Phoenix & Scottsdale Golf Packages
Commonly Asked Questions
Hyatt House Scottsdale Old Town
Hyatt House Scottsdale Old Town is 9 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).
There are 4 different suite options available to our customers, all of which are fully furnished. The 1-Bedroom King Suite, the 2-Bedroom King/King Suite, the 2-Bedroom Trio Suite, and the 2-Bedroom Quad Suite.
Yes, daily breakfast is included for all guests at Hyatt House Scottsdale.
Yes, Hyatt House Scottsdale has a heated pool and spa.
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is located in Scottsdale, close to Fountain Hills, AZ. It is 24 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and 18 miles from Old Town Scottsdale.
There are two championship golf courses at We-Ko-Pa Resort - The Saguaro Course and the Cholla Course, both highly ranked in Arizona, in particular the Saguaro Course which is typically the #1 rated course in the state by most publications. Both golf courses are must plays.
Yes, shuttle transportation is available.
Room categories available to our customers are the Deluxe Queen Rooms with 2 queen beds, Deluxe King Rooms, Golfer Suites, and Junior Golfer Suites. Golfer Suites are two rooms with 2 queen beds in each whereas the Junior Golfer Suite is one room with 2 queen beds, however, both include luxurious linens, high-speed wireless Internet, refrigerators, coffeemakers, in-room safes, balconies, jetted tubs, and flat-screen televisions.
Breakfasts are not included as standards with our We-Ko-Pa golf packages but can certainly be added upon request.
At We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, you can discover new menus featuring the freshest local ingredients and a great array of flavors from around the world. The resort has many restaurants you can choose from during your golf vacation or weekend getaway, such as:
- The Buffet: you can enjoy delicious salad, soup, and artisan bread stations, and, to finish your evening, you can try their beautiful selection of pastries, cakes, pies, and their famous Gelato Bar
- Ember: the chefs at this fine dining restaurant serve the highest quality of steaks and seafood, and also a specialty cocktail menu, a whiskey library, and an impressive wine list
- Ahnala: this restaurant and coffee bar serves up American-style comfort food, from omelets and eggs made to order to seasonal salads and specialty sandwiches and entrées
- WKP Sports & Entertainment: the sports bar-themed restaurant has everything, including creative pub fare and craft beer, as well as a variety of fun, sports, entertainment, and gaming activities
- The Market: designed for guests on the go, it offers a variety of specialty breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, including rotisserie chicken, grilled burgers, paninis, daily specials, and more
In addition to playing golf at the two amazing championship courses of the resort, you can get outside and experience the breathtaking Sonoran Desert. Fort McDowell Adventures is situated four miles from the resort, and there, you can have a great adventure on horseback, dirt, or pavement. Designed for families, groups, and individuals, the 25,000-acre desert playground offers exciting horseback riding, Segway Tours, and more. Furthermore, We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort features live music and entertainment regularly, which is another thing you can experience during your golf vacation.
The cost of a golf trip to We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort depends on the season you're planning to go there, as well as on how many rounds of golf you're going to play. If you book your vacation through Golf Trip Junkie, you will have to pay a little over $555 for three nights at the resort, with four rounds of golf included in the price. However, keep in mind that the price can change, so you might have to pay more.
If you're a beginner, you might find playing the golf courses at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort a little difficult. Nevertheless, the experience will definitely be worth it, as it can greatly help improve your game, and it will be exciting and fun. The Cholla Course offers terrific views and challenging play for both novice and veteran golfers. It is a shorter course but requires more precise shots and club selection. The course has a good variety of holes and is very playable for all levels of golfers.
As for the Saguaro Course, it features gorgeous views of the surrounding landscape and incorporates the typical characteristics of a desert course while maintaining a traditional, walkable feel. It opens with a strong, dogleg left 443-yard par 4 that plays downhill on the tee shot with a 170-yard forced carry over the desert. The architect did a great job mixing short and long par fours, and this is clear early when you arrive at the reachable 299-yard 2nd hole.
