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“A Gem of a Course!”

Kino Springs Golf Course
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Nogales
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Very interesting layout, very challenging, but the most fun course we played after two rounds at courses in Green Valley during our trip. Guys at the pro shop warned us not to keep score since it was our first time playing. We should have listened to them. Plenty of blind shots, many up-and-down-and-up fairways, and plenty of opportunities to really mess up a hole due to lack of local knowledge of the course's quirks. However, the course's solitude and the wide variety of valley and hilly holes make it worth the trip even from Tucson. Don't let the rather plain and "old" feel to the driving range deceive you. Overall, the course is in good shape, though the sand in the bunkers is a little hard and not of the usual bunker sand consistency we normally expect. Just a pretty and historical location with very little course traffic on a weekday. A pleasure to play if you are a mid-handicapper (15-20+) and don't keep score.

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Reviewed 24 January 2013

The course is old and tired as are many of the facilities. It has been around for sometime so it has a colorful history. So why do I play here? I play it for the following reasons. It is an interesting track - many blind shots, many places to go off course and demanding in places. It is inexpensive - great value. The scenery is outstanding in many places . The staff are very friendly. At one point you are almost in Mexico so it is one of the southern most courses. I really like the course and the people down there. Unfortunately, it needs a lot of sprucing up to be rated higher.

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Reviewed 9 October 2012

We played at Kino Springs in Oct. We had played Rio Rico the day before so we weren't quite sure what to expect after that disappointing golf course. Well, Kino Springs has obviously put some money into the course to keep it in decent, playing condition. The greens were in good shape & tightly mowed. The fairways were lush and very playable. It was a pleasurable 18 holes although holes 5 through 13 have some odd layouts. But, BEWARE! Do NOT try to play on a Sun AM or anytime they have a men's league playing. We played behind a FIVESOME who never allowed us to play through....probably because they had a foursome in front of them part of the time. There's just no excuse for a 5 hour round of golf....unless you're paying big $$$ to play at a course like Pebble Beach! When we left in the mid afternoon there was virtually no one on the course and we could have easily played 18 holes in under 4 hours. My advice would be to call the pro shop and check to see if there's a men's group going out when you want to play. I would highly recommend the course other than that.

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Reviewed 11 September 2012

This is a lovely course, located well out in the country east of Nogales. The opening holes (1-4) and closing holes (14-18) are in the valley, flat and just normal, good golf holes, but the middle holes (5-13) wind through the hills and are both challenging and scenic. The course is generally uncrowded, and in the winter months, when greens fees go sky-high in Arizona, their prices are still reasonable and tee times are available even on the day you want to play. If it is not too far out of your way, it is a good bet for a pleasant round of golf.

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