Long known as one of the best tracks in Arizona since the first tee shot in 2006, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club’s Saguaro course is now getting the national recognition it deserves. Just last May, Golf Digest announced its “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses,” with We-Ko-Pa’s Saguaro course coming in at No. 98 – one of only two Arizona courses on the list.
We-Ko-Pa joins other courses who have solidified their positions over the better part of a century like Harbour Town, Pebble Beach, Pinehurst No. 2 and other hallowed grounds of golf, proving just making Golf Digest’s list is an extraordinary accomplishment in and of itself. But more than that, it’s a testament to the incredible minimalist design of Coore & Crenshaw, and the countless hours of effort required to maintain high-quality golf in such a wild and pristine desert landscape without disturbing the natural flow of the land.
Golf Digest isn’t the only publication who lays thick praise for We-Ko-Pa’s two magnificent courses (check out all awards and accolades here). The Saguaro course has held the top spot in Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in Each State” for 10 of the last 11 years, while Cholla – Saguaro’s sister course designed by Scott Miller – earned a top-10 spot since 2007. GOLF magazine routinely holds both courses in high regard, with 13 top-100 rankings in the last 11 years. And if peer-to-peer rankings are more your style, look no further than Golf Advisor or social media channels to see what We-Ko-Pa regulars have to say. Hint – top of class.