SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In the Pascua Yaqui language, the word Sewailo means "flower world" and Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol Resort exudes this sentiment at every turn with more than 30,000 native flowers, plants and cacti incorporated into this 200-acre Notah Begay III designed masterpiece.
Located in southwest Tucson, Casino Del Sol Resort, an enterprise of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the only Forbes Four Star-rated casino resort in Arizona, is scheduled to unveil Sewailo Golf Club to the public on Dec. 12. Inviting players of all skill levels, the challenging course measures 7,400 yards from the championship tees and features five different tee boxes at each hole. The course's rolling velvet fairways and exquisite greens complement the nearly 14 acres of extraordinary lakes, streams and water features. Indigenous flowers and plants used in tribal ceremonies are also in abundance throughout the course and have been salvaged and replanted from the original site.
"Casino Del Sol Resort is an extraordinary destination on its own. With the addition of Sewailo Golf Club, we've introduced the perfect complement to our award-winning property," said Jim Burns, CEO of Casino Del Sol Resort. "We're proud to now offer guests and locals alike a round of world-class golf as part of their experience."
Opting to work within the native landscape and incorporate existing resources, Casino Del Sol Resort and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe tapped Native American Notah Begay III for his expertise. A player on the PGA Tour, Golf Channel commentator and renowned golf course architect, Begay carefully carved Sewailo out of the high Sonoran Desert, resulting in one of the most remarkable courses in the Southwest.
"The opening of Sewailo is a great achievement for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Casino Del Sol Resort. The Tribe is pleased to bring a golf course to the Tucson community that reflects the beauty and spirit of the land, and continues the traditions of sharing gifts with everyone," said Councilman, John Escalante of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
Additional course amenities include an extensive driving range, practice areas for chipping and putting, Callaway Golf equipment rentals and instructional programs. Managing the course will be Troon Golf - the undisputed worldwide leader in top-shelf golf experiences. Sewailo Golf Club is open to casino resort guests and the general public, and tee times can be scheduled starting November 25 by visiting www.sewailogolfclub.com or calling 520-838-6623.
Since debuting its new resort tower in 2011, Casino Del Sol Resort has become one of the most decorated casino resort properties in Arizona, earning the Forbes Travel Guide Four Star award for its resort, Hiapsi Spa and P.Y. Steakhouse; AAA Four Diamond status for the overall resort; and the Wine Spectator award for P.Y. Steakhouse. Committed to providing exceptional service and accommodations throughout the property, Casino Del Sol Resort also offers guests and players alike six restaurants and bars, a state-of-the-art conference center with breakout rooms, Hiapsi Spa, Oasis pool and bar, two vibrant casinos, AVA outdoor amphitheater and now, Sewailo Golf Club.
For more information about Casino Del Sol Resort or Sewailo Golf Club, visit casinodelsol.com.
About Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center:
Located in southwest metropolitan Tucson, Arizona, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe is a federally recognized tribe with more than 17,000 enrolled members. The Tribe owns and operates several enterprises including Casino Del Sol Resort, Arizona's only Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond Casino Resort, Casino of the Sun, Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater (AVA), a 5,000-seat open-air concert venue, and the Del Sol Marketplace. For more information call 1-855-SOL-STAY (765-7829) or visit www.CasinoDelSol.com. Follow Casino Del Sol on Facebook and Twitter.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon, is the world's largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 32 states and 27 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include The Grove, London, England; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco. www.troongolf.com