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4.5
629 Reviews (629)
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1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
92.9%
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4.5
43 Reviews (43)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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4.6
69 Reviews (69)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
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Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
4.7
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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
629 Reviews (629)

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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Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
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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 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course

Had a wonderful time, course was in great shape. The staff was outstanding.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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4.0
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Conditions Average
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Not Worth It

Definitely not what I was expecting from a $229 round of golf. Dead rough grass, mediocre fairways and green painted grass. Painting your fairways green instead of adequately maintaining them is like putting lipstick on a pig. The only nice part about it were the greens. The greens are in excellent shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Not a bad course

Course seem to getting work done especially on the front nine. Back wasn't so bad, Overall a good course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 33
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Expected better

First time playing the Palmer course. The price has always prevented me from booking a tee time. Finally, we were able to secure a reasonable green fee, so booked a tee time. The course is very playable, however there are some holes that some local knowledge would have helped. Fairways and rough were all dormant brown. Areas around the tees and greens had been over seeded. The fairways and rough were certainly in OK condition, but for the price expected the fairways to have been over seeded. Sand in the bunkers was inconsistent. Same had a thin layer and were very firm under the thin layer. Others were fine. We played in just under 4 hours, even letting a single and a twosome play through. Lots of twosomes, threesomes and a few singles . It is a resort course, so there are several sets of tees which make it playable for all skill levels of players. We were paired up with a couple and the lady was a very high handicappers, but she was able to enjoy her round. Overall, an OK course, but not worth the rack rate green fees. Maybe if you are resort guest , you get a break on the green fees. Golf carts have GPS. There were a couple of flags that the distance was off by about 10 yards. Screen was hard to see as the screen was not very bright. Would play the course again if we get a decent price, which should be about $50. The course certainly is not worth the $149 or $229 green fee advertised.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pale

Seems like every other course has lush, green fairways, this time of year, but not the Palmer course at Wildfire. Not having that extra cushion under your ball seemed to affect some shots. The greens were exceptional, every putt makeable, there were no sudden undulations making your ball turn just before it was to go in the hole.
I was playing the blues, but having issues with getting the ball to the fairway. One of the other golfers showed me the blue/white way of play on the scorecard. Next time I will play that way, as my drives are not as strong as they were in the past.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 70
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Wildfire is always a treat !

I finally made it up to Desert Ridge for a round at WildFire since They came off of Cart Path Only & it was worth the wait 2B Sure. Met up with Cameron that day & it was Nice to see Justin again out front when arriving as My equipment was gathered up right away. My time allowed Me to meet up.with Jerry, Wareen & Garrett who definitely helped our group maintain an excellent pace(3.5hours!)
The look of the Palmer course was once again spectacular and condition wise was Fantastic, even the bunkering was in wonderful shape throughout the course. Greens rolled out a couple of extra feet, quicker than They appeared and SMOOTH too. This time of year is when Plenty of courses should be in Prime shape and the Palmer course at WildFire certainly is -B Well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Sharing carts????

First thing is ,I really love this course! BUT! Was very surprised about the paring up with someone in the same cart! I had to go onto the pro shop and ask if I could ride by myself! Yes after checking with the Manager , they took care of the problem. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!!! With the virus ! The reason from the employee in the pro shop was! WE DONT have Enough carts. So I looked outside and down the drive to the cart house was , my guess 75 extra carts! Not a good answer to my question, SO , here’s a case that the bottom line is more important that someone’s safety ! SOCIAL Distance , maybe they just don’t get it ! The web site description says price includes CART , not 1/2 cart , not a shared cart, , Again I don’t think that a customer should have to wait for a answer , it should be handled , with no question! Now I let my golf buddies know what happened , I a retired senior , and play golf all over the valley , you make a customer unhappy they tell 10 others , You make a customer HAPPY and they might tell one!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Excellent!

From check in to Clubhouse you receive excellent service. Turkey club sandwich is Huge. lol. Practice areas are excellent. Will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Thanksgiving treat!

Fairways great. Greens perfect. Less break than I thought there would be. You can tell the back nine is taken care of better than the front since it’s used as an LPGA event. Ball checks great in Nov. A few blind landing shots if you want to cut some distance off a few tee shots. Staff could have been better it was just “you can go out when you are ready” would have been nice to throw a direction of the tee boxes since I haven’t played here before. Several holes not Driver holes. Finished 82 9B 1DB one ball in the water on 17. Don’t go left on 10. 6.2 HC

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Day

So had a 1 PM time and I was worried about finishing before dark especially with a 5some on tee in front of me. They let me threw and I was doing in just over 3 hours and 29 minutes. Course in great shape and enjoyed the day

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Entirely Enjoyable

Great time! Course was in excellent condition although this time of year greens were quite slow. Pace of play was fine. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this course and looking forward to playing it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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