5350 E Marriott Dr., Phoenix, Arizona 85054, US
(480) 293-5000
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About JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is among the largest golf resorts in Arizona with 865 guest rooms and suites. It is an amenity of the next door Wildfire Golf Club, home to two full-length, 18-hole golf courses designed by Nick Faldo and Arnold Palmer. The resort features five pool areas, including a lazy river and water slide, as well as more exclusive and quiet Griffin Bay pool area. There is also a fitness center, full-service Revive Spa and tennis courts. Managed by Marriott Golf, there is a kids program and kids play golf free at Wildfire Golf Club with a paid adult.

Facts

Price Range$$$, $$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres300
Year Opened2002
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsBar, Fine, Casual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite
PoolAdults Only
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

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Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

Great course, nice layout, great condition. ...just way over priced. Can find much better values other places in the valley. Paid 92.00 +taxes and fees on golf now for a 2:00pm weekday tee time....that's really high priced.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Day at Wildfire

Wonderful layout, pace of play excellent. Definitely would play here again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Hot weather
Used cart

terrific

this was my first time on palmer, terrific layout. fabulous conditions. definitely a must play for anyone in the area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome!

This Palmer course is without a doubt one of the best courses in Arizona!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another Happy Day On The Course.

FIRST TIME PLAYING THE PALMER COURSE AT WILDFIRE. NICE TEE BOXES, FAIRWAYS WERE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE, WONDERFUL SAND IN THE TRAPS , THE GREENS WERE A LITTLE BUMPY ,BUT ROLLED TRUE. THERE WERE SOME NICE BLIND TEE SHOTS AND UNGULATED GREENS. LOTS OF QUAIL, RABBITS AND A FEW ROADRUNNERS.NICE SHADE. NICE TRACK

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

The Faldo course is in great shape, both fairways and greens. Pace of play was good and the staff was exceptional.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great shape

The only knock was the hard sand in the bunkers.. this could be deliberate

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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 .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 135
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

First Class

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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 !!!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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