With two award-winning golf courses set in the thriving Sonoran Desert, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club delivers one of the best golf experiences in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. Scott Miller designed the Cholla Course, while Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw teamed up to create Saguaro. The results have captivated the golf world ever since opening for public play to much acclaim by industry leading publications such as Golf Magazine, Golfweek and Golf Digest.
Offering breathtaking views of the McDowell Mountains, Red Mountain, Four Peaks and the Superstitions, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club lies on Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation land that will never be commercially developed.
After a round of golf you can relax at the We-Ko-Pa clubhouse, which features scenic indoor or outdoor dining complete with full-service dining.
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Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is located in Arizona’s Maricopa County about 20 miles from Phoenix and minutes from Scottsdale. The Sonoran Desert landscape is enhanced by the flowing Verde River and the iconic Four Peaks to the east, which rises to more than 7,000 feet.
CHOLLA VS. SAGUARO
What’s the difference?
We-Ko-Pa’s two courses, Cholla and Saguaro, have much in common – both are meticulously maintained, both have received high praise from the golf media and consumers alike and both offer a tranquil golf experience free of houses and roads, thus preserving the unobstructed mountain views of the Sonoran Desert. That is where the similarities end. The Cholla course is recognized as the reference course for the quintessential target style desert golf course. Whereas, the Saguaro course was designed as a more traditional style golf course where greens are close to tees, ideal for walking, and the course follows the natural movement of the land.
Play more golf and save more money with the We-Ko-Pass, an annual program offers great golf rates and a host of other benefits.
News & Info
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We-Ko-Pa now features Callaway Epic Flash golf clubs throughout our rental line. The rental fee is $69 + applicable taxes.
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We-Ko-Pa’s Clubhouse features “desert vernacular” styling with details inspired by the spectacular natural surroundings such as the canyon-like entryway and the water and fire feature that symbolizes the importance of woven baskets to the Yavapai culture.
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club offers a world-class Practice Facility to warm up for the round or hone all aspects of your game with the help of our PGA professionals. The putting and chipping greens are spacious and roll true to the surfaces you’ll encounter on the golf courses.
The We-Ko-Pa Grille is the perfect location for breakfast, lunch or a cold beverage at sundown. For guests teeing it up on our award-winning Saguaro Course, the Saguaro Grille offers hot and cold food options as well as a host of refreshing cold beverages.
PLAY AT WE-KO-PA CASINO RESORT
A LUXURY CASINO NEAR SCOTTSDALE
Only Fort McDowell’s We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort combines big-time action and endless enjoyment in a magnificent destination that’s always worth the visit. Whether you favor the sheer thrill of spinning reels or the extraordinary action of blackjack and more, a “wow” kind of experience awaits. Discover Arizona’s greatest gaming floor, showcasing 166,000 square-feet of pure excitement.
Just goes to show you two award-winning golf courses aren’t the only place to find action at We-Ko-Pa.
STAY AT WE-KO-PA CASINO RESORT
A LUXURY RESORT NEAR SCOTTSDALE
Discover the beauty, tranquility and culture of Arizona’s captivating Sonoran Desert at the All-New AAA Four Diamond We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort. Located only 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, our lushly landscaped oasis offers spectacular views of Arizona’s majestic Four Peaks and iconic Red Mountains alongside the free-flowing Verde River.
Come stay with us and play our two award-winning golf courses: the Coore-Crenshaw Saguaro course, and the Scott Miller-designed Cholla course. Play 36 holes and save!