Spring Training and golf – what a wonderful pair. Cactus League play is right around the corner, and if you’re planning on soaking in the winter sun, catching a few ball games and playing a few rounds of golf, man, do we have good news. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club is no more than 30 minutes from five different Cactus League Spring Training venues in Scottsdale and plays host to, what Golfweek Considers, the No. 1 and No. 10 best courses you can play in whole state of Arizona. Here are five reasons why We-Ko-Pa needs to be your basecamp for golf and Spring Training.
There are a lot of good courses in the Scottsdale area, but We-Ko-Pa’s two, award-winning courses, Cholla and Saguaro, stand a cut above the rest. Golf Digest’s recent list of its “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses,” had Saguaro at No. 98, one of only two Arizona courses on the list. Cholla – Saguaro’s sister course – earned a top-10 spot in Golfweek since 2007. And GOLF magazine Golf Advisor and Social Media all have excellent things to say about We-Ko-Pa.
Four-Diamond Resort Accommodations
Boasting AAA Four-Diamond accommodations, We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference center is just a 2-minute, complimentary shuttle ride away from We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. You and your buddies can stay in golf-themed suites after your morning round or ballgame and relax in the living room while watching the race for the FedExCup, or catch up on Cactus-League action. Stay-and-play packages which include one round of golf at We-Ko-Pa and one night stay at We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center are available right here.
Proximity to Cactus-League Action
Whether you’re going to see the Cubbies play at Sloan Park, or the G-men of San Francisco at Scottsdale Stadium, you don’t have to lose a whole day in traffic if you stay at We-Ko-Pa. In total, six different teams play their home games within 30 minutes of the golf club also including the Oakland A’s at Hohokam Stadium, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo, and of course the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields.
For those who’d like to test their luck at the tables after the sun goes down, Fort McDowell Casino is next door. It’s a full-service gaming facility offering slots, keno, bingo, a card room and blackjack. It also offers a half-dozen eating and drinking outlets, along with live entertainment at the Lucky 7 Saloon.
The Southwestern Experience
Up for more of what the winter in Scottsdale has to offer? The Old West-themed Fort McDowell Adventures allows you to get out and enjoy the desert in a number of ways. Hiking, biking, kayaking and rafting are a few people-powered options. For those who would rather be carried, horseback riding and Segways are popular choices. And blazing through desert trails in Green Zebra Adventure’s Tomcar – a fast, nearly indestructible sandrail-type vehicle – is so exciting you won’t want to give up the wheel.