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With some of the world’s finest courses, jaw-dropping scenery and no shortage of terrific dining, this oasis in the desert is no mirage: Tucson is, perhaps, North America’s top golf destination. The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express is your VIP pass to many of North America’s top-rated courses. Everyday purchases on the Card get you closer to a complimentary tee-time on your next great golf adventure
Sleep: Tucked behind the majestic Catalina Mountains, The Westin La Paloma (pictured above) is golf Nirvana – and a glorious way to redeem your Starpoints.
Relax: After 18 holes, rejuvenate with a deep tissue massage beneath the desert sky in one of the spa’s outdoor treatment rooms – or just dive into your room’s plush Heavenly bed. 3800 East Sunrise Dr., 520-742-6000.
Play: According to Golf Digest, the private 27-hole course at La Paloma Country Club is among the top 75 resort courses in the U.S. and the top 10 in Arizona. The impeccably groomed course offers unique desert obstacles: Watch out for cacti. 3800 East Sunrise Dr., 520-742-6000.
Play More: The Ventana Canyon course, designed by Tom Fazio, consistently ranks among Arizona’s best, featuring 36 holes and extensive practice facilities. Highlight: The Mountain course’s third hole offers an unreal, panoramic view extending to Mexico. 6200 North Clubhouse Lane, 1-800-828-5701.
Eat: You’re just north of the border, so authentic Mexican food abounds. Our pick: Guadalajara Grill, home to dangerous Margaritas, handmade tortillas and nacho chips, and outrageously fresh salsa, prepared tableside. Mains, $15 – $20. 1220 E Prince Rd., 520-323-1022.
Shop: At 6000 square feet, Van’s Golf Shop feels like a shopping mall for golfers. Van’s offers everything from Callaway clubs, bags and apparel to gizmos like Bushnell rangefinders and Garmin GPS systems. If it’s not here, you don’t need it. 1101 N Wilmot Rd Ste 101, 520-721-2111.
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