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4.5
765 Reviews (765)
5 Stars
441
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
13
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
91.6%
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4.5
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.5%
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4.4
134 Reviews (134)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.6%
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120 out of 134 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
765 Reviews (765)

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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Great Course

Course was in great condition. Always enjoy playing here. Challenging yet can score well if you can hit the fairways. Greens were extremely fast, almost like putting on glass. That was hard to deal with-

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Nice course but very expensive

The course was great. Because of the # of out of town players, I think they are charging much more for similar quality as other courses in town. I’ll go back in the summer.

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Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Awful pace of play. Get a golf marshal. And towing around your drink cart?? Stay classy

Pretty nice course but come on we are in Phoenix every course is nice. Views aren’t anything to brag about. But they should be absolutely ashamed of the pace of play. I will never come back here. I am a 14 handicap and my girlfriend shot a 105. We do not light the course on fire. But we still had two groups standing and waiting on Every. Single. Hole. Why? Because evidently they booked 6 twosomes in a row and let them play at a pace of a foursome. What respectable golf courses that charges $200/round let’s the tee box pile up like that? Talked tot he Marshall and he said he couldn’t do anything about it. Of course you can’t now! How do you now know better then to set your course up for failure like that?? Waited 5-10 mins on almost every shot! Not to mention they only had one drink cart for 36 holes!!! And that one drink cart had to get towed around by another cart because it was as broke down. Seriously where are we a trailer court??? Never again!!

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Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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4.0
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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First Time Playing

Wildfire/ Palmer Course

Got a tee time as a single, fully expected to join a group... I played the entire round by myself. There was a threesome in front of me and a twosome behind me. Played the round in about 3.5 hours. I could have spent a lot of time waiting but instead played two balls quite a bit, lots of second tries at poor shots. Great course, challenging, easy to hit into trouble. Very Zen golf experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice track if you are in the Fairway

This is a fair track, you will enjoy it more if you hit fairways the ball will disappear after the maintained areas.
Take less distance and hit fairway woods it will pay off.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course and tees for all experience levels

We came out for a week from Texas to play golf with friends. We’ve never played Wildfire so decided to splurge. Impressive pro shop with a great selection of anything golf. The staff was especially nice and helpful. There are a variety of tees for everyone. The practice areas and the course was in great condition. The pace of play could not have been better. Although the course and amenities met / exceeded our expectations, we felt like the price was slightly higher than some equally nice courses in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

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
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