Wildfire Golf Club (Faldo course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Wildfire Golf Club (Faldo course) Est. 2002

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Both the Faldo and Palmer layouts at JW Marriott's Wildfire Golf Club, lay down an excellent and contrasting test of golf. Each course has been handsomely crafted by the respective golfing legend whose name it bears. The Faldo Championship Course, which plays up to 6,846 yards, sits on a 174-acre site and offers a slight variation from the typical desert-theme layouts widely found in Scottsdale. It features generous fairways, large greens and tee boxes. The surrounding mountains and century-old saguaro cacti as well as 108 sand bunkers, reminiscent of Australian sand belt courses, provide a fair and challenging golfing environment. The course is laid out on predominantly flattish terrain, exuding a mix of parkland, links and desert styles. Here you will have bunkers etched on your mind both during and after the round. The signature of the course is its prodigious bunkering, both in terms of number and size. Along the fairways, around the greens and defining the skilfully crafted par-3 holes, you will be confronted by threatening sand. Generally there is sufficient space off the tee, even if you are a little wayward. With many outward holes flanked by a returning inward hole (in classic links style), adjoining fairways might even come to the rescue on really errant drives. Whereas the front-nine takes you on a loop around the huge JW Marriott resort hotel, the back-nine heads into the desert, only occasionally flanked by housing and offering wonderful views onto the McDowell mountains.

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Making Contact

Wildfire Golf Club
5350 E. Marriott Drive,
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
USA
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Office   +1 (480) 473 0205
Pro Shop   +1 (888) 705 7775
Fax

  +1 (480) 293 3810

Email  
Website   www.wildfiregolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Matt Keel (Lead Instructor)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Desert-style.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Desert and residential.
 
Designer: Nick Faldo
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6846 6098 5245
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 71.6 67.7 69.6
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Palmer Course (7145 yards from back tees)
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How2Get There?

16 miles N of Phoenix
From the 101-loop take exit 31 heading north on Tatum Blvd. After 1 mile turn right into Pathfinder Road. After 500 yards at roundabout turn left into Wildfire Golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-Jan thru' March): $199. Golf cart included. Reduced rates for afternoon and twilight rounds, and for resort guests. [Above rate based on best info available at the time. Contact club for current actual rates, seasonal and other discounts]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spikes (strongly recommended). Walking permitted. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.
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Did you know?

In recent years Wildfire has hosted the LPGA Founders Cup, a full LPGA Tour event, which is played on a composite of the Faldo and Palmer courses. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Wildfire GC.

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Location

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Latitude: 33.685773122
Longitude: -111.9666159153
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 5-star
5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85054
+1 (480) 473 0205
www.desertridgeresort.com



Golf at this hotel Wildfire (Faldo and Palmer courses)
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Grayhawk (Raptor & Talon courses); Troon North (Monument & Pinnacle courses); Legend Trail; Boulders (North & South courses); TPC Scottsdale (Stadium & Desert courses); Talking Stick (North & South courses); SunRidge Canyon.
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Courtyard Marriott (Scottsdale North) AAA 3-diamonds
17010 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
+1 (480) 922 8400
www.marriott.com

The Courtyard Scottsdale North hotel features an ideal location near many of Scottsdale's finest restaurants, shopping malls, and a stunning array of championship golf courses. Within easy access onto the loop 101 Freeway, it is just minutes from there to many of Scottsdale and Phoenix' many attractions.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles TPC Scottsdale; Grayhawk; McDowell Mtn; Kierland; Wildfire
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Golf within 20 miles Talking Stick; SunRidge Canyon; Eagle Mountain; We-Ko-Pa; Troon North; Legend Trail; Boulders; Dove Valley Ranch; Lookout Mountain; The Phoenician; Papago; ASU Karsten.
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