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Mike and Bob Bryan World Doubles Champions

Distinctive Difference By Tara Kirkpatrick In the saguaro-studded foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club offers the luxuries of an upscale, private club set in the lush Sonoran Desert. It’s a playground for world-renowned golf and tennis by day plus gourmet cuisine and not-to-miss social events by night. Golf Golfers across the world travel to the Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club to play Par 3 on the Mountain Course – longing to land just one ball on the green from a tee perched dramatically above the steep rock cliffs. This could be the most photographed hole in the West, just one highlight of the two championship 18-hole courses – designed by Tom Fazio – that blend challenging skill with magnificent desert and mountain 52 BizTucson

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views. Golfers can hone their skills in Ventana’s new Golf Academy and program of instruction, led by pros John Basden, Dave Simm and Susie Myers, along with clinics, mixers and tournaments that honor every level of play. The celebrated junior golf program is not only an introduction for youth, but a lesson in etiquette and discipline that could serve them throughout their lives. Tennis The Center Court, which has hosted world doubles champions Mike and Bob Bryan, headlines a premier tennis facility with 12 lighted courts with shaded, bench seating and social areas perfect for events and tournaments. Director of Tennis Jonathan Davis, whose family has a tennis legacy in Tucson, is building a progressive program at Ventana that offers a full-service pro

shop, private lessons, challenging clinics, competitive USTA play, member mixers and a budding junior tennis program. Ventana’s freshly renovated Center Court rivals any facility in Southern Arizona and can host championship-level play with a seating capacity for 600 people. The Lodge at Ventana Canyon The spacious suites in this 50-room boutique hotel – recently refurbished by award-winning interior decorator Lori Carroll – range from 800 to 1,500 square feet and feature full kitchens and terrace views. Walls of windows that offer breathtaking mountain views help make the clubhouse and The Lodge at Ventana Canyon one of the region’s best-kept secrets. Executive Chef John Luzader’s gourmet skills are showcased through sumptuous wine dinners, weekwww.BizTucson.com

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