We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla course)

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla course) Est. 2001

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When We-Ko-Pa Golf Club's Cholla course opened in 2001, it did so to excellent reviews. Golfers were thrilled by the excellent layout, absence of invasive real estate and spectacular mountain views that framed every hole. All these characteristics still apply today.

Built on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Indian reservation, and subsequently joined by a second and equally impressive companion (the Saguaro course), the Cholla roams its way over a large area of pristine Sonoran desert. Cholla and saguaro cactuses (needless to say) are much in evidence beyond the good-width fairways. On a first visit you might be forgiven for wanting a caddie or Indian guide to point out the driving line on some of the opening holes. However, as the immensely scenic layout unfolds, it will effortlessly draw you into its undoubted charms and challenges. The naturalness of the desert environment and magnificence of the views presents a picture to behold.

Maintenance and presentation standards are always top-class, ensuring that the greens are among the slickest you've putted on. Excellent bunkering adds to the course's overall aesthetics. With many pleasant elevation changes and a great variety of golfing challenges, We-Ko-Pa's Cholla course, like the newer Saguaro, delivers a great golf experience in the most natural of desert environments.

Stay & Play: on-site accommodation is available in the We-Ko-Pa resort hotel (see Where2Stay section below).

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Making Contact

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

  +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 - several slopes to climb and some long green-to-tee distances.
Surroundings: Desert environment.
Designer: Scott Miller
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7225 6114 5289
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.4 67.5 69.9
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Cholla course. Also at We-Ko-Pa is the 18-hole Saguaro course (par-72, 6966 yards from back-tees, rating 72.4).
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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:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-Jan thru' March): $235 (booking 0-7 days ahead); $215 (booking 8-90 days ahead). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. 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
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Did you know?

Part of a resort destination owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Indian Nation, the We-Ko-Pa golf club takes its name from a native Indian word meaning "Four Peaks Mountain". You'll have no difficulty spotting the four peaks from either of the two championship golf courses. Also visible, on the hour, is one of the world's highest water fountains, located in nearby Fountain Hills.

We-Ko-Pa's original golf course is named after the Cholla cactus, which in fact represents more than 20 species of the Opuntia genus. These cactus grow in all of the hot deserts of the American Southwest, with different species having adapted to different locale and elevation ranges.

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Latitude: (33.583509)
Longitude: (-111.691182)
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We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center AAA 4-Diamond
10438 North Fort McDowell Road, Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, AZ 85264
+1 (480) 789 5300

The AAA 4-Diamond We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center 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

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.

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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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