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El Conquistador to host Tucson's First Tee


Oro Valley, Ariz. (August 16, 2019) El Conquistador Golf & Tennis in Oro Valley is a new junior golf programming site for The First Tee of Tucson. The First Tee of Tucson uses golf to teach lessons about respect, sportsmanship, judgment along with learning self-management skills, problem solving skills, and goal setting skills, all while preparing for college and a career.

Children and young adults ages 5 through 17 can join The First Tee of Tucson for a yearly fee of $25. A typical six week session fee is $10. The fee includes enrollment in The First Tee Life Skills Program which incorporates golf skills instruction along with a life skills curriculum. The first Fall Session at El Conquistador Golf & Tennis begins on Monday, August 26th.

“The new First Tee location at El Conquistador ensures junior golfers in Oro Valley have a top-notch facility to learn and grow,” said Tom Meade, general manager, El Conquistador Golf & Tennis. “Through numerous youth programs such as The First Tee, Troon and El Conquistador are committed growing the game of golf, while also preparing our youth for a lifetime of success.”

The First Tee is a youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in-school programs, The First Tee helps shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. The First Tee of Tucson, a chapter of the National First Tee program and part of the World Golf Foundation, is currently at nine locations throughout Pima County.

“The First Tee of Tucson is proud to partner with El Conquistador,” said Landyn Lewis, PGA, The First Tee of Tucson’s Program and Life Skills Director. “Our goal is to impact youth lives through the game of golf. Being a member of The First Tee means a whole lot more than just learning how to play golf, it's learning how to be a good person and community member.”

El Conquistador Golf and Tennis recently welcomed 50 junior golfers to participate in the inaugural First Tee of Tucson event at El Conquistador. Held on Monday, July 29th, El Conquistador members and club staff volunteered at the event, which included a chipping clinic by PGA TOUR Champions golfer and Tucson resident Don Pooley.

For more information on The First Tee of Tucson and to register for The First Tee program at El Conquistador Golf & Tennis, visit For more information on El Conquistador Golf & Tennis, visit

About El Conquistador Golf & Tennis
Located in the shadow of the dramatic Santa Catalina Mountains, El Conquistador Golf & Tennis is located in the heart of Oro Valley, just north of Tucson. El Conquistador boasts 45 holes of golf, including two championship golf courses – the Conquistador Course and the Cañada Course – and the 9-hole Pusch Ridge Course. The courses play through saguaro-capped hillsides and are surrounded by natural desert terrain. El Conquistador combines 45 holes of exceptional golf with an extensive practice facility, 31 USTA awarded tennis courts, a full fitness facility, lap pool, pickleball and racquetball courts, a restaurant and a fun calendar of social, community and dining activities.

About Troon
El Conquistador Golf & Tennis is proudly managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 460 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit

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