Focus on Health, Mindfulness & Well-Being
By Romi Carrell Wittman
At the heart of the expansive and rugged Saguaro Ranch development north of Tucson lies a repurposed and redesigned facility focused on wellness in body, mind and spirit. The Saguaro Ranch Club is a members-only retreat offering residents of Saguaro Ranch a central gathering space to meet and socialize with friends and neighbors, as well as a space to focus on health, mindfulness and well-being.
In its former life, the club was McClintock’s Restaurant, a popular restaurant nestled in the Tortolita Mountains. When the sprawling Saguaro Ranch property was purchased by new owners, the development team decided to repurpose the restaurant into a club that would serve as an anchor for the re-conceptualized residential development. It officially opened in October 2021.
“We’ve made it into a private club that offers residents a gathering space as well as health and wellness facilities,” said Scott Lundberg, owner of Saguaro Property Development and a resident of Saguaro Ranch.
After a head-to-toe renovation by the award-winning local firm Robinette Architects, the newly renamed Saguaro Ranch Club offers residents luxurious athletic facilities, recreational and social activities.
Aqua Design International, a Tucson-based landscape architecture firm, designed the pool and spa complex, which includes a 25-yard lap pool, a jetted spa and a swim-up bar. Aqua Design International’s work is world renowned, having built pools at resorts such as the Four Seasons Punta Mita resort in Mexico, the Amangiri, a five-star resort in Canyon Point, Utah, and the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.
The club also features two pickle ball courts, a bocce ball court and a rooftop athletic center with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a panoramic view of Pusch Ridge to the east and the city of Tucson to the south.
Gathering spaces are located throughout, both indoors and outdoors, with comfortable seating, and fire features. Residents can use the facility’s wine lockers and attendants are on-hand to assist with snacks and beverages. Outdoor barbeque facilities lend to the festive atmosphere.
“Residents can host birthday parties, graduations and anniversary parties, too,” said Mike Conlin, associate broker for Miramonte Homes and Saguaro Ranch Manager. A catering kitchen makes it the perfect venue for wedding receptions, company parties and other special events.
“It’s a relaxing space to meet with friends or work out,” Conlin said. “We hope it serves as a gathering spot for residents, their friends and families.”