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4.5
747 Reviews (747)
5 Stars
430
4 Stars
241
3 Stars
54
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
91.6%
Recommend this course
695 out of 747 reviews
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4.6
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.9%
Recommend this course
52 out of 56 reviews
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4.4
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
81
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.0%
Recommend this course
113 out of 127 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7145 yards
Slope 142
Rating 72.7

The Palmer Course at Wildfire Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and built in 1997. The par-72 golf course measures 7,145 yards from the tournament tees. "I enjoy designing golf courses that celebrate the sheer fun of golf," Palmer said about this course, "and Wildfire is exactly that."

The Bermuda grass Palmer Course at Wildfire Golf Club is one of two championship courses at the club. It features a GPS option that offers golfers detailed mapping of the Faldo and Palmer courses, precise yardages for tee shots and approach shots to the greens, and the chance to order breakfast and lunch from the golf cart. Additional features include communication with the golf shop, a CBS Sportsline ticker with all scores 24 hours a day, and the leader board for tournaments. Its sibling, the Faldo golf course, also features the system.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Winter Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1997) Ed Seay

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Wildfire Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

Available Facilities

Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
747 Reviews (747)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
Patio Dining 15
Brunch 14
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 74
Undulating Greens 51
Forced Carries 45
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 47
A Weekend Splurge 42
Locals 40
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 72
Convenient to the City 51
Worth the Drive 31

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5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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5.0
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Great Round

Great round. I was a single and got paired up with members. They were very nice and welcoming. The course is in great shape. It is cart paths only right now, but easy enough to get yardages from the cart.

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

Enjoyed placed the course.

Great layout and the course was in excellent condition. I am definitely going to play it again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 57
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Fun Course

Wide open. No major difficulties just keep it in the fairways in which you can because because they are wide. Greens are like carpet smooth and pretty easy to read. Groups were spread enough apart so there was no waiting around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad

Overpriced for condition of course. Good thing we got golf now hot deal or we would have been very disappointed. Not sure how they can charge full price when course and greens are in rough shape and cart path only.

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

Great conditions!

Greens were a bit slow and soft for my taste but the course was in great shape. Overall good conditions. A bit on the pricey side but I would recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Peak Season Price Overseed Condition

Charging top dollar for cart path only and furry greens doesn’t seem right. Recognize this is a function of over seeding, but don’t charge peak season prices for substandard conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great course layout

This is a fun course. The design of the course is beautiful with challenging holes. The fairways were wide and therefore forgiving, but the layout makes up some of the challenge. The greens were very shaggy and slow due to overseen process which is to be expected. The starters and guys on the bags were helpful and friendly. The guy in the pro shop needs some training on customer service; not very friendly. Overall, I would highly recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Very forgiving. Beautiful views of mountains. Challenging at times. The only thing I would change is cart path only. They we seeding. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens in great condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace of play

Front nine, pace of play was great, 1:35. Second nine came to a halt played in 2:15. Not sure what happened. Marshall,showed up on the 16th hole and said he'd try to speed things up. Otherwise course was fun to play. Maybe a little pricey for the middle of the summer in the desert.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 81
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Palmer/Faldo combination

Played the back nine of the Palmer course followed by the front nine of Faldo. Really like both courses but Faldo marginally more. Both were in great shape and the staff is very accommodation. Played as a 3 some and finished in 3 hours. Pricey but worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 81
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A favorite course

Marriott always has great hospitality and excellent conditions. I love playing here. Greens were fast, fairways pristine and weather perfect. It’s a narrow course with lots of trouble left and right, so if you spray the ball, bring plenty of balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great summer golf

Course is in great shape. Love the layout. Staff pretty friendly.

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