Wigwam Resort - Patriot Course

3.9437000000 3.9 stars from 5 (142)
  • 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 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 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: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 142 Reviews
5 stars:
43
4 stars:
63
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

121 out of 142 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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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
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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


"Patriot Course"


u072254022's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is both fun and challenging...not too long. Well maintained fairways. However, most greens were patchy and rough causing puts to not run true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


u000005830203's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The round started well with some reasonably challenging holes but lost its appeal as the round continued. Several short holes on the back disappointed. The 17th was the worst hole on the course. Rough on the left was so tall our group lost 3 balls.

Fairways were in good condition. Greens were very slow although the grass was good, please cut them down.

Very overpriced unless you pick up a deal.!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



daledrost's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Bob3214543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
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

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointing"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On vacation from New England and looking forward to a round at Wigwam, unfortunately the only time available was on The Patriot Course, raised rock hard greens that were poorly manicured, slow play, just a very disappointing experience. Only bad round of the week in which we played 6


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyable Round"


dhume419's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course and the course amenities have the feel of a country club of the traditional style. There are attendants to meet you at the bag drop, men's locker rooms, an upscale restaurant and even a halfway snack shop that is tended. Of course, the Wigwam is a resort with many other amenities other than golf. As for the course itself, I was sent out on what is now being called the Patriot (formerly the Blue course [there are two other 18-hole courses available]). The fairways and greens are well maintained. Landing in the rough comes with a penalty as the rough was kept long. The course was loaded the day I played so the greens were a bit 'abused'. Too many players failed to fix their ball marks. The layout of the course is fairly ordinary with there being very little elevation change across the entire course. One hole has an odd tee shot across a concrete irrigation canal (seems a little out of place and utilitarian for the middle of an upscale golf course). There are water hazards, but they are not too much of a challenge, except for an island par 3 on the back nine--hit too much past the back edge of the green and your wet. Bunkers were sometimes challenging however for certain pin locations. Though I would not say this is a premier course, it is certainly trying to be. At the same time, I suspect that the course architects were tasked with keeping the course tame enough to make it enjoyable for winter visitors.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



wcarlson30's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"tough greens"


bigvulture's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a short course according to the card, but played longer. Greens were fast and hard.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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