We-Ko-Pa Golf Club – Cholla Course

The Cholla course is the original course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club near Scottsdale, designed by Scott Miller. Like its newer sister course, the Seguaro, the Cholla is routed through unspoiled Sonoran desert, full or wash, cacti, ironweed and natural boulders.

There are no houses to spoil the round of golf here (and no out-of-bounds stakes, either).

It is perhaps a more demanding golf course than the Seguaro, with the desert coming more into play on holes, which feature several intimidating forced carries.

No. 8, a 587-yard par-5, is a downhill dogleg that runs along a box canyon. Your approach must carry an arroyo waste area to a pint-size putting surface. The par-3s at Cholla are definite challenges: playing at 178-, 207-, 220- and 177-yards, respectively. The 345-yard, par-4 15th requires an accurate tee shot; anything short and left will be swallowed by the course’s largest arroyo canyon. No. 18 might be the course’s hardest, if it’s playing into the wind. This 432-yard par 4 is all downhill to a split fairway that is fronted by an arroyo forced carry and two huge traps. Then there’s the approach, carrying water.

Course Address

18200 East Toh Vee Circle Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 Maricopa County McDowell, AZ 85264

Hole 1 - Par 4

TeeDistance
SAGUARO469
PURPLE443
WHITE 426
COMPOSITE330
GREEN 330

Hole 2 - Par 4

TeeDistance
SAGUARO336
PURPLE299
WHITE 288
COMPOSITE288
GREEN 213

Hole 3 - Par 4

TeeDistance
SAGUARO336
PURPLE299
WHITE 288
COMPOSITE288
GREEN 213

Hole 4 - Par 5

TeeDistance
SAGUARO631
PURPLE609
WHITE 595
COMPOSITE494
GREEN 494

Hole 5 - Par 3

TeeDistance
SAGUARO178
PURPLE159
WHITE 146
COMPOSITE146
GREEN 89

Hole 6 - Par 4

TeeDistance
SAGUARO442
PURPLE406
WHITE 380
COMPOSITE283
GREEN 283

Hole 7 - Par 4

TeeDistance
SAGUARO331
PURPLE305
WHITE 290
COMPOSITE290
GREEN 275

Hole 8 - Par 5

TeeDistance
SAGUARO515
PURPLE498
WHITE 482
COMPOSITE482
GREEN 356

Hole 9 - Par 3

TeeDistance
SAGUARO137
PURPLE130
WHITE 121
COMPOSITE121
GREEN 106

Hole 10 - Par 4

TeeDistance
SAGUARO337
PURPLE322
WHITE 306
COMPOSITE306
GREEN 214

Hole 11 - Par 3

TeeDistance
SAGUARO197
PURPLE194
WHITE 176
COMPOSITE154
GREEN 154

Hole 12 - Par 4

TeeDistance
SAGUARO476
PURPLE461
WHITE 423
COMPOSITE332
GREEN 332

Hole 13 - Par 4

TeeDistance
SAGUARO470
PURPLE457
WHITE 417
COMPOSITE417
GREEN 324

Hole 14 - Par 5

TeeDistance
SAGUARO538
PURPLE527
WHITE 513
COMPOSITE513
GREEN 433

Hole 15 - Par 3

TeeDistance
SAGUARO255
PURPLE233
WHITE 209
COMPOSITE209
GREEN 114

Hole 16 - Par 4

TeeDistance
SAGUARO328
PURPLE315
WHITE 290
COMPOSITE290
GREEN 279

Hole 17 - Par 4

TeeDistance
SAGUARO402
PURPLE372
WHITE 358
COMPOSITE358
GREEN 334

Hole 18 - Par 4

TeeDistance
SAGUARO508
PURPLE490
WHITE 470
COMPOSITE411
GREEN 411