Six Reasons to Free Yourself in Tucson at the Cologuard Classic


Fred Couples & Jay Haas – Champions Tour Tucson Conquistadores Classic at Omni Tucson National (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

Tucson, Arizona is a desert oasis that lures golfers with 40 courses and more than 300 days a year of sunshine. When you’re not on the green, explore the city and beyond.

Experience the 2019 Cologuard Classic-PGA Tour Champions Tour Event

PGA Tour pros have been playing in sunny Tucson for decades. The boys will be back in town for the 2019 Cologuard Classic, an official PGA Tour Champions event, February 27 to March 3, on the famed Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National Golf Club. The tournament includes 54 holes of no-cut stroke play on Friday-Sunday, March 1-3, and a two-day pro-am on Wednesday-Thursday, February 27-28.

This action-packed competition brings together 78 of the PGA Tour’s best men’s Champion players who will compete to win a $255,000 cash prize ($1.7 million purse) and the chance to be crowned with the iconic Tucson Conquistadores’ Champions Helmet.

Explore Omni Tucson National Resort

For roughly 30 years, Omni Tucson National Resort has hosted prestigious PGA Tour events with legends like Nicklaus, Trevino and Palmer and more recent PGA Tour stars – Tom Lehman and 2018 Cologuard Classic winner Steve Stricker.

The Omni offers amenities galore, including a Four-Star Forbes-rated spa, and traditional and desert golf experiences on two championship golf courses; the Sonoran, designed by Tour champion Tom Lehman, and the Catalina, home to the PGA Tour Champions Cologuard Classic and one of Golf Digest’s “75 Best Golf Resorts in North America.”


Affordable golf in an outdoor mecca:

Set in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert, encircled by five mountain ranges with convenient access to hiking and biking trails in state and national parks, Tucson is an outdoor recreation mecca. This natural setting is uniquely suited to a desert golf experience, and affordable golf options are available at both resorts and municipal courses year-round.

Savor Tucson’s culinary scene:

Tucson tastes like nowhere else in North America, with a rich agricultural heritage spanning 4,000 years. Known for its borderlands culture and extraordinary fusion cuisine, Tucson was chosen as the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the USA. The city also is home to the “Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food,” a self-guided tour of local Mexican-style eateries with south-of-the-border authenticity.

Downtown After Dark:

What happens after the sun goes down? Tucson’s vibrant nightlife comes alive in downtown Tucson with music, street fairs, parades, craft beer-tastings, and more. Beyond the city’s historic center, prepare to be mesmerized by Tucson’s night skies – from Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter observatories to Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium.


Spectacular spas

Want to feel like a celebrity for a few days? Enjoy rest and relaxation at wellness resorts like Canyon Ranch or Miraval while experiencing the scents, textures and healing properties of the Sonoran Desert. Tucson offers a range of luxury properties – JW Marriott Starr Pass, Loews Ventana Canyon, Westin La Paloma, Omni Tucson National, Westward Look Wyndham Grand. Not to mention ranches and boutique properties with loads of character and history where guests can relax and unplug.


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