Wildfire Golf Club

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

5350 E Marriott Dr · Phoenix, Arizona 85054 USA

  • +1-888-705-7775

Wildfire Golf Club

  • +1-888-705-7775

About Wildfire Golf Club

Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix is an upscale daily fee facility offering two 18-hole championship courses, designed by Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo. While the Faldo Course resembles Australian sand belt courses, the Palmer Course offers unique short-game challenges. The greens are Mini-Verde, and all fairways are Bermuda overseeded with rye.

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Wildfire's Green Thumb

Golf Club Course Green Accomplishments:

  • The irrigation lake is lined with a thick plastic polyurethane liner to prevent water seepage.
  • Four oxygen diffusers were installed to help water quality and lake health after switching to effluent water.
  • In 2000, Wildfire established a no-spray zone and limited fertilizing turf grass around the lake to prevent nutrient load and run off.
  • White Amur, Koi and Catfish were stocked for biological control of algae.
  • Fertilizer and pesticide equipment are calibrated to prevent misapplication and maintenance equipment is maintained and cleaned in a manner that eliminates the potential for on-site or off-site contamination of water bodies.
  • Achieved certification by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf courses.

Wildlife and Habitat Management:

  • Wildfire has identified wildlife habitat corridors and special habitat concerns on both Phoenix golf courses.
  • Native vegetation has been planted to provide shelter and food for wildlife. Drinking water has been provided for wildlife with 4.8 acres of lakes and irrigation.

On-Going Projects:

  • Formed a Resource Advisory Group to help plan and implement environmental projects and educational efforts of the golf course.
  • Maintain an on-going written inventory of bird and mammal species to document and track wildlife use of the property.
  • Utilize Boy Scouts built birdhouses to encourage nesting of birds.
  • Use scouting forms to record the type, severity, location and treatment of pest problems.

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Golf Courses and Program

Wildfire Golf Club's Amenities Include: 

  • Complete practice facility with two putting greens, chipping/bunker green and an all-grass driving range
  • 2,500 square foot Wildfire Golf Shop, ranked one of Golfworld's Top 100 Best
  • Golf Shops in 2008, carries the latest in attire and equipment
  • Oversized GPS screen with with Flyovers of each golf hole
  • Personal Tournament Coordinator
  • Private, group and corporate lessons, clinics and schools available
  • 18-hole Nick Faldo Championship Course
  • 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Course

Awards and Features

Wildfire Golf Club features a complete practice facility, including an all-grass driving range, putting and chipping greens, a green-side practice bunker and state-of-the-art Global Positioning System (GPS) in each golf car. The resort's courses continue to be proud award recipients. Just after opening, The Arizona Republic selected the #2 hole on the Faldo Championship Course as one of the ultimate 18 holes in the Valley.

Wildfire Golf Club was most recently recognized with Golfworld's Top 100 Best Golf Shops for 2008, Arizona's Leading Golf Resort for 2008 by The World Travel Awards and also received 2006 Travel & Leisure Golf's 'World's Best Golf Resorts' for family getaways and in 2006 Conde Nast Traveler's annual survey of Top 100 Golf Resorts in North America, which was an added accomplishment on top of the Gold Tee Award from Meetings & Conventions Magazine."