The Club at Starr Pass - Rattler/Coyote

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3645 W Starr Pass Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85745
Pima County
Phone(s): (520) 791-6270

The Rattler/Coyote Course is one three courses at The Club at Starr Pass The club actually offers three individual nines that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. All of the courses feature dramatic elevations changes and stunning views of the nearby Tucson Mountains.

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Designed by Robert Cupp and Craig Stadler with PGA Tour action in mind, The Club at Starr Pass is a commanding desert-style layout whose subtle strategies are easier to understand once you’ve played it a time or two and whose beauty invites you back to do so. Delicately routed through rocky crags, cacti of all shapes and sizes, and treacherous ravines and arroyos, the real beauty of this popular layout is best seen from the protection of the fairway and the cart paths. In fact, those would be the guiding words for any golfer at Starr Pass -if you don’t see green grass, don’t hit it there. For the gambler who wants to carry a wash or ravine, it’s a clear cut example of risk/reward; the odds for a better score favor patience and placement.

Once the brief home of the PGA Tour in Tucson, Starr Pass now plays host to many of the local tournaments and events, whose organizers are looking for a fair challenge for all players and a well run event. The views of the 18th green below the clubhouse, framed by the expanse of the Tucson Valley and surrounding mountains, offer a stunning backdrop during lunch for your foursome or a full tournament field. The well stocked pro-shop has everything you need in logo merchandise, equipment, lessons, and sun protection. Accommodations are available in the form of 65 1,300 square foot casita-style lodging units, only a short stroll from the first tee.

Situated only minutes from downtown Tucson, the airport, and the freeway, Starr Pass is close to wherever you come from or are going to. Set back into the mountains and surrounding Sonoran Desert, Starr Pass offers a truly unique desert golf experience on one of the finest maintained golf courses in Southern Arizona.

The Rattler is the longest of the three nines, and it is combined with the serene and quiet Coyote nine for a unique golfing experience. The course begins with a spectacular view of Tucson and the surrounding mountain ranges and continues to provide scenic views and elevation changes throughout. The fifth hole of the Rattler nine features a challenging split fairway. Golfers frequently see various types of wildlife on the Coyote nine. The course provides homes for rabbits, quail and deer. The Club at Starr Pass’s dedication to preserving the wildlife habitats on the course has prompted them to become a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.

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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arnold Palmer, Bob Cupp, Ed Seay
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1986
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 71 5885 123 67.5
Hybrid 70 6500 135 70.4
Black 71 6746 135 71.2
Gold 71 7002 138 73
Silver 70 6215 130 69
Blue (W) 71 5885 140 74.5
Red (W) 71 5140 125 70.8

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Ashley D
    on January 07th, 2015 19:44
    Beautiful course, every time I'm in Tucson we make it to this course. Designed for pros but I like the competition!
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