Enjoy the greenery at Scottsdale golf courses!
There’s a common stereotype that Arizona doesn’t have any greenery beside the cacti. While some regions are mostly comprised of arid dessert, there are plenty of lush, green areas in many cities, and Scottsdale is no exception. Where else can you find towns rife with so many golf courses to play full time for a week never playing the same hole twice? Golfers can bask in the sunlight and play hole after hole with little chance of unplanned rainstorms coming to ruin their day. But with so many options, how should you prioritize? Some golf courses are expensive or inaccessible to non-members, while others are open to the public and have affordable tee times or one-of-a-kind features.
As part of the PGA Tour, don’t miss out on the TPC Scottsdale Course!
The PGA Tour is run by professional golfers who are always in search of great courses. Organizers of the Phoenix Open, the PGA found a course that fits its stringent guidelines at TPC Scottsdale. With both a championship and stadium course, golfers can choose their style of choice or go through a 36-hole round in one of the best golf courses in Scottsdale.
The Stadium Course has the largest PGA crowd in the world
While the Phoenix Open is only one week out of the year, that doesn’t stop the Stadium Course from always keeping up with their top-quality standards. Renovated in 2014, the course got a facelift and now has a world famous hole. Hole 16, also known as “The Coliseum” during the Phoenix open, is a par-3 course surrounded by thousands of spectators in bleachers as they watch in the hope of seeing a professional golfer land a hole-in-one, and is one of the most famous holes of the PGA Tour. Experience this hole for yourself during public open times and see why it’s so popular!
The Champions Course mixes dessert and greenery
Also recently renovated in 2007, the Champions Course isn’t as famous as the Stadium Course, but still holds its own. Natural plants such as cacti blend with artificial lakes and the signature gold course greenery to create a gorgeous yet challenging course. The last four holes have been known to be particularly challenging, giving a sense of triumph when discovering and executing a successful strategy. Play the course, then celebrate victory at one of Scottsdale’s famous pizzerias!
Buy the new Summer Champions Pass for unlimited summer golf!
For a low fee of under $400, golfers can enjoy unlimited access to the Champions Course from the end of may to mid-September with the Summer Champions Pass.This fantastic deal includes all green fees and cart fees so the one-time-purchase covers everything! Still want to try the famous Stadium Course? Arizona residents pay less and can book a course up to a week in advance and enjoy the greenery and unique holes of one or both TPC Scottsdale courses!
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club has safely isolated courses
While We-Ko-Pa has “Club” in its name, their courses are open to everyone. With single-use fees and discounted rates for Club pass holders, golfers can enjoy two separate courses near Scottsdale or get a deal on a 36-hole package. And with no houses on-site, don’t worry about a rouge golf ball sailing through a pristine neighborhood window!
Try the Cholla course for a unique experience
We-Ko-Pa prides itself in delivering a unique style of golf. Melding seamlessly with the surrounding environment the Cholla course was designed to look like a part of the landscape instead of existing in its own bubble. Native plants such as cacti, brittle brush, and Palo Verde trees pepper the course that has an impressive length of over 7200 yards for championship players. Players can challenge what locals call the “heroic path” for a memorable experience, or can choose a simpler route if they aren’t as confident in their skills.
The Saguaro course captures nature in a different way
Following the success of the unique style of the Cholla course, We-Ko-Pa added a second course near Scottsdale after many years of extensive planning. Known as the Saguaro course, this simpler course was designed for walking as well as golfing. This makes it a great option for walking if you’ve hiked some Scottsdale’s great hiking trails and want a change of pace. And golfers that forego carts get the best of both worlds! With opportunities to golf in all four cardinal directions, holes were designed to flow with the natural lay of the land instead of work against it. Winning many awards and accolades, this course recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016 and will be a proud landmark for many years to come.
Frequent golfers can save on both holes with the We-Ko-Pa Pass
While standard rates are reasonable, the We-Ko-Pass offers significant discounts for repeat golfers as well as many other benefits for under $70, including:
- Buy five rounds, get one free
- Unlimited daily rounds for pass holder and up to three guests
- Savings on resort accommodations including the in-resort spa and grill
- Discounted rates on many nearby golf courses
- Free online reservations
- And much more!
Directions from We-Ko-Pa Golf Club to Tech Plus Automotive
McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead
18200 E Toh Vee Cir, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
Take E Toh Vee Cir to AZ-87S
3 min (0.7 mi)
Take E Shea Blvd and N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd to N 73rd St in Scottsdale
28 min (16.4 mi)
Continue on N 73rd St. Drive to E Butherus Dr
1 min (0.3 mi)
Tech Plus Automotive
7333 E Butherus Dr B-200, Scottsdale, AZ 85260