Randolph Municipal Courses

Dell Urich at Randolph GC, Tucson. William F. Bell (1961) with major renovation by Ken Kavanaugh (1996).

Formerly the Randolph South course, this Tucson muni was completely reworked by Kavanaugh. It’s a shorter, sportier course than the North, but Kavanaugh gave it a much more modern feel with more land movement and so the course feels like less of a little sister than it once did. After playing a tournament at Randolph North for several years, the LPGA eventually moved to Dell Urich. Maybe it was just because it looked better on TV, but it’s hard to deny that a course where you can try to make birdies is a lot more fun.

Arizona 7th Decile [2002]


Randolph North GC, Tucson. William P. Bell, 1925.

Tucson has a worthy set of munis, but there’s no question this is the jewel. Challenging enough for all but the real bombers, it has a good mix of holes turning both directions, long and short holes, and a good set of par 3s. I especially liked the par-3 6th with a green tucked on a hill behind a terrace of bunkers, and the par-5 16th, a good dogleg left with a pond tucked in the left front of the green, a little reminiscent of 18 at  Torrey Pines South.

Arizona 6th Decile [2002]

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