WGC Accenture Match Play Is A Top Tucson Golf Tournament
Unfortunately This Great Tucson Golf Tournament Is No Longer Played In Tucson
Tucson Golf Tournament in February is the highlight for Tucson golf. The Accenture Match Play tournament brings the WORLD’s top 64 golfer to Tucson Arizona.
For those not familiar with Accenture, it is one of the largest consulting company in the world. This event supports Accenture’s world wide marketing. Accenture evolved from Anderson Consulting which was once part of the Arthur Anderson accounting firm.
This Tucson golf tournament course was originally owned by the Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain. It was sold to a third party in late 2012. That should in no way diminish the luster or status of the event.
This Tucson golf tournament course is a Jack Nicklaus “signature” designed course. While it is likely to be played at around 7,200 yards, it measures 7,800 yards from the tips. So, players bring the “big” dog and let it hunt!
There are 27 holes at the golf course. The nine hole course segments are named – Saguaro, Tortolita and Wild Burro. Accenture tournament play will be on the Saguaro (Front Nine) & Tortolita (Back Nine) course segments.
Both the Saguaro and Tortolita courses are par 36. Both are long by most standards. Saguaro measures 3,894 yards and Tortolita is 3,955 yards. Players and spectators will enjoy – ok, maybe not the players – the Sonoran desert vistas and Tortolita mountain views.
This WGC event boosts a whopping $8.5 million payout. The winners share is around $1.2 million. Come enjoy this once a year event and see how the pros play the game.
Practice rounds are especially fun and it is relatively easy to get autographs and actually meet some of the players.
Dove Mountain has grown over the last 10 years. Dove Mountain has some outstanding communities and Tucson golf neighborhoods. Heritage Highlands is a Active Adult Community. The community recently changed is name to “The Highlands at Dove Mountain”. The Highlands has its own golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center and dining.
Dove Mountain also provides luxury living at its finest. The Gallery Golf Club is an outstanding Tucson Golf course with 36 holes of play. Luxury homes surround The Gallery and also found in some the nearby canyons. Canyon Pass being a major custom home development.