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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overcrowded. Waiting on every hole before every shot. Otherwise the course in excellent condition, great greens. Will play again, hopefully with a better pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

HNY!

Greens were fast and fairways were in very good condition! As a local I can play a lot of good courses in the area and I like both Wildfire courses. Course condition at Faldo was fantastic especially as cold and rainy as it has been. Only draw back is some slow play and the greens keeper must have had a bad New Year’s Eve since a few of the pins were set in some nasty positions! Trying to decide if it worth it to play? Do it you’ll be glad you did. Especially using a golf app to save you 40-50%!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 172
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played

Always Great

Marriott always does a great job running and maintaining these courses. The practice facilities are superior, the fairways, greens and bunkers are as good as they get, and the layout of the course is a good challenge. Just a nice place to play golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 87
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great experience

Greens were just right. The Course was in great shape for October play, staff great, beautiful weather - no complaints, pure enjoyment.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Outstanding Course

Literally one of my favorites to play. Greens were exceptional and the course was in outstanding shape. Looking forward to my next round there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Well taken care of

Course was in beautiful shape. Beverage cart came by often and ice towels were provided. Shot a sloppy 89 but had a great time. Would definitely come come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Phenomenal

First time playing it. Very open and forgiving course considering it’s a Desert course. Green fairways and very well kept greens. Can’t go wrong. Great practice area as well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent condition

The course was in excellent condition tee to green. Good practice facilities and friendly staff. Remember to get your parking ticket validated, I forgot. Generous fairways. Give it a play and you will be happy you did.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Worth the money

Great course, good layout. Pace of play was good, beverage cart was seen 2x per 9 holes. Greens were firm and fast but that’s typical for summer golf. Tee boxes were nice, fairways were amazing. I will return to this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Very fair landing areas but greens are well protected

Course was great and pace of play was excellent. I didn’t like the hole setup due to the Coronavirus as much as some of the other courses. The holes were sticking out of the ground. All other courses you could fall in at least an inch

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice course the LPGA plays

First time playing here. Not with $100+ in my opinion. Maybe 60-80. Greens were a little slow and lightly sanded. Fairways were nice. Bunkers were bad. Very fine gravel and not deep at all. 1/4” thick and you hit the hardpan dirt. Overall it’s a beautiful course and decent layout. Condition is gonna be rough for the Ladies in 2 weeks unless they ship in new sand. Also we let a 2some and single play through our 4some. Then we got told we need to wait because “members” didn’t want to wait on us. Even though they never were. The members caught us and said they didn’t want to play through. Reaching the turn. The starter chased after us and said we need to pick up the pace. We were 10 min behind. We told him we let a 2 some and single through that’s the 10 min. He said no no no. We don’t let anyone play through here. We were not supposed to do that. We just keep our pace of play and forget who’s behind us. So now only option was to “play fast but don’t rush” he sent a guy to follow us and help clean bunkers and look for balls for us. Anyway. We played normal pace and was just fine. No one waited on us. Very odd for a course to not let singles play through. They shouldn’t let singles on in the first place. Should pair them with someone. Anyway. Management was friendly about it. Just very weird. Never came across anything like that before. I’d recommend this course if you get it for free or on a really good deal. It’s no where near on par with Phoenician Or troon. But I’d say similar to Other Scottsdale courses. McCormick ranch or camelback.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fantastic

Everything was in excellent condition. They didn’t oversees the rough this year but I think it gave more definition anyway.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Desert delight

Had a great day here! Greens were firm and fast and fairways were perfect, the rye grass was a beautiful dark green, tee boxes and divots were cared for. Snack Cart was pricey at 4 dollars per candy bar :) The resteraunt "Roys" was Pacific Rim incredible!! This is one of my Favorites in AZ and CA

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Really fun course! Not a lot of variety but fun holes anyway. Got to find the fairway but not overly long. If you hit it in the dessert it’s probably gone. Greens rolled well, fairways were awesome. Kind of pricey but would play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fabulous!

This course is terrific! It is well-groomed, in great condition, has wonderful sand, some water holes, playability, but difficulty if you go too off of the fairways... Just GREAT!

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