Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, Wildfire Faldo Golf Course Phoenix, AZ

December 2002
Wildfire Website

FACILITIES
CONDITIONING
COURSE
STAFF
Pro Shop
9
Tee Boxes
9
Yardage Marker
7
Attendants
9
Range
9
Fairways
9
Pace of Play
10
Starter
10
Practice Green
9
Rough
8
Scenery
8
Marshals
9
Chipping Green
9
Greens
10
Architecture
9
PGA Pro
9
Carts
7
Bunkers
10
Challenge
8
Pro Shop Staff
9
Restaurant
9
Water Hazards
7
19th Hole
8
Overall:
9
Overall:
9
Overall:
8
Overall:
9

REVIEW:
The Wildfire Faldo Golf Course at the Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa is located on the north side of Phoenix. It is an easy 30-minute drive from any where in the metro area. It opened a year ago along with its sister course designed by Arnold Palmer. It has generous fairways with large bent grass greens. It has over 100 traps and we seemed to find most of them while playing our round of golf. The golf staff made sure that that all our needs were met so that we would have an enjoyable and fun time out on the course. As we made our way from hole to hole we always had great views of the mountains in the background. Each hole was carefully thought to challenge but yet reward well struck shots. The course was maintained in great shape. We would have liked to see a GPS system in use as it makes it easier for first timers to make their way around. However our foursome thoroughly enjoyed playing the Wildfire Faldo Golf Course. We hope we get a chance to come back soon and review the Palmer course. 

RATING:
GolfTest USA recommends Wildfire Faldo Golf Course as an “Elite Course” golf course in the Phoenix area.

Elite Course:
The best the area has to offer
Must Play Course:
Don’t miss playing here
Quality Course:
Good solid track
Average Course:
A standard golf experience
Only in a Pinch:
Below average golf