Palmer Course at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge
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.
|Championship (W)||72||6645 yards||77.4||132|
|Regular (W)||72||6060 yards||74.0||126|
|Forward (W)||72||5390 yards||70.6||118|
|Wildfire (W)||72||4835 yards||68.5||107|
|Black M: 72.7/142||415||450||605||345||160||415||465||225||520||3600||420||550||430||175||530||205||355||450||430||3545||7145|
|Blue M: 70.4/131 W: 77.4/132||360||420||580||315||140||395||445||185||470||3310||385||520||410||165||510||185||325||430||405||3335||6645|
|Blue/White M: 69.4/126 W: 74.6/127||360||380||550||315||140||360||385||185||450||3125||385||520||375||145||510||185||325||390||350||3185||6310|
|White M: 68.1/122 W: 74.0/126||340||380||550||275||130||360||385||160||450||3030||360||475||375||145||475||165||295||390||350||3030||6060|
|White/Red M: 66.8/115 W: 71.3/122||340||335||495||275||125||315||385||160||375||2805||360||425||375||145||430||150||265||345||350||2845||5650|
|Red M: 64.8/109 W: 70.6/118||255||335||495||245||125||315||355||160||375||2660||340||425||320||145||430||150||265||345||310||2730||5390|
|Red/Brown M: 63.3/103 W: 69.6/116||255||330||450||245||100||300||355||135||280||2450||340||395||320||125||385||120||265||315||310||2575||5025|
|Brown M: 62.2/99 W: 68.5/107||230||330||450||220||100||300||315||135||280||2360||310||395||300||125||385||120||240||315||285||2475||4835|
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Golfed about 20 different courses in the Phoenix area and this is one of the nicest , well kept , challenging courses to date . Great job by management and staff , it shows!
1st class experience from start to finish.
Wow ! What a Beautiful golf course and great experience. Super friendly staff made us feel first class even though the LPGA tour was at the course simultaneously ! Made my vacation even better,I would highly suggest this course to anyone.
Greens good pace. Conditions average. Cart path only for some strange reason. Made it not very enjoyable, hard to play a course for first time as cart path only. Gps is useless on this occassion. Inside bartender was der lady who obviously hated her job. Very unfriendly and would dissapear for long periods. Ashsme for a JW Marriott and Palmer sig
nature course.. bev cart was friendly but ran out of a few brands. Overall, a $75 course. Much better options. Pace of play 4:55.
This was my second time to the Marriott Resort. First class facility that includes a driving range with complementary range balls and putting practice green.
First time that our group played the Palmer Course. The GPS equipped golf carts saved us a lot of trouble determining strategy off the tees. The course, including the tee boxes, fairway and greens were immaculate Sand bunkers were not. About an inch or so of loose sand over a dead pan base. Pace of play slowed after the first few holes, often finding ourselves with three groups on the same hole. Ranger showed up once and said that a member group was slowing things up. Remained this way for the remainder of our round. My round was free through my GolfPass + membership. I wouldn’t pay the $166 rate. There are a lot of other courses in the Valley that offer better value.
Beautiful course - immaculate conditions! Round completed in 3.5 hrs. Loved this course!
Choppy Course - Course knowledge a MUST!
First time playing Wildfire/Palmer. Excellent condition, beautiful greens. January weather was perfect. Rough was all winter-brown, so the beautifully green fairways were bordered by this color of rough, making the landing areas often appear to be very narrow. Perceptually difficult course to figure out: Too many holes included 'blind' shots to fairways/landing areas which were hard to decipher. Course seemed shoehorned into the housing development. Hard to see the layout of the hole. Even with the on-board video screens and fly-over videos, too many holes presented a visual challenge from the tee. First-timers at this course definitely need to play with someone with experience on this course.
Bunkers were more dirt than real sand.
I shot 81, my wife had a good day with a 75, but she felt she was working way too hard to figure out the placement of too many tee shots.
Can't recommend this one, too many other great courses in the Phoenix area on which you can see where you are going.
Great layout for all level players
Wonderful layout, great conditions, good practice range, & delicious food. All great combination for a wonderful day at Wildfire GC. Go play this course, you won't be disappointed.
Course was in very good condition. Played the course in 3:40 pace but the group behind us were pushing are fore some and were hitting to the green while we were still on it. Saw the ranger earlier on the back nine but the group behind hadn’t caught up to us yet. The course was not very busy at are tee time 12:10 and we didn’t have to wait on any of the holes and we where able to play faster then the recommended pace for the course.
Always a good choice
The Wildfire courses (Palmer & Faldo) are both great courses. Always in top shape and very friendly service.
Allowing a five-some to play really slowed up play. The course was great. The real loud music on the driving range was totally unnecessary.
Tees,fairways,greens and hazards were in really good shape. Will want to play here again.
This is a really nice layout. I played it at 6600 yards didn’t strike it well so came out with a 91. Ugh!
Not the courses fault. Next time there will take 3 to 5 strokes off just with a little course familiarity.
See ya next time.
I enjoyed the challenge. Forced carries from most tees makes it interesting. Would love to play it in top form season
Course was in super condition. Staff as always was outstanding, courteous, and helpful. Played here several times, never disappoints.