Integrated into the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort is the Wildfire Golf Club, where the two championship golf courses have quickly helped to establish it as one of Scottsdale's premier golf destinations.
Nick Faldo's style is more akin to the links golf of the homelands, but he fused all his favourite influences to create a fascinating layout at the Wildfire club. The 6-time major champion was keen to depart slightly from the classical understanding of the desert golf around Scottsdale; the result is a superb par 71 track that stretches to 6,846 yards, and challenges every shot in the bag. While the requisite cacti and boulders are in evidence, the Faldo Course has been favourably compared to the sand belt layouts around Melbourne, Australia. A little different to the standard Scottsdale fare, the Faldo is well worth a visit.
When designing his course at Wildfire, Arnold Palmer followed his belief that the best courses celebrate the pure enjoyment of the game. Although the course stretches to 7,170 from the tips, there are six separate sets of tee boxes, ensuring that the Palmer is suitable for every golfer. Under the shadow of the Camelback Mountain, this is simply one of the most enjoyable courses around Scottsdale, and comes highly recommended for your next golf escape to Arizona.Faldo and Palmer - two starkly different characters, and that's why Wildfire's two courses guarantee such great variation.
The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa is a magical oasis amid the boulders and wasteland of the Sonoran Desert, where unparalleled service and attention to detail come as standard to ensure a fantastic experience.
The ultimate getaway destination, the resort is situated at the foot of the McDowell Mountains, and welcomes guests to its 951 bedrooms and suites, all of which are lavishly furnished and decorated. Every room benefits from fine views from a private balcony or terrace, and is complete with high speed internet access, cordless telephone, CD player, satellite television, air-conditioning, mini-bar and a fireplace.
Spacious and luxurious, the accommodation at Desert Ridge is top class. With tremendous facilities and Wildfire's two championship golf courses on site, the resort has emerged as a fantastic choice for a golf holiday in Scottsdale.Signature treatments at the Revive Spa include body wraps, scrubs, massages and facials, all sure to achieve total relaxation. The resort also boasts a great fitness centre, and swimming pools including the Lazy River, a certain hit with the little ones. Your stay can also incorporate hiking, cycling, jogging and tennis.
The best restaurant at Desert Ridge is Ristorante Tuscany - the sublime Northern Italian cuisine has seen it earn four AAA Diamonds.
The Meritage Steakhouse at Wildfire combines a terrific wine list with the best hung beef.
The Blue Sage Restaurant serves traditional south western food, typifying the flavours of Arizona.