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A Desert Gem with Links-Style Design

Unspoiled. Unrivaled. Unbelievable The Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club combines distinctive desert-golf traits with the timeless traditions of links-style design. It’s built for walking – extremely rare for the area – with greens situated near to the next tee. It follows the natural movement of the land, they didn’t move much dirt, and the playing corridors are wider when compared to traditional desert design.

Saguaro No. 1
Par 4 - 469 Yards
Saguaro No. 4
Par 5 - 631 Yards
Saguaro No. 9
Par 3 - 137 Yards
Saguaro No. 15
Par 3 - 255 Yards

Designed and Built by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw

“This ol’ boney ground has some sting to it.”
– Ben Crenshaw

Arguably the most prolific designers of their generation, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw designed the Saguaro course at We-Ko-Pa in line with their classic, minimalist design philosophies. Hardly any dirt was moved to create Arizona’s No. 1 ranked public course, meaning the elevation changes, meandering hole design and natural bunkering reflect and preserve the ancient land on which it was built. The duo allowed the natural forces of the land to have their effect on how the game played, and that design tenet is evident to players throughout the round.


Saguaro is considered by Golfweek as the No. 1 best course you can play in the entire state and has held that position for 15 of the last 16 years. Simply the best. Better than all the rest.

Even compared to private courses, Saguaro stands among the very best according to, coming in at No. 4 in Arizona in 2021 and as high as No. 40 in the entire country.

Golf Digest

Golf Digest has recognized Saguaro as among the 100 greatest public golf courses in the country, coming in at No. 98 in 2017 and as high as No. 3 in the state of Arizona.


LINKS Magazine is just one of the legacy golf publications to recently shower We-Ko-Pa Golf Club with praise, naming the Saguaro Course as among the Top-10 golf courses in all of Arizona.


Jetset Magazine
-2020, Hot List

Golf Inc. Magazine
– 2015, 10 Most Admired Golf Developments

Club and Resort Business

– 2021, Top Ranked Patios

Walking Saguaro

One of just a few in Scottsdale built for walking

Golf’s heritage includes walking the course. During the design process, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw placed great emphasis on making Saguaro walker-friendly. Greens and tees are built close together, often part of the same turf complex and walk paths lead you from the teeing ground directly to the fairway.

For those who choose to walk and to make it easier, We-Ko-Pa provides manual push carts called Speedcarts so you don’t even have to carry your clubs around the course.


Planning the perfect golf getaway for you and your buddies? Look no further than the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, steps away from two award-winning golf courses at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. Each of the golf-themed suites comfortably sleeps 4-5 guests in two deluxe queen rooms connected by a living room with a pullout sofa and kitchen. It’s the ideal lounging area to relax, snack, drink and catch the game after an exciting day on the golf course.

We-Ko-Pa’s Award-Winning Golf Shop

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Course-specific logoed shirts, hats and balls? Check. Incredible photo prints for your mancave? Check. All available online? Double check. Pick up everything you need to look and play your best at We-Ko-Pa’s award-winning golf shop. From golf gear and apparel to keepsakes and gift cards – you can find it in the shop. Order online today!