Tim Lehman Modernized Historic Gold Course

Updated Resort Minutes from Coyote Hockey, Cardinals Football

By Peter Mumford

Litchfield Park and the Wigwam Resort, which has been a landmark in the region for close to 90 years, are practically synonymous with one another as they have a shared beginning.

In 1916, Paul Weeks Litchfield, an executive with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, bought some 5,000 acres of sandy desert farmland to grow cotton, which was used in the manufacture of the company‚Äôs pneumatic tires. Over the succeeding decade, many Goodyear executives visited the operation in Arizona and, liking the climate, often vacationed there with their families too….

There are three golf courses on the property: the Heritage, the Gold course and the Patriot course. The latter two were designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Gold course in particular has been the site of numerous professional and elite amateur championships. More