Wild Fire Golf Club - Palmer Course
The two excellent courses at Wildfire are as distinct as their designers -- Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo. The Palmer course is the original design at Wildfire and has been described as an exceedingly playable course; challenging, yet fair. Using the natural attributes of the site, Palmer called on all his experience to create a truly exceptional course. Faldo's design is reminiscent of the great sand belt courses of Australia with 106 bunkers, generous fairways, and large bent grass greens. Located in Northeast Phoenix, Wildfire is easily accessible from most area hotels.
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".