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
Images from JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
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
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.
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%!!
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.
Greens were just right. The Course was in great shape for October play, staff great, beautiful weather - no complaints, pure enjoyment.
Literally one of my favorites to play. Greens were exceptional and the course was in outstanding shape. Looking forward to my next round there.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Everything was in excellent condition. They didn’t oversees the rough this year but I think it gave more definition anyway.
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
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.
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!