Sports & Outdoors

If you’re itching to move ahead as an overall athlete or in a chosen sport, there’s a “dream team” at Canyon Ranch waiting to help you. The year-round beauty of the spectacular Sonoran Desert is the inspiring setting for individual and group outdoor activities led by experienced guides and instructors. 

Teen Services: Canyon Ranch welcomes guests ages 14-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note that the accompanying parent or guardian must sign a consent form and book all services for guests under 18, and an adult must be present for most services. Ask your Program Advisor for details.

View the Teen Services Guide.

Golf Clinics

Our PGA professionals offer group clinics targeting chipping, pitching, putting, and bunkers. Consult a Program Advisor or stop by the Golf Performance Center for additional information on clinic subject matter. Group size limited to four. Check This Week at Canyon Ranch for days and times.

  • $95 for 50 minutes
Individual Golf Lesson
Our PGA golf professionals work with you to develop your natural ability and help you reach your goals, no matter what your current skill level. Does technology excite you? It’s here. Interested in training aids? We’ve got them. Take-home materials? You bet. Add “fun” and what more could you possibly want?
 
  • $150 for 50 minutes
Semi-Private Golf Lesson
Share a session with a friend, partner, parent or child to fit your specific needs. For two people.
 
  • $190 for 50 minutes
Aerial Adventure/Zipline

Try something new, push your boundaries, improve your self-confidence and just plain have fun as our staff guides you safely through a high-flying adventure on our Zipline.

  • $95 for 90 minutes
Climbing Wall

Reach for the next hold and scale new heights! The outdoor climbing wall experience simulates sport rock-climbing in a controlled setting, and is great for beginning to intermediate climbers. Challenge yourself on a variety of routes. Both clinics and private sessions are available.

  • $140 for 2 hours
DVD Video Lesson
Get a DVD video analysis of your game. Take it home and benefit for a lifetime.
 
  • $180 for 50 minutes
High Ropes Challenge Course

On our new High Ropes Challenge Course – which you’ll experience with the guidance of our knowledgeable staff – you’ll discover new things about yourself and how you perceive risk. The challenges you’ll face on the course will connect to daily life: You’ll learn about your communication skills, performance under pressure and your ability to give and receive support. The course, which includes a giant swing, offers many routes and is highly interactive. You make all the decisions about starting, engaging and ending your adventure. Minimum two, maximum six people.

  • $220 for 2 to 4 hours
Pilates for Golf

Improve the ease, accuracy and efficiency of your golf swing the way many professional athletes do – with the core conditioning techniques of the Pilates method. Learn the basics and take home illustrated instructions for exercises that develop trunk and shoulder stability and improve flexibility and spinal rotation. The body/mind focus of Pilates also helps foster the flow state that great sports performance requires.

  • $125 for 50 minutes
Pilates for Tennis

Improve the ease, accuracy and efficiency of your game the way many professional athletes do – with the core conditioning techniques of the Pilates method. Learn the basics and take home illustrated instructions for exercises that develop trunk and shoulder stability and improve flexibility and spinal rotation. In addition, the body-mind focus of Pilates helps foster the flow state that great sports performance requires.

  • $125 for 50 minutes
Private Bike Tours

If you’re looking for new adventures, greater challenges, or in-depth instruction, a private, guided bike tour may be just the ticket. Tours can be of any length, and suited to any skill or fitness level. Options include half-century rides on the rural outskirts of Tucson, ascending the nearby Santa Catalina Mountains and more. Shorter private tours, lessons and private group rides also are available.

  • fees vary
Private Hikes: Craft Your Own Journey
What’s your ideal hike? Private hikes tailored to your own interests may be scheduled through the Hiking department. View desert critters by night, or take a mindful walk along a scenic trail. Hikes can be customized for any focus, length, level or intensity, terrain and duration you choose. 24 hours advance notice required.
 
  • fees vary
Private Tennis Lesson
Beginning basics to advanced instruction, hitting lesson or workout drills.
 
  • $80 for 25 minutes
    $140 for 50 minutes
Semi-Private Tennis Lesson
Sign up with another person for an instructional lesson or a great workout.
 
  • $190 for 50 minutes
Specialty Hikes
Interested in outdoor activities with a special focus? Look for specialty programs listed on the Outdoor Activity Board in the Outdoor Sports sign-up area.
 
Geocaching – Enjoy a great hike and enhance your problem-solving skills on this high-tech treasure hunt using portable GPS units. No GPS experience necessary.
 
Nature Discovery Hike – The Sonoran Desert is an environment like no other. Join our naturalist to learn all about this unique landscape on an interpretive hike into the world of towering saguaro cacti, gregarious cactus wrens and countless desert discoveries.

Night Vision Goggle Experience – Join us on a night walk in nearby Sabino Canyon. Using night-vision goggles, we’ll look for nocturnal wildlife usually hidden in darkness.
 
Photography Hike – Celebrate the beauty of the desert and learn techniques for taking memorable nature photos on this easy, inspiring hike. You’ll have a Canon G-11 to use and will receive a CD of your images to take home.
 
Paint & Sketch the Sonoran Desert – Take a short walk at daybreak in a beautiful desert oasis. Learn new techniques as you sketch and paint at Tucson’s Agua Caliente Park. Instruction and supplies provided. No experience necessary.
 
  • $95
    $125 for Night Vision Goggle Experience
Tennis Clinic
Group instruction with separate clinics for beginners and intermediate/advanced. Weekdays. Sign up and fee information: Spa Activity Board. Check This Week at Canyon Ranch for days and times.
 
  • $75 for 50 minutes