Welcome to We-Ko-Pa

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.

To get a feel for the unforgettable We-Ko-Pa experience, watch our new TV commercial below.

Our History

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

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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.

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Make a reservation for Cholla or Saguaro.

We-Ko-Pass

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

We’ve got a lot of wonderful things going on at We-Ko-Pa. Our News & Information section will keep you up-to-date.

Golf Instruction

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club offers a world-class, Practice Facility with multiple target greens and precise yardage to hone all aspects of your game.

WE-KO-BLOG

What’s it like on the “inside” at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club? If you want to stay in-the-know, just follow our We-Ko-Blog to find out!

WEDDINGS & PARTIES

LET US PLAN YOUR WEDDING OR EVENT

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club is the perfect venue for weddings and receptions in the Scottsdale/Fountain Hills area.

We understand that this is one of the most important occasions in your life. Therefore, we will listen intently and work with you to carefully select the proper venue to accommodate the size and style of your wedding. Whether your wedding is a celebration of up to 150 guests or an intimate gathering of friends and family, we will help you bring your dream day to life.

We-Ko-Pa is also a great place to host a variety of special events and parties from corporate meetings to birthday parties.  With space for the board or the entire company, We-Ko-Pa offers a measure of flexibility along with attentive service and wonderful Sonoran Desert surroundings. 

PLAN YOUR WEDDING

PLAN YOUR PARTY OR EVENT

THE CLUBHOUSE

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.

PRACTICE FACILITY

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. 

WE-KO-PA & SAGUARO GRILLES

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.

WE-KO-PA RESORT AND CONFERENCE CENTER

A LUXURY RESORT NEAR SCOTTSDALE

Discover the beauty, tranquility and culture of Arizona’s captivating Sonoran Desert at the AAA Four Diamond We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center!

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.

STAY AT THE WE-KO-PA RESORT AND CONFERENCE CENTER

FORT MCDOWELL CASINO

The golf course isn’t the only place to find action at We-Ko-Pa.  The Fort McDowell Casino, located next door to the golf course and resort, offers a number of gaming favorites including slots, Keno, Bingo, Card Room and Blackjack.  Plus, Fort McDowell Casino offers free live entertainment Friday & Saturday in the Lucky 7 Saloon featuring a continually changing lineup of talented performers.  Whether you just want to grab a quick snack between games or sit down for a luxurious dining experience, one of The Fort’s five restaurants will satisfy your hunger and exceed your expectations.