Open Play for
By David B. Pittman At a time when only a handful of golf courses are being built or opened in the United States, the new Sewailo Golf Club – an 18-hole golfing oasis – is now open for play at the Pascua Yaqui Nation’s Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center. The lush 18-hole course with outstanding mountain views opened for business Dec. 12, marking the realization of a long-time tribal vision of making Casino del Sol a first-class, full-service destination resort. “The tribal resorts that are most successful have a casino, a hotel, a convention center and a golf course,” said Tribal
Chairman Peter Yucupicio. “The golf course adds to the economic diversification we have at Casino del Sol, which will not only benefit the Pascua Yaqui people economically, but all of Southern Arizona.” The new Sewailo Golf Club was designed by Notah Begay III – a Golf Channel commentator and the only full-blooded Native American to ever play on the PGA TOUR – and Ty Butler, a golf architect of more than 20 years who formerly worked with Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The course measures 7,400 yards from the championship tees and features five different tee boxes at each hole.
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