Wildfire Golf Club Faldo Course, along with Wildfire Golf Club Palmer Course, make for an exciting combination of 36 holes of rousing golf at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa. Anyone can play either course you don t have to stay at the resort to make a tee time. Wildfire Golf Club Faldo Course stands out as one of Nick Faldo s best designs. Spreading out over 174 acres in the shadows of the MacDowell Range, this fun and not overly difficult layout has been very popular with golfers of all skill levels ever since it opened in 2002. Faldo took inspiration from the great sand belt courses of Australia. Wildfire Golf Club Faldo Course gets its character, intrigue and strategy from its more than 100 dramatic sand bunkers, which, in the manner of Alistair MacKenzie s bunkers at Royal Melbourne, feature flashed-up faces. Bunkers line the fairways and greens, and in the process they define the playing corridors and establish the angles of play. Indeed, Wildfire Golf Club Faldo Course is a desert course that is not about forced carries or target challenges. Four sets of tee markers, plus a couple of hybrid configurations, ensure that highly skilled and ordinary golfers can find an appropriately challenging distance between 5,245 yards and 6,846 yards. With its gaping landing areas, Wildfire Golf Club Faldo Course is fun and playable. Faldo gives players options on tee shots and on approach shots into greens that are angled from the fairways. The key is avoiding the bunkers and the desert. The greens at Wildfire Golf Club Faldo Course are large and elevated but only moderately undulating. They roll true, so many players feel like they can drain a putt or two here. Note that the predominantly flat course is also very pleasant to walk. Wildfire Golf Club s large practice area faces the McDowell Mountains and includes a driving range, chipping area and putting green. The clubhouse features an impressive full-service pro shop. The tavern next to the pro shop is an ideal spot for lunch, dinner or drinks before or after your round. When you re in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area, make a tee time to play the attractive, interesting, and enjoyable Wildfire Golf Club Faldo Course at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort.?