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|
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They were too busy getting ready for the tournament to provide good service. Bag drop folks were nit there when we arrived; no water bottle provided; no cart girl til 9th hole; practice range so-so. Grayhawk White Tee way better value. Legend Trail way better value.
The course was in perfect condition. Even though the course was completely full, we felt as though we were the only people on the course. Great pace of play.
What happened to the sand
Had I been able to play the Faldo Course and avoid landing in one of the 180 bunkers, this would have been a 5 star all around rating. Unfortunately I found 6 or 7 opportunities to play out of a bunker. Picture yourself standing on a sidewalk and roaring your feet to “dig-in” your base for the sand shot. Got it in your mind? Good because this is exactly what it feels like inside the bunkers I hit into. Replace the missing sand and this is a can’t miss course.
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.
Challenging course with 109 bunkers but makes it interesting and fun compared to most courses in the area.
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!
One of THE Best
One of the best courses I've played since relocating Dec 1st.
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
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......
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.
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.
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.
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,