at The Wigwam
Gold Course overview
Often referred to as “Arizona’s Monster”, the Gold Course at The Wigwam is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design. Measuring a brutal 7,345 yards from the back tees it has more than earned its nickname and presents a supreme challenge to even the best of players.
Opened in 1965 as a direct rival to Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s other famous course Firestone, the Gold Course is characterized by its immense length, a series of exceptional par-4s and 5s, immaculate fairways, elevated greens, and numerous hazards.
Numerous high-profile tournaments have been played at The Gold Course over the years and it has hosted U.S. Open Qualifiers, U.S. Amateur Qualifiers, several NCAA Regional Championships and the annual Patriot All-America Invitational (one of the top amateur tournaments in the country).
The Gold Course at The Wigwam is a treat to play for golfers and the challenge it presents is legendary in Arizona. The 660 yard, par-5 10th hole perfectly encapsulates this challenge; it requires golfers hit three long shots to reach the green in regulation and chance for par, maybe birdie.
Did You Know?
The Gold Course was built exactly six years after Robert Trent Jones Sr. completed one of his other signature works at Firestone Country Club and the courses have often been touted as rivals since.