What sets Wickenburg Ranch apart is our members. They’re friendly, down to earth, and want to live their best lives every day. So if they enjoy golf, they want to be on the course 5-6 times a week while creating rich connections.
The Wickenburg Ranch Golf Membership is incredibly active with two skins games per week, Men’s Club, Women’s Club, low/mid/high handicap leagues, and other group play. Our Men’s & Women’s Clubs put on fabulous events like our Men’s Member Guest, their Holiday tournament (golf followed by a Holiday party with spouses), the Beauty and the Best tournament (3 beauties invite a beast to play).
We are incredibly fortunate to have a talented Director of Agronomy, Ed Shimkus. Ed is like a scientist and a farmer had a baby and turned him loose on a golf course. He is a perfectionist to the 10th degree, and no one’s standards are higher than Ed’s. When you play Big Wick, you know immediately that this was not a course produced for the masses like other golf courses. It was clearly developed by two people who love the game of golf. It offers boutique quality, a high level of detail, and a challenging layout. Each hole has its own personality. Bottom line, this course was designed for incredibly active members who love a challenge.
But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s the insiders’ view of the best golf membership around.
A Golf Membership Like No Other
Having a championship 18-hole layout that spans over 7,000 yards along with a laid-back 9-hole Par 3 course, Wickenburg Ranch has quickly become a must-play course, not only for Phoenix residents but golfers from across the world.
Dan, our Men’s Club President, had visited Wickenburg for nearly ten years with a group from an Omaha Club. In 2016, he was looking for a permanent move to Arizona. After playing Wickenburg Ranch once in the Spring of 2016, he found a house under construction and moved in September of 2016.
Dan says the people make the community special. “It’s always interesting to ask new members how they found Wickenburg Ranch and listen to their story. On a day-to-day basis, I enjoy the varied groups I play in and the great course conditions. We do not realize how good we have it here.”
Brad, Wickenburg’s Associate Golf Professional, agrees. “It starts with the people and culture. Both members and staff are genuinely happy to be here and enjoy each other. There isn’t much more that you could ask for when you pair great people, the pristine course conditions, a Sport Shop that carries a wide variety of golf and lifestyle brands, and plenty of options for food and drinks!”
Wickenburg Member, Bruce, says he’s lucky to be able to play the championship course at Wickenburg Ranch regularly. “The views, the layout, and the course conditions are amazing. We’re so spoiled here, and sometimes take Big Wick for granted until you play other courses,” he says.
Men aren’t the only ones teeing off. The Wickenburg Ranch Women’s Golf Club is growing and adapting to the wide variety of lady golfers. The Board is receptive to new ideas to expand the experience for every member.
Beth, President of WRWGC, joined the Lil Wick group and met more ladies working on their games. As her confidence and love of the game grew, she decided to join the Proprietary Golf Membership.
“One of the main factors in becoming members was the relationships we developed with the golf staff. All the golf pros, past and present, are always ready to help and advise. Their concern for the resident experience at the golf club is evident in every interaction. We quickly felt like part of the family of the Big Wick Club,” says Beth.
Within two years, Beth became involved in tournament committees and WRWGC Board positions. Her goal is to make every new member, low handicap, high handicap, or brand new to the golf league experience feel as welcome and included as she felt.
Beth encourages women who want to improve their golf game to give them a try. “We trust that you will find many new friends amongst our members, a chance to challenge and grow your game through our weekly league play days, and the ability to showcase your improvement through our tournament schedule,” she says. “Vice president, Patty, is ready to welcome you to our Club and get you started.”
Experience Wickenburg’s Award-Winning Golf Membership
If you’re looking for the best golf membership with the most perks, Wickenburg Ranch will come out on top of almost anyone’s list. Golf members enjoy unlimited access to Big Wick and Li’l Wick, the practice facility, and enhanced golf guest privileges. Feel free to visit the Ranch House and get first-hand stories from our resident volunteers. See you soon!