18200 E Toh Vee Cir Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
The Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa is dramatic to say the least as it plays across desert washes and atop ridges flowing seamlessly into greens tucked into hillsides and desert arroyos. Cholla is one of the most pristine desert golf experiences in the Southwest. Threading through an open expanse overlooking the Verde and Salt River Valleys, Red Mountain, and the Superstition Mountains, Cholla preserves the essence and purity of desert-style golf. In fact, you will often hear as much talk of the setting and sensational views as you will about the incredible golf course at hand.
Open since December 2001, the Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa has garnered countless honors and has quickly become recognized as the reference course for quintessential desert golf. Designed by Scott Miller, this 7,225 yard layout was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the 10 best new public courses in the world shortly after its debut. Since then, Zagat Survey 2007-2008 gives Cholla its highest rating among all Arizona courses and Golfweek ranks the layout #4 on its 2013 list of the state’s best public courses.
Whether you play the Cholla Course or the Saguaro Course, at We-Ko-Pa you’re in for an award-winning desert golf experience unlike any other in Arizona.
Whether you play the award-winning Cholla Course or the newer Saguaro Course, you’re in for a desert golf experience unlike any other in Arizona. At We-Ko-Pa, it’s just you, your ball and good old Mother Nature.
The We-Ko-Pa Experience begins miles from the Golf Club, where the city ends and the beautiful Sonoran Desert begins. Welcome to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. Here, the landscape is open, the colors are more vibrant and the mountains are seemingly within an arm’s reach away.
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by We-Ko-Pa’s award-winning clubhouse that rises from its desert surroundings. Inspired by the Yavapai culture, the clubhouse features a “desert vernacular” styling with unique detail contributions that draw inspiration from the natural environment. Sloped entry walls and a wood beam canopy create a canyon-like feel entryway, followed by a fire feature that is designed to symbolize the importance of woven baskets within the Yavapai culture. The clubhouse is replete with stylized detailing and yields spectacular views of the McDowell Mountains, Red Mountain, Four Peaks and the Superstitions.
From the moment you arrive until the time you leave us, you will receive the kind of customer service that has helped make the We-Ko-Pa Experience so special for every one of our guests. Whether you are a “local,” or in the valley on business or pleasure, our staff is here to help make your visit memorable.
Unlike other Arizona golf courses, there are no homes, condos or townhomes lining these fairways. At We-Ko-Pa, the Sonoran Desert is your neighbor and the term “high-rise” is either used to describe the ancient saguaros in the foreground or the magnificent mountains in the distance. In fact, the views are so spectacular at We-Ko-Pa that the sound, strategic playing value of the holes could possibly get overlooked. The variety in the routing and pacing of holes will keep all levels of golfers entertained from opening tee shot to final tap-in. Both courses, Cholla and Saguaro, feature an ideal blend of doglegs and straightaway holes, a mix of slender and ample fairways, a balance between benign and rugged green complexes. Yet without exception, both courses offer a host of shot-making options and plenty of grassy bail-out areas when the occasional shot gets away.
We-Ko-Pa is proudly owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
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