Winter in Tucson can be a beautiful time of year, especially for golf enthusiasts. The air is fresh, it’s not too cold, and in the foothills of the mountains are plenty of world-famous green courses used by the PGA, and which also open for special events. One of the most unique golf tournaments in Tucson is the Accenture Match Play that is held annually in February.
Accenture is a local financial institution and is an umbrella sponsor of the World Golf Championships. The company is entering its 15th year of sponsoring this game. The idea behind the tournament is to pit world champions against each other for a special charity event that benefits the Tucson Conquistadores, an organization that supports many youth groups around southern Arizona, like the YMCA.
The event takes place at the Dove Mountain Golf Course, which can be accessed via Tangerine Rd in the city’s far northwest side (technically in the city of Marana). The course is a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature that opened in January 2009. The area includes 850 stunning acres, as well as a nearby Ritz-Carlton hotel for guests and players alike.
During a match play event, opponents face off for how many individual holes won, and on each hole the most that can be gained is one point. Contestants play on until a player wins a hole, and one round sometimes lasts for days. Traditional champions sometimes don’t do as well in a match play event, while others do very well, so it creates a different kind of game.
It’s important to plan ahead if you are going to attend an Accenture Match Play golf tournament. Due to the length of the games, visitors often require reliable transportation means if they’re not staying at one of the nearby resorts. In addition, the course on Dove Mountain is a bit tucked away for visitors who are centrally located.
At UNO Transportation, we’re prepared to help you get the most out of your time in Tucson, AZ. Not only can our experienced drivers get you to the Accenture Match Play tournament in a timely fashion, they’ll be prepared to get you back to wherever else in the city you’re staying at—and can pick you up again the next morning for another round. In addition, our drivers can show you many of the scenic and interesting locations found in Tucson’s beautiful Northwestern most reaches.