Wickenburg Ranch Story

Picture a flowing array of brilliant stars across the open night sky; the desert mountain peaks backing the nationally recognized lush golf courses; the brilliant palette of an Arizona sunset reflecting off the lakes at Li’l Wick; the sounds of social chatter around the tennis courts and fire pits; and the crystal-clear ping of a golf ball from tee boxes along the foothills.

Wickenburg Ranch was designed at the junction of these sights and sounds to pave your creation of a new, exceptional lifestyle you’ve earned and the stunning place you’ll proudly call home. From customizable homes, to one-of-a-kind resort-lifestyle amenities, boundless hiking trails, and culinary delights in the working kitchen, Wickenburg Ranch’s heart and soul encompasses a freeing tranquility shared with recapturing the lost charm of a neighborly handshake and hello.

Close enough to live away from it all, Wickenburg Ranch is only a short hour drive from the Phoenix-metro area, a few hours from Las Vegas, minutes from Lake Pleasant, and on the doorstep of the historic Town of Wickenburg. Just six miles from Wickenburg Ranch lives a 200-year-old mesquite tree serving as Wickenburg’s town marker, a taste of the 1800s Old West traditions that embrace the Native-American heritage, former gold-rush dreamers, national rodeo tournaments, and the lush banks of the Hassayampa River.

Wickenburg Ranch provides residents who have a pioneering spirit the chance to create the spectacular life they want, all within the cozy desert mountains of the Old West. It’s a community that enriches what makes your house your home, your neighbor your friend, and your dream your life.

The Development Partners

Wickenburg Ranch is the result of the shared vision between Phoenix’s M3 Companies and Trilogy by Shea Homes®, a Scottsdale-based Active Lifestyle Communities division, with considerable assistance provided by industry leading partners from Greey|Pickett, H&S International, Design Lines interior design, and others. The roster of successful projects in this team’s history is too long to list, but recent examples of success in Arizona include Encanterra Country Club in San Tan Valley and Trilogy at Vistancia in Peoria. Shea Homes® is also thrilled to partner with the master developer of Wickenburg Ranch to help create the vision of this incomparable community in Wickenburg. A project of this quality and magnitude requires an all-star team, and such is the case here at Wickenburg Ranch.

The Wickenburg Ranch Team

Golf Course Designers

Bill Brownlee
Bill Brownlee is a managing partner of Phoenix-based M3 Companies®, which is developing Wickenburg Ranch in conjunction with Shea Homes. A noted real estate visionary for more than three decades, Brownlee specializes in creating distinctive, award-winning communities that evoke the unique spirit of the American West. Counted among the master-planned communities he has helped to create are Prescott American Ranch and Prescott Lakes in Arizona. Additionally, Brownlee is an accomplished and passionate golfer who has played many of the country’s top courses. In designing the 18-hole Big Wick course and the 9-hole, par-3 Li’l Wick course at Wickenburg Ranch with his longtime friend Wendell Pickett, Brownlee relied upon his keen sense of golf strategy as well as his expansive knowledge of development to craft golf courses that will truly stand the test of time.

Wendell Pickett
Wendell Pickett is a managing partner in the acclaimed Scottsdale-based land planning and landscape design firm, Greey|Pickett. During his career, Pickett has participated in the planning, development, and construction of more than 30 noted golf courses in North America, and has worked closely with many of the game’s most celebrated designers. In creating Wickenburg Ranch’s golf courses with Bill Brownlee, Pickett drew upon his extensive background in golf course design as well as his sophisticated, aesthetic sense to ensure the courses blend perfectly with the surrounding environment while delivering a truly unmatched playing experience.

Golf & Social Club Team

Christian Corbett
General Manager
Christian Corbett excels in leading and developing teams that provide genuine, personal attention to the needs and interests of each member and guest. He is dedicated to delivering quality, distinctive experiences in every aspect of the operation, from dining and catering, to special events, social activities and recreational interests. Prior to joining Wickenburg Ranch, Corbett served as Director of Clubhouse Operations for Talisker Mountain in Park City, Utah and General Manager of iconic Gar Woods Grill & Pier on Lake Tahoe in California. This pedigree has given him a firm understanding of the requirements, delivering an unparalleled lifestyle experience at Wickenburg Ranch.

Andy Huber, GCSAA
Andy Huber is an experienced and skilled agronomist who has been responsible for the care of several top courses in North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Notably, these have included Troon North Golf Club and Prescott Lakes Golf Club in Arizona, The Country Club at Castle Pines and Castle Pines Golf Club in Colorado, Nantucket Golf Club in Massachusetts, Monte Rei Golf Club in Portugal and Temenos Golf Club in Anguilla. Since its inception, Huber has supervised the construction, grow-in and maintenance of the golf courses at Wickenburg Ranch. As such, he is intimately familiar with every aspect of the golf course, allowing Huber to fine-tune its maintenance schedule and meticulously train his team to ensure guests enjoy the finest possible playing conditions. A graduate of Purdue University, Huber lives in Wickenburg, Arizona with his wife and two young sons.

Justin Henderson, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Justin Henderson is the consummate golf professional with an outstanding track record of success in golf course management and operations. Prior to joining Wickenburg Ranch, he worked two years as Head Golf Professional at StoneRidge Golf Course in Prescott, Arizona. At StoneRidge, Henderson oversaw impressive growth in both membership and merchandise sales, broadened the club’s communications platforms, and implemented state-of-the-art staff training protocols. Before arriving at StoneRidge Golf Course, Henderson managed operations at the Pointe Lookout Mountain Golf Club in Phoenix and was an assistant golf professional at the acclaimed Desert Forest Golf Club in Carefree, Arizona. He is a Class A member of the PGA of America and attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix as well as the San Diego Golf Academy in Del Mar, California.

Tarah Mayerhofer
Membership Director
Tarah Mayerhofer is a native of Wickenburg and the expert-in-residence on the historic town of Wickenburg and anything related to memberships at The Social Club. Whether you’re curious about resident or non-resident golf options or our social programming, she is your best resource. When not at The Social Club, Tarah and her boy-filled family enjoy an active hunting season and the outdoors.

Robert Macdonald
Director of Food & Beverage
Rob Macdonald is quite simply as experienced as they come. With more than 25 years in the hospitality industry, Macdonald has proudly worked with small, independently owned restaurants to fine dining in hotel and resort locations. His talent for leadership and passion for high-quality food is matched only by his commitment to exceptional service standards. Macdonald joined Wickenburg Ranch shortly after selling his popular restaurant in Cave Creek where he lives with his wife Grace and three children.