Wigwam Golf Resort is in west Phoenix, just a couple miles north of I-10. It’s a pure golf resort with 250 rooms, but you don’t need to stay here to play here. We based our group here, and in addition to the Wigwam Gold and Red Courses, also played Grayhawk and Troon. Three 18 hole courses here in a very well maintained and old classic setting, reminds you of the Pinehurst of the desert, it opened in the 1930′s, and is just a great place to camp out for a few days. The Gold Course is the top course here and was redesigned by Robert Trent Jones. Sr. in 1965, and plays to 7,430 yards, 74.5 course rating, and a 135 slope, and is a parkland layout. The greens are fairly large and raised and well guarded by Jones’ style of bunkering. They tend to be fast with a good deal of undulation.
The Red Course was designed by Red Lawrence and is 6,852 yards, 72.4 course rating and 126 slope, and is parkland as well routed along streams and ponds with pine and eucalyptus tree lined fairways with water on half of the holes. The Blue Course is a Jones design as well, and is the shortest at 6,000 yards, 69 course rating, and 123 slope. It’s a shotmaker’s dream, and if you’re playing you big bomber partner, you will have the advantage. It’s more target golf, and it helps to play it a couple of times to understand the routing and best approach. There’s only water on 4 holes, but a good amount of large and deep bunkers, the greens are elevated and medium sized, and overall a very challenging layout.
The environment here is classic, very well maintained with excellent guest service, and worth playing just to experience an original.
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