Wildfire Golf Club (Palmer course)

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Wildfire Golf Club (Palmer course) Est. 1997

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JW Marriott's Wildfire Golf Club is an excellent quality public-access facility, which touts two, pleasantly contrasting and picturesque 18-hole layouts. Both the Faldo and Palmer courses lay down an excellent test of golf, each one handsomely crafted by the respective golfing legend whose name it bears. The Palmer Signature Course plays up to 7,145 yards, providing a desert-style golf experience. The Palmer layout has a different feel than the adjoining Faldo course, but you can spark plenty of debate if you ask which is the better of the two. The Palmer is perhaps a little more challenging with some tighter drives to be made and "wash" areas cutting across several fairways. Errant drives often find the penal scrub which typically lines the fairways, not least on holes like the testing par-5 14th, never an easy proposition even if you know the course. In contrast the Faldo can create a slightly more forgiving feel, although it does possess the more prodigious bunkering. The greens on the Palmer are notoriously large and undulating, playing as well and as true as any you'll find in the Scottsdale area. Housing typically only flanks one-side of the holes on the Palmer, and is generally set-well back out of harm's way. Gratifyingly, the "turn" on each of the nine-hole loops pushes out into the open desert, offering the best of the McDowell Mountain views.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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

  +1 (480) 293 3810

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 - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Desert and residential.
Designer: An Arnold Palmer Signature course.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7145 6080 4915
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.3 67.9 67.2
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-71 Faldo Course (6846 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:
2015 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. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. 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.

Practice facilities
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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 (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Wildfire GC).

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Latitude: (33.685773)
Longitude: (-111.966616)
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JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 5-star
5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85054
+1 (480) 473 0205

Golf at this hotel Wildfire (Faldo and Palmer courses)
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