Today marks the beginning of the annual Accenture Match Play Golf Championship which lasts until February 21st. The new Ritz Carlton Golf Club-Dove Mountain, Marana (7 miles NW of Tucson), which is a Jack Nicholas- designed course will host the top 64 golfers. This event offers an 8 million dollar purse. The new golf course treverses across the Tortolita Mountains, and the majestic canyons and tall saguraros of the pristine Sonoran Desert. This year many of those competing will stay at the new adjacent Ritz Carlton Resort that just opened December 18th. Rates at the Ritz Carlton Resort are as low as $169. a night from May 16th- end of August. The Ritz Carlton Golf Club restaurant is normally open to the public and has a great location to drink in the spectacular mountain and desert views.