Activities

GOLF

The nearby Tubac Golf Resort and Spa hosts 27 beautiful holes and is a very highly regarded golf course and site of the movie “Tin Cup.”
Another one of the best courses in the area is the Red Lawrence-designed 18-hole championship golf course at the Kino Springs Golf Club.
The Green Valley area has several highly rated courses. Among the finest are San Ignacio Golf Club, Canoa Ranch Golf Club, Haven Golf Course, Quail Creek Golf Club and Torres Blancas Golf Club. All courses are scenically spectacular and challenging for all skill levels.

RECREATION

Patagonia Lake State Park, Parker Canyon Lake, and Pena Blanca Lake offer numerous outdoor water-related activities, including fishing, boating, sailing, and swimming.

Scenic hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking opportunities abound on the ranch and in the adjoining preserves and nearby Coronado National Forest.

BIRDING

This area is at the center of some of the best birding in the country. Many species are found right on the ranch. Exotic birds can be found from Madera Canyon south to the Santa Cruz River Valley. Nearby Benson and Patagonia are also home to two renowned wildlife sanctuaries; The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area and the Nature Conservancy Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. Patagonia Lake State Park hosts some of the most unusual and rare waterfowl in the country.

HISTORIC

The Tubac area is rich in history. Visit some for the legendary missions that dot the area. The ruins of Tumacacori mission, established in 1691, and the Tubac Presidio, once a Spanish military garrison, are excellent examples of this rich history. North on I-19 is Mission San Xavier Del Bac, fully restored to its magnificent splendor. Many of the missions hold festivals and celebrations throughout the year.

WINERIES

Dotting the area are a number of vineyards that produce excellent wines, many of which can be enjoyed while dining in local establishments. Wine tasting tours are a popular local activity in Tubac, Sonoita, Elgin and Willcox.