Saguaro Course

The Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa is a desert golf experience unlike any other. Integrating design elements not commonly found in the desert, the course is built for walking and has more in common with older, more traditional courses where greens are close to tees and the course follows the natural movement of the land. To assist those choosing to walk the Saguaro course manual Speed Carts are available for use.

Coore and Crenshaw are the design team behind the Saguaro Course as well as such highly touted courses as Bandon Trails in Bandon, Oregon, Sand Hills in Mullen, Nebraska, Friar’s Head in Baiting Hollow, New York, The Golf Club at Cuscowilla in Eatonton, Georgia and Barnbougle Lost Farm in Bridport, Tasmania Australia.

“This piece of land has some very interesting natural movement to it,” said Crenshaw of the new We-Ko-Pa course. “I think this golf course will be pretty unique for the desert. People will be induced to play different shots and find solutions to new challenges when playing this course.”

Saguaro has already been featured in numerous golf publications including Golfweek, which currently ranks it as the #1 public access course in Arizona. In addition, GOLF magazine named it one of the “Top 10 Best New Courses You Can Play” in the United States 2007.

During the design process, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw placed great emphasis on making Saguaro walker-friendly. If you are interested in walking the Saguaro course click here.

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

Admiration and respect for the classic golf courses of the “Golden Age of Architecture” inspired Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore to establish the firm of Coore and Crenshaw Inc. in 1986. Theirs is an architectural firm based upon the shared philosophy that traditional, strategic golf is the most rewarding, and the creation of courses that present this concept with the greatest artistry is the ultimate goal. They have blended their personal experience and admiration for the courses of Ross, Mackenzie, Macdonald, Maxwell and Tillinghast to create a style uniquely their own.

Coore and Crenshaw are the design team behind such highly touted courses as Bandon Trails in Bandon, Oregon, Sand Hills in Mullen, Nebraska, Friar’s Head in Baiting Hollow, New York, The Golf Club at Cuscowilla in Eatonton, Georgia and Barnbougle Lost Farm in Bridport, Tasmania Australia.

Here is what Ben Crenshaw had to say about the Saguaro Course. “This piece of land has some very interesting natural movement to it. I think this golf course will be pretty unique for the desert. People will be induced to play different shots and find solutions to new challenges when playing this course.”