Yes, a weekend getaway at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is definitely worth it if you're a golf aficionado. We-Ko-Pa is a premier destination that you shouldn't skip when visiting the Scottsdale area. The two mesmerizing golf courses at the resort offer a challenging yet fun experience. Designed by Scott Miller in 2001, the Cholla Course is in the top 10 among public courses in golf-rich Arizona, making it a must-play. While the golf architect doesn't hold the same name recognition as Coore and Crenshaw, his design stands tall next to its more famous neighbor.
The Saguaro Course focuses on the walking golfer in its routing through the elevation changes, making it a more difficult walk than the flat courses in the valley. It was designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw in 2006. The visuals and hole designs rival any course in the greater Scottsdale area, and the conditioning is fantastic. Both courses feature movement in the topography, which allows for superior hole designs and visuals compared to the flat courses in Arizona's desert. Therefore, if you're an avid golfer, We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort should be a bucket list destination.
The signature hole of the Saguaro Course is the 538-yard par 5 14th hole. The best risk/reward par five on the course is this uphill hole that features two separate fairways. A tee shot to the island fairway on the right will considerably reduce the length of the hole and requires players to go for the green in two.
The signature hole of the Cholla Course is the 432-yard par 4 18th hole. Cholla's dramatic downhill closing hole is challenging and scenic. While a tee shot of 285 yards from the back tee will run out of the fairway, 300 yards will get you into the water. The last 100 yards of the fairway are flanked by a pond on the right, with a bunker resting between the water and the green.
Dogs of up to 30 pounds are allowed for a $50 per stay fee. A deposit of $150 per stay is also required. Any other pets are not permitted at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort.
If you're going to We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort for a golf trip, make sure to visit some of the nearby attractions, which include the following:
- Fort McDowell Adventures - 1 mile
- Saguaro Lake -12 miles
- McDowell Mountain Regional Park -12 miles
- Phoenix Zoo - 18 miles
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
The enticing JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa will offer you a getaway beyond imagination, as it features two unique golf courses and numerous amenities. Located in the serenity of the Sonoran Desert, the fully renovated luxury resort is perfect for a weekend golf trip with your friends or family. These are the two world-famous golf courses JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa features:
- The Faldo Championship Course: Offering a superb variation of the typical desert golf courses, the Faldo Championship course should definitely be on your bucket list. With generous fairways, large greens, and over a hundred sand bunkers, the surrounding mountains and ancient cacti will be a stunning backdrop for a championship round. The Arizona Republic ranked the second hole on the Faldo Championship course as one of the ultimate eighteen holes in the Valley.
- The Palmer Signature Course: Playing up to 7,145 yards and providing a picturesque golfing experience, the Palmer Signature course has expansive fairways that allow players to remain in the game even on errant shots. Like many Arnold Palmer designs, the flashed bunkering on this course is superb, and the putting greens carry a lot of undulation. While playing, you can take in the breathtaking views of North Phoenix as you perfect your swing. The fairways are Bermuda overseeded with rye.
After a rewarding golf round, you can enjoy a tranquil dining experience at one of the many stylish places of JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. From casual to elegant, the resort offers a very exciting and delicious array of restaurants and bars to satisfy every craving. Some of the most renowned dining places at the resort are:
- Tia Carmen, where you can relish a mix of tradition and modernity and a menu designed to delight every palate
- Meritage, a sophisticated urban tavern that serves a diverse dining menu along with over 50 craft beers from Arizona
- Twenty6, while you take in the breathtaking views in casual outdoor seating, you can unwind and meet your friends for happy hour
Other noteworthy amenities you and your guests can enjoy during your weekend getaway at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa are The Wildfire Golf Club, swimming, and the Revive Spa Fitness Center.
