One of three championship golf courses located on-site at the Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa, 25 minutes west of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Like its sister course the Gold, the Blue Course is also a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design and it too opened for play in 1965. Both courses feature Trent Jones’ signature small, elevated greens, however, that’s where the similarities end. The Blue Course is a shorter course – more than 1,400 yards shorter from the tips – and therefore isn’t quite as demanding off the tee. Shorter hitters and golfers who excel at short and mid-iron play, really enjoy the challenge Trent Jones, Sr. laid out. During the summer of 2016, The Blue Course underwent an extensive bunker and irrigation system renovation. Lead by Nevada-based golf course renovation firm Key Golf, in collaboration with The Wigwam’s ownership group JDM Partners, the renovation work focused on removing bunkers, modernizing and reshaping the remaining bunkers and updating the irrigation system on the 50-year-old golf course. During the renovation process, 35 bunkers were eliminated while the 34 remaining bunkers were reshaped. Bunkers now have a splash-up, flat-top design and are filled with white sand. In addition to the bunker renovation, the course’s irrigation system was also revamped.