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Playtime in Paradise:  Golf at Heritage Highlands Is the Desert’s Best

Playtime in Paradise:  Golf at Heritage Highlands Is the Desert’s Best

It's hard to beat the panorama of the Sonoran Desert. So if your idea of paradise is experiencing golf in such a setting - look no further than Heritage Highlands at Dove Mountain. Three words aptly define golf at this most welcoming and prestigious active adult community in Tucson: Memorable. Exhilarating. Magic.

First-rate golf and gorgeous, unobstructed views of surrounding mountain ranges are only part of the package that makes Heritage Highlands such a popular Southwest community. But with vistas of five mountain ranges, golf is certainly an outstanding recreational amenity. Heritage Highlands is part of the greater Dove Mountain master-planned 6,200-acre community (and the home to the Accenture World Golf Match Play Championship.)

Championship Golf in an Extraordinary Location
Designed by consummate architect Arthur Hills, the Heritage Highlands course is award-winning and a must to play if you're in Tucson. Its layout sets the standard for excellence and service, yet no matter what experience you have as a golfer you will appreciate playing here.

Architect Hills sculpted the Golf Course at Heritage Highlands from the desert, carefully avoiding disruption of natural slopes and native vegetation while designing a course fit for all skill levels. This playable yet exciting test of golf plays to a par of 72 and stretches to 6904 yards from the back tee. "No two holes are alike; there are so many different tee options," says Director of Golf Brad Engel, a PGA pro who has been with Heritage Highlands since 1997. "It's a course you never tire of playing," he comments.

There are some striking holes on the diverse Heritage Highlands course, with the front nine playing through character-rich desert flats and the back nine offering a challenging change of pace that wraps around the mountains and plays near the lakes. For example, Hole 17 par 3 is picture perfect, with views spanning Tucson valley views framed by five mountain ranges from this tee. After the golf you can quench your thirst and hunger at the Highlands Bar & Grille and The Patio on the Green, where - set above the 9th green - two outdoor patios offer spectacular sunset views or wildlife watching.

If you're in need of equipment or apparel the newly renovated Golf Shop in the Clubhouse has only top-of-the line merchandise. Trained staff includes a part-time buyer as well as four teaching professionals, permitting Heritage Highlands to expand its golf instruction including new weekly golf clinics and equipment fitting.

Heritage Highlands has four active golf associations, and friendly desert living is probably best exemplified by the numerous tournaments, holiday gatherings and social mixers held.
"There are so many opportunities to feel part of a community and to play competitive golf," explains Engel.

Additional facilities at this course include: Putting green, chipping area and 20-station practice range. A member of the Audubon Society, Heritage Hills Golf Club is focused on sustainability and stewardship of the environment. "We're a natural habitat for desert wildlife, and we take that responsibility seriously," Engel indicates.

He also notes that play starts up again this month. Successful overseeding has resulted in perfect conditioning of the course. The Clubhouse is abuzz with talk about upcoming mixers and holiday tourneys. So if golfing in an incomparable Southwest vista and terrain is your idea of heaven, get out to play at Heritage Highlands. For tee times and further information about club memberships, contact Brad Engel, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For information about the Heritage Highlands community, contact General Manager Jeff Ziegler, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Get your game on!


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