The Views recently opened its gem of a golf course to public play, having been strictly private for the last couple of decades, and will soon be on everyone’s must play list. Surrounded by many of the newer and pricey desert tracks in Marana/Oro Valley, the Views offers a more traditional feel and at an affordable green fee. Just go to GolfNow.com to look for daily rates.
Designed in the late 80’s by Greg Nash the course can best be described as a shotmakers course…put it in the right spot off the tee and on your approach and you can score well. You start off with a couple of easy warm up holes and then get your wakeup call on the #3 par three, a short hole where club selection is everything depending on pin position and wind direction. Tough green to read and two putts are commendable. Speaking of par three’s, The Views collection of them is one of the best around, highlighted by the signature #7. Breathtaking views of the Catalina Mountains from the elevated tee box must be the inspiration for the new name, or certainly one of them as great vistas are everywhere on the course. The par fives, while generally shorter than most can offer many players a good shot at birdie or even better for the long hitters. Be careful however, missed 2nd and 3rd shots can put you someplace you don’t want to be or in one of the well manicured bunkers.
If you are looking for someplace new and fun to play, this deceptively challenging course will surprise you.
Public 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Oro Valley, AZ Phone: 520.825.3110
Course: Par 72, 6715 Yards
Course Designer: Greg NashOpened in 1986
Opened to the public in 2010
Natural Desert / Economy
Rules & Regulations (PDF)
Self Guided Walking Tour & Sun City Vistoso Map (PDF)
Non-Resident Golf Passes
Facilities & Amenities