Big Wick Number 1 in the Top 25 U.S. Courses

Big Wick Named Top Course in the U.S.

Golfers have spoken! Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club’s Big Wick Course received top honors from Golf Advisor, the leading authority of golf course ratings and reviews by golfers, for golfers. In the website’s list of best courses of 2017, Big Wick was voted No. 1 in the United States for course conditions, No. 1 golf course in Arizona, and No. 9 overall in a ranking of the Top 50 Courses in the U.S.

Golf Advisor’s community of golfers share their first-hand knowledge of courses across the globe to help other golfers decide where to tee off next. Gold Advisor received more than 144,000 golf course ratings and reviews from our golfer community in 2018, and 2,800 U.S. courses received enough reviews to be considered for their list.

According to Golf Advisor, course scores are based on a combination of the star-ratings of their value, conditions, layout, pace of play, friendliness and off-course amenities. To be considered for Golf Advisor’s best-of rankings, courses need at least ten reviews throughout the year.

“We are honored that Big Wick is ranked on these Golf Advisor lists,” said Bill Brownlee, a development partner in Wickenburg Ranch and a co-designer of the Big Wick. “We artfully designed both courses to ensure that Wickenburg Ranch is among the state’s most enjoyable and elite golf experiences, and our presence on these lists is proof of that.”

The Golf & Social Club is the heart and soul of the Wickenburg Ranch community. Since opening in 2015, the 18-hole, par-71 championship course has received a number of awards, including being named No. 4 on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 10 Best New Courses in North America” in 2015, named a “Top 5 Best Courses to Play in Arizona” by Golfweek in 2017 and No. 94 on Golfweek’s 2018 list of “Best Residential Courses in the U.S.”

Book a Tee Time at Wickenburg Ranch Golf Club

With a sophisticated design, varying distances, generous 10-minute tee time intervals, Big Wick is unlike any other golf course in Arizona. To experience it for yourself, book a tee time today or make a reservation for play up to 60 days in advance of your visit.

The Benefits of Resort-Style Living

Resort-style living offers residents a chance to create the kind of lifestyle they’ve always dreamed about. Here are ten reasons why a resort-style community like Wickenburg Ranch will take your life to the next level.


Rejuvenating Spa

Top-notch resort-style communities offer a relaxing and rejuvenating spa so you can stay refreshed for the following week. Wickenburg Ranch residents and guests can benefit from a team of certified therapists, full spa, salon, relaxation rooms, fitness center, and much more.


Pristine Golf Courses

Avid golfers can step right outside and gain access to refined golf courses that offer manicured greens, lush fairways, and ultimate golfing experience. Players will also enjoy the pristine beauty of the landscape surrounding the resort. At Wickenburg Ranch, we offer an 18 hole and 9 hole golf course with varying skill requirements and distances.


Culinary Delights

After hitting the golf courses, grab a bite to eat while sipping on a cocktail. Overlooking the golf courses, our restaurants are the perfect blend of traditional favorites, craft beers, carefully selected wines, and lively atmospheres.


Scenic Views

A resort-style community wouldn’t be complete without its pristine landscape. Our 40,000 square foot Golf and Social Club sits on a peaceful courtyard overlooking the dramatic desert mountain peaks.


Endless Entertainment Options

You’ll never get bored living in a resort-style community. Entertainment options include everything from yoga and stargazing to hiking and tennis. After taking advantage of outdoor activities, head inside for the health and wellness facilities.


Top-Notch Social Life

Since resort living means endless entertainment and activities, you’ll find people who are eager to establish roots and form lifelong friendships. Plus, many residents join various clubs, such as gardening, book club, walking, and more.


Luxurious Home Collections

Residents of resort-style communities will work closely with award-winning home builders. From open-floor layouts to beautiful backyard views, you’re sure to find a home that suits your lifestyle.


Pet Accommodations

Are you a pet lover? Our spacious dog paradise features picnic areas, lush gardens, dog wash stations, and plenty of space for play and companionship.


Professional and Friendly Staff

Resort-style living means resort-level customer service. The Wickenburg Ranch team is comprised of hardworking individuals who are determined to meet your every need. All you need to do is sit back and relax.


Location, Location, Location

Wickenburg Ranch is only an hour drive from the Phoenix-metro area and a few hours from the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas. We pride ourselves on providing residents a spectacular lifestyle within the cozy desert mountains of the Old West.

Choose Wickenburg Ranch as Your Resort-Style Community

If you’ve heard about resort-style communities and are ready to experience one-of-a-kind views and an active lifestyle, you have to experience Wickenburg Ranch for yourself. We offer quick move-ins to semi-custom choices. From luxury homes to one-of-a-kind resort-lifestyle amenities, the team at Wickenburg Ranch is thrilled to show you around this exciting community.


A Wickenburg Wedding Venue that’s Rustic Yet Refined

Nestled in the historic town of Wickenburg and an hour from Phoenix, Wickenburg Ranch is the ultimate venue for your dream desert wedding. With extraordinary mountain views and world-class facilities, our wedding specialists will work with you to deliver the ceremony and reception you’ve always wanted at one of the best wedding venues in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Away from the sounds of the city, your wedding at Wickenburg Ranch will be unlike any other. Our unique surroundings combined with rustic charm and modern day amenities will make your day perfect at Wickenburg’s premiere wedding location. To accommodate a wide variety of needs, we offer four different wedding venues.

