Starr Pass Golf Club

3645 W. Starr Pass Boulevard · Tucson, Arizona 85745 USA

Starr Pass Golf Club

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About Starr Pass Golf Club

Starr Pass Tucson Golf Club offers great teaching facilities and practice areas with putting and chipping greens, and a double-loaded driving range.

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Creation of the Course

The Starr Pass Golf Club legend began more than 120 years ago when Richard Starr crafted a trail through the rugged wilderness of the Tucson Mountains. Today, Coyote’s sixth fairway marks this trail and has earned the honor of being the signature hole at Starr Pass.


The Starr Pass Golf Club site was personally selected by PGA Tour Commissioner Dean Beaman. When he saw the site for the first time, he was instantly inspired by the natural beauty and rugged terrain. With the help of renowned golf course designer Bob Cupp and PGA Tour professional Craig Stadler, they created a world-class TPC golf facility.


Starr Pass Golf Club hosted the annual Tucson Open between 1987 and 1996. During that time, the third (#3 Rattler) and fifth holes (#5 Rattler) were rated two of the most difficult on the PGA Tour, with the average score for 18 holes ranking among the highest on tour as well.


A true desert course, natural elements are used as hazards while showcasing majestic vistas of the Catalina Mountains. Legends such as Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Payne Stewart and Nancy Lopez have carved their way through this historic golf course.

Golf Instruction

Available for resort and local guests:


  • Private lessons
  • On-course playing lessons
  • Junior lessons
  • Series of lessons (buy 4; get 1 free)


Rates for lessons are $90 per hour and $50 per half hour lesson.


Customized Golf Schools which include:


  • Instruction
  • Golf
  • Golf amenity
  • Gift certificate for merchandise


Corporate Group Clinics:


  • For 6 or more students
  • $40 per person for a 1.5-hour clinic


For information regarding golf instruction please contact the Starr Pass Golf Club at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa at (520) 670-0406.


  • Corporate
  • Golf
  • Sport
  • Trial
  • Junior Golf
  • Fitness
  • Social
  • Resort/Spa
  • Resort/Spa Seasonal
  • Spa Fitness
  • Spa Fitness Seasonal

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Green Game

We believe in protecting natural habitats and growing golf course employees into environmental stewards. Starr Pass Golf Club is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Starr Pass Golf Club demonstrates a high degree of quality through environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management; outreach and education; water conservation and water quality management.

Phil Mickelson’s PGA wins at Starr Pass

Phil Mickelson’s 1991 victory at Star Pass Golf Club, which would be the first of three in the Tucson Open, resulted in Starr Pass becoming a significant part of golf history. The victory was a springboard into his professional career, as he was still an amateur and student at Arizon State University. Mickelson became the fourth golfer in PGA history to achieve this accomplishment as an amateur.

Kids Golf for Free

Inspire the love of the game in a junior golfer.


Designed to promote the game of golf among young people, Kids Golf-4-Free allows kids 15 years old and under to play golf in Tucson for free after 3 p.m. when accompanied by a full-paying adult. In addition, Kids Rent-4-Free provides junior golfers participating in Kids Golf-4-Free with a free rental set of Accu-Length clubs for use during their rounds.


Available at select Marriott golf properties, Kids Golf-4-Free also enables kids to receive a free golf lesson in Tucson, AZ, when accompanied by an adult who is taking a fully paid golf lesson from a Marriott golf instructor. The program is based on availability, and restrictions may apply.


How it Works


Free Play: After 3 p.m. daily, kids 15 years old and under play free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. One free round per kid is valid for each full-paying adult. The program is based on availability, and restrictions may apply.


Free Instruction: Kids receive a free golf lesson when accompanied by an adult who is paying for a lesson. Both golf lessons must be taken at the same time with the same instructor. The program is based on availability, and restrictions may apply.


Free Rental Clubs: Kids Rent-4-Free provides children 15 years old and under with a free rental set of Accu-Length clubs ( when participating in Kids Golf-4-Free by playing golf or taking lessons alongside a paying adult.


Starr Pass has the Eagle Single Rider golf car available to our mobility impaired guests for their use when using our Tucson golf course and practice facilities. Please contact the golf shop for reservations and to ensure availability.

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