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Big Wick climbs in Golfweek rankings


Wickenburg, Ariz. (January 3, 2019) – In Golfweek’s newly published “Ultimate Guide” of “Best Courses” for 2019, Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club’s Big Wick Course jumped 8 spots in the ranking of “Best 100 Residential Courses in the U.S.” Big Wick vaulted from No. 94 in the 2018 edition, to No. 86 in the 2019 ranking.


“We are thrilled to see Big Wick climb in Golfweek’s ranking of top residential courses in the U.S.,” said Bill Brownlee, partner of M3 Companies, development partner in Wickenburg Ranch, and a co-designer along with Wendell Pickett of Big Wick. “As the course continues to mature, we’re witnessing it get better with age.”

The Golf & Social Club is the centerpiece of the Wickenburg Ranch community. The club’s 18-hole, par 71 course, known as Big Wick, opened in 2015. Since opening, Big Wick has received numerous accolades including being named No. 4 on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 10 Best New Courses in North America” in 2015; named a “Top 5 Best Courses to Play in Arizona” by Golfweek in 2017; the No. 1 Golf Course in Arizona and No. 9 overall in a ranking of the Top 50 Courses in the U.S. by Golf Advisor, the leading source of golf course ratings and reviews by golfers, for golfers.

Wickenburg Ranch, an active lifestyle resort community in historic Wickenburg, Arizona, is in a class by itself. Developed by Phoenix-based M3 Companies, the resort community offers a one-of-a-kind lifestyle, with beautiful homes from five feature builders. The dramatic desert surroundings and first-class amenities invite you to come outside and play.

Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club will ultimately become an exclusive private club reserved for members and their guests. For a limited time as the community builds out, the spectacular club will be open to a controlled amount of unaccompanied non-member play.

Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, manages the golf and club operations at the award-winning facility located just outside of Phoenix.

About Wickenburg Ranch:
Located in historic Wickenburg, Ariz., Wickenburg Ranch is a luxurious all-ages community with a modern Western flair, offering championship golf, innovative home designs, and a five-star resort club built on a spectacular site overlooking the golf course and serene desert terrain. For more information visit or visit our newly renovated onsite Discovery Center.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit

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