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The golf course will not only benefit the Pascua Yaqui people economically, but all of Southern Arizona. –

Peter Yucupicio, Chairman, Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Sewailo, pronounced “say-why-lo,” means flower world in the Yaqui language. It is a fitting name for the layout – which features 14 acres of lakes, a mile of creeks, a pair of waterfalls, and plush landscaping through usage of the tribe’s Central Arizona Project allotment. On 10 of the 18 holes golfers have water hazards to avoid. “Casino Del Sol Resort is an extraordinary destination on its own. With the addition of Sewailo Golf Club, we’ve introduced the perfect complement to our award-winning property,” said Jim Burns, CEO of Casino Del Sol Resort. “We’re proud to now offer guests and locals alike a round of world-

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class golf as part of their experience.” Begay said the course would be unique to Tucson and the Sonoran Desert because of its other-worldly look and feel. The Sewailo property – formerly dry and flat – has been transformed into a gently rolling terrain that includes 100 acres of grass plus 30,000 native flowers, shrubs, trees and native saguaro cacti that were salvaged and replanted. At the groundbreaking of the golf course on Feb. 16, 2012, Begay said the vision of an oasis in the desert is of traditional importance to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and is symbolic of an continued on page 152 >>>

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