Palmer Course at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge

4.3774000000 4.4 stars from 5 (371)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7145 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

  • 5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85054, Maricopa County
  • (888) 705-7775, (480) 293-3800
  • (480) 293-3810
  • wildfiregolf.com
Write a review

Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (1997), Ed Seay
Type: Public
Style: Desert
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Winter Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

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

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 371 Reviews
5 stars:
189
4 stars:
142
3 stars:
32
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

351 out of 367 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  

loading...
loading...

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing 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: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course



Mark3969568's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Keith"


kbmac2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful desert course in n Scottsdale. Course was in amazing shape, greens ran true and were quick. Track was challenging yet very fair. Visiting from the Midwest and hadn't played for 3 months so wide fairways were appreciated. Great course for the money.

Only negatives ( a stretch!) is that gps yardage was off by 10 plus yards. Ranger apologized and said grounds put the flags in the wrong slot.

Would come back and play any day!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Average"


u000007007356's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am glad I got the price that I did from Golf Now because I believe the regular price of this course is over inflated and I would never pay it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



kenrose's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


martin1948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Palmer course is in great shape. Fast greens but a forgiving course and fun to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Gary2977519's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff, great course with a good pace of play.

The course was in excellent playing condition.

Would definitely play there again, loved it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Kodiaks91's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

As a Canadian playing my first round in Arizona, I couldn't have picked a better place. The course was in great shape, the greens super fast and challenging, a first class pristine location and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Would love to come back and would recommend it to anyone especially any Canadian coming down for some winter golf.


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


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing Wildfire. We found course and it's amenities as excellent. We got a 'Hot Deal' from GolfNow, which made the experience even better. Course conditions were excellent, one of the best in the Valley. Long holes with big carry to fairway. We played the Gold tees and a couple of guys in our group had trouble carrying their drives to the fairway, as a few holes had 170-180 yard carry.

Great Course! We'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



pvijums's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



SDiersing's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
First time playing 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


I recommend this course


"Where the LPGA plays"


777wpsh's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2016
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice that they allow walking. Greens were to slow for the price we paid but a great layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Excellent golf course for all"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff service was perfect. Course in excellent condition. Only reason for not giving a five star rating was lack of changing room facilities for non members.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000004478965's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape played 18 in three and a half hours. The staff was very helpful in that this was my first time there. Played four courses in five days and this one had the best staff. Would play again for sure.


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


"Fun in Sun"


Mike3318410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course. Only issue for me was slow greens...but fairness to course they had recently overseeded entire course. Course maintenance is a very good thing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed