Wigwam Resort - Patriot Course

3.9536000000 4.0 stars from 5 (151)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6000 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

  • 451 N Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
  • (623) 935-9414, (800) 909-4224
  • (623) 935-3737
  • www.wigwamgolf.com
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Year built: 1965
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1965), Forrest Richardson (2005)
Type: Resort
Style: Traditional
Greens: TiffDwarf Grass
Fairways: TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Jones 70 6000 yards 69.0 123
Champ 70 5572 yards 67.1 117
Club 70 5199 yards 65.6 113
Club (W) 70 5199 yards 69.4 117
Forward (W) 70 4791 yards 67.0 113

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 151 Reviews
5 stars:
45
4 stars:
69
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

130 out of 151 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for seniors locals walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Slow"


JIMMY5465988's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As this is a golf resort guests get what they want in this case 7 back to back tee times. The final 4 were brutal with the pace of play. They do have a guy driving around the course but not once did he address this issue. If you don't mind a 5 hr round a must play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u065640075's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Opposing fairways not all that desirable, a little confusing which Way to go to find the next hole. Not clearly marked because I'm using different names for the course. Better to use a yellow ball because are so many white practice balls i'm certain holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good day on the course."


u000007685945's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Large driving range and they provide the balls, which is appreciated. Rangers were helpful, telling me where the next tee box and fairway was (when I hit to the wrong fairway). There are three courses so you have to follow the signs carefully. Greens were very fast. Overall round was fun. Staff very helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pairings"


teeoffgj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only complaint I have about this course is the way they pair you up. They don't take into account your age or skill level when they pair you up. I got stuck with 3 hot shots that were under par and difficult to relax and play with. The staff needs to take age into account on these things.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/20/2017

Your absolutly right, several years back I was paired with some college players, they outdrove me by 100 yds, couldnt keep up with them..felt like I was holding them back..I was..


"Wigwam Choices"


Rob1575011's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wigwam has three choices.

All three are traditional layouts.

Red(Heritage) is my fav. The right amount of difficulty and reasonable layout.

Gold is the most difficult.

Blue (Patriot) was today's play. Funky layout of 34/36=70 Yardage is 3,250 & 2,750 from tips. This is a shorter course w/difficulty in the approaches and potential penalties. Front tees are 4,500 yds.

Big resort amenities available afterwards.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Patriot course"


rathke's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent shape from tee to green except the greens are concrete and will not accept an approach shot into them. this is despite playing the new TM ball that is supposed to stop on a dime. Not on these greens. Remodel of bunkers is also a welcome site and are PGA tour quality. Got a hot deal on Golf Now but likely will not play this course again this year. Gold course is in great shape as well and with summer approaching deals will be available for it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course but..."


bdownesak's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is very much a resort course and a great warm up course if you're hopping around in Phoenix. The fairways were green and the cuts between the fringe and green were clean. The greens rolled very well however the tees, at times, were uneven. The staff seemed to be easily bothered and unwilling to help those new to the course. Would play again but would like to see a more friendly staff team.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u999514295's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course but not a normal course"


sknimko's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are looking for a normal par 72 course with a mix of holes this is not your course. The first 6 holes go par 5 par 3 par 5 par 3 par 5 part 3 it's a little odd but a fun track none the less. I would like to play it again as there was no map on the back of the score care and none on the hole markers at the tee boxes so you had no idea where you are going. The 150 yard markers were tough to find at times. So figuring out how far out you are was a challenge at times.

Overall the staff was amazing, the course was in great shape the price was good for a cheaper afternoon tee time. Just a few quirks that made it a little less then a fantastic day at the course. I would recommend it but if you have a GPS golf app use it to help you navigate the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Neil8839297's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jeffrey1809549's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


u784332584's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

Came to Phoenix to play golf and this one was recommended by family. Great recommendation! Was the course difficult? No but there are some holes with challenging bunker placements bordering the front of the greens. Overall the fairways were in great shape. The greens are small and really fast. My only complaint is pin placement...a few were placed literally two feet from the edge. This along with the speed and size of greens made it a bit frustrating. Overall a great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Expected more"


Saskgolfer52's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent shape. Fairways were lush and greens were good. The terrain is flat and I expected more in elevation changes. I received a Hot Deal on the price and I feel I got a good deal with this price. Regular pricing is high for what you get.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Thursday at the Patriot"


sydprice's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the Patriot for the first time on Tuesday so this was our second game. Tuesday starter Joe recommended that I play the same tees as my wife. Great advice.

The course is fair but challenging, the greens are in great shape but extremely difficult hole locations. Some are difficult to hold with good approach shots. Perhaps less shaving of the runoff areas would make it fairer.

Because hardly anyone was one the Patriot, the pass of play was wonderful. No one in front of us and no one behind us. We could have played under three hours. This was different than on Tuesday when we were held up the entire back nine.

We would certainly play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wigwam Patriot Review"


RoyKynaston's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great pace. Less than 4 hours.

Course is a challenge for the short game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Resort"


u000008195283's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice, friendly resort with three, old school, golf courses in great shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000006151150's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful resort course"


markbharr's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just a great time for my wife and I. Course in great condition, greens were quick but not hard to putt or gauge speed. Not too difficult, fairly wide fairways, good size greens (a couple small ones), not too many forced carries for lesser skilled golfers; nice for first round of the year after a winter layoff. I played the Patriot course from black (back) tees, 6000 yds. A little short, a number of 310-330yd par 4's, then they bite you with a 464yd par 4 18th. Very nice patio at Red's for post-round dinner. (see pic). Will definitely stay here on our next trip.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



"Course was in great condition"


hooverjk3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing this course! Challenging small, rolling greens but the fairways were open with great landing areas. Two of us played 18 holes in 3 hours on a Friday morning!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value for the money"


TimBrugger's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played the patriot course at Wigwam. All staff we met were pleasant, positive and very helpful. Course wa in nice condition. Surroundings were great. Got a little confused on hole 17 where we had to cross an aquifer. It was marked; just a little confusing. Recommend this course. Nice experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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