Phoenix at The Wigwam Resort
The Wigwam known for boasting unmatched diversity, The Wigwam features three distinctive 18-hole championship golf courses: The Gold Course, recognized as one of Arizona’s most challenging and respected golf courses, The Blue Course, a combination of character and contradiction, sporty and subtle, aggravating and invigorating, and the Red Course, the favorite among locals and club members.
For over 50 years, the Gold Course has been recognized as one of Arizona’s most challenging and respected golf courses. Nicknamed “Arizona’s Monster,” the Gold Course has hosted many signature tournaments over the years, including numerous U.S. Open Qualifiers.
The Blue Course combines character and contradiction, sportiness and subtly, aggravation and invigoration. Though this course is a long-time favorite among skilled players, it offers an exciting challenge for beginning golfers as well.
Built in 1972, the Red Course features a traditional layout lined with pine and eucalyptus trees. The course’s closing stretch of holes (15-18) may just be the most challenging final four holes in the Phoenix area. The perfect test to see what you learned in your private golf school!Learn More
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Day To Day
01 On The Range
Start your day on the range establishing your individual goals for your golf school. You will baseline your current swing with swing video analysis before you move into your applicable swing drills, customized specifically for your own game.
02 On the Greens
Your instructor will help you understand the fundamentals of the putting stroke using a variety of aiming tools and techniques. Your instructor will help you understand distance and direction control and help you brush up on proper green reading techniques.
03 Pitching and Chipping
Focus on your short game by beginning with proper set up and approach to the ball and the green. Your instructor will evaluate your chipping and pitching alignment and help you make repeatable, proper contact with the golf ball. Most of your short game will come down to club selection. Your instructor will help you understand how each club selection leads to trajectory control, distance control, loft/lie angle selection and understanding different lies.
04 Bunker Game
An area many golfers struggle with is the sand game. You and your instructor will work through bunker shots, both greenside and fairway bunkers. Golf shots out of poor lies will only improve with practicing each bunker scenario.
05 Playing Lessons
Afternoons are all about taking “your game” to the course. This includes playing within yourself, developing a consistent routine, and reinforcing swing changes.
We don’t just show our students how to hit the ball better on the driving range…we play with them each day of their school. How often has someone taken a golf lesson only to go to the course and ‘lose’ everything that they just learned? We know that the most important part of changing is trust. It is that trust in something new that we abandon when it matters most; on the course. Playing lessons allow us to observe ‘how’ a person plays, both in thought and mechanics and then to show them how various intangibles like lie, wind, pin placement, and course condition affect each shot. We teach them how vital course management can be. It is also essential to show students how important it is to play ‘in your personality” and to play “within yourself”.
End your round post-game analysis.
06 The Mental Game
Mentally, golf can be more than a little demanding. Consistent performance on the course requires a mental approach that is effective for a casual weekend round or a high-pressure tournament. We teach students how to think like pros. We coach a mental program that allows for thinking clearly on the golf course. In addition to our one-on-one concept, we focus on the mental side of the game. This singular approach allows us to show our students how to take their game and swing from the driving range to the golf course…where it really matters.
Award-Winning Golf Oasis Near the Heart of Phoenix, ArizonaThe Wigwam
Surrounded by the stunning Sonoran Desert landscape, our iconic resort offers at thoughtfully curated selection of luxury casitas and suites, along with an array of recreational amenities, award-winning restaurants, and more. After a century of service, come experience an essential part of Arizona’s rich history at The Wigwam.
Put your feet down in the exotic suites of our adobe-and-timber Litchfield Park resort. Feel rejuvenated by visiting our in-house LeMond’s Aveda Salon-Spa, or bring the family along for a myriad of fun activities within our 440-acre oasis, including outdoor pools with slides, award-winning restaurants, recreation centers, and more.
- Lodging is included with each golf school
- Unlimited practice and play at the amazing course at Wigwam
- Player evaluation
- Lunch with your PGA/LPGA professional each day
- The ultimate golf learning experience®, with 18, 24, or 30 hours instruction with your Bird Golf Academy Professional
- All taxes are included
What’s not Included
What’s not Included
- Golf Balls and Tees
- Golf Clubs, however, rental clubs are available through our golf course partners
- Airfare and transportation to and from the golf school locations
- Personal items purchased during the golf school
- Additional golf rounds before or after your school days
- Golf Rounds for other members of your party, not in your golf school
- Instructor gratuities are not expected but always appreciated. If you would like to leave a gratuity for your instructor, $75-$100 per day is customary.
How To Get There
Sky Harbor International Airport
Planning For Your Trip
1 Packing and Weather
Weather is important to consider when deciding what to pack for a golf school. We want you to have the right gear when you need it most. Phoenix, AZ, is generally sunny and dry year-round with daily temperatures typically ranging from the low 70s F to the high 90s. Winter months, December through February, typically range between 40-70°F.
Please check the weather of your destination before you leave and be sure to be prepared for all possible conditions with the right gear – this includes bringing removable layers, sun protection, rain gear, vest or wind jacket. Check the Weather
2 Ready to book?
To book your golf school, you can call us at 877-4-BIRDGO to speak with a booking specialist. Your booking will be finalized once your deposit of $500 per golfer is paid at the time of booking. If you reserve your school less than 30 days prior to the first day of school, the full balance will be due at the time of booking. Once your school is booked and your lodging is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your school, and a player profile to be filled out and returned.
3 What happens once I book?
Once your golf school is booked, you will receive a confirmation email along with a player profile to be filled out and returned prior to your school start date. The night prior to your first day of school, your instructor will call you and let you know the meet-up location and time for your golf school.
4 What if I have to cancel my trip?
Our student-first cancellation policy makes it as easy as possible to change your golf school. Even in uncertain times, you can rely on us to provide flexibility so you can book your trip with confidence.
You can always take a mulligan on your golf school in the occasion life events get in the way. If you need to take a future school credit with us, there is no expiration and you can redeem your credit on any golf school location, even if it is different from your original booking. As long as you don’t quit the game of golf, your credit will always be redeemable.
We want to make it as easy as possible to change your golf school to fit your schedule. Have a question? Give us a call, 877- 424-7346.
5 General FAQs
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to the most common questions that don’t necessarily pertain to a specific school.
6 More Information
Play at Arizona’s only resort with 54-Holes of Golf.
From Robert “Red” Lawrence’s classic Red Course to the recently renovated Gold and Blue Courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., all of our golf courses are genuine parkland courses, solidifying our resort’s reputation as a one-of-a-kind golf destination. Looking for unparalleled variety? We’re pleased to offer three unique 18-hole championship golf courses—the Gold Course, the Blue Course, and the Red Course.