Tucson City Golf: A new look at junior golf in the Old Pueblo

New rock-bottom junior golf rates get kids on the golf course

Randolph Dell Urich Golf Course – No. 16, 380-yard par 4

Growing the game means different things to different people. For Tucson City Golf, it means offering juniors and young adults deals that are as hot as the third week in June. 

“Tucson City Golf has always been a strong supporter of junior golf,” said Robb Palmgren, general manager of Randolph Golf Complex. “And we recently launched a new program that simply gets them out on the golf course for next to nothing. So far, we’re very happy with the results.” 

And so are the juniors. They now may play Tucson City courses for $3 for 9 holes (walking only) and $5 for 18 holes. First Tee of Tucson members play 18 holes for a whopping $1. And, Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) members can play through the Youth on Course program for only $2.  

Now, before you smash open the piggy bank, as one might imagine, there are a few conditions. Tee time reservations are limited to the day of play, advanced times not available for the special junior rates, and all tee times are based on availability. 

Palmgren went on to say that, “It’s key to call ahead of time to check availability”. With rates that low, demand is sure to be high. But there’s usually a few tee times open late in the day. And at that price, it’s no big deal if the sun goes down before getting them all in. 

The special junior rates are available at Randolph Golf Complex, El Rio, Fred Enke and Silverbell Golf Courses. Plus, each offers Young Adults (18-25 years old) rates of $9 for 9 holes walking, and $15 for 18 holes. They can also ride for an additional $8 and $12, respectively. As one would imagine, Palmgren confirmed that, “they’re getting a lot of walk-ons from UA students”. 

This isn’t Tucson City Golf’s first junior golf rodeo. All four facilities are buzzing with junior golf through collaboration with organizations such as local high school golf teams, Southern Arizona Junior Golf Association, JGAA and The First Tee of Tucson, among others. 

Tucson City Golf has answered the call to create the conditions for growth within the game. Now it’s your turn to take them up on it. Get your junior involved today, and don’t forget to bring your clubs, too. 

Call El Rio 520.791.4229, Fred Enke 520.791.2539, Randolph 520.791.4161 and Silverbell 520.791.5235.