The Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club offers a dramatic test of golf that plays through shady arroyos, over desert ridges and amid some of the most picturesque Sonoran Desert on the planet. For this reason, Cholla is widely considered as one of the most pristine desert golf experiences in the Southwest with no homes or other development to spoil the sweeping views of the nearby river valleys, Red Mountain, Four Peaks and the rest of the majestic Superstition Mountains. The aesthetic charm of Cholla appeals to golfers just as much as its strategic challenge.
Since then, Zagat Survey 2007-2008 gave Cholla its highest rating among all Arizona courses. More recently, Golf Magazine listed it as No. 45 in its ranking of the “Top 100 You Can Play” for 2014. And in 2015, Golfweek bestowed Cholla with three prestigious rankings: 13th “Best Casino Courses” in the U.S.; 4th “Best Courses You Can Play” in Arizona; and No. 70 on the list of America’s “Best Resort Courses.”
The Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club combines distinctive desert-golf traits with the timeless traditions of golf course design. For example, it’s built for walking with greens situated near to the next tee. It follows the natural movement of the land; they didn’t move much dirt. And the playing corridors are wider when compared to target-golf design.
Like its sister course, Saguaro has garnered numerous awards and accolades from golf industry leading publications. Golf Digest give it the 21st spot in its 2015-2016 list of the “Best in State Rankings: Arizona,” which considers both public and private courses across the state.
Golf Magazine listed it as No. 41 in its ranking of the “Top 100 You Can Play” for 2014. And in 2015, Golfweek honored Saguaro with three prestigious rankings: 4th “Best Casino Courses” in the U.S.; 2nd “Best Courses You Can Play: State by State” in Arizona; and No. 30 on Golfweek’s list of America’s “Best Resort Courses.”