Faldo at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge Resort
Faldo Championship Course at the Wildfire Golf Club measures as long as 6,846 yards, depending on which tees you're shooting from, and lies on 174 acres and features some differences from the average desert-themed golf courses. Faldo offers abundant fairways, big bentgrass greens and tee boxes, as well as the golf course's neighboring mountains, century-old saguaro cacti and 106 sand bunkers - which remind golfers of Aussie sand-belt golf courses, which gives it a magnificent locale for golfers.
Wildfire Golf Club is much-feted: When the Faldo Championship Course opened, the Arizona Republic selected hole No. 2 among the valley's 18 best. The golf course received recognition among the 2006 Travel & Leisure Golf's "World's Best Golf Resorts" for family getaways and in the 2006 Conde Nast Traveler rundown of the "Top 100 Golf Resorts in North America." These are in addition to the Gold Tee Award from Meetings & Conventions Magazine.
|Championship (W)||71||6467 yards||76.9||132|
|Regular (W)||71||6016 yards||74.4||126|
|Forward (W)||71||5245 yards||70.0||116|
|Black M: 72.3/132||411||408||164||452||389||350||220||341||534||3269||460||547||478||360||214||607||314||177||420||3577||6846|
|Blue M: 70.5/126 W: 76.9/132||395||402||155||413||380||341||180||323||497||3086||441||527||454||347||187||570||298||160||397||3381||6467|
|Blue/White M: 69.2/123 W: 75.3/128||395||350||155||398||380||341||167||323||497||3006||421||527||428||310||167||522||298||160||377||3210||6216|
|White M: 67.7/118 W: 74.4/126||375||350||135||398||360||315||167||293||477||2870||421||508||428||310||167||522||277||136||377||3146||6016|
|White/Red M: 65.4/115 W: 71.3/122||317||297||135||365||299||315||116||293||442||2579||390||459||363||251||123||485||277||136||330||2814||5393|
|Red M: 64.8/113 W: 70.0/116||317||297||89||365||299||287||116||268||442||2480||390||459||363||251||123||485||232||132||330||2765||5245|
Available FacilitiesConference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa
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Photo submitted by seanmdavis on 08/20/2020
Photo submitted by seanmdavis on 08/20/2020
Plenty of BUNKERS Folks ! Photo submitted by Marky3PuttzV on 03/17/2020
Photo submitted by Stefano5396557 on 04/28/2019
Great facilities Photo submitted by GREGCGOLFER on 07/30/2017
Beautiful Desert scenery Photo submitted by GREGCGOLFER on 07/30/2017
Photo submitted by mriemer01 on 02/13/2017
Faldo Hole 4, Par 4 (birdie) Photo submitted by vrob008 on 08/18/2016
Photo submitted by Dharmesh on 06/02/2013
We played a 3 some in just over 3 hours. Course was challenging, with fast firm greens, but a dream to putt. Will be back
Great course. Great set up. Makes you think about what club you should use tee to green. Can’t just get a driver out and. Smash it. Great fun
Worth the trip
Drove up from Tucson to play and was very pleased. Staff very helpful, practice area in excellent shape as was the course.
Lots of Visual Appeal
The course is fun to play. It is not a cookie cutter course. It has bunkers everywhere!
The conditions were excellent
Unbelievable course conditions
Although very expensive course was great. Greens ; Fairways and Tee boxes were immaculate; Just after reseeding . As always Hit well score well but just missed shots would usually add 1 or 2 strokes to your score. Bunkers were very deep ; sand was excellent
Course was in good shape lot of variations in the landscape. The one thing that did get me was the parking fee of $8 which is paid after playing, not a big deal but I think they should tell you that up front. Your paying 100 dollars plus and then turn around and hit you to park your car, it’s a first for me.
Nice course. Excellent shape.
It was pretty hot. No cart person. Water provided no cups.
Challenging but fun
The Faldo course is a lot of fun to play. There are challenging holes along the way. There is a lot of sand so be prepared. I am an average golfer (13 handicap) and would play here again.
Always a great round
Love this course. Staff is awesome, helpful and friendly. Course looks great, especially considering over seed is almost here.
Great Day at Wildfire
Wonderful layout, pace of play excellent. Definitely would play here again
Hot and Fast
Started at 1:00 by myself. No one around, didn't wait or have anyone wait for me. Played in about 2:45 taking my time. 104 degrees virtually no wind so it was HOT. Love the FAST carts and that you can drive virtually anywhere. GPS doesn't shut off the cart and make you back out. Makes for a pleasurable quick round. Water throughout the course. Fairways in excellent condition and greens were pretty fast considering the hot weather they were mowed fairly tight. Staff was helpful.
Not sure what going on just yet but it almost looks like they are starting to make you pay for parking? New gates installed that weren't working yet.
The Faldo course is in great shape, both fairways and greens. Pace of play was good and the staff was exceptional.
The only knock was the hard sand in the bunkers.. this could be deliberate