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Golf Course Review We Ko Pa Golf Club SAGUARO Fort McDowell Arizona

We_Ko_Pa Golf Club (Saguaro)

Golf Course Review We Ko Pa Golf Club SAGUARO Fort McDowell Arizona

Reviewed by: sixpez, Rancho Mirage, CA
This was the last stop on my 2-day trip with a noon tee time on Saguaro. I had hopes of maybe trying to squeeze in Cholla afterward, but this place was packed all day and I knew there was no chance I’d finish all 18 before dark. Will save that for another time when I can play and enjoy it properly. There was a big group out ahead of us and they slowed things down for our group. I was paired with another single and a twosome and we went of a few minutes late and then finished in about 4 hours, 40 minutes.

The Review

Golf Playing Conditions 8.36 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 8.36 GREAT

The course, as one would expect this time of year, was in great shape. The tee boxes and fairways were fantastic. The rough wasn’t over-seeded, so it was more semi-dormant and dappled in color. Not quite as “pretty” as full dormancy or full over-seed, but played fine. It was cut down super tight and easy to hit from.

The only drawback is that many of the fairways here fall off on the edges toward the desert or nasty bunkers, so gravity and no rough to stop your rolling were a recipe for some unfortunate breaks. It puts an extra premium on landing in the middle, though the fairways here are generally fairly wide and generous on all but a few holes. The bunkers were great and the greens were the best on this trip. They were firm and pretty fast, with beautifully kept surfaces. Being below the hole is recommended, but not always easily accomplished!

Final Word

This one has been at the top of my AZ bucket list for awhile, so I was excited to finally play Saguaro. The facilities here are fantastic and the setting is stunning, as you are basically out in the middle of nowhere.

I really liked the layout, but I personally wouldn’t put it at the very top of my list. Still, there is a lot to like and it’s definitely a must-play in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. You will pay a pretty penny to play here in season, but deals can be found during other times of year.