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4.5
568 Reviews (568)
5 Stars
311
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
91.8%
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533 out of 568 reviews
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4.7
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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27 out of 27 reviews
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4.5
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.7%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7145 yards
Slope 142
Rating 72.7

The Palmer Course at Wildfire Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and built in 1997. The par-72 golf course measures 7,145 yards from the tournament tees. "I enjoy designing golf courses that celebrate the sheer fun of golf," Palmer said about this course, "and Wildfire is exactly that."

The Bermuda grass Palmer Course at Wildfire Golf Club is one of two championship courses at the club. It features a GPS option that offers golfers detailed mapping of the Faldo and Palmer courses, precise yardages for tee shots and approach shots to the greens, and the chance to order breakfast and lunch from the golf cart. Additional features include communication with the golf shop, a CBS Sportsline ticker with all scores 24 hours a day, and the leader board for tournaments. Its sibling, the Faldo golf course, also features the system.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Winter Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1997) Ed Seay

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Wildfire Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

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Reviews

4.5
568 Reviews (568)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Dinner 14
Patio Dining 14
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 73
Undulating Greens 50
Forced Carries 44
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 47
A Weekend Splurge 41
Locals 39
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 71
Convenient to the City 50
Worth the Drive 30

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Near perfection

The only reason it's not a 5 is it's not bent grass wall to wall like say Desert Springs or Rams Hill. Plays awesome greens were at about an 11 but very firm.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Palmer Wildfire 02 03 2020

It was a partly cloudy day with wind from 3 to 20 mph and a high of 60. By the time we left 18's green we were very cold and ready to find a warm place to recover. The course was in very good shape, greens were firm and fast, bunkers had plenty of sand and the staff was wonderful. The starter did a great job of managing our start time which conflicted with a group of members. We had fun and enjoyed the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course, nice layout, fast midweek

2nd time I have played this course and fell in love with it again. I love it even more when I cna get a free round which was the case today and the only reason to avoid this place is if you are on a tight budget. Highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Will play here again

Good layout in great condition with very good service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overcrowded. Waiting on every hole before every shot. Otherwise the course in excellent condition, great greens. Will play again, hopefully with a better pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
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Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played

Always Great

Marriott always does a great job running and maintaining these courses. The practice facilities are superior, the fairways, greens and bunkers are as good as they get, and the layout of the course is a good challenge. Just a nice place to play golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Desert delight

Had a great day here! Greens were firm and fast and fairways were perfect, the rye grass was a beautiful dark green, tee boxes and divots were cared for. Snack Cart was pricey at 4 dollars per candy bar :) The resteraunt "Roys" was Pacific Rim incredible!! This is one of my Favorites in AZ and CA

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Really fun course! Not a lot of variety but fun holes anyway. Got to find the fairway but not overly long. If you hit it in the dessert it’s probably gone. Greens rolled well, fairways were awesome. Kind of pricey but would play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fabulous!

This course is terrific! It is well-groomed, in great condition, has wonderful sand, some water holes, playability, but difficulty if you go too off of the fairways... Just GREAT!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Faldo

Played Faldo course in great shape, sand traps a little firm, but overall excellent

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course was in great shape The greens were good

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Play the right teebox

If you’re a long hitter, play the Tips because Trouble lurks at many of the doglegs. I played with members and was made to feel very welcome. The greens are well bunkered with some having rollout areas...so you need to be tidy on your approaches. Great practice areas ... spend some time beforehand to prep. Get ready for more ‘break’ on the Playing greens than on the practice green.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lots of fun on the Palmer course.

Staff were very friendly which always leaves a good first impression and makes you feel very welcome. Loved the practice facility. The carts were clean and nicely equipped with tees, ice, sand for your divots. We got a very reasonable green fee on GN. Course was in great condition all round. Greens maybe a tad slow but may have been due to recent heavy rain. Pace of play was great. We teed off at 1:40pm and were done by 5:10pm. My wife and I had lots of fun and will play again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Worth Playing

Nice course with friendly staff. Fairways & Greens in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A WET ONE

It rained on Wednesday, but that didn’t stop me from playing at one of the best courses in Phoenix. The fairways are in perfect shape, I don’t think I saw one spot under repair. There were several doglegs and fairways with creek beds intersecting them, forcing us short ball hitters to lay up. You want to avoid the out of bounds, as it is desert, with desert plants. The greens had some undulation, but very puttable. There is just enough sand traps around the greens, and they are filled with fluffy sand, not the rocks and pebbles you have at other courses.
The driving range is included with your green fee, and the carts had GPS. The only down side, other than the weather, was CART PATH ONLY, and we did not finish the last hole, as the fairway had too much water on it. I’m looking forward to playing the Palmer course at Wildfire again, only this time, under a sunny sky.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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