5350 E Marriott Dr., Phoenix, Arizona 85054, US
(480) 293-5000
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About JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is among the largest golf resorts in Arizona with 865 guest rooms and suites. It is an amenity of the next door Wildfire Golf Club, home to two full-length, 18-hole golf courses designed by Nick Faldo and Arnold Palmer. The resort features five pool areas, including a lazy river and water slide, as well as the more exclusive and quiet Griffin Bay pool area. There is also a fitness center, full-service Revive Spa and tennis courts. Managed by Marriott Golf, there is a kids program and kids play golf free at Wildfire Golf Club with a paid adult.

Facts

Price Range$$$, $$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres300
Year Opened2002
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsBar, Fine, Casual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite
PoolAdults Only
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

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Handicap 0-4
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
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 1
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
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 1
1.0
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First Time Playing

Paired with 40 handicapper. Terrible experience

Unfortunately we were paired with a 40 handicapper. Terrible experience!
Pushed to keep things moving and didn’t complete round in the daylight.
Not what you expect when paying $165/round/person.

Sad!
Complained to Pro Shop and no remedy offered in to date….

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Round

Great round. I was a single and got paired up with members. They were very nice and welcoming. The course is in great shape. It is cart paths only right now, but easy enough to get yardages from the cart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyed placed the course.

Great layout and the course was in excellent condition. I am definitely going to play it again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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3.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 57
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Course

Wide open. No major difficulties just keep it in the fairways in which you can because because they are wide. Greens are like carpet smooth and pretty easy to read. Groups were spread enough apart so there was no waiting around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad

Overpriced for condition of course. Good thing we got golf now hot deal or we would have been very disappointed. Not sure how they can charge full price when course and greens are in rough shape and cart path only.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great conditions!

Greens were a bit slow and soft for my taste but the course was in great shape. Overall good conditions. A bit on the pricey side but I would recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Peak Season Price Overseed Condition

Charging top dollar for cart path only and furry greens doesn’t seem right. Recognize this is a function of over seeding, but don’t charge peak season prices for substandard conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great course layout

This is a fun course. The design of the course is beautiful with challenging holes. The fairways were wide and therefore forgiving, but the layout makes up some of the challenge. The greens were very shaggy and slow due to overseen process which is to be expected. The starters and guys on the bags were helpful and friendly. The guy in the pro shop needs some training on customer service; not very friendly. Overall, I would highly recommend this course.

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

Great course

Very forgiving. Beautiful views of mountains. Challenging at times. The only thing I would change is cart path only. They we seeding. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens in great condition

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