7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
December 4th, 2020
Registration : TBD
Shotgun Start : TBD
Cocktail Hour & Live Music : TBD
Dinner & Celebration : TBD
Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Celebrating its 7th season ‘The Maverick’ has become the West Valley’s top annual charity golf tournament. Year after year the tournament is filled with supporters, avid golfers, business owners, and those just looking to have a good time. They look forward to teeing off for a day filled with fun, networking, camaraderie, great golfing conditions, and to cap it all off with the famous celebration dinner and after party; all while raising money for West Valley charities.
‘The Maverick’ golf tournament was created with the vision to raise money for West Valley charities. Initially hosted at the Wigwam Golf Resort on only one course, the demand to play ‘The Maverick’ grew quickly as patrons immediately re-registered simply because this was a tournament like no other that they had played in. The following three years the tournament quickly expanded to capacity on all three of the Wigwam’s top courses and continues to sell out.
‘The Maverick’ has become valley golfer’s top charity golf tournament of choice simply because 100% of the net proceeds are donated back to West Valley charities. Golfers enjoy the “VIP all-inclusive feel” of ‘The Maverick’ as they are never asked for additional donations after their initial registration. ‘The Maverick’ swag bag is now a featured talking point of the golf tournament as each golfer receives an extensive amount of value upon arrival. The highlight of ‘The Maverick’ is that all food, beverages, and dinners (plus spouse/guest) are included with your registration providing a true elite golfing experience.
Back by popular demand the Travis Mathew tour bus will be on site!
Like ‘The Maverick’ golf tournament, the Travis Mathew tour bus is committed to pushing the boundaries and thinking outside the box. You don’t want to miss this one of a kind, amazing tour bus as it makes its appearance at ‘The Maverick’ Friday, December 4th, 2020 at the Wigwam Resort and Golf Club. The Travis Mathew tour bus features a full rooftop party deck, 5 high-definition LED TVs, leather seating, a fold-out patio, full kitchen, indoor/outdoor keg, full-length awnings to provide some much-needed shade, complete outdoor entertainment system, and many more features you will need to witness yourself!
This traveling party bus tours the entire country bringing music, fun, and fresh apparel to golfers all over the US. Best of all it is included at no additional cost with your entry into ‘The Maverick’!
What To Expect
Participants will be treated like the VIP they are from the moment they arrive until they call it a night.
Each foursome will include:
A delicious lunch prior to teeing off
Custom top of the line tournament apparel inclusive of hats, shirts and more!
Travis Matthew concept shop with a voucher to pick out your complimentary apparel
18 holes of beautiful award-winning golf at the Wigwam Golf Resort (scramble format)
Complimentary beverages, samples, and snacks are provided throughout the tournament
Complimentary cocktail hour with drinks and appetizers following the round
Admission for player and spouse ( guest ) to attend the posh dinner and after party
Ability to bid on exclusive silent auction items
Ability to participate in the Pot of Gold Raffle
Ability to participate in the live auction
PAR 72 – 7,430 YARDS
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, U.S. Amateur Qualifiers, several NCAA Regional Championships and the annual Patriot All-America Invitational – one of the top amateur competitions in the world. The 7,430 yard, par 72 course has also received various industry awards and accolades since opening in 1965, including being named one of the “Top 100 Golf Courses in America.”
A ROBERT TRENT JONES, SR. DESIGN
Robert Trent Jones, Sr.’s golf course architecture career spanned nearly 70 years. Jones built or rebuilt nearly 400 courses in 45 states in the U.S. and 35 countries worldwide, with more than three dozen of them having played host to national or international championships. Jones’ most famous designs include: Peachtree Golf Club, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Firestone Country Club (South Course) and Mauna Kea.
The Wigwam’s Gold Course opened in 1965, six years after Firestone Country Club’s famed South Course. Jones Sr. designed the Gold Course to be the West Coast rival of Firestone South. Rival or peer, the two courses share many traits in common – both courses measure more than 7,400+ yards from the tips, both include a series of long par-4’s and epic par-5’s, both feature small elevated greens and both courses have been recognized among Jones Sr.’s finest designs.
PAR 70 – 6,000 YARDS
The Patriot Course is a combination of character and contradiction, sporty and subtle, aggravating and invigorating. The course has always been a favorite of skilled players, while offering a fair but not overwhelming challenge for the beginning golfer.
A ROBERT TRENT JONES, SR. DESIGN
Like its sister course the Gold, the Patriot 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 Patriot 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.
2016 PATRIOT COURSE RENOVATION
During the summer of 2016, The Patriot 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.
PAR 72 – 6,852 YARDS
The Wigwam’s Heritage Course is a favorite among locals and club members. The wide, tree-lined fairways lead to generously-sized greens while streams and ponds meander throughout the course bringing water into play on 10 holes.
A ROBERT “RED” LAWRENCE DESIGN
The Heritage Course was designed by Arizona Golf Hall of Fame member and golf course architect Robert “Red” Lawrence. Nicknamed the “Desert Fox” for his brilliant design of Desert Forest Golf Club in Carefree, Arizona, Lawrence’s other notable designs include the Championship Golf Course at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and Tubac Golf Resort in Tucson where the movie Tin Cup was filmed.
HERITAGE COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
Built in 1972, the Heritage Course is a traditional layout lined with pine and eucalyptus trees. The course’s closing stretch of holes (15, 16, 17 and 18) just may be the toughest final four holes in the Phoenix area. The 15th hole is a 414-yard par-4 that requires a well-placed tee shot to bring birdie or par into play. The 454-yard, par-4 16th features a dogleg left and an approach shot to an elevated, well-protected green with water right and back. The 17th hole is a lengthy par-3 measuring a solid 250 yards from the tips. And finally, the 591-yard 18th hole is a monster par-5 with a dogleg left off the tee. Three well-played shots are required for a chance at birdie or par on the closing hole.
The Maverick Charity Golf Tournament Spotlight Charity:
Started in 1980 Make-A-Wish is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix. One Arizona boy’s wish to be a police officer set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity. Our chapter evolved into a dedicated community of volunteers, donors and Arizona families who have worked together to grant more than 6,000 wishes.
Make-A-Wish Arizona® continues to be a trailblazer as we work toward our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child in Arizona. We have dedicated ourselves to the Make-A-Wish mission, granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Again this year, the West Valley Mavericks are proud to share that proceeds will be used for children in the West Valley.
The West Valley Mavericks Foundation was born of the imagination and vision of a group of community leaders late in 2012. The West Valley Mavericks (or just ‘Mavericks’) is a social club led by gentlemen who believe that the West Valley is an incredible place to live, work, play and support. The Mavericks’ charter is to advance charity, culture, community and commerce in the West Valley of Phoenix. The group’s membership hails from a diverse set of trades and professions, and includes all manner of backgrounds and philosophies.
Net funds raised through the West Valley Mavericks Foundation are donated to the community for the betterment, growth, and future development within the West Valley that we all love and call home.