Faldo at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge Resort
Faldo Championship Course at the Wildfire Golf Club measures as long as 6,846 yards, depending on which tees you're shooting from, and lies on 174 acres and features some differences from the average desert-themed golf courses. Faldo offers abundant fairways, big bentgrass greens and tee boxes, as well as the golf course's neighboring mountains, century-old saguaro cacti and 106 sand bunkers - which remind golfers of Aussie sand-belt golf courses, which gives it a magnificent locale for golfers.
Wildfire Golf Club is much-feted: When the Faldo Championship Course opened, the Arizona Republic selected hole No. 2 among the valley's 18 best. The golf course received recognition among the 2006 Travel & Leisure Golf's "World's Best Golf Resorts" for family getaways and in the 2006 Conde Nast Traveler rundown of the "Top 100 Golf Resorts in North America." These are in addition to the Gold Tee Award from Meetings & Conventions Magazine.
|Championship (W)||71||6467 yards||76.9||132|
|Regular (W)||71||6016 yards||74.4||126|
|Forward (W)||71||5245 yards||70.0||116|
|Black M: 72.3/132||411||408||164||452||389||350||220||341||534||3269||460||547||478||360||214||607||314||177||420||3577||6846|
|Blue M: 70.5/126 W: 76.9/132||395||402||155||413||380||341||180||323||497||3086||441||527||454||347||187||570||298||160||397||3381||6467|
|Blue/White M: 69.2/123 W: 75.3/128||395||350||155||398||380||341||167||323||497||3006||421||527||428||310||167||522||298||160||377||3210||6216|
|White M: 67.7/118 W: 74.4/126||375||350||135||398||360||315||167||293||477||2870||421||508||428||310||167||522||277||136||377||3146||6016|
|White/Red M: 65.4/115 W: 71.3/122||317||297||135||365||299||315||116||293||442||2579||390||459||363||251||123||485||277||136||330||2814||5393|
|Red M: 64.8/113 W: 70.0/116||317||297||89||365||299||287||116||268||442||2480||390||459||363||251||123||485||232||132||330||2765||5245|
Available FacilitiesConference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa
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Photo submitted by seanmdavis on 08/20/2020
Photo submitted by seanmdavis on 08/20/2020
Plenty of BUNKERS Folks ! Photo submitted by Marky3PuttzV on 03/17/2020
Photo submitted by Stefano5396557 on 04/28/2019
Great facilities Photo submitted by GREGCGOLFER on 07/30/2017
Beautiful Desert scenery Photo submitted by GREGCGOLFER on 07/30/2017
Photo submitted by mriemer01 on 02/13/2017
Faldo Hole 4, Par 4 (birdie) Photo submitted by vrob008 on 08/18/2016
Photo submitted by Dharmesh on 06/02/2013
Always a great round
Love this course. Staff is awesome, helpful and friendly. Course looks great, especially considering over seed is almost here.
Great Day at Wildfire
Wonderful layout, pace of play excellent. Definitely would play here again
Hot and Fast
Started at 1:00 by myself. No one around, didn't wait or have anyone wait for me. Played in about 2:45 taking my time. 104 degrees virtually no wind so it was HOT. Love the FAST carts and that you can drive virtually anywhere. GPS doesn't shut off the cart and make you back out. Makes for a pleasurable quick round. Water throughout the course. Fairways in excellent condition and greens were pretty fast considering the hot weather they were mowed fairly tight. Staff was helpful.
Not sure what going on just yet but it almost looks like they are starting to make you pay for parking? New gates installed that weren't working yet.
The Faldo course is in great shape, both fairways and greens. Pace of play was good and the staff was exceptional.
The only knock was the hard sand in the bunkers.. this could be deliberate
Course condition was outstanding!! Faldo likes bunkers so be prepared for a lot of sand. Tees, fairways and greens were in great shape. $49 was a steal for this course. Outside services gets 6 stars. Down sides no place to eat or drink after the round.
Excellent golf experience
The course is in excellent condition , the fairways and greens are in great shape . The course is not as tight and long as I am used to playing , but it is still a good challenge. I would recommend this course .
First Class All the Way Around
An absolute fabulous track. Beautiful surroundings- lush fairways- great greens and a 100% professional staff. Loved it!
Through Golf Now it was 34.00$ - I had a 10$ coupon through the GN app so I played this place for 24$. Amazing.... Get out there boys- you will love it....
I think this course is what other courses want to grow up to be. Everything here was top notch and first class. The course was in fantastic shape. The fairways were generally lush and somewhat soft. Hard to believe in August in Arizona. The ball stopped fairly quickly, but the fairways were not wet like a lot of other courses this time of year. The greens were smooth and true. They did have some subtle breaks, so you need to pay attention. Carts are newer and have GPS and coolers with ice. This is not a cake walk course either. Depending on which tees you chose it can be quite difficult. Choose well and have fun.
Fantastic Golf Round
A bit hot but played really well. Starter partnered me up with Anna from PXG golf and wow can that girl play some golf. Love those par 5's !!!!!!
First time course
My son and I played the course for the first time. Despite being in mid-summer and during a pandemic, the course was in amazing shape. It had a great design for all level of golfers. We really enjoyed the experience and will definitely come back again to play the other course.
Great facility and the course is in great shape. Only complaint; for some reason they're removed the coolers so I'd suggest bringing you own with lots of ice.