Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course

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5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
Maricopa County
Phone(s): (888) 705-7775, (480) 473-0205

Wildfire Golf Club opened in 1986 with its first course designed by Arnold Palmer, which was later complemented by the Faldo Course in 2002. At over 7,000 yards from the back tees with a slope rating of 135, the Palmer Course can provide a stern test even for the pros, although the great variety of tee boxes (usually six per hole) allows any category of player to have an enjoyable round.

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Wildfire Golf Club opened in 1986 with its first course designed by Arnold Palmer, which was later complemented by the Faldo Course in 2002. The location is one of its finest assets, just 16 miles from downtown Phoenix and 10 miles from downtown Scottsdale.

At over 7,000 yards from the back tees with a slope rating of 135, Wildfire's Palmer Course can provide a stern test even for the pros, although the great variety of tee boxes (usually six per hole) allows any category of player to have an enjoyable round. The expansive fairways allow the player to remain in play even on an errant shot. The flashed bunkering on Palmer is superb, and the putting greens carry plenty of undulation, like many signature Palmer designs.

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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arnold Palmer
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1997
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Winter Rye
  • Greens: Bent Grass

Facilities

  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Wildfire 72 4915 112 67.23
Regular 72 6080 119 67.9
Forward 72 5505 116 70.1
Championship 72 6675 125 70.8
Tournament 72 7145 135 73.3
 

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 3 stars out of 5
    by Clawman
    on March 11th, 2013 13:14
    Don't go to this course or the Faldo course the week before the LPGA event. You are not treated like a valued customer. Everyone and everything is concentrating on the event the next week and you are more of a bother than a paying customer. If you can play either course for under $100 (during peak) it's a good course. Nothing special.
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