There’s no place like Arizona in January! With golf courses as diverse and pristine as its landscape, mild temperatures, and endless activities, it’s no wonder why people flock here in January and February. 

Whether you plan on visiting for a few rounds of golf or buy a home and choose to never leave, one thing is certain. You’ll soon understand what all the excitement is about.

Outdoor Adventures

Arizona, particularly Wickenburg, is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts. Wherever there’s an open trail (and there are a lot of them), there’s also an opportunity to explore. You can go horseback riding or easily take a jeep tour or an invigorating hike along the scenic Hassayampa River. 

The active outdoor opportunities continue at Wickenburg’s Courts & Sports Complex, providing more opportunities to exercise your competitive side on four tennis courts, six pickleball courts, and three bocce ball courts. 

Golfing Mecca

Wickenburg Ranch has quickly become a must-play course in the winter months, not only for Phoenix residents but golfers from across the world. And no wonder. Big Wick, the 18-hole, par-71 championship course that winds through almost every part of Wickenburg Ranch, offers a sophisticated design, challenging holes, and transcendent views. 

If you’re in the mood for a more casual round, our 9-hole, par-3 Li’l Wick course offers relaxing greens and fairways. After your round, grab a bite to eat at our award-winning Ranch House, an ideal spot for members and potential members to mingle over drinks and a friendly game of billiards.

Community Events

Our community calendar is packed with activities and events, giving members plenty of opportunities to socialize and have fun. From wine tastings and art classes to fitness classes and community gatherings, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a taste of the events happening at Wickenburg Ranch and surrounding areas.

Not Fade Away Concert

This is rock ‘n’ roll like you’ve never heard (or seen) before! This young group has been taking the country by storm with their amped-up renditions of classic hit songs from legends like Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Shirley Ellis, The Beatles, Ritchie Valens, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more. These guys will have members singing and dancing along. 

The Gold Rush Days parade

The 74th annual Gold Rush Days is an event that celebrates the town’s rich history and connection to the gold rush of the late 1800s. It features a wide range of activities and events that showcase the culture and heritage of the area. Visitors can expect to see live music, parades, and gold panning demonstrations, as well as a variety of food and craft vendors. It’s a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the American West.

The Barrett-Jackson Auction

The Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona is one of the most highly anticipated events in the world of classic and collector car auctions. Taking place each January, the auction attracts thousands of car enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world, eager to bid on some of the most unique and rare vehicles ever created. The 2023 Scottsdale auction promises to be another exciting event, with a wide variety of cars on offer. From classic American muscle cars and European sports cars, to one-of-a-kind custom builds and rare exotics, there is something for every type of collector.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open

The Waste Management Phoenix Open, commonly known as the “Greatest Show on Grass,” is one of the most popular and exciting events in Arizona. Taking place each year in Scottsdale, the tournament draws more than 700,000 fans from all over the world and features a number of other events and activities for fans to enjoy, including a pro-am tournament, a concert series, and a variety of other on-course activities. It’s also known for its charitable efforts, with proceeds from the event benefiting a number of local and national organizations. The WM Phoenix Open has won the PGA TOUR’s “Best Title Sponsor Integration Award” for diverting 100% of tournament waste from landfills.

The Arabian Horse Show

The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is an annual event that is a must-see for horse enthusiasts of all ages. The show boasts 2,400 horses, over 350 Commercial Exhibitors, and attracts over 300,000 attendees, making it the largest Arabian horse show in the world. Families can enjoy a variety of activities, including  ‘Immersive Horse Experience’, ice cream social, Paint-A-Pony ceramic horse painting, art contests, behind-the-scenes barn tours, and more.

The Big Game

The 2023 “Big Game,” set to take place in Arizona, is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. The game, which will be held at the State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, is set to bring together thousands of fans from all over the country to cheer on their favorite teams and experience one of the biggest events in American sports.

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