Faldo at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge Resort

4.4426411765 4.4 stars from 5 (444)
  • 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 4.4 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 444 Reviews
5 stars:
241
4 stars:
171
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

417 out of 441 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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"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


"Great deal to play at Faldo Course"


Abhay3991846's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
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Reviewed on

Played at faldo Course late afternoon in 3 hrs and weather was mid 90s with cool breeze. Course is in very good condition. Back nine is challenging and requires good course Mgmt strategy. Overall, great course and friendly staff.


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


"Wildfire Well Worth It"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
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Reviewed on

The golf course was is in prime shape for the summers in Phoenix. From tee to green it's in really good shape for summer play. Greens hold great and putts roll very well. Well worth the money compared to other tracks in the valley so you won't be disappointed. Gal in the shop had a hard time checking us in she might of been new but seemed confused about the Marriott gift card being used.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"GREAT Course!!!!"


inkyaz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wildfire (Faldo and Palmer) are GREAT course and always is pristine condition. The greens keeper, Todd Norton is the BEST!!! What a privilege to play at Wildfire!

Dave Incardona


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great summer golf"


u000006285610's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went out and played with the boys and found the course to be in great shape after having been punched. Little hot on the start and then the afternoon monsoon blew in, cooled off and we finished just in time. Staff was awesome and very helpful. Having worked at Ocean Reef Club an exclusive private community in Key Largo, FL in the golf pro shop, I know what it feels like to be on their end and so I appreciated the staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First time here!"


jewellbirdies's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

First time playing the Faldo course. Lots of sand and lots of thinking about where to play the tee shot. Course was in good condition, but the greens were slow. The greens rolled true, but could have used a bit of speeding up. Loved the layout, it is a thinking mans course...one needs to plan the tee ball and go from there. Had a good time, even with the slow play.


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


"Amazing Golf Experience!"


GREGCGOLFER's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Off season extremely hot but incredible golf experience. Starts at the parking lot with clubs unloaded and on your cart with your name on it ready to go. Driving range right there with balls. Ice water on many holes and a refreshing cold towel at the turn to keep comfortable. The course was in amazing condition and played tough but fair. Play the right tees to enjoy your round.


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





4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



martyk's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


Art1450's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Interesting and challenging layout.Very good facilities and helpful staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging but in great shape"


u367446879's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time here at Wildfire. Played Faldo. Challenging, lots of sand. But very fun. Great condition considering our oven-like weather this time of year. Would play again for sure.


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



bkullos's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
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


"Disappointing course experience"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
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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
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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
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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
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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



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