1 Year Since The Views Golf Club went Semi-Private and they continue to improve an already great course …The Views Golf Club is located in the Town of Oro Valley. This Greg Nash designed 18 hole desert inspired championship course has breathtaking views of the Catalina Mountains in a picture perfect setting. Over its 25 years The Views has improved with age and only recently has its doors been opened to the public.
Unlike many mature desert courses The Views is far from a flat, park style golf course. This rolling, sloping course provides beauty and challenges to all levels of golfers. Every hole offers five tee locations with yardage ranging from 5111 to 6715 yards and ratings/slopes from 70.6/114 to 71.9/131. Our wide variety
of tees along with lush turf, tight greens and newly renovated sand bunkers is inviting and enjoyable for golfers of all levels.
“STANDING ON THE TEE GIVES YOU THE FEELING THAT YOU ARE ON TOP OF THE WORLD WITH VIEWS FROM PINE TOPPED MT. LEMMON TO THE ANCIENT ROCK FORMATIONS OF PUSCH RIDGE. ”
Although nearly every hole offers panoramic views, hole #7, one of our signature holes, offers some of the most unique sights on the course. Standing on the tee gives you the feeling that you are on top of the world with views from pine topped Mt. Lemmon to the ancient rock formations of Pusch Ridge. This par 3 hole is not only beautiful but is also fun to play with a green that slopes from back to front, a deep bunker to the left and another tucked behind the green.
Come and join us for a round. I assure you that between the views and well maintained course plus a courteous, helpful staff you’ll have an enjoyable day of golf.
… representing the gals
… representing the guys
SATT READER REVIEW:
by Debbie Darling and Robin Lane
The Views Golf Club, formerly known as Sun City Vistoso Golf Club, has now become a semi-private golf facility that you don’t want to miss! Appropriately renamed for the breathtaking views of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the course is situated north of Tucson in the Oro Valley, where the temperatures were invitingly cooler than in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
Designed by Greg Nash The Views has five sets of tee boxes for all skill levels, lending itself to the natural desert surroundings and the beautiful mountain vistas!
On the day our foursome played, we played the Gold Tee’s (ladies) and the Blue Tee’s (men) with club choice and accuracy on each tee shot crucial, as most tee boxes are elevated and the fairways are bordered by large “shady” mesquite trees. Also bring your short game, as the approaches can be narrow, and the greens have nice undulation & speed!
“WE FOUND THE COURSE CHALLENGING AND INTERESTING … YOU TRULY MUST THINK YOUR WAY THROUGH THIS COURSE. ”
Before heading to the No. 1 Tee, there is a practice range, putting green and chipping area. A bucket of balls is an additional charge to the reasonable daily rates offered at The Views.
The course makes its way back to the Pro Shop at the turn where they have a wonderful Café and a friendly chef and staff. They even sent us home with their last serving of Gumbo Soup!
We found the course challenging and interesting with no two holes the same, a little bit of water, plenty of bunkers, dog legs and forced carries. You truly must think your way through this golf course.
The course is currently undergoing some bunker renovations and course improvements, when it comes back out of over seeding it will be in pristine shape and ready for you. We appreciated the hospitality of Kim Griggs, the Golf Professional who is hands on both in the Golf Shop and as a teaching professional.
SATT READER REVIEW:
by Scott Darling and Tommy Lane
We recently joined our wives to experience The Views Golf Club in Oro Valley. The mountains came into view on almost every hole making this a very picturesque golf course. Tee selection varies and we chose to play from the Blue tees at 6,715 yards. Right off the 1st tee box we looked east toward the spectacular Santa Catalina Mountains, and we weren’t disappointed at the views or the course the entire round!
In particular I enjoyed Hole #9 – a challenging, 399 yard, Par 4, depending on your skill level, choose NOT to use your driver from the tee box! If you hit too far you will be over the hill in a wash, leaving yourself a most difficult 2nd shot. But if you choose wisely your 2nd shot is all downhill to the long and narrow green, and trust me, a 4 is a great score here!
We saw two bobcat “kittens” playing in the grass on the left of the fairway where our drives landed – they ignored us and played on, we were just happy mama wasn’t to be seen!
“THE COURSE WAS GOING THROUGH SOME RENOVATIONS, WHICH WE COULD TELL FROM EXPERIENCE, WERE GOING TO DO NOTHING BUT IMPROVE THIS ALREADY GREAT COURSE ”
I also enjoyed Hole #17 – a short 157 yard, Par 3, where again club selection is crucial to this well guarded green. A par score here is awesome, write it down quickly.
The course was going through some renovations, which we could tell from experience, were going to do nothing but improve this already great course.
The restroom locations were adequate and the facilities were nice. There was plenty of opportunity to ice up and get water, and we enjoyed the shade when we could get to it on a hot September morning!
Lunch in the café was delicious and the staff throughout the course treated us professionally and enthusiastically.
EDITORS NOTE: Completion of both the Bunker Renovations and overseeding is anticipated on October 13th. The Views Golf Course will be one of the first courses open for public play, with freshly seeded greens.