Mount Graham Golf Course is a walker-friendly, traditional 18-hole par 72 course. For men, the course plays 6,354 yards, par 72 with a rating of 69.5 and a slope of 116. For women, it’s 5,691 yards, par 73 with a rating of 70.6 and a slope of 119. The course’s water and sand provide a great challenge for the average golfer. Opened in 1956, Mt. Graham Golf Course plays a central role in the surrounding community. It is home to the Safford and Thatcher High Schools, and the Eastern Arizona College golf teams. It also plays host to active women’s and men’s golf associations, as well as several invitational tournaments each year; and previously hosted an annual Southwest Sectional PGA pro-am. Each year the golf course draws winter visitors from around the country and affords residents very attractive recreational opportunities year round.