Teen reader has raves for Scottsdale's We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
I'm 18 years old and a 2 handicap, and I absolutely loved playing We-Ko-Pa Golf Club in Scottsdale. I played it last year, and I can still vividly remember the golf course.
It is pretty much a desert course, so be ready to lose some balls. I did not think it was an extremely hard course, but some holes were challenging.
The course is beautiful and can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. One cool thing is that when you make the turn they have a grill seemingly out in the middle of nowhere, so you don't have to go to the clubhouse to grab food and drink.
Also, remember to bring your camera, because No. 8 is stunning. The par 5 starts with a fairly easy tee shot, then it gets fun. You either go for it in two because it's downhill or layup on a narrow piece of fairway. Personally, I went for it in two and made it, so it can be done.
Everyone should make it out to the reservation to play a round. It is worth the trip. Forget about the price. It is the best course in Arizona, even better than Troon -- trust me, I've played both. Troon is nice, but We-Ko-Pa is better.
January 2, 2007