Wigwam Golf Club enhances famed Gold Course

Bunker renovation began in July

With a steadfast commitment to continued enhancement of the legendary Gold Golf Course, JDM Partners, owners of Wigwam Arizona, are renovating the bunkers in addition to making course condition improvements of the “Arizona Monster,” nicknamed as such for its well-known degree of difficulty.

The project is being done in collaboration with Tom Lehman, former British Open champion and winner of numerous PGA TOUR events, and will involve a complete renovation of the bunkers. Work began July 6 and is expected to be completed within eight weeks. Though the Gold Golf Course will be closed during this time, both The Patriot and The Heritage courses at the Wigwam Golf Club will remain open.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the fabled Gold Course is celebrating its 50th anniversary and over that time has played host to numerous signature tournaments such as the U.S. Open Qualifier, several NCAA Regional Championships and the annual Patriot All-America Invitational, one of the top amateur competitions in the world. The 7,400 yard, par 72 course has received numerous industry awards and accolades since opening in 1965, including “Top 100” golf courses in America.

“We are dedicated to improving this already incredible golf course and with Tom Lehman’s assistance the Gold Course will continue to stand among the nation’s finest,” said Leo Simonetta, director of golf. “Ultimately, the course will become more playable for the average golfer while continuing to challenge even the most accomplished player.”

Located just north of I-10 off Litchfield Road, The Wigwam is 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix. For more information, visit www.wigwamarizona.com.