Historic Resorts Phoenix
From the moment you arrive at the Wigwam Resort you know you are in a very special place. Wigwam is not like most of the flashy modern golf resorts here in the greater Phoenix area and its historic Pueblo designed architecture dating back to the 1920’s says relax, enjoy and unwind on the resort’s lush desert oasis.
Wigwam is quintessentially historic Arizona and feels like you have taken a step back in time in the Southwest. While so much of Arizona is new, slick and modern, Wigwam is a breath of the past and a resort that takes you back in time while providing all the amenities and modern conveniences that anyone could ever want. This is great resort for family, outings, meetings and conventions with extensive facilities to handle any venue. When it comes to golf, their facility is one of the finest and once again most historic in the Southwest with two of three championship 18 – hole courses designed by the iconic Robert Trent Jones Sr. The gold course nicknamed “Arizona’s Monster” is one of the finest in the state measuring over 7400 yards from the tips. The Heritage course designed by Robert “Red” Lawrence is nearly 7000 yards and offers a challenge to all skill levels from novice to low handicap players.
Wigwam is one of the most value based facilities in the entire Southwest Region with not only fantastic golf facilities, but also a world class spa, tennis center, health and fitness center, great restaurants, pools and recreational amenities. For nearly 100 years they have been providing hospitality services to travelers throughout the globe. Wigwam makes you feel welcome and at home; their friendly staff is always there to make your stay memorable and special.
What’s cotton got to do with it? One thing that grows quite well in dry, sandy Arizona soil is cotton. And for that fact, The Wigwam is especially grateful.
This historic hotel in Arizona is a direct descendant of the state’s early cotton ranching business. When Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company discovered that long-staple cotton extended the life of its tires, the company bought 16,000 acres of Arizona land for cotton farming. In 1918, the company established the Organization House, the first building on the site, as lodging for ranch suppliers. These guests suggested that it would be a great place to spend a winter vacation, so on Thanksgiving Day, 1929, the Wigwam officially opened its doors as a guest ranch with enough rooms for 24 guests. The first nine-hole golf course was built in 1930, expanding to 18 holes in 1941. Although this resort and hotel in Litchfield Park has steadily grown over the past 85 years, a portion of the original structure, The Organizational House, remains as the cornerstone of The Wigwam’s authenticity and southwestern charm.
Today, the resort is managed by The Pyramid Resort Group, a division of Boston based Pyramid Hotel Group. This 331-room resort features: three championship golf courses including the Robert Trent Jones Sr.- designed Gold and Patriot Courses; nine tennis courts; three swimming pools including a 25′ dual water slide; a luxury spa and fitness center; award-winning dining; 29 fireplaces and fire pits; 45,000 square feet of indoor meeting space with 25 separate meeting rooms and 55,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space.
Nestled in the valley near the stunning Sonoran Desert, Arizona Golf Wigwam Resort is a golfer’s paradise. Surrounded by trees and gorgeous natural vistas, the resort is truly a luxurious oasis in the desert. It won’t take you long to see why golfers from across the globe have cherished the Wigwam since 1929 and how some consider it the best golf course in Arizona.
Now for the really tough decision: Which of our world-class golf courses will you play first? Will it be the Gold, the Patriot, or the Heritage?
The Gold Course underwent an extensive golf course renovation during the summer of 2015. Lead by former British Open champion and PGA TOUR veteran Tom Lehman, the renovation work focused on modernizing the bunkering and layout of the 50-year-old course while still keeping Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s original strategic-intent in place. All 18 of Trent Jones Sr.’s signature greens were left untouched during the renovation project. The Gold Course was chosen for the U.S. Open Qualifier and like the pros, you’ll be challenged by hard greens and multiple sand traps.
The Patriot, another Jones’ creation, is a 6,000 yard, par 70 course. With elevated greens and challenging fairways, golfers describe these 18 holes as both invigorating and aggravating. The 17th hole, while short with a par 3, is a mirror image to the well-known 16th hole at the Augusta National.
If you’re up for an adventure, you’re going to love The Heritage Course. At 6,852 yards, it’s midway between the Gold and Patriot courses. Designed by Robert “Red” Lawrence, an Arizona Hall of Fame golf course architect, the Heritage provides play around canals and ponds. Enjoy your playing time on the first 14 holes, because the last four are especially taxing.
In between Tee Times, you find there’s so much more to do at the Wigwam. Cool off with a swim in any of the four sparkling pools, work out or take classes in the well-equipped fitness center, play tennis on any of nine beautiful tennis courts, hike in the White Tank Mountain Regional park, and even play bocce on the custom-built regulation masonry courts. And, when it’s time to say good night, you’ll enjoy a restful night’s sleep in your exclusive sprawling adobe-style casitas with Jacuzzis & private terrace or suite
Farm-to-table cuisine and handcrafted cocktails are served at the romantic Litchfield’s. Red’s Bar & Grill offers a breakfast buffet or post-golf burgers on the outdoor patio. From casual to more formal dining, there’s a dish and an ambience to fit everyone’s tastes.
Relax and rejuvenate in the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. From massages to manicures, allow some time to be pampered with a session or full day in the soothing spa sanctuary.
At the Wigwam, it’s easy and convenient for you to customize your golf vacation. With unlimited consecutive game day golf and simple online tee time reservation, you can design your entire visit from the comfort of your computer. The friendly and professional staff will also help you plan the vacation of your dreams. Contact them today: http://wigwamarizona.com/golf-vacation-request/