Ventana Canyon Activities
Welcome to our Golf and Tennis Paradise
From bogies to birdies, from aces to cross-court winners, Loews Ventana Canyon is a golf and tennis lover’s paradise. Business travel or leisure travel … there’s always time for your favorite sport.
Located just steps from the front lobby and in conjunction with the Ventana Golf & Racquet Club, we offer two Tom Fazio-designed championship 18-hole golf courses. Both courses are designed to blend into the Santa Catalina Mountains’ natural features. Weaving through desert cacti and scenic canyons, the courses embody the character of the Sonoran Desert landscape, as well as a unique variety of desert fauna. The Canyon Course winds through the inspiring beauty of the Esperero Canyon and incorporates the massive rock formation known as Whaleback Rock. Click here for more information about golf at Ventana Golf & Racquet Club.
Tucson Golf Courses
The 6,902-yard, par-72 course boasts the most photographed hole west of the Mississippi—#3, a 107-yard par 3 that plays across a plunging ravine to a granite-encased green. Learn More
This 6,836-yard, par-72 course winds through the inspiring beauty of Esperero Canyon and incorporates the massive rock formation known as Whaleback Rock. The par-5 18th hole showcases a partial island green and a steep, cascading waterfall. Learn More
Tee Times + Club Rentals
You can also contact the pro shop at 520-577-4015 for tee times or additional information. If you are planning a group or corporate event, ask for the Golf Event Coordinator.
Golf club rentals are available for your convenience and the rental includes six golf balls.
- U.S. News & World Report, 2019: Best Golf Hotels in Arizona
- Golf Digest Magazine, 2018-2019: Editors’ Choice Award Best Golf Resorts – Southwest
- Golfweek Magazine, 2011-2016: One of the Best Resort Courses
- Tucson Weekly, 2016: Best Golf Course
- Meetings & Conventions, 2010-2013: Gold Tee Award
- Successful Meetings Magazine: One of only 50 golf resorts for U.S. and Caribbean meetings receiving an ACE Award
- Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine: Two-time winner of Golden Links Award
Day or night, invigorate your tennis game on one of our four lighted Tucson tennis courts, surrounded by an inspiring mountain desert-scape. Maybe you’d like to challenge yourself with classes? Or hone your backhand with a friend? Whatever your goal, our staff is available to teach, advise, and also provide rental equipment to our members and resort guests. Don’t forget to look up--there’s no better motivation than the majestic mountains surrounding you.
Tucson Tennis Schedule
Oct 1 - April 30
|Tuesday||9:00 - 10:30 AM||Organized Play|
|Thursday||9:00 - 10:30 AM||Drill and Play|
|Friday||9:00 - 10:30 AM||Organized Play|
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Introduction to Tennis (ages 13+)
Suitable for all skill levels. This program features singles and doubles play with a professional on hand to discuss strategy and stroke production.
Free to members and hotel guests, $10 for locals.
Drill and Play
Fine tune your tennis skills with a combination of repetitive drills to build muscle memory and consistency, and play-based drills to add creativity and experience to your game. $10 for members, $15 for guests and locals.
Introduction to Tennis 13 & Older
Basic tennis instruction. $12 for members, $15 for guests and locals
Introduction to Tennis 12 & Under
Basic tennis instruction. $8 for members, $10 for guests and locals
For individual lessons, group lessons or a hit with the Pro, contact the Spa Front Desk at ext. 5544 or 520-529-7830. (A 4-hour cancellation notice is required to avoid penalty fees.)
General Fees + Lesson Rates
- Court Rental: $20 per hour (includes a can of tennis balls)
- Ball Machine: $20 per 30 minutes (includes court time)
- Racket Rental: $5 per day
Tucson Tennis Lesson Rates
|Private Lesson||$80 per hour / $55 per 30 minutes|
|Hit with the Pro||$80 per hour / $55 per 30 minutes|
|Semi Private|| |
$95 per hour / 2 people
About Our Tennis Pro
Terry Gibson, PTR Professional Instructor:
Terry, a certified PTR professional tennis instructor, has been teaching at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort since 2001. An active member of the Babolat Professional Staff and a referenced professional for Babolat Juniors who compete in the Southwest at a national level. Terry has worked with numerous nationally ranked junior players that went on to play for Division 1 colleges (e.g., Georgia Tech, University of North Carolina). Before coming to Loews Hotels, Terry was the assistant men’s and women’s coach at Youngstown University, Youngstown, Ohio (1998-2001). During the same period, he was a tennis professional at the Boardman Tennis Center (Boardman, Ohio) and Liberty Racket Club (Youngstown, Ohio).
Terry offers guests private and group lessons from beginner through advanced skill levels. During the months of September-May, Terry supervises organized group play at the resort (Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday), a drop-in, and social-doubles clinic for all levels.