Finally, the accommodations at the resort are sumptuous, with plenty of rooms and suites you can choose from, such as the Presidential Suite, which is spacious enough for the whole family and the perfect space to create life-long memories. With excellent golf and so many amazing things to offer, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is definitely worth paying a weekend getaway to.
There are two golf courses at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa – The Faldo Championship Course and The Palmer Signature Course. The former plays up to 6,846 yards, sits on a 174-acre site, and offers a variation of the typical desert-themed courses, while the latter plays up to 7,145 yards, providing a scenic golfing experience.
The Faldo Championship Course features generous fairways, large greens, over 100 sand bunkers, and multiple tee boxes, with the surrounding mountains and old cacti being a stunning backdrop for a championship round. The Palmer Signature Course has superb flash bunkering, and the putting greens have a lot of undulation.
The Faldo Championship Course at the resort is a tough and very demanding golf course with multiple greens surrounded by water. It is a challenge and definitely a course that makes you think. While beginners might encounter difficulties when playing this golf course, it will most likely be a memorable experience. As for the Palmer Signature Course, it is difficult yet friendly, and the staff at the resort can offer you tips and tricks for playing your best round.
If you decide to have a golf vacation at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, you should not worry about dining, as the resort has many restaurants you can choose from, such as:
- Tia Carmen: as a Southwestern restaurant honoring local farmers and the Desert Ridge community through inventive flavors, this dining place is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Meritage: located next to the Wildfire Golf Club, this restaurant invites you to a sophisticated urban tavern serving a diverse dining menu along with over 50 different craft beers from Arizona
- TWENTY6: while you take in the scenic views amidst casual outdoor seating, you can unwind at this chic lounge and bourbon bar with your family and friends
While both the Faldo Championship Course and the Palmer Signature Course are quite challenging for beginners, the latter is slightly more difficult to play for novices. With exquisite flashed bunkering and curvy putting greens that emphasize what Arnold Palmer courses are most famous for, golfers can expect challenge, excitement, and entertainment while playing a round at this course.
Golfers can enjoy breakfast at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, offered with an additional charge of $28 if not included in the room rate.
Yes. If you want to play golf at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, you must stay at the resort.
There are many fun activities golfers, and their friends or families can enjoy at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in addition to playing golf, such as:
- Fitness classes
- Spa treatments
- Yoga and mat pilates
- Walking and jogging
The Arizona Republic selected the second hole on the Nick Faldo Course as one of the ultimate 18 holes in the Valley.
There are over 370 golf courses in Arizona. The cities of Scottsdale and Phoenix are home to most golf courses, as well as the most spectacular ones. Peak golf season in the state is from January to April, but players can still find their way to the fairways during the hotter summer months. Most days are dry and sunny, with cooler evenings. The following are some of the best golf courses to play in Arizona:
- The Stadium Course: This golf course is famous for its dramatic features, including penal hazards and steep slopes. In his autobiography, Pete Dye wrote that the "featureless, barren acreage" was the "worst piece of land we ever started with" when designing the Stadium. The par-5 16th hole, known as San Andreas, features a deep greenside bunker that Dye said may be "the deepest greenside bunker this side of Mars." The Stadium has a design that favors no particular style of play, resulting in a truly balanced layout, and can be found at TPC Scottsdale.
- The Faldo Course: Resembling a sand belt golf course from Australia with expansive fairways, large greens, and over 100 bunkers, this is a course that is not about forced carries or target challenges. Four sets of tee markers and a few hybrid configurations ensure that professional and ordinary golfers can find a properly challenging distance between 5,245 yards and 6,846 yards. With its gaping landing areas, the Faldo course is fun and playable. It offers players many options on tee shots and approach shots into greens that are angled from the fairways. The golf course is part of the Wildfire Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
- The Palmer Course: Located just northeast of the city of Phoenix, this picturesque golf course was designed by one of the most famed and praised golfers to ever play the game. The Palmer is a par 72 layout that opened in 1997, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape at every hole. The expansive fairways allow the golfer to remain in play even if they tend toward the occasional errant shot. With scenic flashed bunkering and curvy putting greens that emphasize what Arnold Palmer courses are most famous for, golfers can expect challenge and excitement. The golf course is also part of the Wildfire Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
- The Saguaro Course: The Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club combines distinctive desert-golf features with the timeless traditions of links-style design. It's built for walking, which is extremely rare for the area, with greens situated near the next tee. The course follows the natural movement of the land, and the playing corridors are wider when compared to traditional desert design. The Saguaro course was designed by world-renowned architect duo Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and ranked number one when it comes to public golf courses in Arizona. It can be played year-round and was built in 2006.
