Wildfire Golf Club
A rugged sand belt-style desert golf course
The ‘Faldo Championship’ Course at the Wildfire Golf Club opened in 2002 and offers a very different challenge from the club’s older sister course designed by Arnold Palmer.
We wanted to create a layout that was unlike anything else that existed in the Phoenix region and I think anyone who plays here will agree that we have succeeded in doing exactly that. Featuring more than a hundred bunkers but very few water hazards, our design theme has produced a course that looks and plays in a manner reminiscent of Australia’s sand-belt courses. The surrounding scenery, however, is classic Arizona, with its ancient cacti and stunning mountain backdrop. I’m confident that our layout at Desert Ridge will inspire all golfers to bring out the very best game in their game.
— Sir Nick Faldo