San Marcos Golf Course is where it all started for Arizona. This 18-hole, 6,626-yard course opened in 1913 and was seeded with Bermuda grass shortly thereafter, making it the first golf course in Arizona with grass greens. Over the decades, presidents, dignitaries, and celebrities have enjoyed the lush setting and challenging play offered at this course. Not your typical desert target-golf course, this lush, green setting makes players from all over the country feel right at home, while giving desert-dwellers an enjoyable reprieve from some of the harsher desert layouts. The course is fair and rather straightforward by nature, but don't approach it with complacency—plenty of trouble awaits as each hole provides an average of three bunkers. The toughest holes on the course happen to be the two longest par-4s: the fourth hole at 482 yards, and the tenth at 454 yards. Though not abundantly, water lurks on several holes, including a lake that comes into view on the eighth hole and another that comes into play on the 13th. The canal that runs across the 1st, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 18th holes can jump up and ruin a good round.
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