holes
Par 72
6,778 yards
Rating 71.5
Slope 129

Twin Lakes Golf Club, Willcox, AZ, 520-384-2720
A traditional layout with speedy greens—the USGA rated them a 10 on a scale of 1-12.  Play 18 holes by teeing off from a different box on each of the course’s nine holes.

9 holes (dual tee boxes)
Par 72
6,384 yards
Rating 69.1
Slope 107

Is mini golf more your style? Helldorado Town in Tombstone recently opened a new mini-golf course!

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