Event Lawn

Make a real fairy-tale wedding entrance with a panoramic mountain backdrop. Once the ceremony is over, cap off the night with music, dancing and celebrating underneath the endless desert sky. This venue holds 200 guests for the ceremony and 80 guests for the reception.

Event Hall

With just the right amount of rustic charm, our 3,000 square-foot event hall ballroom offers breathtaking views of the surrounding desert landscape. After saying your “I do’s,” hit the dance floor with your new husband or wife. This venue holds 200 guests for the ceremony.

The Watering Hole

This cozy outdoor bar and grill are surrounded by water, along with spectacular views of our par-3, 9-hole course Li’l Wick. This venue holds 125 guests for the ceremony.

Ceremony Terrace

Imagine a romantic wedding scene in front of two beautiful lakes and our 9-hole golf course, Li’l Wick. This venue holds 125 guests for the ceremony.

Following the ceremony, your guests will be entertained by our culinary delights, crafted beverages, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. 

After your wedding, enjoy Alvea Spa for a romantic and relaxing spa day. We also offer two exceptional golf courses suited for golfers at any skill level to play. After falling in love with our luxurious community, we invite you to browse our homes for sale. Wickenburg Ranch not only offers top-notch wedding venues and activities, but we also offer visitors the opportunity to choose the perfect homesite.

Plan Your Dream Wedding Today

Let us help you plan your dream wedding at Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club. Contact our Event Sales Manager, Tabitha Bair, at 833-511-8750.

Top Things to Do in Wickenburg, Arizona

Wickenburg, Arizona was recently selected as a top retirement destination in the U.S. Among the factors that determined why the truly western town made the list was climate and environment, crime rate, cultural scene, and affordable housing. If you’re a future or current residents, here are a few fun things to do around Wickenburg, Arizona.


Saguaro Theatre

Grab a bag of popcorn and head to the town’s historic movie theatre, Saguaro Theatre.


Golf Courses

Wickenburg is loaded with breathtaking golf courses. At Wickenburg Ranch, we offer an 18-hole, par-71 championship golf course, and a 9-hole, par-3 course.


Major League Sports

The greater Phoenix area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, is home to the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, and the Arizona Coyotes.


Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Western art, history, and culture are staples in the Wickenburg community. To preserve the cultural legacy of the West, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum offers many art exhibitions and educational programs. History buffs will enjoy a display of historical facts about the Western heritage of the

Wickenburg community.


Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts

The Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts is a cutting-edge theater featuring live performances by world-renowned musicians and dancers and celebrity actors and comedians.


Nature Activities

Relax and enjoy the great outdoors by experiencing boundless hiking trails, jeep tours, horseback rides, historic walking tours, and birdwatching. Plus, take a quick trip to one of the largest remaining Joshua tree 30 miles northwest of Wickenburg on Highway 93.


Historic downtown

Feel like you’re in an old Western movie by taking a historical walking tour down Frontier Street in historic downtown.

Wickenburg Ranch Homes for Sale

Wickenburg Ranch is a luxurious community that provides owners with the opportunity to live the remarkable life they’ve always wanted. From open-floor layouts to beautiful backyard views, you’re sure to find a home that suits your lifestyle.

Why Move to a Lifestyle Community

Wondering if active-adult community living is really better than living in a house? To answer your question, take a sneak peek at lifestyle communities and their numerous benefits.

Healthy Lifestyle

Staying active and healthy is essential at every stage of life. Fortunately, most lifestyle communities are jam-packed indoor and outdoor activities, including golf, hiking and biking trails, yoga, tennis courts, pickleball, and more. So it’s safe to say you’ll never get bored.



Tired of shoveling snow and mowing the lawn? Although services can vary, most communities offer a variety of services to decrease the time spent on property maintenance. This means you’ll have more time to spend with your family and enjoy the unique amenities the community has to offer.



Moving to a lifestyle community gives you the opportunity to make long-lasting friendships. Lifestyle communities are filled with people who want to establish strong roots and friendships and actually have the time to chat with you at your mailbox. Plus, residents can get to know their fellow neighbors by joining various clubs like gardening, walking, book club, and more.


Safety and Peace of Mind

Lifestyle communities take pride in creating a safe and peaceful environment for their residents. In fact, some of these communities are a gated and equipped with security cameras, key-card locked building, and attentive neighbor.


Custom-Designed Homes

As a resident of a lifestyle community, you’ll be able to work closely with talented home builders. From open-floor layouts to beautiful backyard views, you’re sure to find a home that suits your lifestyle.

Choose Wickenburg Ranch as Your Lifestyle Community

If you’ve heard about lifestyle communities and are ready to experience remarkable land and distinctive active lifestyle, you have to experience Wickenburg Ranch for yourself. We offer quick move-ins to semi-custom choices. From luxury homes to one-of-a-kind resort-lifestyle amenities, the team at Wickenburg Ranch is always proud to show you around this exciting community.