Faldo at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge Resort

4.4372000000 4.4 stars from 5 (430)
  • 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

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 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 430 Reviews
5 stars:
234
4 stars:
164
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

403 out of 427 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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"Disappointing course experience"


rathke's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Looked forward to playing the Faldo course at Wildfire for the first time but what I got was the most disappointing experience at a golf course in the Phoenix area this year. The greens have been recently aerated which was not revealed by either Golf Now or upon arrival at the course. Needless to say greens were absolutely unputtable and a mess. A total waste of my time and money. Sand in bunkers was terrible. Only positives of the round were the tee boxes, golfers I was paired with and the GPS system on the golf cart. I have played over 25 courses in the Phoenix area since the start of the year and this is the worst conditioned course period. Would not recommend and will not be back anytime soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Awesome! One of my absolute favourites!"


drumshtik101's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The Faldo course is far better than the Palmer! Although the conditions at both courses are outstanding........The design, bunkering and set up of the Faldo is my favourite in the valley. I am a huge fan of more parkland style courses as opposed to desert styles like Quintero, Boulders etc

The bunker designs and overall asthetic were fantastic, and it was a challenging track. Put this at the top of your must plays, because to be honest, once you've played one or two of the top rated desert courses in the valley they all start to look and play the same.

Definitely play the Faldo


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


"Aerated Greens"


u000001276727's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy the course usually. But today I was not aware of the condition of the greens. Just aerated, poor playing condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


KAthy1851799's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course, we were very disappointed the club house did not tell us when we called that the greens had recently been airrated. Enjoyed our day till you got to the green.

I would recommend you play this course, just check when the airrate the greens!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very favorably impressed"


buffaloe's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been wanting to play Wildfire and did for the first time June 1. Bottom line, Wildfire is a class place. From the moment I pulled into the parking lot, everything was just about perfect. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating. The practice area is wonderful and the Faldo course was really fun to play. Greens were receptive and putted well. The traps are exceptional and it's a treat to hit out of top quality sand. The layout is fun; challenging enough without being too difficult. Fairways are wide but many fairway traps which are avoidable with a good tee ball. I played the blue/white combo (6250 yards) and shot 77 with an 8 handicap. I'm very thankful that I found a new, wonderful place to play during the summer. It's located just off Tatum, north of the 101.


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




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"May is the Time to Play"


PaulMcLellan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

I enjoy this course. It tends to be very busy January to April and somewhat expensive. Taking the time to play later in May is well worth it! Course is not pristine but still offers a good track!


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Nice but not top tier"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wildfire is a nice facility but it is not competitive with the top tier facilities in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. In fairness, they seem to realize this in their pricing structure and their conditioning. I understand that late May is a "transition" period for courses in the area, but the condition of the course was average. The practice area was in rough shape. There were plenty of outside staff, but the starter, for instance, was very disengaged. The staff spent the bulk of the time in the shade checking their phones and talking to one another. I was not asked if I had played the course before and I was not given any information about the course or amenities. I did enjoy the layout and would say play here, but don't think you are getting a top tier experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"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
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


"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
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


"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



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