Faldo at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge Resort

4.4858411765 4.5 stars from 5 (473)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6846 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.3
  • 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 71 6846 yards 72.3 132
Champinoship 71 6467 yards 70.5 126
Championship (W) 71 6467 yards 76.9 132
Regular 71 6016 yards 67.7 118
Regular (W) 71 6016 yards 74.4 126
Forward 71 5245 yards 64.8 113
Forward (W) 71 5245 yards 70.0 116

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: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 473 Reviews
5 stars:
262
4 stars:
179
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

446 out of 470 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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"You won’t be disappointed"


Jered2197097's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
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Really nice course with good value for money(if you find a good deal of course). Some very nice holes with ditto views. Greens are very good, pretty fast and well maintained. The day we played the only comment we could give is that we missed a marshal that would tell the group in front of us to hurry up. There was a four ball that was really all over the place. The didn’t rake any bunker and they didn’t let us pass. When talking to them we found out they were from India and didn’t really understand what we were asking them. They did understand they had to hurry up. This should have been done by a marshal though. But that is the only comment there was. The course is one you should play, you’ll like it for sure, also if you are a low handicap (although the distances on the scorecard didn’t match with the gps).


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great rRound"


crussgolf52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
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Challenging golf course that is very playable. Friendly staff. Second nine got backed up. Wish the Marshall would have stepped in. Will definitely play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
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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 Golf Course"


AKR7354's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
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Played the Faldo course for the first time. Fairly wide open course but very challenging because of the number of bunkers (both fairway and green side) and the pace of the greens (fast). Beautiful design. Best part was playing with 3 delightful people (Bev, Keenan, and Bob) which made the round so special. Was not impressed with either the clubhouse or starter desk staff. They seemed to be harried and experience was not memorable. But the golf was.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Faldo"


u000001433200's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
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Golf course is awesome great condition and very scenery


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u5780007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
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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



sackman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
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I enjoyed the course very much. We started on #10 which was over 420 yd Par 4, a tough hole to start. The back 9 had a couple of par 4's over 400 yds. The course has about 108 bunkers on it. It was well designed and played challengely.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun & Challenging"


maxinskip's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
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Though the course is challenging as is expected of a Faldo course it was fun. Played with some great folks and improved my bunker playing abilities. There are a lot of bunkers throughout the course. Though I avoided the bunkers the previous day, my 2nd day brought out the best of me playing from the bunkers.

The fairway grass was cut too low for my liking and the greens were fast. The hole locations meant you had to bring your putting game and put your putting skills to the test. Did good though I was using rental clubs.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



cjflores86's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great course at the wrong time"


u000002251650's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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We were only a few days early. Even though most area courses had resumed cutting greens and allowing carts on course, Wildfire was holding out to assure full grow-in. Probably a good decision that will pay dividends later in the season but greens were running about 6 stimp and carts on paths only detracted from an otherwise great golf experience. Don’t miss this course unless it’s early to mid-November.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"BIG TIME Value from GN !"


MarkyVoftheCOP's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2017
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Wildfire at Desert Ridge is an outstanding faculty W/2 truly top shelf courses available there ! On a Sunday as a single I was fortunate enough to be grouped W/some real fun players & ENJOYED not only the Faldo course(My fav) but their company as well !

OverSeedin' has been completed enough to not be restricted to cart paths, it really added to excellent pace of play. Conditions on course were very good, greens are smooth and will benefit w/another level of "cut" to increase speed, already at a nice pace. Fairways AND rough are LUSH so watch where tee shots end-up in the thick stuff as U could roll right over them.

Outside service Guys R ALWAYS pleasant & glad We enjoy OurSelves there -THANKS !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Late Summer Round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
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Course still in very good shape heading into overseeding. Greens are excellent even after a dry hot summer.


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


"Fun layout"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
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I enjoyed my round of golf at this well maintained and great layout course. Greens and fairways were perfect. Numerous bunkers were fair and beautiful. The fairways were generous! I would love to play again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000008058990's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u752835169's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"One More Late Summer Bargain Round"


dhume419's avatar
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Arizona Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
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I catch this course mainly in the summer because the rates jump up after over-seed and remain high through the winter season here in the Valley. Its a great course with plenty of challenges. The bunkers remain some of the deepest you will encounter anywhere in the Valley. Fairways are always reliably lush and the greens run consistently throughout the round. Just a very good golf course, in an upscale neck of the desert.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Resort Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
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Played late in the afternoon, so I had the luxury of having the course pretty much to myself. The course was in very nice condition, especially for the end of summer. Super wide fairways and greens with only a little undulation make the course very forgiving. It was fun to play and does not require a high level of skill to enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000006630457's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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