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Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
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5350 East Marriott Dr.,
Phoenix, AZ - 85024

 
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DESCRIPTION:
Wildfire Golf Club is an upscale daily fee facility. It touts two picturesque 18-hole courses situated in the rugged Sonoran Desert, the Faldo Championship Course and the Palmer Signature Course, each with its own distinct personality. Golfers are invited to come play the courses for themselves and see what everyone is talking about and why Wildfire has been voted one of the 'Top 75 Resorts in North America' by Condé Nast readers, 'Best Courses You Can Play' by Golfweek Magazine, 'America's Top Golf Courses' by Zagat, 'World's Best Golf Resorts for Family Trips' and 'Best Resort Course in the Southwest' by Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine and so much more! In addition, Wildfire Golf Club features a complete practice facility, including an all-grass driving range, putting and chipping greens, a greenside practice bunker and state-of-the-art GPS in each golf cart. 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) allows the undulations to create subtle challenges for the short game without feeling contrived or 'tricked up.' Faldo Championship Course features generous fairways, large mini-verde greens and 108 deep pot bunkers. Surrounding both courses are the majestic McDowell Mountains and century-old saguaro cacti, providing a spectacular setting for golfers. [Location Identifer] One Club House For Both Courses. Both Courses are on property and are in walking distance of the hotel. [Best Course for Beginners] Both courses are good for beginners. It is recommended that beginners don't use their driver and play 200 yards from the green. After 5 strokes whether the golfer is putting or doing a full swing they should pick up and move to the next hole. [Identifying Features] Faldo has 108 deep pot bunkers. Palmer has two water holes. [Signature Holes] [Faldo-] The signature hole on Faldo is #2. Faldo # 2 is a split fairway with bunkers down the middle of the fairway. If you chose the right fairway your approach shot will be over bunkers and if you choose the left fairway it gives you a much more forgiving approach shot, but your tee shot needs to be accurate. Know your carry distance for both courses and play course management. Leave your driver in the bag for most tee shots if you want to score. Otherwise, have fun searching for your golf ball. [Palmer-] The signature hole on Palmer is #11. Your tee shot is over water from most tees. Its a par 5. Green is protected by bunkers, requiring an approach shot. Big hitters might be able to reach the green in two but you had better be able to carry your second shot 230 yards. The backdrop is Pinnacle Peak Mountain. *GOLF SHOP HOURS: January - 7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. February - 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. March - 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. April - 6:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. May - August - 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. September - 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. October - 6:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. November - 6:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. December - 7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. *DRIVING RANGE: ***NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Available to players on the day they play and 'The Club' members at no additional fee. Hotel Guests. Marriott Canyon Villas guests can use the range for $40 for an all day range pass. Hotel guests can pay a resort fee for $29 and among many things (gym access, etc) they can use the driving range at no cost during their stay. Driving range opens 30 minutes prior to the first tee time and closes 30 minutes before sunset EXCEPT on Wednesdays it closes at 5 and on Thursday mornings it opens about 15 minutes before the first tee time. Included in the greens fee Clubs available for the range at no charge. *PRACTICE FACILITIES: Putting, chipping greens and practice bunkers available for all players. *CLUB RENTAL: - TaylorMade M2 Golf Clubs $60 + tax before twilight and $40 + tax after twilight through 5/1/2017 Club rental for juniors - free after 3:00 p.m. Include two sleeves of golf balls 70 men's right R-Flex, 10 Men's Right S-Flex, 5 Men's Right Tour, 10 men's left R-Flex, 10 women's right, and 3 women's left. Marriott Platinum Members receive free rental clubs (balls are not included). *CLUB AMENITIES: Fully stocked golf shop with clothes and equipment. Open half an hour before the first tee time and closes at 6:00 pm. Day lockers are not available. Showers and lockers are available for members only. Shoe Rentals are $20 plus tax.
 
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ARCHITECT: Arnold Palmer

SIZE: Small

HOLES: 18

DIRECTIONS: *FROM THE RESORT From the main lobby walk towards the Starbucks and follow the path all the way down to the golf shop. *FROM THE SOUTH SCOTTSDALE AREA: Take Scottsdale Road to Shea Blvd. Turn left (west) on Shea Blvd. At Tatum Blvd turn right (north). Drive 7 miles north to Marriott Drive Stoplight ~(3 miles north of Bell Road). Turn right onto Marriott Drive. Turn left at first circle. DRIVE TIME FROM LOCAL HOTELS 20-25 minutes. *FROM THE WEST VALLEY: Take Highway 101 (Loo