A Walk on the Green Side - July 13, 2013

  Historic El Rio Golf Course is in danger. Once the only country club in Tucson and original site of the Tucson Open, frequented by legendary pros and celebrities, it is now a municipal golf course owned and operated by the city of Tucson. The city claims El Rio is losing money and wants it to be self-sufficient, while there are unfair financial burdens placed upon it. Several possible courses of action have been considered, while a large and growing group of citizens are fighting to keep El Rio open, green and for the people. There is no shortage of controversy surrounding this issue.

  This web site was created on May 31, 2013 to keep people informed and as a repository of information. There is also a listserve so interested parties can keep in touch. If you are interested in getting involved, have something to contribute for this web site or would like to be on the listserv, please send an e-mail


Private Management?


History of El Rio Golf Course

Save El Rio Facebook Page

Mayor and Council Contact Info


TV, Newspaper, Blogs, Videos, etc.


2010-2012 financial figures for
Tucson City Golf courses

City of Tucson offer letter to
Grand Canyon University

El RIo appraisal letter

Draft Economic Impact Report

Tucson City Council decisions, motions
and documents pertaining to Tucson City
Golf during 2012


Making El Rio Profitable



A Few Thoughts

Sign the Save El Rio Petition