Palmer Course at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge

4.3981647059 4.4 stars from 5 (428)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7145 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 72.7
  • 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 72 7145 yards 72.7 142
Championship 72 6645 yards 70.4 131
Championship (W) 72 6645 yards 77.4 132
Regular 72 6060 yards 68.1 122
Regular (W) 72 6060 yards 74.0 126
Forward 72 5390 yards 64.8 109
Forward (W) 72 5390 yards 70.6 118
Wildfire 72 4835 yards 62.2 99
Wildfire (W) 72 4835 yards 68.5 107

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 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 428 Reviews
5 stars:
218
4 stars:
165
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

405 out of 424 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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Reviews


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"Fantastic Course"


Jeff3773609's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was the best course I played in the Scottsdale area. The course was perfectly maintained and had a great design. It was both challenging and fun. A great experience and well worth the money. The sister course looks equally good and I’ll be playing it this week.


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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Palmer course was interesting but challengeing"


uSGMI7389SG's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
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We enjoyed the day but found the course difficult.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



sshafran's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice & Friendly"


Dmelwood's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing there and in general pace of play is always good. That's a key reason I like playing there. Also excellent practice range.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Gskurchak's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Good course and great practice facilities"


Dmelwood's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Very enjoyable course and practice facilities. Fairways are generous and layout is formidable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Kobyno's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A terrific golf course"


Johnnyfastball1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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I had a friend play the Wildfire Faldo course and he raved about it and when I saw the deal on golf now I took advantage and played the Palmer course. What a great experience. Everything from the practice facility to the friendly staff through to the course were first class!! I can’t wait to try out the Faldo track now.


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



Johnnyfastball1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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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


"This place is terrific!!"


u000003508056's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
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Reviewed on

We played here last year and remembered how challenging the course was, would recommend it to anyone who loves to play golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good day at Wildfire - Palmer course"


pksr21's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played in the end of October after the course was over seeded which meant it was cart path only. In spite of the slow greens and slightly longer grass in the fairways and rough, we really enjoyed ourselves. I imagine the course will be beautiful during the high season in Scottsdale. I would definitely recommend playing this course when you are in this area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very rough conditions"


PatrickQ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
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Brought an overseas guest to show him Wildfire which is one of my favorites. Played Palmer and was very disappointed in conditions - glacially slow greens, ragged patches throughout fairways. I understand that seasonal overseeding is the problem but being aware of this in advance and at minimum having discounted fees would have been welcome. Wouldn't play here again until conditions improve significantly as it not up to participate and doesn't reflect quality of the course and club.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful Desert Golf"


dmantey's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice Arnold Palmer desert golf layout. No tricked up holes, all trouble is out there visible. Beautiful day, beautiful course. Also got a good early afternoon rate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Charles3358512's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
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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


"Wildfire Palmer course"


u000002616477's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
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Reviewed on

Great condition and pace of play - 3 hrs. 10 minutes. Course has numerous tee box options and is well marked.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



RickBreck's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Picked the right times"


u000003911544's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course two times. On the 1st day the heat was pretty bad (100+) with very little breeze. We teed off at 7:00 AM. The second day we had some breeze and the temp was 83 at tee off time.(7:20) Regardless, the course was in good condition fun to play.


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



u3262215's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
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


I recommend this course


"Course is in great condition for Sept!"


mk8q16ophx5915199's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
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Reviewed on

This place is great and is always worth the price. Staff and grounds are phenomenal. Faldo or Palmer courses are a great challenge. Head Pro Instructor, Matt Keel, is an amazing teacher and has a great way of communicating.


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



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