The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort is Southern Arizona’s largest golf resort, with a total of 45 holes of championship golf on three golf courses. (9 holes are at Pusch Ridge)
On the border between nature and civilization, the resort is located on 500 acres of high Sonoran Desert and beneath the western ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Golf enthusiasts have an opportunity to observe the fascinating desert wildlife while enjoying the scenic beauty of this picturesque location.
The courses are excellent examples of the work of Jeff Hardin and Greg Nash. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based designers built the courses to follow the existing contours of the land. They made use of the natural features while altering the landscape as little as possible to create 45 holes of golf.
The 18-hole Cañada course is a 6,713-yard par 72 with a rating of 72.2 and a slope of 140. The greens were renovated in the summer of 2000, but retains the charm and challenge of high-desert golf popular for over a decade. The natural terrain comes into play as fairways wind through ravines and arroyos. The challenge of this course is in the proper club selection. Many golfers prefer the Cañada course because it demands a good deal of strategy, requiring a player to use every club. There's a lot of variety on Cañada - with considerable mounding, doglegs and elevation changes from the tee to the green. There are many birdie opportunities on the par 4's, but the risk may outweigh the reward for some golfers.