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.
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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
Fantastic Experience, AGAIN.
Well was grouped up with Wonderful Folks, a couple of "Humboldters" and a member of the club from Toronto, excellent People that really added to the day ! The Faldo course is certainly the Tougher of the 2 courses and tee to green the condition is Good but was surprised with the bunkers (and there are PLENTY) that they are in BRUTAL shape, hardly any real sand in nearly ALL of them !
The green complexes are difficult with plenty of undulation and tiers making them a Chalkenge. The speed was nice & rolled smooth but didn't seem to roll out as much as I've seen inthe past, the fairways in prime shape too.
A shout to Justin and Jacob with 0utSide service for being trully cordial and attentive that certainly makes gettin'2 WildFire GC Golf to look 4ward to -B Well.
I have reviewed this course before. One of two courses at Wildfire, it is the ‘tamer ‘ of the two. With more traditional bunkering and a more straightforward layout, it affords the average player a more manageable course as compared to Faldo—the other course. Both are great courses, always in great shape.
What a great course. Greens were excellent and ran true. Fairways were in nice shape. The conditions were windy which made the course a little harder.
Nice course staff friendly for the most part one of minor staff complained about towel not put were he wanted when we were crossing over.
Lots of sand traps,greenside bunkers needed sand. Don't recommend if you are higher then a 15 handicap.
Given the current corona virus, staff at the bag drop should not be spitting on the ground. It is always unpleasant, but especially unacceptable at this time.
Sand traps everywhere
Beautiful layout and excellent condition. You must bring your A game and be able to hit high approach shots to hold these greens. Sand traps galore surrounding every green. Found some traps had little sand so blading a good possibility. GPS equipped carts really helped but miss hit shots usually brings a bogie or worse. Challenging course to say the least.
Wildfire golf course Palmer
Had a nice day of play pace was moving good course was in great shape
Typical AZ Resort desert course
The friendliest staff ever. Got me out early with one(!) other player(former PGA Pro). We zoomed around in 3 hours. Course is in excellent shape. Greens are perfect.
My my! $200 a round and NO bunker sand
Sand is gravelly. More like surrounding desert. Layout of Faldo course could use updating.
Why charge the high price when range is limited and some T's at not accessable so the LPGA players due in 3 weeks can be presented with pristine T boxes. Played blue/white combo and many holes have been shortened be having no access to normal blue or white T's. BOO
The only reason it's not a 5 is it's not bent grass wall to wall like say Desert Springs or Rams Hill. Plays awesome greens were at about an 11 but very firm.
Palmer Wildfire 02 03 2020
It was a partly cloudy day with wind from 3 to 20 mph and a high of 60. By the time we left 18's green we were very cold and ready to find a warm place to recover. The course was in very good shape, greens were firm and fast, bunkers had plenty of sand and the staff was wonderful. The starter did a great job of managing our start time which conflicted with a group of members. We had fun and enjoyed the day.
Sand Not Even Reasonable
This is a Faldo course that has 108 bunkers. The staff, greens, fairways were very nice. The bunkers were in poor condition with very little sand. This was the case in all nine times are group was in a bunker. The greenside bunkers were the worst. Before the LPGA event in March they will add sand and they should have done some long ago. In this condition not worth the time or money.
Beautiful course, nice layout, fast midweek
2nd time I have played this course and fell in love with it again. I love it even more when I cna get a free round which was the case today and the only reason to avoid this place is if you are on a tight budget. Highly recommended
Will play here again
Good layout in great condition with very good service.