Faldo at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge Resort

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4.5
553
5 Stars
319
4 Stars
196
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
93.6%
Recommend this course
520 out of 553 reviews
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Average Rating
4.7
33
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.0%
Recommend this course
32 out of 33 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
72
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.1%
Recommend this course
67 out of 72 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Desert
Par 71
Length 6846 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.3
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.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 71 6846 yards 72.3 132
Champinoship 71 6467 yards 70.5 126
Championship (W) 71 6467 yards 76.9 132
Regular 71 6016 yards 67.7 118
Regular (W) 71 6016 yards 74.4 126
Forward 71 5245 yards 64.8 113
Forward (W) 71 5245 yards 70.0 116
Scorecard for Faldo Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 7 5 17 1 9 13 15 11 3 8 4 6 16 14 2 12 18 10
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 35 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Winter Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Nick Faldo (2002) Lee E. Schmidt (2002) Brian Curley (2002)

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.

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Reviews

4.5
553

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 38
Dinner 16
Patio Dining 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 105
Undulating Greens 42
Forced Carries 28
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 52
A Weekend Splurge 50
Locals 37
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 70
Convenient to the City 55
Worth the Drive 39

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5.0
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WOW

First time playing this gem. Lots and lots of sand but plenty of space to land your ball on the fairway. Course was in great shape and the layout was fantastic. Highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track

Challenging course with 109 bunkers but makes it interesting and fun compared to most courses in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great day at Wildfire Faldo course

We played the Faldo course yesterday and had a wonderful time. The course vistas were exceptional. The course and amenities were very clean and the staff were friendly and welcoming . Would definitely play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One of THE Best

One of the best courses I've played since relocating Dec 1st.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wildfire Faldo course

Excellent layout, excellent condition, practice facilities very good, greens fee includes all the practice you care for, great clubhouse and restaurant. Golf carts fast so helps pick up pace. Greens were in great shape, great design and challenging both speed and undulations

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course...good layout

very nice course...have played it approx 8x in last 6 months....always a good time....not so easy as there are many bunkers on the course so if you dont like sand you may want to check out the sister course.....Palmer......

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course great, Rangers RUDE

No complaints on the course, excellent condition, very enjoyable layout. This was our second trip and one thing has been consistent: The rangers on the course are RUDE and constantly want to hurry you along regardless if you are on time or ahead of time. Case in point, on the first hole one of our players hit it right in the desert and hit a provisional ball fairly quickly. The Ranger had a fit because he hit a provisional. We are scratch golfers and play by the rules in order to have a valid score. He chewed us out over the provisional, ON the FIRST HOLE no less! And I guess we got on their naughty list after that because they were harrassing us the whole way around, even though we ended up playing in 3:50, way under time par!!! You have to be VERY FAST players to play here, or if you aren't be prepared to skip shots or even holes because the rangers will be on you the whole way around, regardless if you are ahead of time or not.

Anyway, that is the reason for my low rating....the RUDENESS of the rangers, not the course.

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

Played new years eve

Would rate it solid 5 out of 5. Great conditions. Great layout. Nice staff. Convenient range and practice area. Faldo course certainly had lots of bunkers to avoid...tough but fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great time at a great course

We are staying at the Canyon Villas and wanted to play this course. We were not disappointed. The course was in great shape and it was very challenging due to the many sand bunkers strategically placed on the course. Would definitely play this course again when we return for a vacation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Faldo Layout in the Desert

What a blast to play this desert course! Better b a good bunker player! World class staff outside and inside! A must play in Scottsdale,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice coarse

Pace of play was excellent. Coarse condition were great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful golf course,fairways nice and lush, greens consistent but slow, wish they were cut!!!! Nice variety of holes, only complaint was one cart girl for 36 holes!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful Experience!

I would score it a 90/100. It would have been a 100/100 if it hadn’t rain.

I had the course basically to myself!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wildfire, Falbo

Beautiful course, well maintained. A lot of sand traps, no water for this time of year. Front nine good pace but we bumped against 2 foursomes on back and cut 4 holes off to finish in daylight. Would play this course again with earlier tee time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Track

Nice track, lots of bunkers. Course in great shape. Greens were very slow.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Solid Layout and Challenging

I didn't play the tips because I haven't played in a while, but those definitely make this course a great challenge. Great Layout and the Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. I'd replay it again for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course. Plenty of sand to to fulfill your beach fantasy. As an average golfer this course was perfect. I'm sure it would.also be a challenge for professionals as well. Practice facility was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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