JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
About JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & SpaThe 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.
Golf courses at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & 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
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Faldo Hole 4, Par 4 (birdie) Photo submitted by vrob008 on 08/18/2016
Photo submitted by Dharmesh on 06/02/2013
Great summer golf
Stick to the resort courses for summer golf in Arizona - they are the only ones that keep up the grass both on the fairways and the greens. This course was in great shape for the summer. The only drawback is that they do not provide a course layout so you need to have an app.
Great Day on Faldo
Didn’t play particularly well but was a great day on Faldo. Despite massive green side bunker faces, sand was nice enough.to clear the ones I managed to find. Fairways were in great shape. Greens a bit slow but manageable. Practice area was very nice. Overall great day.
It's not really golf.
Raising the cup above the ground, instead of putting something into the hole, like stryofoam, is a joke. The objective of golf is to put the ball into the hole, not bounce it off an artificial wall around the hole. The next thing we will see are designated hitters, domes over ball fields, artificial turf and moronic mascots.
Good course! Conditions and layout were excellent but it cost too much!
Due to Cvirus amenities were closed. Certainly understandable.
Awesome day at Wildfire!
This is a top-notch establishment. The staff is friendly, especially the beverage lady (Anna), and helped to get around the facility since it was my first time here. The course is in shape, the greens run true and pretty fast. The only drawback would be the bunkers, which there are well over 100 of them, should have more sand for such a nice course. We played in 3 hrs 15 minutes, which is probably due to the COVID-19 virus, but it was a great flow to the round and I would highly recommend playing Faldo @ Wildfire
Annual rd.atwildfire at price that was reasonable. As always in great shape as you would expect from a course of the calibre.. nice layout with some challenging tee shots. Greens also had a lot of slope which was tough but fair. Staff were friendly and helpful. Good range as well
The course was in great condition. Teeboxes and fairways were so good it almost looked like it was fake turf. The greens were also in superb shape and the ball rolled true. All in all a very nice course.
Great condition excellent greens, good pace
Forgiving course,, excellent condition, firm bunkers,. Played in exactly 4 hours with 1:35 tee time.
Afternoon play. 18 holes in under three hours!
Social distancing at its best when you play by yourself and very few on the course.
This is an actual resort course. It is really at a whole other level above the supposed country club courses. The LPGA was going to have an event there but because of the Corona scare they cancelled. The course was in fantastic shape. There are sand traps everywhere. The greens rolled well. They had a lot of undulation and an odd shape. Quite a few were long and narrow. Most were raised and guarded by unforgiving sand traps.
Great course and friendly staff. Played on a Tuesday afternoon with my 4 yr old son and had no issues. Great place to take kids with their Kids-Play-Free-After-3 (with paying adult) program, including free rental clubs for kids. Only negative I could say is the drive in could use better information as you have to go through a ticketed gate to park before finding your way to the clubhouse.