Wildfire Golf Club
Wildfire Golf Club is a 36-hole golf facility located in Northeast Phoenix just minutes from Scottsdale, Arizona. Home to both Faldo and Palmer, two courses both named after their designers; these two desert gems truly depict luxury at its finest. The courses are apart of the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and is a perfect scene for a stay and play golf vacation to Arizona.
The Palmer golf course at Wildfire is the original course boasting wide tee boxes and greens. Palmer offers a target oriented layout with fairways that are slightly narrower that its sister course yet still considered generous. Beware of some blind tee shots that lead into split fairways. Errant shots may be played from some desert spots; however, there are certain areas of the course where the desert is thick and dense.
The Faldo golf course is a true desert course with no water present anywhere on the golf course. The fairways are forgiving and lined with desert vegetation. There are 108 sand traps on the golf course. The holes are closer together, which allows an errant shot to land on a neighboring fairway where in fact you may play from that neighboring fairway to make it straight to the green.
Scenic Fact: Enjoy an amazing backdrop of Camelback Mountain from Hole #6 on the Palmer Course. It is the most scenic hole on the course. Bring your camera!
We rate this Arizona golf course:
Degree of difficulty: Moderate
Nearby Scottsdale Golf Courses:
- Course Style: Target / Desert
- Number of Holes: 36
- Green Type: Bent Grass
- Fairway Type: Winter – Rye / Summer – Bermuda
- 9 Hole Rates: No
- Practice Facility: Full practice facility
- Cart Access: 90 degrees
- Club Rental: $50 plus tx
- Lessons: $65/30 Minutes, $135/Hour
- Locker Room: Yes
- Dress Code: Proper golf attire must be worn
- Spike Policy: Soft and metal are permitted
- Shoe Rental: $20
- Restaurant: Yes
- Bar: Mirage Steakhouse
- Rider Fee: $20
- Banquet Facilities: 200,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor event space
Wildfire Golf Club
5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Directions from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport:
Start out going EAST on E SKY HARBOR BLVD.
Turn RIGHT toward TERMINAL 2/ 3/ WEST EXIT/ 24TH STREET/ DOWNTOWN PHOENIX/ RENTAL CAR RETURN.
Turn RIGHT onto E SKY HARBOR BLVD.
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto I-10 W.
Take the AZ-51 N/ AZ-202-LOOP E exit, EXIT 147A-B.
Merge onto AZ-51 N via EXIT 147B on the LEFT.
Take the AZ-101-LOOP E exit, EXIT 15A.
Merge onto AZ-101 LOOP E.
Take the TATUM BLVD exit, EXIT 31.
Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto N TATUM BLVD.
Turn RIGHT onto E PINNACLE PEAK RD.
Estimated Time: 30 minutes | Estimated Distance: 23.30 miles