A spirit-stirring 36-hole golf experience awaits on the land of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation at We-Ko-Pa.
We-Ko-Pa translates to the “Four Peaks” that play an important spiritual role within the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. For golfers, the tribal-owned We-Ko-Pa Golf Club translates into must-play experience ever since the Scott Miller-designed Cholla course opened in 2001. The Coore-Crenshaw Saguaro course soon followed, offering a one-two punch for players. Neither course features residences to mar views of the Four Peaks, Red Mountain, the McDowells and the Superstitions. The only buildings are the Yavapai-inspired clubhouse featuring the We-Ko-Pa Grille, and similarly styled Saguaro Grille.
Both neoclassic routings weave in out of myriad arroyos and rock-strewn hummocks for a risk-reward adventure fraught with semi-blind drives, legitimate three-shot par-5s, misdirection sightlines and strategic split fairways that offer 360-degree panoramas of nearby mountains, including Red, McDowell, Superstition and Four Peaks (pronounced WEE-ko-pah in Yavapai).
Perhaps more significantly, We-Ko-Pa is a pure golf experience: There’s a decidedly blissful absence of commercial development, residential real estate and traffic noise, leaving golfers with little more than the cooing cries of Gamble’s quail and the occasional crack! from a pin-seeking golf ball.
Post-round, explore the premier pleasures of neighboring We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center. The AAA Four Diamond awarded property offers 246 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, six restaurants, casino gaming, 25,000-square-foot conference center, spa, swimming and RV park, plus a singular adventure center that sports horseback riding, Jeep tours, hiking, biking, kayaking and more.
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