Golfers will be happy to know that Golf Digest magazine rated Yuma as the 7th best city in the United States for golf. There are some 13 diverse courses in the area, including the 18-hole, par 72 Desert Hills Municipal Golf Course, which was rated by Golf Digest as Arizona’s top municipal course. It is located at 1245 West Desert Hills Drive. The Mesa del Sol Public Golf Course is another 18-hole, par 72 course that sits at the base of the Gila Mountains. The most challenging public course in the area, it is located just off I-8 at the Fortuna Road exit.

Tennis players should have no trouble finding an open court at Caballero Park (at Avenue A and 34th Drive ), Carver Park (at 5th Street and 13th Avenue ), or John F. Kennedy Memorial Park (at 24th Street and Kennedy Lane). All the courts are maintained by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. 

Even anglers can get in on the action in Yuma . Thanks to the Laguna and Imperial Dams, the part of the Colorado River near Yuma is a series of lakes and scenic waterways. Fisherman are likely to land largemouth bass, striped bass, flathead bass, channel bass, blue bass, tilapia, catfish, crappie, striped mullet, and bluegill.

The waterways are also great for boating and water sports. Boat rentals are available at Hidden Shores and Martinez Lake. And water skiing is allowed at Martinez Lake, Senator Wash, and an 8-mile stretch of the Colorado River that runs parallel to the Picacho State Recreation Area.  Jetrent rents jetskis and can deliver to any of the nearby rivers.