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4.6
1036 Reviews (1036)
5 Stars
646
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
25
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
92.6%
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4.6
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
96.2%
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4.6
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.3%
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116 out of 127 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Desert
Par 71
Length 6846 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.3

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Winter Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Nick Faldo (2002) Lee E. Schmidt (2002) Brian Curley (2002)

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

4.6
1036 Reviews (1036)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 39
Dinner 16
Patio Dining 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 107
Undulating Greens 42
Forced Carries 30
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 54
A Weekend Splurge 52
Locals 38
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 71
Convenient to the City 56
Worth the Drive 41

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Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Tuesday afternoon After WM Open Faldo

Had a great round for a Tuesday afternoon. Very busy course, 2:00 teetime, was done in 3 and a half hours. Fairways were immaculate. Greens ran true at a nice speed, where you could actually make a stroke. Layout challenging but fair. Lots of sand everywhere. Know your distances to bunkers off tee and you will be fine. Had a great day, won 11 skins from my buddies made round that much later.

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

Wildfire-Faldo

Great course, wide fairways, pace of play was great because tee times were spaced at 7 or 8 minutes.
My only delta was that the sand traps were mostly small pebbles and very thin.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course condition

Course was great, however one issue with a few of the greenside bunkers, which had little to no sand base at the bottom of these bunkers. Given that one of the features of the course is the bunkering, the bunkers should be more consistent. Thanks.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Sand Traps Galore

Very well laid out course with over 100 sand traps. Course is very well maintained and a good test of golf.

Price to play is a bit on the high side for this course and club rental is way overpriced.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 43
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace

This can be a difficult course and I know there is reluctance to confront slow play when folks pay a higher fee but slow play on the back 9 of Faldo reduced the enjoyment for several groups. One group had fallen at least two holes behind pace and bottled up the groups behind them. Great course just need better marshaling.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Excellent course, lots of deep sand traps, course in grest conditions and the staff were really friendly, great overall.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

Great course, lots of sand traps, great condition and really fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasure to play

Had it not been for the initial attitude of staff at reception an all-out five stars would have been on the cards. To be faire their attitude changed when I was at the starters kiosk and they called to help putting me with a 3-balls instead of being on my own behind several 4-balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Christmas Day Golf

Treated myself to a Scottsdale resort course on Christmas Day. I truly enjoyed myself. Lot's of sand. The course is in great shape. The sand was a little bit inconsistent. The greens are both fast and true. The staff was wonderful. And the Urban Tavern next door was a huge plus.
I just might try the other course later on.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

There is a lot of sand traps on the course, and there was quite a few of those that had small pebbles in with the sand. There was some wet spots, even on some parts of The fairways
Must be overwatering

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