The Palmer Signature Course plays up to 7,145 yards, providing a very scenic 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 McDowell Mountains serve as the stunning backdrop for both courses and there are also century-old saguaro cacti that provide plenty of scenery as well. The Palmer Course has a few challenges in store but the expansive fairways are open and inviting. Their forgiving nature allows the ball to stay in play even on an errant shot. Golfers will have to contend with lots of sand although not as much as on Wildfire’s Faldo Course, which boasts more than 100 sand traps. The playability of both golf courses at Wildfire has cemented the resort’s reputation as one of Phoenix’s premier golfing destinations.