Faldo at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge Resort

4.4637647059 4.5 stars from 5 (462)
  • 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: 4.5 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: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 462 Reviews
5 stars:
252
4 stars:
178
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

435 out of 459 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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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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Reviewed on

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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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



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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"


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Top 50 Contributor
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
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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


"Fall outing"


u000001144004's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Excellent golf course, great condition, speed of play best in valley. Staff support outstanding.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Fantastic course conditions"


21AZGolfer's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
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Reviewed on

I played the Faldo Course, and it was in excellent condition from tee to green on every hole. The fairways are wide with a number of bunkers along the sides. The course has the length for all skill levels. The summer price was great. It would be hard to find a better course for your money. The entire course was well-manicured. Try it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wow"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Middle of summer AND the greens and fairways looked like winter. Unbelievable, great time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sunday round"


u7355717's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice layout with lots of traps. Very playable, but also championship level.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Gotta Love Summer Golf in Phoenix"


ttrzaskos's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You can't beat the deals on summer golf in Phoenix. When you get a day in the low 100's you better run to the course. The resort courses are typically some of the best maintained and The Faldo Course at the JW Marriott at Desert Ridge fit the bill perfectly.


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


"A great day for golf!"


wwjd12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
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Reviewed on

The course, facility and property speak for themselves.

My only wish would be to be able to check in outside with the staff there and be able to drive the carts in the parking lot.

It was an awesome day all around, thank you


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


Ed3228888's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
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If you can't play from the sand I wouldn't recommend this course. Very challenging but loved it.

One negative comment: signage between holes is very poor. Took wrong turns three time - even wound up on the other course once. Need signs at the forks like most other courses do


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"1st Impression"


Cedarhill325's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
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Reviewed on

Never played this track but really enjoyed my round. The pace of play was great. The fairways were surprisingly soft considering the 104 degree temp. The greens were firm and true. Looking forward to getting back out here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The bunkers were in my way"


4Putting's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
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It seemed like their placement of the sand traps was just to mess with my head. I ended up in more fairway bunkers than usual. Not many water hazards though.

Finished in just under 4 hours, but we waited a bit on almost every hole.

The course was well taken care of and the greens were very good.

Excellent GPS in the carts.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course at Summer Price"


gvvarg91's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
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Reviewed on

Very well maintained course at a an excellent price point. Staff very friendly and quality service.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course but sandtraps brutal for amateurs"


u000002737777's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need to work on my sand game...way to many strokes lost trying to get out of the sand.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



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