Golfing in Tucson? Play Arizona National for a good cause: The La Paloma Kids Golf Classic
I’d pay $95 to play Tucson’s Arizona National Golf Club during the peak spring season any day of the week.
This April, you can pay that much and play it for a good cause, plus get a lot of other goodies.
The La Paloma Academy is sponsoring a charity golf scramble for the La Paloma Raising Funds 4 Raising Kids Golf Classic on Saturday, April 16th.
About the organization:
The largest and fastest-growing charter school in Southern Arizona, La Paloma Academy hopes to help fund teaching technology for the school’s classrooms with the help of this spring’s golf tournament.
This year’s fundraising goal is to wire each classroom for successful learning, starting with SMART Boards (interactive white boards). Funds raised through this year’s Golf Classic will go toward the purchase of these SMART Boards. Last year’s Golf Classic raised $25,000, which helped to add 30 computers to the school’s computer labs.
It seems like a good cause and a pretty good deal too (golf polo shirts are darn near $95 these days at some golf shops). Arizona National is one of my favorite desert layouts as it plays up and down some of the Sonoran Desert’s most fertile foothills. This is hardly a resort-style course, with some really tough holes and even a blind shot or two. I like Arizona National, and I also really like La Paloma Country Club, a Jack Nicklaus design from the early 1980s that was renovated in recent years by Jack himself. By staying at the Westin La Paloma, you can get access to this Troon Golf-managed, private club.
Individual entries for the Kids Golf Classic are $95, foursomes are $375. Entry includes green fee, cart, range balls, breakfast, lunch, polo shirt and a raffle ticket. To sign up or get more details, visit lpagolf.org.
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