Patriot golf course: A nice option B at The Wigwam resort west of Phoenix
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. -- Like its big brother, the 50-year-old Gold Course at The Wigwam resort, the Patriot Course was also designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
The Patriot is just 6,000 yards, but it is by no means a pushover. It loses much of its yardage on some short par 3s and a couple of short par 4s and the front and back nine are quite different.
While the Patriot Course eases you in with a couple of par 5s early in the round, there are doglegs, trees, some large bunker complexes and plenty of water to challenge players throughout their rounds. Arguably the signature hole is the short par-3 15th, which has an island green.
Formerly known as the Blue Course, the name was changed to honor the fighter pilots from neighboring Luke Air Force Base as well as other Arizona patriots from the police and fire departments.
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