Thursday, December 12, 2013

Arizona Wildcats: Golfing on The Res

Posted By on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Today marks the official opening of Casino del Sol's golf complex, known as the Sewailo Golf Club, a long-in-the-works project that's slowly converted several acres of open desert south of the casino into a 7,400-yard course.

It's now also the home of the University of Arizona's golf teams, the school announced this morning.

The Wildcats' men's and women's teams will use Sewailo for its practices (including a private driving range, according to a press release) as any hosted competitions between now and June 30, 2015. Sewailo replaces Arizona National — formerly The Raven — on Tucson's northeast side, which had served as the UA home course for more than a decade.

According to the Arizona athletic department Web site, the UA men's team hosts two regular-season tournaments in 2014, starting with a two-day event Jan. 27-28.

The Wildcats are also host for the Pac-12 Championships in April, but that event is scheduled to remain at The Gallery Golf Club in Marana.

The UA women are not scheduled to host any events in 2014.

In case you're wondering, Sewailo (which means "flower world" in Yaqui) is open to the public, and tee times are available. A quick check on the reservation site shows the off-the-shelf rates range from $99 on weekdays to $149 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Brian J. Pedersen

  • Pedersen on Sports

    A Tucsonan spends his summer vacation dealing cards (and showing off a regrettable tattoo) in Vegas
    • May 22, 2014
  • Crash! Bang!

    Metal Mulisha presents The Crash Factory
    • May 22, 2014
  • Miming to the Music

    The Inner Journey: Mime, Music and Story
    • May 22, 2014
  • More »
Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
Meditation and Buddhist study

Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

Tuesdays, Saturdays

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Tucson Museum of Art's annual Holiday Artisans Market + Street Festival

A Kickoff Celebration and Concert 5-7pm on Friday. All is free and open to the public. The… More

@ Tucson Museum of Art Fri., Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 140 N. Main Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Sinema Lands in Washington, a Day after McSally Concedes Senate Race (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Celebrate Fall at the Harvest Festival in the Literacy Garden (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Empowerment Scholarship Account Money Misspent (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Desert Foods Festival Celebrates Local Ingredients (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Adoptable Pet: Tadmore Needs A Home (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation