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Our friends at Men’s Journal have been busy in the research lab over the past few months collecting data and input on anything and everything travel related to produce their annual Men’s Journal Travel Awards, touted as a “one-stop shop before embarking on your next bucket-list adventure.” Their writers and editors found the best hotels, ski resorts, luggage, carry-ons, knickknacks, accessories – and golf courses – to help readers identify how best to spend their time and money building a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

For the second-straight year, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club was named the best golf property in Arizona – a bigtime honor considering the quality of golf courses throughout the Copper State. Here’s what Men’s Journal had to say about their rankings and We-Ko-Pa, Arizona’s Ultimate Golf Experience.

Men’s Journal on their golf course rankings:

“As part of the 2024 Men’s Journal Travel Awards, we put together the 50 best golf destinations in America—from the best golf courses in Florida to the best golf courses in Michigan—including the best public golf courses. And, because your pursuits are no doubt varied, check out the best ski resorts in the U.S., best vacations in the U.S. and the best hotels.”

Men’s Journal on We-Ko-Pa:

“Scottsdale, AZ is the heartbeat of desert golf, but the Grand Canyon State’s best one-two punch is a casino course combo thirty minutes northeast on Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation land. Most of We-Ko-Pa’s well-deserved love goes to the Saguaro Course, a Coore/Crenshaw blueprint that naturally unspools in the majestic Arizona landscape. Both it and its sister course, Cholla, offer players unbroken views of multiple mountain ranges—the Superstitions, McDowells, and Mazatzals to name a few.”

It’s certainly a serious list with the likes of Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black, Shadow Creek, Pinehurst No. 2 and Pacific Dunes also making the cut.

“We’re obviously very proud to be a part of this list with so many excellent properties,” said Matt Barr, general manager of We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. “Scottsdale, Arizona is one of the best golf destinations in the entire world and to be among the top golf facilities in one of the premier destinations is, of course, an enormous honor.”