Wigwam Golf Resort
451 N. Old Litchﬁeld Rd.
Litchﬁeld Park, AZ 85340
A true crown jewel, Wigwam Golf Resort is known as one of the best golf resorts in the Phoenix valley. The resort’s three championship courses are located amongst stunning Arizona mountain ranges, lush trees and breathtaking views.
The Wigwam has been a part of Arizona history since 1929 and is the state’s only 54-hole golf resort. Spread over 440 lushly-landscaped acres, the AAA Four Diamond retreat blends casual elegance with world-class service. The resort offers 331 beautiful guest casitas and suites, four refreshing pools, two adventurous waterslides, a lighted nine-court tennis complex, five exceptional restaurants and an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.
Length: 7,430 yards
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1965, the course nicknamed “Arizona’s Monster” was designed as the west coast rival to Firestone Country Club’s famed South Course, as both courses share a number of similar traits including length (more than 7,400 yards), a series of long par-4s and epic par-5s and small elevated greens.
For over 50 years, the Gold Course has hosted many signature tournaments including numerous U.S. Open Qualifiers, U.S. Amateur Qualifiers, several NCAA Regional Championships and the annual Patriot All-America Invitational – one of the top amateur competitions in the world.
The Gold Course underwent a massive renovation in 2015. Led by former British Open Champion Tom Lehman, bunkers were reshaped and relocated giving the course a more strategically placed layout for today’s game, eliminating the straight “bowling-alley feel” the course once had. All 18 of Trent Jones Sr.’s signature greens were left untouched during the renovation project.
Length: 6,000 yards
Another Trent Jones Sr. design, the Patriot Course also opened in 1965.
While the Patriot and sister Gold Course both feature Trent Jones’ signature small, elevated greens, that is where the similarities end.
A shorter course, the Patriot is ideal for golfers who excel at short and mid-iron play.
A combination of character and contradiction, sporty and subtle, aggravating and invigorating, the course is a favorite of skilled players, while offering a fair but not overwhelming challenge for the beginning golfer.
In 2016, the Patriot Course underwent an extensive bunker and irrigation system renovation. The renovation work focused on removing bunkers, modernizing and reshaping the remaining bunkers and updating the irrigation system on the 50-year-old golf course.
Length: 6,852 yards
Considered a favorite of locals and club members, the Heritage Course features wide, tree-lined fairways, generously-sized greens and meandering streams and ponds.
Built in 1972, the Heritage Course is a traditional layout lined with pine and eucalyptus trees, with water coming into play on 10 holes. The course’s closing stretch may be the toughest final four holes in the Phoenix area.
The 15th hole is a 414-yard par-4, requiring a well-placed tee shot to bring birdie or par into play. The 16th features a dogleg left and an approach shot to an elevated, well-protected green with water on the right and back. A lengthy par-3 17th hole measures a solid 250 yards from the box, while the monster 591-yard 18 par 5 features a dogleg left off the tee. Golfers need three well-placed shots for a chance at birdie or par.
Awards and Recognitions
#21 Best Courses By State (Arizona) – Golfweek 2012 (Gold)
#23 Best Course You Can Play in Arizona – GOLF Magazine 2016-2017 (Gold)
Silver Raking – Premier Resorts Ranking – GOLF Magazine 2016-2017
Best Public Golf Course – Phoenix Magazine 2016 (Gold)
Best Southwest Golf Resort for Buddy Trips – Travel + Leisure Golf 2006
Best Southwest Golf Resort for Family Trips – Travel + Leisure Golf 2006
Most Underrated Southwest Golf Resort – Travel + Leisure Golf 2006
Renovation of the Year – GOLF. Magazine
Best of the Desert – Links Magazine
Best Southwest Golf Resort for a Family Vacation – Travel + Leisure Golf
Most Underrated Southwest Golf Resort – Travel + Leisure Golf
Most Underrated Golf Course – Travel + Leisure Golf (Gold)
Host site for the 2010 United States Amateur Qualifier, Gold Course
Host site for the 2011 United States Open Qualifier, Gold Course