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5350 E Marriott Dr
Phoenix, AZ  85054-6147
United States
P: (480) 473-0205
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www.wildfiregolf.com
Faldo Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 6,846 yards | 125 slope

71.2 rating | Bermuda grass


Faldo Course Golf Course


The 18-hole "Faldo Course" at the Wildfire Golf Club facility in Phoenix, Arizona features 6,846 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.The course rating is 71.2 and it has a slope rating of 125 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Nick Faldo/Brian Curley, ASGCA/Lee E. Schmidt, ASGCA, the Faldo Course opened in 2002. Marriott Golf manages this facility, with John Wright as the Director of Golf.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Nice course. Lots and lots of bunkers. Bunkers galore.

The Faldo course at Wildfire is not overly difficult. There are 4 sets of tees ranging from 6,800 yards from the tips down to 5,200 yards from the ladies tees. The blue tees measure 6,600 yards and the whites measure 6,100 yards. This course is known for its bunkers - there are over 100 bunkers on the course. But the landing area for tee shots on most holes is generous so you should be able to get around the course with minimal bunker play if you are hitting the ball straight. If you happen to spray a drive, you probably will end up in waste land areas and cactii, but at least they are marked as lateral hazards so you will not have to take a lost ball penalty if you cannot locate your ball. A couple of the shorter par 4s have more strategically placed bunkers that you may need to clear with second shots, but most of the bunkers are off to the sides. The greens were a bit slow - they just finished overseeding the course - but they were true and easy to get used to.

The course is not cheap. Twilight rate on a Sunday afternoon was $99. The regular rate I believe is about $40 more. But the staff treats you right and the course is in nice shape, so it is certainly worth a play, especially if you are staying at the Marriott Resort. There is another course on the property - the Palmer course, that is the home to an LPGA event - but that was closed on this day due to overseeding.

In summary, the Faldo course is a very nice course, with lots of bunkers and friendly staff.

Reviewed May 16, 2009

Reviewed June 21, 2008

Reviewed April 11, 2007

Faldo likes sand, get used to it on this course:-)

This is a nice course. It is not long, but the number and placement of the bunkers can drive you nuts if you are a grip and rip player. More conservative thought is needed to stay out of them and score well. Complements the more open Palmer course well when you play 36 in one day.

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Mark P. 15 79 64 05/18/16
2 Joseph C. 14 80 66 02/07/13
3 Theresa A. N/A 68 68 12/02/06
4 richard F. 7 76 69 09/15/07
5 Thomas P. 11 81 70 08/13/11
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
36 Lawson M. 8 90 81 05/29/18
30 Mark P. 16 96 80 04/12/17
1 Mark P. 15 79 64 05/18/16
43 Carson T. N/A 84 84 07/16/15
29 Bill F. 11 90 79 12/29/14

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About Wildfire, Faldo Course

Wildfire Golf Club

Golf Only facility

Managed by Marriott Golf

60 tees driving range

36 regulation holes

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Course Staff

John Wright, Director of Golf
Jeff Johnston, Golf Professional
Todd Norton, Superintendent
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