Desert RidgeNestled in North Phoenix’s Sonoran Desert within the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge, Wildfire Golf Club offers two 18-hole courses– the Arnold Palmer Signature Course, as well as the Nick Faldo Championship Course–in addition to an all-grass driving range and putting and chipping greens.

Visiting golfers will find that it’s the small details that set the Wildfire Golf Club apart from other courses in the Valley. Each of Wildfire’s golf carts conveniently includes GPS on oversized screens for navigating the club’s desert courses; the club also offers a Personal Tournament Coordinator, as well as private, corporate, and group lessons. While the Signature and Championship courses are recommended for more seasoned golfers, Wildfire offers clinics and schools for those who wish to further develop their golfing skills.

After a long morning on the green, hungry golfers will be pleased to take a lunch break at Meritage Steakhouse, conveniently located within the Wildfire Golf Club. The restaurant, which is open for both lunch and dinner, features a wide selection of steak, seafood, and an extensive wine list; perfect for sitting around the restaurant’s fire pit during happy hour and enjoying the unforgettable views of the Sonoran Desert.

Spectacular views of the Arizona desert make this one of the state’s most beautiful golf courses, which has not gone unnoticed by several prominent travel and golf publications. The Arizona Republic selected the #2 Hole on the Faldo Championship Course as one of the “ultimate 18 holes in the Valley,” while Conde Nast Traveler named Wildfire and J.W. Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge one of the Top 100 Golf Resorts in North America. Additionally, the course was recognized by Travel & Leisure Golf as one of the “World’s Best Golf Resorts for Family Getaways.” Even the Wildfire Golf Shop, where golfers can find high-quality equipment and attire, was named by Golfworld as a Top 100 Best Golf Shop.

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