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|
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Arizona
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Played Faldo course in great shape, sand traps a little firm, but overall excellent
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.
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.
Nice course with friendly staff. Fairways & Greens in great shape!
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.