Book a stay at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa for incredible experiences on-site and near our hotel. From hiking trails, multi-tiered pools, our day spa, and golf courses, to Saguaro National Park and Old Tucson, our activities will inspire. Enjoy dozens of kid-friendly things to do at our resort and around Tucson, Arizona. Give us an idea of what you are interested in, adventure or family outings, and our hotel will accommodate you. 

Roadrunner Course

Just steps outside of our golf resort in Tucson, this course offers unsurpassed views. With dramatic elevation changes and the swirling winds created by the Tucson Mountains, these nine holes will truly test players of all levels. (3,241 yards)

Rattler Course

This course begins with a stunning view of Tucson and the surrounding mountain ranges. Hole 5 is one to remember. This demanding Par 5 with a split fairway will leave you very pleased if you are lucky enough to earn your par here while enjoying golf in Tucson. (3,490 yards)

Rattler Course

Coyote Course

Enjoy a very serene and quiet area of the Tucson golf course where you are likely to see wildlife wandering about in their natural habitat. This stretch of holes just might afford you the delightful company of jackrabbits, quail or deer. (3,512 yards)

Coyote Course - Hole #7


Hungry golfers can choose from a variety of menu items including barbecue prepared with specialty sauces and rubs made in-house. Starr Pass' Executive Chef David Fransua, an award-winning barbecue pitmaster, has carefully crafted the menu to include a delicious selection of smoked meats and Southwestern specialties. 

Inspire the Love of the Game in a Jr. 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. 

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. 

On-Site Outlets
Woman receiving facial treatment.

Hashani Spa

Coyote golf course.

Starr Pass Golf Club

Sharpen your game by playing a round on all three of our Tucson resort's nine-hole golf courses. Tee off with red-tinged Arizona desert scenery and looming mountains in the background at our Starr Pass Golf Club, designed by legendary Arnold Palmer.

Spa Fitness Center: 18 years and older during spa business hours

Swimming pool with lounge chairs.


Starr Canyon Lazy River

Mon-Wed,Sun: 6:00 AM-9:00 PM

Thu-Sat: 6:00 AM-10:00 PM


Towels provided


Monsoon Falls Waterslide

Mon-Sun: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM


Towels provided


Outdoor Multi-Level Pool

Mon-Sun: 6:00 AM-10:00 PM


Towels provided


Children's Pool


Towels provided at whirlpool

Spa Services

Indulge in treatments at our spa in Tucson that combine the latest beauty and health technology with the ancient healing techniques and traditions inspired by the indigenous people of the region, using the healing properties of the revered Saguaro cactus, also known as Hashani.

Women getting pedicures.
Spa Highlights

Body scrub

Lap pool



Fitness classes available



Join those who have found healing in the lush Sonoran Desert for centuries. Our spa in Tucson offers relaxing treatments such as body wraps, facials, eye treatments, massages, manicures, and pedicures.

Apothacary jars.

In the Zone

Ensconce yourself in one of our soothing treatment rooms, gain strength through a Pilates class or find solace through yoga or meditation. Our spa in Tucson encourages greater mental awareness and the powerful connection between body, mind, spirit and the environment around you.

Facial spa treatment.


Respect yourself and your body, gain energy and feel good by visiting our resort's high-tech fitness center. Our day spa in Tucson offers indoor and outdoor activities that highlight the best natural resources available in the city.

Fitness studio.

Water Collection

Experience this exclusive, complimentary collection of outdoor water features available to our resort guests. Lazily drift along the Starr Canyon River, brave the Monsoon Falls Water Slide, lounge by the Reflection Pools or play in the Dancing Springs.

Starr Canyon River

Shopping & Dining

The city of Tucson has an array of shopping and dining minutes from our hotel. From shopping malls to unique local flavor boutiques, you will find what you need or didn't even know you wanted. Take some time during your resort experience to head into downtown Tucson. Downtown Tucson offers galleries, shopping and art experiences. There is also a varied list of restaurants including local cuisine.


Explore four scenic mountain ranges - Tucson, Tortolita, Santa Rita and Santa Catalina. Hiking is available year-round, but we recommend an early morning adventure during the summer months. The trail-head for several hiking and biking runs can be found at the resort.


Mitakuye Oyasin (Mee-Tah-Kay Awe-Sin) 

Join us each morning on the Salud Terrace to participate in a traditional Native American ceremony and unique Sonoran Desert experience. Welcoming a higher perspective into your life should be on everyone's list of important things to do.

