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The Best 36-Hole Facility to Play on a Scottsdale Golf Vacation


The following is an excerpt from our free, special report on We-Ko-Pa Golf Club:

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, already one of our favorite golfing grounds in the desert Southwest, unveiled its second, 18-hole course in late 2006, the Bill Coore-Ben Crenshaw designed Saguaro Course (pronounced “suh-WAHR-oh”), it not only doubled our pleasure, it catapulted to the head of our list of the best 36-hole complexes to play on a Scottsdale Golf Vacation.

Located on Native American land in Fort McDowell just beyond Scottsdale’s borders, We-Ko-Pa offers an unbeatable combination of two layouts of utterly contrasting styles, a stunning clubhouse that draws on desert and Yavapi Nation traditions,

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a reasonable green fee, and a rare, pure golf setting that is utterly devoid of course-side housing. Add up all these factors and there is simply no more enjoyable place to play back-to-back rounds on a Scottsdale golf vacation.

Coore-Crenshaw’s Saguaro Course would be our choice if we had only one round to play at We-Ko-Pa
, but to make it an ideal day, we suggest playing the Cholla Course (pronounced, “choy-ah”) after lunch. To make this option more enticing, We-Ko-Pa
recently implemented a discounted 36-hole rate. During peak season, the Saguaro-Cholla combination costs $360, but those who can brave the heat from June through early September can play both for a remarkable $115.

To learn all of our insider secrets about making We-Ko-Pa
a part of your Scottsdale golf vacation, read the rest of our free, We-Ko-Pa special report. In it, you’ll learn things like: 

  • Why we called the Cholla Course, “as beautiful a desert golf course that we have ever seen”
  • Exactly how the Saguaro Course differs in design from the Cholla…and how to score well at both
  • How Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw were able to make the Saguaro Course intriguing and challenging despite not using any water hazards or rough
  • How much it costs to play at We-Ko-Pa during various times of the year…and what you need to know about the course maintenance schedule

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