Palmer Course at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge

4.4543823529 4.5 stars from 5 (404)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7145 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Wildfire Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7145 yards 72.7 142
Championship 72 6645 yards 70.4 131
Championship (W) 72 6645 yards 77.4 132
Regular 72 6060 yards 68.1 122
Regular (W) 72 6060 yards 74.0 126
Forward 72 5390 yards 64.8 109
Forward (W) 72 5390 yards 70.6 118
Wildfire 72 4835 yards 62.2 99
Wildfire (W) 72 4835 yards 68.5 107

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 404 Reviews
5 stars:
207
4 stars:
155
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

382 out of 400 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens forced carries   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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Reviews


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stevenbocchi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in surprisingly good shape for the end of the summer except for the plugged greens were still a little slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



rokagawa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Jkimmerle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



KShin111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



bwhitehorse's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Robphillips7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wildfire - Palmer Course (Phoenix)"


mk8q16ophx2943109's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, friendly staff. You will want to play this open, but somewhat challenging course if you an average player...10+ handicap...

Can be fantastic value in summer if $40 or under...

Have played both Wildfire courses and will continue as long as price is right and conditions remain favorable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



1tburns's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Consistently Enjoyable Course"


jwaacc94golf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tho it is an hour away, it's still one of favorite course. Staff and amenities are excellent, plus close to other excellent dining opportunities if you want to make a full day of it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Billy5293225's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Course is in the best shape of any course I have played so far this summer didn't help I shot a wonderful 74


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Be ready to wait"


mcoppola's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We had a 640 am tee time and after the first hole we waited on every shot terrible pace of play


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Really fun, but leave your driver in the bag."


Pgt34's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is a lot of fun to play. The only problem, it is desert target golf and you need to know where to hit the ball because it has a ton of blind shots and dog legs. The Palmer course can be tight in areas as well. I've played here twice and both times, I finished the round wondering why I hit driver. The Palmer course tempts you into taking risks which really penalize you if you don't execute. Being that I'm a 14 handicap, I execute the risky shot maybe 1 out of 4 times. I like courses that the par 5's can be reachable, the Palmer course has those type of holes. It also has par 4's in which you ask your partner "is this a par 5"? My main complaint is last time we played, they punched the greens. This wasn't told to us until the starter was giving us our direction. It made for a horrible round because the greens were so wet and sandy that it was impossible to putt. When I brought it up with the starter he just walked away. I get it, you have to punch the greens. Courses punch the greens at the same time every year. I would have stayed closer to home had I known. Also, lower the price during that week as it makes a huge difference.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



ftecgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



4Sooners's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is a fun course and was in fairly good shape. The fairways were a bit wet trying to stay ahead of the heat. The greens looked bad but putter pretty good even though they were a bit slow. Fun course at reasonable prices year around


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very disappointed!"


Kvwill61's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

We had played this course a few years ago and enjoyed the time. While the bag drop guys were very nice, and and the pro shop check-in was friendly, we discovered we paid way too much to play this course under the conditions. While we know it's summer and hot in Arizona, the Palmer course should have been in better condition. Many fairway edges were just plain bare with little or no grass. Areas in fairways and around greens were soaked with irrigation water, and we had many mud balls. In 105 degree weather!

Overall, the layout is good, and the course is challenging but the condition was a huge disappointment!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



golfcorky2003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course starting to dry out a little in spots but did not affect play. Greens still in great shape despite a couple of very hot weeks. Always a pleasure to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course"


gtgolfers's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rate of play was very good it reminds me of troons nice little track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Red Hot and Rollin"


uKJWP4533KJ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course before but not this time of year. I was surprised how fast and in some places dried out the course was. It was not in as good of shape as I thought it would be (not as green). And the greens were quite fast. But I do love the layout and always a fun and challenging course to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wild fire Palmer"


Gennaro6003355's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition greens were fast but fair love the layout only problem had a slow group in front of us which slow down are pace all in all I would highly recommend this corse


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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