Naturally, there are numerous other notable and unique golf courses in Arizona where you can enjoy a round or two with your buddies. Other golf courses you may want to check out of you're in the area are:
- The Cholla Course
- The Pinnacle Course
- The Monument Course
- The O'odham Course
A weekend getaway to Scottsdale or Phoenix is definitely worth it, as you won't have time to get bored if you're a golf enthusiast.
Situated less than one hour northwest of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and masterfully sculpted from the High Sonoran Desert, playing golf at Quintero Golf Club is definitely worth the longer drive, and it's going to be a simply extraordinary and unforgettable experience. The only thing you need to play the magnificent golf course this club has to offer is patience until you get to the destination. Once you arrive, you won't be disappointed. To relish a world-class golfing experience in the tradition of the world's most celebrated golf courses, Quintero Golf Club offers players the opportunity for a pure game on a superb, secluded course designed by Rees Jones.
Rees Jones has designed a picturesque course out of a pristine section of lush Arizona desert. Quintero is a must-play course for any golfer, whether amateur or veteran, providing challenges in strategic bunker placement with generous landing areas for straight hitters. Rees Jones' design is strategic and challenging and was crafted with respect for the natural beauty of the surrounding desert landscape. The golf club also offers members every amenity you would expect from a world-class golf course. Consequently, the course at Quintero Golf Club should be on your bucket list despite the longer driving distance.
Arizona is one of the most popular golf destinations in the United States, with the city of Phoenix being the main attraction. The state has nearly 400 golf courses and offers visitors a wide variety of course types and layouts. What is even better is that Arizona has golf courses to suit any budget. There are miles of fairways to welcome residents, visitors, and seasonal snowbirds alike in the region of Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Roughly 550,000 golfers play at Arizona's courses regularly. Phoenix has mild winters and low humidity, meaning it's a great place to play a few rounds of golf. For this reason, it's also the ideal place to play golf year-round. Lastly, Arizona golf courses are famous for their unique clubhouse dining places, whether the food is Southwestern or Mexican. Therefore, Arizona is hugely popular for a golf trip, and if you're a player, it should be on your bucket list.
The Boulders Resort & Spa boasts unrivaled natural beauty and a southwestern atmosphere that will rejuvenate your soul. You and your friends or family can engage in a lot of fun activities in between golf rounds at the resort, such as:
- Relax at the enormous and luxurious spa, which has 24 treatment rooms and a jacuzzi.
- Get outside and try hiking, rock climbing, exploring the desert flora and fauna, or bicycle tours.
- Play tennis or pickleball, or even take private lessons if you’re a novice to the game.
- Cool yourself in one of the four swimming pools of the resort, one of which is at the spa.
- Get in shape at the modern fitness center equipped with weights, new cardio equipment, and multiple saunas.
- Hot air balloon flight, a one in a lifetime experience that will undoubtedly be memorable for all of you.
- Go on the Sonoran Explorin Tour, a journey through the beautiful desert during which you can learn fascinating information about indigenous plants.
- Stargazing, the perfect opportunity to marvel at the magnificent Arizona skies from The Boulders fairway.
- Horseback riding, during which you can explore the desert terrain of the Tonto National Forest and one of the most vibrant sceneries in the country.
- Grand Canyon Air Tour, which will offer you a breathtaking perspective during the journey over the majestic expanses of the famous national park.