The Golf Links Sports Complex is a large sports complex on the east side of town, just north of the Craycroft gate of Davis Monthan AFB, on the west side of Craycroft between 29th Street and Golf Links Road. Click on the map (below) to see a larger version.
The two good places to play have good playing surfaces but no shade. That makes them good for play on cool/cloudy days but not on hot/sunny days. I call them Playing Area A and Playing Area B.
Playing Area A
Playing area A is very close to the entrance to the park. As you drive into the park, you will see on your left the softball fields (note the tall poles for floodlights). As you enter the parking area from Craycroft, bear to your left and park as close as you can to the fence around the softball fields. There is a gate to the fields very close to the parking lot. Playing area A is in the hard-packed “spokes” of the wheel that holds the softball fields.
Pros: Easy parking. Very nice hard-packed playing surface. Playing area A supports night games, as we can use the lights for the softball fields. Restrooms within a one-minute walk. Cons: No shade.
Playing Area B
Playing area B is at the very end of the park. Drive as far into the park as you can. Eventually the road ends in a small parking lot. To your left is a rest-room building. To your right is a children’s playground. Between them is a big open area that makes perfect petanque terrain.
Pros: Easy parking. Restrooms nearby. Pleasant surroundings, including a small kids playground. Cons: No shade