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Experience the Ventana Lifestyle

PHOTOS: COURTESY VENTANA CANYON GOLF & RACQUET CLUB

By Tara Kirkpatrick Simply put, a membership to the Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club is a worthy investment. That’s the word from members, who enjoy worldfamous championship golf, some of the best tennis courts in Tucson, a spa and a destination resort that people flock to when the rest of the country turns cold. These are at your disposal, every day. Located in a well maintained, gated community, Ventana is a place for camaraderie, community and – more than anything – a serene escape from the stresses of daily life. Golfing with the kids on the weekend, enjoying a drink with friends in the clubhouse and hiking around one of the most beautiful places are par for the course. “Travelers come to Tucson from all over the world,” said Ventana GM and CEO George White. “Here, at our club, you can be a member for a day or for a lifetime.” Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club offers multiple levels of membership to fit every lifestyle. From golf to tennis to social, the club has trial offers in almost every category as well as summer golf memberships and business memberships. “We are now even more focused on growing our junior memberships and programs by offering reduced dues for junior golf and junior tennis – with juniors defined as up to age 50. Truly a membership to fit every lifestyle,” said Chris Sabala, Ventana’s director of sales and marketing. “As a member, not only do you have a wonderful country club, but you have access to this 50-room hotel,” Sabala added. “That is such an added value to the membership.” Member Andrew Birgensmith, president and CEO of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, said “If you want the very best resort experience, then the Lodge at Ventana Canyon should be your choice.” The club also searches for new benefits to offer its more than 700 members. A new relationship with the University of Arizona brings top scientists and professors to speak at the clubhouse on current issues and topics. The TSO entertains guests at several club functions with its talented quartets and percussion ensembles. Numerous clubs devoted to hiking, triathlons, books, art and other passions are among its membership. Traditions abound – including Ventana’s Season Opener the first weekend in November – an evening of cocktails, appetizers, seafood and steak held under the twinkling lights on the club’s grassy front circle. It is the best party of the year. “We want to make this the best club it can be,” White said. “Ventana is one of the great values.”

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