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Located in Fountain Hills, on the east edge of Scottsdale, We-Ko-Pa (the Yavapai pronunciation for “Four Peaks Mountain”) presents a unique alternative to the already upscale Scottsdale golf market. Designed by noted golf course architect Scott Miller, the golf course was created to play a challenging 7,225 yards from the back tees, but with multiple tee boxes that are well spaced to cater to players of all calibers.
With some of the most dramatic and jaw-dropping views of the surrounding mountain ranges including the Four Peaks, McDowell Mountains, Red Mountains and the Superstitions, We-Ko-Pa is already renowned for its natural beauty and unprecedented serenity. The desert terrain is contrasted by the Verde River, which flows north to south through the reservation. Thirty miles east of Fort McDowell, the Four Peaks rise from the desert floor to an elevation of more than 7,000 feet. The course features an ideal blend of doglegs and straightaway holes, a mix of slender and ample fairways and a good balance between benign and rugged green complexes. Yet without exception, there are plenty of shot-making options and lots of grassy bailout areas when the occasional shot goes awry.
Unlike many course that you find in Arizona, no homes, roads or commercial development will ever mar the perfect setting. In short, it’s a hidden beauty. The views are amazing, the golf course is playable and it’s in great condition. It won’t be long before We-Ko-Pa will be mentioned in the same conversations with upscale daily-fee desert award-winners such as Troon North, The Boulders, Grayhawk.