Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
|Composite (W)||71||5786 yards||72.0||128|
|Saguaro M: 72.4/138||469||336||416||631||178||442||331||515||137||3455||337||197||476||470||538||255||328||402||508||3511||6966|
|Purple M: 70.7/135||443||299||383||609||159||406||305||498||130||3232||322||194||461||457||527||233||315||372||490||3371||6603|
|White M: 69.1/128||426||288||362||595||146||380||290||482||121||3090||306||176||423||417||513||209||290||358||470||3162||6252|
|Composite W: 72.7/124||330||288||362||494||146||283||290||482||121||2796||306||154||332||417||513||209||290||358||411||2990||5786|
|Green W: 68.4/112||330||213||320||494||89||283||275||356||106||2466||214||154||332||324||433||114||279||334||411||2595||5061|
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#4, a 609 yard par 5. My favorite hole on the course. Photo submitted by jmweaver78
Looking from the 14th green back down the fairway. One of the prettiest spots on the course. Photo submitted by jmweaver78
A glimmer of sun at twilight after a storm. Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA
My buddy Casey was demoralized after discovering this lie in the bunker. Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA
Great summer value
This course is awesome. Considering this is the offseason for Phoenix golf this course was in solid shape with only a handful of browned out (but not dead) spots. Great layout, routing and shaping done all around this course. Would definitely play this track again next time I’m in town. This course is very architecturally sound.
A Really Nice Course
Today was my first round of desert golf in forever, and my first round in Arizona. I played WeKoPa Saguaro in the afternoon, mid-week.
Saguaro comes very highly rated by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest, and was recommended to me by a few locals as well. I was also intrigued because it's a Coore/Crenshaw design.
First the good: Saguaro is a great layout. There are a few really memorable holes. Probably my 2 favorite on the course are #4 (609 yd par 5 that plays shorter than that) and #15 (233 yard par 3 to a huge green). The condition of the course was good and the pace of play was acceptable.
Now the average: The staff was just okay. There wasn't a starter in the afternoon on Saguaro. It appears that the other course, Cholla, did have a starter. The staff was friendly but not over the top awesome.
Finally the bad: I was really disappointed with the condition of the bunkers. I know there's only so much you can do in Arizona in May, but I would have expected there to be more sand in them than there was.
If this course would have cost $75, I would have given it 5 stars, but at $114.65, I expect a little more than I got in terms of staff friendliness and bunker conditions. I would play it again though and I would recommend it to others.
Save your money and play elsewhere.
Fun layout but the the greens were thin and the course was in generally below average shape. Don’t play here.
A Must Play in Mesa
A very nice, forgiving course. Big fairways, but if you miss them you'll destroy your clubs try to hit off of the rocks. Windy conditions during our round. I'd like to play it again when it's not quite as windy. My group enjoyed ourselves. We'll be back.
Cholla was good, Saguro even better
We play Cholla in the morning and came away impressed and then played Saguro in the afternoon and was even more impressed. Fun golf course to play with your friends. I don't know how they did it but the views from Saguro are totally different than Cholla and it actually seems like you're on a different property. Saguro is designed where you have a great view of your surroundings on almost every hole. There are plenty of short par 4's that put a scoring wedge in your hand balanced by some longer par 4's and some great risk reward par 5's. Awesome conditions for peak season in AZ. You still pay too much for it but for me, this course was worth it. I would and will return any time I can.
Absolutly amazing course! Very well in shape, great layout and AMATHING VIEWS! A must playing course.
Easy desert golf
Sure there are better golf courses in Scottsdale but very few daily fee courses in Scottsdale area can top the quality, fun and consistency of these two courses. (I am rating both courses here as I could not detect a big difference between them). The layouts, conditioning and greens are excellent. Greens were rolling around 10 and you would not want them any faster with the slope and firmness of them.
It’s all so easy with the resort right there, very good food at the course and hotel. Reasonable greens fee and no houses anywhere! Just a few coyotes, roadrunners and quail all over the place. I always come back here because it’s so easy and fun.
Semi Pricey But Worth It!
First of three I played on Phoenix Open weekend. Fast greens, fantastic layout. Fairways are wide but errant tee shots are gone. Great restaurant for after round meal and drinks. Definitely watch out for the jumping cactus!
Saguaro - A complete treat to play
Saguaro was my favorite course between the We-Ko-Pa courses. As I stated in my Cholla review, the staff was not the most welcoming but Saguaro made up for it. I loved this course, both have amazing views and memorable holes, but I felt Saguaro was tougher and better maintained. Not as many rough patches in the greens and tees, and the fairways looked nicer. Both courses have great holes, but I remember more of Saguaros than I do Chollas. You feel like you are all alone out there with zero homes and such around the course. It is an incredibly memorable experience and something very unique. I would come back and play Saguaro in a heart beat. Long hitters will succeed, but you need to be accurate our you are playing out of the sand. Greens are great, they move a lot and are lightning fast. Go and play it, experience the wide open desert and enjoy a course that is an absolute blast. You will be humbled, but the fun and beauty of it will mend all wounds.
Played both courses on a 36 hole special today....You can't find better public golf conditions anywhere in the valley! Both are gorgeous and there is not one maintainence issue with either.
Saguaro is a great layout and along with Cholla provides fantastic views. I didn't like Saguaro as much as Cholla from a pure sight line and shot making perspective. The holes were also not as memorable......it reminded me of Coore & Crenshaws North (O'Odham) course at Talking Stick (which is very basic) with some elevation change thrown in.
Still a beautiful course and the facility is second to none.