Rillito River Park
Description: Tucson’s newest course, 18-hole technical course with A, B and C pads an Chainstar baskets (dirt with plans for teepads and signage). Opened in August 2017, look for teepads and signage to be installed in the future.
The course is north off Ruthrauff Road just east of La Cholla Blvd, just as the road turns there is a driveway with a low concrete Rillito River Park sign (mostly visible coming from the east just as the road straightens, it’s a driveway that also has a Dead End 100 ft. sign, drive back and you’ll run into the parking lot. There are teepads for the A (short) course, look for brick markers further back for B and C tees. There are no lights (this is a dawn to dusk park) nor water . NOTE: During monsoon seasons, mosquitos are very active especially on the first five holes, bug repellent is recommended.
For a zoomable Google map, go to: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mgseb7pWb0uVfyMHuotOBUtktIA&usp=sharing
SANTA CRUZ RIVER PARK
Description: Built in the late 1970s, Santa Cruz River Park DGC is Tucson’s oldest (and one of the nation’s oldest) and busiest disc golf courses. Santa Cruz has 18 baskets with long and short positions. The mostly dirt and sand course winds through an old grove of landscape-pruned mesquites in the linear park, astride a path and the (generally) dry Santa Cruz river channel. Santa Cruz has 2 sets of tees: The short “A” course and the longer “B” course. Both the “A” and “B” courses have cement tee pads. Santa Cruz course map
Facilities: A City of Tucson park, Santa Cruz has two water fountains, plenty of parking, covered picnic areas, and city-maintained portable toilets. OTHER: A single, unlit softball field (O.B.) is used by city leagues mainly on Sundays (parking can fill up quickly Sun. morning). A public path runs along the river edge (railing is O.B.) and another one winds along the course (please be careful of and courteous to walkers, cyclists and ballplayers).
Directions: From I-10, take the Speedway exit west about 1/2 mile to Riverview (first light past school). Turn right (north) on Riverview. As you drive down Riverview, stay to the right and be looking to your right for the driveway that leads back into the park.
Description: Groves Park (formally, Cedar Groves Park) has 9 permanent baskets that play 2 directions for 18 holes. Groves has many trees and nearly every one comes into play. The course is grassy and frequently mowed. There is a children’s playground area with swings, so it’s a great place to take the kids.
Facilites: Ample parking. Water available at the park near the 3rd hole. A convenience store is very near the park on Escalante. City of Tucson park.
Directions: From I-10 at the Grant exit, travel east on Grant until it turns into Kolb. (From downtown, take the Barrazza-Aviation Parkway which turns into Golf Links, east to Kolb). Continue south on Kolb to Escalante. Turn left (east) on Escalante and continue to Queen Palm. Take a right (south) on Queen Palm into the neighborhood and continue to Juniper. Take a right on Juniper and go 1/2 a block into the park. Course maps: ‘A’ short course ‘B’ longer course (Note: For now, these are older maps, there may be some slight changes; also there are a few new holes outside the park proper that form an extended layout, stay tuned for updated info and new maps)
Installed in May 2014, Sears Park is a 9-basket layout that plays two ways for 18 holes, in a linear park just south of Park Place Mall. LOCATION MAP >> Please use remote Park Place parking area off Wilmot Road, marked on map with blue box; it’s closest to the #1 tee, which is marked with a blue line at southeast corner of park. Tees are temporarily marked with landscaping whiskers, the course essentially zig-zags through the linear park to the west and then back to the east. This is a multi-use park, please be courteous to other users. COURSE MAP PDF: SearsPark Disc Golf Sign2 PROOF
Kino/Sam Lena Park
Description: Sam Lena DGC is located in the Kino Sports Complex surrounded by an environmental reclamation area. The course has six baskets that play 3 ways each for 18 holes. Baseball fields and picnic areas add to the course’s difficulty as they are all OB. The park does have some traffic, so please be considerate. SamLenaMap
Facilities: Nice picnic areas, plenty of shade, restroom facilities and water. Ball-field lights illuminate most of course (when available).