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4.5
891 Reviews (891)
5 Stars
521
4 Stars
278
3 Stars
68
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
91.5%
Recommend this course
828 out of 891 reviews
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4.7
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.0%
Recommend this course
48 out of 49 reviews
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4.5
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
79
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.4%
Recommend this course
114 out of 122 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
891 Reviews (891)

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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First time at Wildfire

Golf in Scottsdale in January is almost always excellent, but also very expensive relative to other times of the year. We paid $139.00 each and that was inexpensive compared to other comparable courses in Scottsdale. I live in Arizona and have played almost all the known public courses, including both Troon North courses (both are excellent) We-Ko-Pa (both courses are excellent), The Boulders (both courses are very good), and so on. I would rank my first experience at Wildfire as at least very good if not excellent. Everyone associated with the course was very friendly and helpful. We played the Palmer course and it was excellent, with a fair amount of wildlife throughout the course (which I enjoy). Parking is weird, but all you need to do is take your parking ticket inside and they will exchange it for a pre-paid ticket so you don't pay the $10 fee once you exit the parking lot. Practice facilities are abundant and very nice. Course has a really good layout, is mostly a good challenge, especially the fast greens, but overall you should be able to score pretty well. Bathrooms on the course are very nice, and the refreshment cart came by at least 3 times during our round. I really can't think of one negative and at some point we will go back to challenge the Faldo course. Our experience was extremely positive and a great day of golf in Scottsdale.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Did not disappoint

Been wanting to play here for a while and we got it on a hit deal and did not disappoint, course was in great shape and was challenging. Staff really friendly. Definitely want to try the Faldo course on my next trip to Scottsdale.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible Pace of Play

I have played this course many times over the past several years. It is very scenic, well maintained, and with a nice variety of holes. However, on this occasion the pace of play was atrocious.Not a ranger in sight to move things along, and calls to the pro shop went unanswered!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout

Very fun and fair golf course. Great conditions, considering all the rain we’ve had.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fantastic

Course was in fantastic condition. Staff has always been very friendly and the best breakfast burritos and Bloody Marys in the area! We always get a tee time at Wildfire when visiting. It’s become one of our favorites!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

world class

every time I play this course I smile and want to thank everyone at Wildfire for how well they keep the course and customer service is off the chart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play it again

We first played on our 2021 golf trip and really enjoyed the course. Just played it in 2022 and we all said it was even better the second time around.

Staff is friendly, great practice facilities and the course was in great shape.

We will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 99
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Can’t go wrong with a Palmer Course

A bit tighter than the Faldo course, but very nice. Conditions were excellent and we finished in under 4 hours (barely) with a 12:30 tee time.

I always enjoy playing either of these courses., but they have gotten very expensive. As such I only play when I can get a discounted tee time.

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