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4.6
669 Reviews (669)
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403
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
93.7%
Recommend this course
628 out of 669 reviews
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4.9
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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49 out of 49 reviews
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4.7
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.7%
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59 out of 63 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
669 Reviews (669)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 38
Dinner 16
Patio Dining 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 106
Undulating Greens 42
Forced Carries 29
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 53
A Weekend Splurge 51
Locals 38
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 71
Convenient to the City 56
Worth the Drive 40

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Reviews 30
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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Brilliant

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course. Excellent shape.

It was pretty hot. No cart person. Water provided no cups.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
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 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a great round

Love this course. Staff is awesome, helpful and friendly. Course looks great, especially considering over seed is almost here.

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

Great Day at Wildfire

Wonderful layout, pace of play excellent. Definitely would play here again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

The Faldo course is in great shape, both fairways and greens. Pace of play was good and the staff was exceptional.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great shape

The only knock was the hard sand in the bunkers.. this could be deliberate

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