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Wildfire Golf Club

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Neighbourhood: Desert Ridge
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Address: 5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054-6147
Phone Number: +1 480-293-5000
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Designed by Arnold Palmer, this upscale facility is located in the high...

Designed by Arnold Palmer, this upscale facility is located in the high Sonoran desert and delivers a target golf experience.

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Great golf experience.

Booked this online using a third party. They had our golf carts ready with name and tee time. The range was an awesome place to warm up. The putting green was a little slower then... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
KJ B
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Crown Point, Indiana
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Crown Point, Indiana
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Booked this online using a third party. They had our golf carts ready with name and tee time. The range was an awesome place to warm up. The putting green was a little slower then the greens in play. The course was in really good shape even for being there during the over seeding period. All the tee times where... More 

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MarriottDesertRidge, Head Golf Professional at Wildfire Golf Club, responded to this review

Sounds like you had the perfect day out on the course! We hope to have you come join us out on the course again soon! Jeff, Head Golf Professional More 

Colorado
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Wildfire nailed it with this course. Really nice length, great for beginners and experts alike. Easy, forgiving greens, wide well maintained fairways. Great choice if you are staying at Desert Ridge...

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MarriottDesertRidge, Head Golf Professional at Wildfire Golf Club, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the great comments! We hope that if your travels bring you back to Phoenix, we have the opportunity to have you join us for another great day of golf! Jeff, Head Golf Professional More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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815 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The course itself is nice but the greens are really fast. The support staff were great four the tournament that we played here. Would definitely like to play here again when the weather is a little cooler.

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Thank EDELAN
MarriottDesertRidge, Head Golf Professional at Wildfire Golf Club, responded to this review

Thanks for joining recently. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time at your tournament. We are heading into the best weather Arizona has to offer and we would love to have you come play in our cooler season! Jeff Johnston, Head Golf Professional More 

Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Played both courses on recent visit and enjoyed bot. One is links style and one is classic. Played from the tips and had enjoyable rounds. Not extremely difficult but had some challenges

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Missouri City, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Played both the Palmer and Faldo courses and they were in excellent condition. Typical resort courses with wide fairways and large greens which rolled very well. The Faldo course had very large bunkers with steep faces which added a bit more difficulty around the greens although they were very playable. The rack rates for both courses were very pricey. However... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Came into town before Labor Day and played golf with a client. Booked a 1:30 tee time on GolfNow for a Thursday, cost was $32 for 18/cart, which include the range. Great deal! The range wasn't in the best condition, grass was very long, but with the heat, didn't want to hit too long. Hit some putts on the practice... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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226 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Played the Faldo course from the white tees. Course is not difficult (118 slope from whites) and is somewhat of a resort type. Bombers lacking control however may have issues. What gives this course four stars in my opinion are these features: 1. Quality of staff, pro shop, restaurant (Meritage Steakhouse). 2. The fact that it is a piece of... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Played the Palmer Course in the heat of summer..... It was good course and we stayed hydrated and teed off just after 9 am and finished sometime after 1:30..... just getting Hot. Pretty forgiving course and the cart girl made frequent rounds. Had a good time with 3 friends including one just ridinf in the cart..... Off season rate was... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

2 fine golf course options at JW Marriott Desert Ridge. Nicely appointed pro shop and restaurant, good practice facility, friendly staff on arrival. Your only decision is which course to play first. The Palmer course may be slightly easier from the blue tees though, like all Arizona desert courses, there isn't generous manageable rough so strokes can up quickly. Faldo... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Excellent day of gold in Scottsdale at the course. We were staying at the J.W.Marriot for a mini-vacation and decided to play a round of golf on the Faldo course. Nice experience and no complaints at all. Pros: Reasonably priced and included beautiful Taylor Made rental clubs, 2 sleeves of balls each, and access to practice range with balls. Service... More 

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MarriottDesertRidge, Head Golf Pro at Wildfire Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you choose to join us for a day of golf on our Faldo course. It sounds like you had all the makings for a great day! We appreciate you sharing your tip - the best way to end your perfect day of golf is to head inside to Meritage Steakhouse... More 

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