Starr Pass Golf Suites, a Shell Vacations Club Resort: Area Travel Guide for Tucson, Arizona
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Saguaro Cactus in the Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona

Starr Pass Golf Suites

3645 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: (520)670-0500

Area Travel Guide

Discover the joy of playing golf in a dramatic setting unlike any other- ranked among Arizona's Top Ten and the nation's Top 100, the renowned Starr Pass golf course is an exhilarating delight for the discriminating golfer. Play 18 holes through dramatic desert terrain, from canyons to ravines, and enjoy the challenges the course has to offer.

For more recreation options, take advantage of our tennis courts, as well as the relaxing Olympic size heated pool, hot tub and fitness center. If you wish to further explore your desert oasis, you can hike, bike or take a leisurely horseback ride through the beautiful desert terrain. Starr Pass Golf Suites also offers weekly onsite activities such as nature walks and arts and crafts.

In addition, the resort is just three miles away from downtown Tucson, for easy access to the finest in shopping, dining, and entertainment the area has to offer.

In 1880, Richard Starr ran a stagecoach trail through Starr Pass in the rugged Tucson Mountains, giving visitors an opportunity to experience the wilds of western Tucson. That historic pass is now the fifteenth hole of the Starr Pass Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. Now you can experience the wonder of golf in the Sonoran desert while you enjoy the comfort and hospitality of Starr Pass Golf Suites.

The city lights of Tucson are minutes away, providing easy access to shopping, fine dining and entertainment. Day trips to Mexico and the historic towns of Tombstone and Bisbee provide a taste of the Old West for true adventure seekers. Tubac's artist community is located 45 minutes south of the resort for fine arts shopping. Wherever you go or whatever you do, the relaxing luxury of your suite is waiting when you return.

Starr Pass Golf Suites also offers weekly activities. Weekly guests can meet with the General Manager for a morning nature hike on the trails offered just beyond the resort property. This offers guests a chance at some amazing photos of Tucson, the sunrise, and the many desert animals native to the Southwest.

Quick Area Guide

Destination distance:
Old Tucson Studios: 20 minutes
San Xavier Mission: 25 minutes
Green Valley: 45 minutes
Tubac: 60 minutes
Patagonia: 1 hour
Nogales, Mexico: 1.5 hours
Mount Lemon: 1.5 hours
Tombstone: 1.5 hours

Attractions & Museums
Nearby you'll find the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, a renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanic garden. The museum has enchanted millions of visitors with its exhibits of live animals in astonishingly natural settings, and has gained a worldwide repute in the scientific community as an institution committed to researching and protecting the land, plants, and the animals of the Sonoran Desert region. 520.883.2702

Go horseback riding at Cocoraque Ranch. Ride through cool, lush mountain trails, trickling creeks, exciting panoramic views. 520.682.8594

One of the most beautifully preserved Spanish Missions in the Southwest, Mission San Xavier del Bac, is only a short 7 mile drive away. This mission is one of the most popular attractions in Tucson with Native American artisans and a café onsite, this is a must see destination during your visit.

Experience a stunning limestone cave in Southeastern Arizona that boasts world-class features. Kartchner Caverns State Park, discovered in 1974, is host to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations. Water percolates from the surface and calcite formations continue to grow, including stalactites dripping down like icicles and giant stalagmites reaching up from the ground. Tour guides will unveil this fascinating underground landscape during a memorable 1 1/2 hour tour.

Saguaro National Park is home to one of the largest Saguaro forests in the world. Not only will you get a chance to see these giants whose silhouettes characterize the desert landscape, but abundant Sonoran wildlife will also add to your experience.

Sabino Canyon is the highlight of any Tucson experience. Hiking this large chasm in the Santa Catalina Mountains will lead you to Seven Falls, a magnificent oasis at the end of a six mile hike. Shuttle and Tram rides are also available by reservation. 520.749.8700

Kitt Peak is home to the world's largest collection of optical telescopes, and is located high above the Sonoran Desert under some of the finest night skies. Kitt Peak, on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, is home to twenty-four optical and two radio telescopes representing eight astronomical research institutions.

Tombstone, made famous for the 1881 shootout at the O.K. Corral, is a short 1 hour drive. You can enjoy shopping, shootout reenactments and horse drawn carriage tours of this colorful old west town.

Discover the beautiful Southern Arizona desert with ATV Desert Tours. 520.682.3669

Not far from the resort is the University of Arizona campus - home of the Wildcats! Whether you're visiting the campus for an orientation tour or an alumni watching Wildcats basketball, Starr Pass Golf Suites is a short drive away.

Take on an affordable adventure and go geocaching! Experience the various trails along in Tucson and discover a treasure or two along the way. Many geocaching adventures await on

Starr Pass Golf Suite's onsite activities coordinator is happy to assist you in finding the perfect Tucson activities for your visit. Contact us at 520.670.0500


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