We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Saguaro course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Saguaro course) Est. 2006

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Opened five years after We-Ko-Pa's original Cholla course, the Saguaro has quickly developed a reputation that's every bit as good as its highly-acclaimed sibling. Both layouts rank with Arizona's very best, occupying a wonderfully natural desert habitat on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Indian Reservation. Here it is the natural Sonoran desert environment and stunning mountain vistas that predominate. Housing and any other modern-day intrusions are absent. The Saguaro has been created with the possibility of walking the course, enhancing your experience of this challenging and immensely scenic layout. Like the Cholla, the newer layout roams its way over a large area of pristine desert terrain. Needless to say, cholla and saguaro cactuses are much in evidence beyond the good-width fairways. Maintenance and presentation standards are always top-class, ensuring that the greens are among the truest that you've putted on. As a 36-hole golf facility, with two fabulous championship courses and onsite luxury hotel, We-Ko-Pa is one of the best Stay & Play venues in and around the Phoenix / Scottsdale area.

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Making Contact

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
18200 E. Toh Vee Circle,
Fort McDowell, Arizona 85264
USA
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Office   +1 (866) 660 7700 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (480) 836 9000
Fax

  +1 (480) 836 9001

Email   info@wekopa.com
Website   www.wekopa.com
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Golf Pro
 
Brian Schommer (PGA, Teaching Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Desert-style.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Desert environment.
 
Designer: Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6966 6252 5061
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 72.4 69.1 68.4
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Cholla course (7225 yards from back-tees).
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How2Get There?

12 miles E of 101-loop in Scottsdale.
From the 101-loop in Scottsdale, take exit 41 onto Shea Blvd and head east. After approx 10.5 miles turn left onto Hwy 87-North. After approx 1.5 miles turn left into E Toh Vee Circle (before reaching Casino) and follow signs for We-Ko-Pa golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-Jan thru' March): $225. Reduced rates for twilight rounds, and bookings eight or more days in advance. [Above rate based on best info available at the time. Contact club for current actual rates, seasonal and other discounts]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Indian Nation, the golf facilities at We-Ko-Pa are managed and operated by OB Sports Golf Management. >> We-Ko-Pa is a native Indian word meaning "Four Peaks Mountain", something you'll have no difficulty spotting from either of the two golf courses. Also visible, on the hour, is one of the world's highest water fountains, located in nearby Fountain Hills. >> The newest of We-Ko-Pa's two courses is named after the Sonoran desert's most iconic plant, the saguaro cactus. Although transported to many other dry, desert locations around the world, they only grow naturally in the wild in the Sonoran desert, which covers parts of Arizona, California and northern Mexico. Pronounced "sah-wahroh", this slow growing plant takes up to 75 years to develop a side arm. The arms increase the plant's reproductive capacity, creating more surface area, flowers and fruit. Saguaros can live for 150 years and more.

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Published Ranking
2013-14 Golf Digest rated this the 24th best course in Arizona.
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Location

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Latitude (decimal): 33.5854959907
Longitude (decimal): -111.6887122393
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino AAA 4-Diamond
10438 North Fort McDowell Road, Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, AZ 85264
+1 (480) 789 5300
www.radisson.com

The AAA 4-Diamond Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino in Fountain Hills, is tucked away in pristine Sonoran desert surroundings, yet located within minutes of popular Scottsdale attractions. Within the boundaries of the resort, you can enjoy golf on two highly acclaimed championship courses, casino gaming, wild west adventures and much more.

Golf at this hotel We-Ko-Pa (Cholla and Saguaro courses)
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Golf within 5 miles Eagle Mountain
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Golf within 20 miles SunRidge Canyon; Talking Stick; McDowell Mtn; TPC Scottsdale; Longbow; Las Sendas.
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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 
12800 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
+1 (480) 837 6565
www.holidayinn.com

The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, located in the heart of Fountain Hills, is directly adjacent to one of the world's tallest fountains. There is also a wide array of golf, shopping, art, spas and a casino nearby.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles SunRidge Canyon; Eagle Mountain; We-Ko-Pa
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Golf within 20 miles Talking Stick; McDowell Mtn; TPC Scottsdale; Longbow; Las Sendas.
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