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Gene Thiel CRS, GRI, RIS
Long Realty
3777 E. Broadway, #100
Tucson, Arizona 85716
Office: (520) 918-5158
Cell phone: (520) 906-0168
Toll free: 1-800-279-2211
Web: www.tucsonishome.com
e-mail: gene@tucsonishome.com

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Sports

Plenty of sunshine... mild winters... low humidity... Tucson's climate makes it an ideal place for sports and outdoor recreation in any season. Whether you prefer to tee-off at one of the local golf courses, cool off with a nice swim, enjoy a game of tennis, go for a hike, join a local team sport, or just be a spectator -- Tucson has something for everyone!

 

Golf

Tucson is a golfer's paradise, with ideal weather for year-round play, and a wide variety of excellent courses -- most of them open to the public -- from luxurious resorts charging up to $160 peak season for a round with cart to municipal courses at less than $45 with cart. The county course and five municipal courses are maintained at "country club" standards, so even if you're on a budget you can play on some really excellent courses.

Due to the popularity of Tucson's five municipal courses, the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department has devised an automated reservation system (there is a small fee for using it). You can call the courses directly for general information, but to reserve a tee time you must call (520) 791-4336 for automated reservations.

For a comprehensive list of Tucson's fine courses, including addresses, pictures, yardage and ratings, check out Golf Guide USA

Hiking

The mountain ranges surrounding Tucson provide wide variety of trails. Whether you want a casual nature walk or a rugged backpack and rock climbing adventure, there are many mountain parks, canyons and campgrounds just minutes away from the city.

Skiing?

Yes, skiing! Tucson is one of the few cities where you can go golfing on a winter morning and skiing in the afternoon. Only an hour's drive from Tucson, the scenic Catalina Highway takes you through pine and aspen trees to Mt. Lemmon's Ski Valley at an elevation of over 8,000 ft.

Bicycling

Tucson is one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the nation. Designated bike paths and bike lanes make getting around the city easy and safe. The (usually) dry river beds of the Rillito and Santa Cruz rivers are lined with long stretches of river park paths perfect for cycling, inline skating, or just plain walking. Mountain biking is also popular in Saguaro National Monument East and many other areas surrounding Tucson.

For over 15 years, cyclists have turned out for the El Tour de Tucson, one of the oldest, largest and best (according to Bicycling Magazine) perimeter cycling event in the United States covering a 111 mile route that circles the Tucson area.

Tennis

You can find over 200 tennis courts in city and county parks, schools and private resorts and hotels. A membership fee is required by most resorts. Each year in April, about 40 celebrity players come to Randolph park for the Celebrity Tennis Classic.

Spectator Sports

If you like watching sports, Tucson has plenty for you -- plus ideal weather to get out and enjoy the game! Fans come out to watch the San Diego Padre's Triple A baseball club, the Tucson Padres (www.tucsonpadres.com), play at Tucson Electric Park.

The University of Arizona offers nearly every sport imaginable, many U of A teams are top-ranked in the nation. Their baseball team will be playing at the legendary Hi Corbett Field.

U of A Football Schedule

U of A Basketball Schedule

Tucson hosts the Accenture World Golf Matchplay event.

The Rillito Racetrack is Tucson's source for horse racing.

Tucson Raceway Park features race cars of all sorts.

The biggest and one of the oldest authentic rodeos in the nation -- the Fiesta de Los Vaqueros, takes place over several days in late February at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds.

Go to the Park!

Parks and recreational areas maintained by both the city and county exist throughout Tucson. Facilities for tennis, golf, swimming, picnicking, jogging, cycling, basketball, volleyball, baseball & soccer can be found at many of these regional and neighborhood parks. The Parks and Rec. department also offers numerous classes on everything from fitness to arts & crafts for children, teens, adults and seniors.

For more information on Tucson's sports and recreational offerings, check out the More Tucson Links section.


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