Tucson Day 2: Dove Mountain Golf

After a busy first day in Tucson, my BF and I took the chance to do some real sightseeing in Tucson! We had a 10 AM morning tee time at Dove Mountain Golf Course, a golf course north of town near the Ritz Carlton resort and spa. We had a day planned complete with golf, massage and dinner! It would be hard to top the previous day, where we had finished with a a great dinner at Jax Kitchen (contemporary American food).

We woke up, however, to a record cold snap! Temperatures were hovering around 32C when we woke up and while we hoped for things to warm up by the time we drove to the course, we got the bad news when we arrived -- there would be a frost delay and we couldn't tee off as planned. This turned out to be a good break, however, since it meant we could zip down to the local Walmart and pick up some extra clothing layers (thank goodness for thermals -- I'd need them later).

Finally, we got to play, and needless to say, the course was gorgeous! Cacti, birds and desert dunes, plus an immaculate course challenged us, especially with the still-chilly temperatures. I kept handwarmers in my pockets and two hats on my head!

I won't bore you with the details, for that you can visit my BF's blog, Bay Area Golf Guy.

When we finally had a chance to come in from the cold, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for a wonderful dinner at Cafe Poca Cosa. I wanted to have an early night, because the next day would involve the biggest show of all -- HOLIDOME.



Katie said...

I've had the opportunity to play the course at Dove Mountain and it is outstanding! After I played there I found out about the Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, and since then I’ve decided I want to retire there. So I sent my husband down there and after a round on that Jack Nicklaus course he was in. Hopefully they is never a cold snap like that again, would of thought it’d get that cold in Southern Arizona.