Wildfire – Palmer Course

5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ

JW Marriott Wildfire Golf Club is an upscale daily fee facility. The Palmer Signature Course plays up to 7,145 yards, providing a very scenic desert experience.

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 Arnold Palmer designs.

The expansive square footage of the greens (average size is 7,000 square feet) allow the undulations to create subtle challenges for the short game without feeling contrived or “tricked up”.

In addition, Wildfire Golf Club features a complete practice facility, including an all-grass driving range, putting and chipping greens, a green-side practice bunker and the state-of-the-art Global Positioning System (GPS) with CBS Sportsline Ticker in each golf car.

The resort’s golf 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 the 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.
Course Designer

Arnold Palmer

Score Card Summary

Tee Box Yards Slope Rating
Tournament 7145 73.3 135
Championship 6675 70.8 125
Regular 6080 67.9 119
Forward 5505 67.9 119
Wildfire 4915 67.2 112