The championship course at Wickenburg Ranch known as Big Wick, was crafted over nearly a decade under the watchful eyes of two passionate stewards of the game, Bill Brownlee of M3 Companies and Wendell Pickett of Greey|Pickett. The course was fully constructed in 2008 and then carefully refined for the next seven years to ensure maximum playability, shot value, and enjoyment. Today, the course holds its place among the country’s most elite golf experiences.
The praise for the courses at Wickenburg Ranch just keep coming in. Here’s what experts in the industry are saying about this incredible golfing experience.
“Top Ten Best New Courses in North America; #4, Best New Course in the US “- Golf Digest | 2015
“Winner of 2017 GEM Award” – Arizona Women’s Golf Association (AWGA)
“Arizona’s Course of the Year” – National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) | 2016
“Wickenburg Ranch in Arizona encourages short-game creativity with new Li’l Wick nine-hole golf course” – GolfAdvisor – Mike Bailey | 2016
“Number 1 in Arizona’s Top 10 Hidden Golf Treasures” – Colorado Avid Golfer | 2015
“Rated 4.9 out of 5” – Golf Advisor
““Man, that place is something. I knew it was good but I didn’t know it was THAT good! Holy moly.” – Shane Bacon, Fox Sports | 2016
“Wickenburg Ranch has the best greens most public players will ever have the chance to experience.” – Travelin’ Joe Passov, Golf Magazine | 2015
“Seven years in the making means that Wickenburg Ranch holds a special place in Arizona golf history. In fact, I’ve never seen anything like it in my 30 years of covering the game. And it’s got everything you’d ever want in a great golf course — value, variety and spectacular views!” – Bill Huffman, Backspin The Golf Show | 2015
“The rolling terrain blends into the desert resulting in such a natural looking golf course that you feel right at ‘Home on the Range’ and want to play it over and over.” – Wes Bolyard, Arizona Fairways | 2015
“In that regard, Brownlee, Pickett and Shea have hit a behemoth drive right down the middle of the fairway. With rambling hillsides, switch-back canyons and snake-like arroyos that abut Prescott National Forest, there is a lot of the “Wild, Wild West” at Wickenburg Ranch.” – Bill Huffman, AZ Golf Insider | 2015
“America’s Most Inspiring Practice Ranges; No. 3 …Wickenburg has a huge amphitheater of a range where you hit toward a bluff framed by amazing mountain views.” – Gary Van Sickle, Golf.com | 2015
“Those making the journey will encounter some of the best course conditions in the country, let alone Arizona.” – Tom Mackin, Southland Golf Magazine | 2015
“It’s artfully designed holes showcase vistas of Vulture Peak and the Prescott National Forest, each a chapter in a larger story, with varying distances, compass directions, and skill requirements woven into the experience.”- Arizona Golfer | 2015