Phil Mickelson and his ASU coach recently bought the operating rights for the course. They got down to good golf business and embarked on making some very notable improvements which left the course one that matches quality and playability of any.
A short ride west of Phoenix, The Wigwam has it all but I’ll give it a big gold star for the history it represents and what it’s done for golf and the resort industry in Arizona. First built in 1918 and opened as the The Wigwam in 1929. its world-wide resort reputation is only highlighted by the three excellent golf courses (Gold, Patriot and Heritage) ranging from 6.000 to 7,400 yards.
The 15th hole to me is the Signature. The finest elevated hole around, its green is well below the tee box but you get distracted because you can see Piestewa Peak, Camelback Mountain and Papago Buttes as well as 3 cities. When all that’s digested, take your shot onto the green that’s tucked in a corner and trust that the sign that says “play for 165 yards” is accurate. What a hole!