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Visiting Tuscon in July for golf

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Visiting Tuscon in July for golf

Can anyone advise as to how uncomfortable the heat could be in July for a golf trip please? Thanjs

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1. Re: Visiting Tuscon in July for golf

If you start at sunrise, you're okay. Just bring lots of water. Otherwise, there's really nothing doing.

It's not just the heat either. July is the start of the rainy season, which means near-daily violent afternoon storms, so holding a metal object toward the sky in the middle of an open field is the last place you want to be.

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The good news is that time of year you can get some great rates on the best courses in town. My favorite site to book discounted tee times is ezlinks.com.

I actually play several times in July/August and find that it's manageable. Colin has some good suggestions. Play as early in the day as possible, drink plenty of water and take a cart - don't even think about trying to walk. Slather on the sunscreen and wear a hat too.

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Thank you both for your comments. We are looking at staying for 4 days at the Ritz Dove Mountain from July 9th for the golf and then up to Scottsdale for a couple of days. Will it be hotter in Scottsdale? Also, what time should we start - 8am? WE will definitely use carts! Is July 9th onwards rainy season?

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Scottsdale is usually at least 5 degrees warmer than Tucson in the summer months. It's at a lower elevation and in a much larger urban area.

8am is well past sunrise in the summer. If you can get earlier, I think you'd be better off.

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5. Re: Visiting Tuscon in July for golf

You'll be ok starting at 8, but earlier is better. You can probably get tee times as early as 5:30 or 6:00. The other advantage of playing that time of year is that play is usually fast. We often play 18 holes in a little over 3 hours.

And colin is right. Scottsdale will be hotter and even more humid than Tucson. The start of the monsoon season varies from year to year, but it seems like we get our first storms around July 4.

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Thanks. So will the humidity be very high as this make it unbearable for us?

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When the monsoon season starts the humidity will go up significantly. But that is kind of relative since Tucson is so dry before that. Here are a couple of charts that might help you decide whether it's going to be too unbearable for you:

climate-zone.com/climate/…

www.cityrating.com/cityhumidity.asp…

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8. Re: Visiting Tuscon in July for golf

Where is TuSCon? I live in TuCSon

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