We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Beautiful Desert Course and Very Challenging
The Saguaro Course is excellent. It is in a beautiful desert setting, with no homes, etc. bordering the holes or the property. I would have rated the conditions 5 star except that the tee boxes and fairways had just been mowed down in anticipation of aeration. Consequently, the fairways and tee boxes were yellow looking. This didn't affect play -- the fairways were otherwise in good shape and played firm.
The greens were in good shape and pose subtle challenges. They are not severe looking or acting, but nor are they easy or flat. Another way of saying that is that I could two putt every green, but one putts were tough.
The 1st and 18th holes are long par 4s. Otherwise, a lot of the par 4s were short, which I like. I am not a long hitter, but I do tend to be accurate off the tee with a 3 wood or less, so I would resist the temptation to bomb away and would hit a long iron/hybrid and find the fairway, leaving myself a wedge or 9 iron in on the short par 4s.
The facilities are nice, without being luxurious or such. Very comfortable and nice for "public" access golf, without the extravagance of an expensive private club.
The course was designed with walking in mind and I would like to walk the course the next time I play it. No one appeared to be walking when I was there, so that may be more of a late in the day kind of thing. The tee boxes are close to the preceding greens, except in one instance on the back 9.
I enjoyed this course a lot and I appreciated the risk/reward aspect of many of the holes.
I definitely will play again!
October 7, 2014
I had read about this course and was happy to see it was in the rotation on our 2013 buddies trip - we played the Cholla course. The course itself was challenging and the desert views were fantastic. Looking forward to our 2014 trip, we will be playing the Cholla again and also adding the Saguaro track
July 14, 2014
There are two courses at We Ko Pa, I played Saguaro. Wide fairways, rocks and desert for rough. Fairways where lush and green but very firm. Greens rolled true, about a 10, and they where also very firm. I had difficulty with keeping the ball on the green.
April 7, 2014
WeKoPa was a very nice track. Not a tight as you may think, but plenty of challenges along the way.
Great facility, staff and course.
I was on vacation, and was told this is a must to play. I would put this on the list. It is pricey, but when in Rome.....
February 4, 2014
Beautiful Desert Course!!
I was really blown away by the beauty of this golf course.
September 28, 2013