Golf Course Overview
The We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, located near the Fort McDowell Casino, offers guests an 18-hole course in an incomparable setting. Bordered by majestic mountain scenery, We-Ko-Pa offers guests an exceptional alternative to the already upscale golf market. Featuring a spacious and uniquely designed clubhouse, the We-Ko-Pa has been awarded such honors as Golf Course Development of the Year for 2002 by Golf Inc. , has been featured in Sports Illustrated's Top 10 Best New Golf Courses in the World for 2001, and was counted in Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play for 2004-2005.
Opened to the public in 2001, the par 72 course is nestled between picturesque mountain ranges, including the Four Peaks, McDowell Mountains, Red Mountains and the Superstitions, offering golfers unobstructed, panoramic views. Designed by noted golf course architect Scott Miller, the theme of the course celebrates the heritage and traditions of the Yavapai Nation. The course also features an ample amount of natural mesquite, palo verde, saguaros, shrubbery and desert vegetation that sprawls through the arroyos and canyons, creating a lush desert feel.
Measuring 7,225 yards from the professional tees, We-Ko-Pa has a USGA rating of 72.5 and a USGA slope of 130. The course also has additional sets of tees, measuring 5,334 yards from the front tees, ensuring players of all calibers can enjoy a challenging round of golf. The 260-acre course also includes three lakes for an added challenge, 74 golf carts, and a spacious outdoor practice area with private instruction available.
The 21,000 sq.ft. clubhouse was designed by award-winning architect Douglas Fredrikson and features a desert vernacular ambiance. The entryway has a canyon-like feel, followed by a water and fire feature that is designed to symbolize the importance of woven baskets within the Yavapai culture. The aboveground portion yields 10,000 sq. ft. of enclosed space divided into two areas, one on either side of the main patio. The north side of the building contains the golf shop, retail and administrative areas while the south side contains the dining areas, support offices, a bar and multipurpose room. Yielding spectacular views of the mountainous landscape, both ends of the clubhouse are complimented by large open patios.