38691 South Mountain View Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona 85739
Phone: (520) 818-1100
Mountain View Golf Course is
a semi-private course 15 minutes north of
Tucson in the active adult community of Saddlebrooke.
Opened in the winter of 1997, Mountain View
Gold Course hosted the Arizona Senior Open
the last three years. Its generous fairways
and greens are in fine condition for spring
play, offering a layout that all golfers will
Mountain View Golf Course opens
with a 373-yard par 4. The Santa Catalina
mountains shade the hole until mid-morning
making for a cool start. Right of the fairway
on the hill lies an old cattle lake where
numerous species of wildlife, such as deer,
mountain lion, and javelina, go to drink.
Mountain View sits at 3,300 feet, with temperatures
a few degrees cooler than Tucson. Combining
that with the nearby mountain terrain, it
is easy to see why wildlife is a part of the
Saddlebrooke golf course.
Mountain View's most difficult
par 3 is #8, measuring 207 yards. It's uphill
into a large green. Two bunkers protect the
back left portion. A back left pin placement
is just a sucker pin. The smart play is to
aim for the middle of the green and two putt
The back nine opens with an
uphill, straightaway 355-yard par 4. An ideal
drive will find the right side of the fairway
for a perfect approach angle. There really
are no obstacles on #10, so with two good
shots and a putt, you'll start the back side
off the right way with a birdie.
Mountain View closes with a
slight dogleg left, 495-yard par 5. Two left
fairway bunkers need to be steered away from
if you have hopes of reaching this green in
two. With a long drive, a fairway wood remains
into a large green. Three fairway bunkers
within the last hundred yards are eager to
catch any bounding drives headed for eagle
territory. Further, there's a small bunker
right of the green.
The large putting surface can
leave long eagle putts if reached in two.
From that distance you'll most likely be left
with a testy four-footer for birdie. Here's
where you prove to your buddies that you're
no Bernhard Langer by sinking it.
After your round, relax at the
large, luxury clubhouse behind the #18 green
or at the grill by the pro shop. Both offer
tasty food for a reasonable price. Further,
the clubhouse can be rented out or reserved
for parties or group outings.
Mountain View Golf Club is one
of Saddlebrooke's best courses for all players,
ideal for either a family outing or a competitive
match. Take that short drive north of Tucson
and check it out.