Stop by our popular active lifestyle community and you’ll see it almost immediately. Wickenburg Ranch is a truly picturesque place to live and play with vibrant fairways running through the entire community and awe-inspiring glimpses of Vulture Peak, Prescott National Forest and the surrounding vistas. 

It’s an experience that could take your breath away on a regular basis if you lived here. And it doesn’t stop with the setting. The homes and community buildings are almost as striking without detracting in the least from the distinctive environment. 

But you’re not the only one that might recognize the quality of design and comfort as soon as you see it. The experts are noticing too, and the well-deserved awards continue pouring in year after year. The 2021 Gold Nugget Awards are no exception.

Shea Homes wins big.

They say your home is your castle. If you live in a Latigo model by Shea Homes, your castle has just been nationally recognized for its attractive style and innovative design. At the recently announced 2021 Gold Nugget Awards, this delightfully spacious house received the grand award for Best Single Family Detached Home, 2,500 to 2,999 square feet. 

These prestigious annual awards from PCBC (Pacific Coast Builders Conference) recognizes the most outstanding examples of building and design—this year from among a field of 596 entries—and are judged by some of the most successful designers, planners and builders in the country.

Coming in at 2,844 square feet, the Latigo model welcomes friends, family and visitors with an attractive courtyard complete with a stone fireplace. And the model was as attractive to the judges on the inside, offering a next-generation master suite, three-car garage, dedicated office and an exquisite shower-tub combo in the master bath. 

Meet us at the award winning Ranch House.

It’s only appropriate that one of the first things visitors experience at Wickenburg Ranch is our award-winning Ranch House. A gold winner for Best Community Welcome Center from the National Association of Home Builders, it’s the ideal spot for residents and potential residents to mingle over drinks and a friendly game of billiards.

The center offers sweeping views inside via our oversized sliding doors or outside through our patio with ample group seating. And our multi-screen video wall works seamlessly with an interactive topographic community map, allowing guests a bird’s eye view of the community’s many amenities. 

The Center’s state-of-the-art Design Studio introduces potential home buyers to a wide range of home choices and allows them to customize to their heart’s content. 

Other honors and accolades.

In a golf course community, one of the first thing future residents focus on is the golf itself. And no wonder. Big Wick, the 18-hole, par-71 championship course that winds through almost every part of Wickenburg Ranch, has been ranked #1 by conditions among the Top 25 courses in the U.S. by Golf Advisor magazine.

And if you’re in the mood for a more casual round, our 9-hole, par-3 Li’l Wick course is no less prized by residents and guests who would rather spend a comfortable few hours on its relaxing greens and fairways. Planned by the same award-winning designers who created Big Wick, this course offers occasional and serious golfers alike the opportunity to tee off in flip-flops while enjoying the upbeat music that’s piped into every nook and cranny. There’s even a giant hammock and cozy seating areas along the way for those who wish to relax along the way.

Experience Wickenburg’s award-winning lifestyle.

Although national and international recognition may not be a requirement for an enriching life, it’s an indication of the quality and attention to detail you’ll find at Wickenburg Ranch—whether you stop by for a game of golf, an invigorating hike along our over 20 miles of trails or if you buy a home and choose to never leave. One thing’s certain, no matter how you spend your time here, you’ll soon understand what all the excitement’s about.