El Conquistador Golf Club at the award-winning Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort recently invested nearly $3 million to enhance its two golf courses – The Conquistador and The Cañada – following the July 2012 storms which caused severe damage. With the new enhancements, the two courses will continue to provide
players with an exciting and challenging desert golf experience.
All 103 bunkers on both 18-hole courses have been renovated with new drainage, liners and filled with pioneer white sand. The washes that run through the courses are reconstructed with clean new edges and re-graded wash bottoms. The desert areas bordering every hole are being smoothed and re-landscaped and a total of 21 mesquite and Palo Verde trees are being planted throughout both courses. Many turf areas have been re-seeded, the greens are rolling exceptionally well and the fairways are lush and full fairways. As part of the project the cart paths are also undergoing extensive repair.
“Our Conquistador and Cañada golf courses are both in the best condition they have been since they first opened to the public,” said, Lynn Eriksen, general manager, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort. “As Tucson’s largest golf resort, we are very pleased to offer our guests and club members, these improved world-class golf facilities.”
The par 71 Conquistador golf course is located in a lush, park-like setting adjacent to the clubhouse. Fringed with native trees, this fabulous 18-hole course is intertwined with vibrant desert flora and offers four sets of tee boxes suitable for golfers of all abilities. The par 72 Cañada course boasts stunning mountain views from all holes. Guests play through saguaro capped hillsides surrounded by natural desert terrain, and enjoy manicured fairways and spectacular views of the Catalina Mountains and desert wildlife.
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort also features a third, nine-hole Pusch Ridge golf course located right on resort property. The beautiful Pusch Ridge Course winds, dips and climbs through 175 feet of vertical drop in the foothills, with a challenging 2,788-yard layout.
All three golf courses are open to the public as well as members of El Conquistador Golf Club. The club is currently offering a trial membership with a $1,250 initiation fee and dues of $435 per month for full club access which includes fitness and tennis facilities, discounts at restaurants at the club and resort, exclusive “member’s only” events throughout the year and much more. A limited number of afternoon memberships are also available. Non-members may also enjoy the newly renovated courses with greens fees starting at $49.