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Golfweek Names We-Ko-Pa Courses "Best In Arizona"
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March 25, 2008 (480) 348-7540
GOLFWEEK NAMES WE-KO-PA COURSES “BEST IN ARIZONA” IN 2008 RANKINGS
FORT McDOWELL, Ariz. – We-Ko-Pa Golf Club’s Saguaro and Cholla courses were named the top two public-access golf courses in Arizona according to Golfweek magazine’s Best in 2008 rankings. In addition, the Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw-designed Saguaro course was also named to Golfweek’s list of “Top 100 Modern Courses” (built between 1960 and the present) debuting at number 67 on the list.
Rounding out the top-5 public-access (daily fee and resort) courses in Arizona were Troon North-Monument (#3), Talking Stick-North (#4) and The Boulders Resort-North (#5).
Saguaro was one of eight Arizona courses to be listed on the “Top 100 Modern” compilation and the only public-access course in the state on the list. The other seven Arizona courses on the “Top 100 Modern” list were Desert Forest Golf Club (#26), Forest Highlands-Canyon (#49), The Rim Club (#50), Whisper Rock-Upper (#68), Quintero (#78), The Stone Canyon Club (#80) and Seven Canyons (#97).
“It’s truly an honor to have both the Saguaro and Cholla courses listed as the best two public courses in the Arizona by Golfweek,” said We-Ko-Pa’s General Manager Ed Francese. “We’re also thrilled to have Saguaro listed among the Top 100 Modern Courses, it’s a credit to Mr. Coore and Mr. Crenshaw’s hard work and vision. Realizing that there are over 17,000 golf courses in the United States, Fort McDowell and We-Ko-Pa Golf Club are extremely proud to be included in Golfwee the Top 100,” added Francese.
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club is a daily fee golf facility that consists of the original 18 holes, the Cholla course, designed by Scott Miller and a second 18 holes, the Saguaro course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. In addition to the two 18-hole courses, there is a large practice facility, a full-service clubhouse and a smaller clubhouse serving the new Saguaro Course. We-Ko-Pa is owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. For more information on We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, call (480) 836-9000 or visit them online at www.wekopa.com.
Top Photo: The 18th Hole at We-Ko-Pa's Saguaro Course, designed by Coore/Crenshaw. Photo by Lonna Tucker
Bottom Photo: The Scott Miller-designed Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. Photo by Lonna Tucker
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