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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We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Saguaro course): Opened five years after We-Ko-Pa's original Cholla course, the Saguaro quickly developed a reputation to match its highly-acclaimed sibling. Both layouts rank with Arizona's very best, and both occupy wonderfully natural Sonoran desert habitat on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Indian Reservation.

Pristine desert and stunning mountain vistas frame the holes on We-Ko-Pa's Saguaro layout (much as they do on the Cholla). Housing and other modern-day intrusions are absent. To enhance your experience of this challenging and immensely scenic layout, Coore & Crenshaw crafted a "walker-friendly" layout. Like the Cholla, the Saguaro roams its way over a large area of pristine desert terrain, but with short green-to-distances, and not too much "unnecessary" elevation change.

Cholla and saguaro cactuses (needless to say) 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 an onsite luxury hotel, We-Ko-Pa is right up there with Arizona's best Stay&Play golf venues.

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 - 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:
Above distances are for the Saguaro course. Also at We-Ko-Pa is the 18-hole Cholla course (par-72, 7225 yards from back-tees, rating 73.0).
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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 the 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.

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, the cactus only grows naturally 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
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 98th best public course in the USA; 19th best course in Arizona.
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Latitude: (33.593909)
Longitude: (-111.687409)
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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.

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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