Faldo at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge Resort

4.4526000000 4.5 stars from 5 (422)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6846 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

  • 5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85054, Maricopa County
  • (888) 705-7775, (480) 293-3800
  • (480) 293-3810
  • wildfiregolf.com
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Year built: 2002
Architect(s): Nick Faldo (2002)
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 | 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

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 422 Reviews
5 stars:
232
4 stars:
162
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

397 out of 419 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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"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wide open fairways with Lots of bunkers make this a challenge from either box. Watch your distances to the bunkers and you will be fine. Greens ran very true and were in great condition. Will definitely be back.


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
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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


"Great Spot"


ryan6399487's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, great pace of play, no complaints at all.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great condition"


angelowithgibsons's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Greens were in perfect shape; the overall condition of the course is near excellent. Especially in comparison to some other courses in the area. For the money we paid, I'd say its the best in Scottsdale.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Experience"


matt175051's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course on the last day of our Phoenix trip. It's a great layout with a number of interesting holes. There are 108 bunkers on the course so you better be prepared to hit some sand shots. Pace of play wasn't great, especially on the back nine, but it was tolerable. Overall, I highly recommend the course. We played the Palmer course last year and much prefer this course. Only complaint I have is the price of drinks in the restaurant - $8 for what amounts to less than a sleeve of beer (served in a wine glass). Not impressed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition. The greens rolling true. Lots of bunkers which provide the challenge


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value, fun course"


u000006417711's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing at Wildfire. Played the Faldo course and enjoyed it thoroughly. It coukd definitely be of a tough course due to all of the bunkers but is certainly a fair course. Course is in great condition and the weather could not have been more perfect. Definitely will be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful layout and interesting course that is typical of Faldo design with deep bunkers and generous fairway. The greens are fun and fast, we like this course a lot.


I recommend this course



u000003093639's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
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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


"Experience with Faldo"


Clubmaker1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course. Slowed down the last 3 holes. Drivable par 4, followed by par 3 then long par 4.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Wildfire Faldo"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had reserved the tee time through Golf Now, at check in they said there was no tee time under my name. When I showed them the confirmation, they gave me the tee time. The two staff at check in were not complimentary of Golf Now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bring your sand wedge!"


u839142887's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course it great to play....if you can get around this course without having to use a sand wedge - you should probably quit the day job and play golf for a living! Strategically placed and one might say over penal....in some it is impossible to approach a green - but hey...others might argue THAT'S THE POINT!

Fairways are all wide enough to aim away from most of the sand - - all about risk/reward!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u00000587545's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing 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: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course had character"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course,good pace of play and a nice practice facility.it was in very good condition


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A great course is in great shape."


uVXGS8304VX's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape and the staff are very friendly. Lots of sand and I was in it too many times. I would go back in a heart beat.


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


"Excellent Experience"


Strizzo's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had the opportunity to play this facility during the week of the LPGA Founders Cup. The grounds were in perfect condition tee to green. The staff was friendly, helpful, and had great attitudes. And, the food after the round was fantastic. Our entire group commented afterwards that this was one of the best experiences we have had on the course in a long time.


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


"LPGA conflict"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
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Reviewed on

LPGA here this week. No access to practice facilities. No price adjustment. Play nine Faldo and nine Palmer. Least desirable holes of the thirty six. Parking also a problem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great Layout"


jimkar72's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great Layout, lots of traps, but fairway are generous. Most of the holes you can see where to hit the tee ball. Fairways were in great shape and firm, we played 5 days before the LPGA tournament. I will play again next time I'm in Phoenix.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



u1656986's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played the Faldo course for the first time yesterday. We were warned by the friendly staff that it has something like 175 traps, and they all seemed well positioned to influence shot choices from tee to green. Also, it is set up for an LPGA event next weekend. It was in perfect shape and the greens were very fast. Overall, it is a tough but fair track where what you see is what you get. Not once were we surprised by something we couldn't see when we hit our shot. Also, carts have a good gps system that gives a clear view of the hole and related distances. Hole variety is good, with lots of par 5s and par 3s. The long ones were reachable from the blue tees, and the short par fours were well guarded. Overall, it seemed a bit short from the blues. If I were to play it again, I'd probably play from the back tees, and I suspect that would take many of the traps out of play for my 225-240 yard drives. Mountain views were good from many of the holes. In the end, this course was well worth playing, but not our favorite in the area, especially for a fairly high price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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