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4.6
608 Reviews (608)
5 Stars
343
4 Stars
204
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
94.9%
Recommend this course
572 out of 608 reviews
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4.7
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.9
95.5%
Recommend this course
21 out of 22 reviews
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4.7
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.4%
Recommend this course
62 out of 63 reviews
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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.

Available Facilities

Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
608 Reviews (608)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
Patio Dining 15
Brunch 14
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 74
Undulating Greens 51
Forced Carries 45
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 47
A Weekend Splurge 42
Locals 40
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 72
Convenient to the City 51
Worth the Drive 31

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Didn't let me know before booking $150+ tee time that the driving range was closed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 87
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Has Been

Great course with really fast greens. Holes were fair. Some Sand traps were rather hard and packed

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Upscale Arizona Golf

Great course and was in excellent shape. Greens were extremely fast and course is tight if you play from the forward tees. We played the Palmer course and will return to try the Faldo course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 137
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Arizona Advisor
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Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens still recovering

Greens were thin and fast. They look like they are still recovering from aeration. The Range was closed for overseeding. Fairways were wet.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A hot day at the Palmer course!

My wife and I played the Palmer course and enjoyed the experience overall. Unfortunately the driving range was closed for overseeing, so heading to the first tee without a warm up was difficult for us.

Course conditions were excellent. Greens were fast and true. The temperature was around 100F so the light breeze was appreciated. Definitely needed to stay hydrated! Pace of play was excellent and we finished in well under 4 hours (the expected pace is 4 hours 10 minutes).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

What a beautiful course. Fairways and greens are excellent. Course layout is very challenging. Staff is informative and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Loved Wildfire!

Really enjoyed the course. Beautiful course with wonderful views!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 108
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

course kept in great shape

The driving range was closed for over-seeding. The Palmer Course was in very good condition. The greens were great providing a true roll and nice speed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 75
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Like my own private course today!

Booked thru GolfNow so I didn't pay the $110 listed. As a single they made sure I had my own cart (covid) which was comforting. When I got there I informed the starter I was willing to go early since I didn't know the group I was paired with. I was able to tee off 35 minutes early and after twosome on #2 waved me thru i sailed around the course in tight at 2 hrs. Fairways, greens and tees were in great shape. Never hit a bunker so can't describe them (obviously I didn't play Faldo course).
Haven't played here in awhile but will certainly return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

Great course, nice layout, great condition. ...just way over priced. Can find much better values other places in the valley. Paid 92.00 +taxes and fees on golf now for a 2:00pm weekday tee time....that's really high priced.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Hot weather
Used cart

terrific

this was my first time on palmer, terrific layout. fabulous conditions. definitely a must play for anyone in the area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome!

This Palmer course is without a doubt one of the best courses in Arizona!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another Happy Day On The Course.

FIRST TIME PLAYING THE PALMER COURSE AT WILDFIRE. NICE TEE BOXES, FAIRWAYS WERE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE, WONDERFUL SAND IN THE TRAPS , THE GREENS WERE A LITTLE BUMPY ,BUT ROLLED TRUE. THERE WERE SOME NICE BLIND TEE SHOTS AND UNGULATED GREENS. LOTS OF QUAIL, RABBITS AND A FEW ROADRUNNERS.NICE SHADE. NICE TRACK

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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