The ancient people accomplished this via the warming sunrise, the Native American Flute, burning a sage prayer tie and an eagle feather blessing. Begin each day by reflecting on the connection we all have with nature and each other, finding focus and creating lasting memories. In a ritual that is centuries old, you will have the opportunity to make your intentions known to the universe through the traditional burning of sage. Experience our morning ritual and discover "Mitakuye Oyasin" at our Tucson, Arizona, luxury resort.

Tequila Toast

Every evening at sunset we welcome you to gather on the Salud Terrace to watch the sunset and experience our nightly tradition - the Tequila toast.  Join us for this unique experience where we feature one of our more than 150 artisan tequilas and a complimentary toast: "Arriba, Abajo, al Centro, al Dentro, Salud!" (Up, down, out and in). 

Local Area & Activities

Arduous journeys. Some call it hiking. We prefer to call it trekking. Where we go is not always easy. It is work, and sometimes hard work, but with many rewards. The Southwest region offers much more than what many imagine deserts to be. The diversity of flora and fauna found in this region affirm the harmony of nature. We have hikes right out our back door. We offer a diverse selection of trails that start on the hotel's property. Whether you explore on your own or contract with our guides, you will appreciate the beauty of The Sonoran Desert. Our resort recommends Southwest Trekking guide services. Hiking outside of Tucson offers many diverse and fun adventures, including kid-friendly ones. Southwest Trekking has supplied thousands of guided hiking trips in and around the Tucson area. When it comes to hiking in Tucson, Southern Arizona, the Southwest and Mexico, we know the best trails available. Come join us for a custom guided adventure.

Take an escorted Mountain Bike ride among majestic, Saguaro-filled hills known as the Tucson Mountain Park. Within minutes, you'll feel transported back to a time when men and women lived off the land and relied on the desert habitat for survival. Whether it's your first time cycling in many years, or you're looking to work a few miles into your fitness plan, we can provide a ride to suit your needs. Extreme to sublime. It's your choice. Ask us about family biking outings.

Rock climbing is only a short drive from our Tucson resort. The Santa Catalina Mountains have become a popular destination for climbers around the world. However, this unique range, with quality rock from elevations of 3,000 feet through 9,000 feet, has remained a haven for solitude and true wilderness experience. Come climb with us in the beautiful Coronado National Forest, all levels of experience welcome.

Join us for an early morning awakening of body, mind and spirit in Tucson. Running on the earthen trail, you experience the desert stretching out before you. Our hotel recommends Southwest Trekking guide services. Guides are trained and experienced to facilitate you with a positive experience. We can and will adapt to your needs and ability. Come trek with Southwest Trekking, the professional guide service.

For beginning hikers, family hiking groups or seasoned veterans, Southwest Trekking knows the right trail for all. The diverse basin and range topography of the Tucson, Arizona offers a wide variety of terrain options featuring rocky, hilly or gentle trails. If you're looking for challenging climbs followed by perilous descents or hikes through gently rolling grasslands on dirt roads we can find the right trail for you.

Animal Encounters

Sonoran Desert Museum Reid Park Zoo


Arizona Historical Society, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson Children's Museum, Pima Air and Space Museum, Titan Missile Museum, Biosphere 2 Flandrau Science Center, and Planetarium Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Tucson Missions

Mission San Xavier del Bac, Saint Augustine Cathedral, and Tumacacori National Historical Park.

Wild West Adventures

Old Tucson Studios Tombstone, gunfight at O.K. Corral Bisbee, and Copper mines.

Shops & Galleries

Old Town Artisans, La Encantada, St.Philip's Plaza, Plaza Palomino, DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Tubac, and Artist colony.

South of the Border

Nogales, Mexico Puerto Penasco.

Tucson Convention Center

Attend business events and trade shows from our hotel location near the Tucson Convention Center.

Performing Arts

Tucson Convention Center, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera Company, Ballet Arizona, Invisible Theatre,and Gaslight Theatre Centennial Hall.

Natural Wonders

Grand Canyon, Sedona Tucson Botanical Gardens, Saguaro National Park, West Sabino, Canyon Mount, Lemmon Madera, Canyon Kartchner, and Caverns Colossal Cave.

University of Arizona

Enjoy an 8-mile drive to the University of Arizona campus for student visitations or academic events.