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Wildfire Ridge Golf Club

Craig LeVasseur

  • Date Added: 5/21/2015
  • Theme: Desert
  • Type: Fictional
  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 7109
  • Green Speed: Medium
  • Firmness: Medium-Firm
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Likes: 18

Course Description:

This is an extensive renovation of my first desert course. I consider this my best looking fictional course, and also my easiest. The fairways are quite wide, and your path off the tee dictates the difficulty of your approach shot. The are a few water hazards on the back 9 that can derail your round, but otherwise plenty of scoring opportunities are available.

Member Reviews:

How often have you played a course in TGC and wanted to re-play it right after you ended your round? Not so often? Never probably? Well... then please make sure you give Wildfire Ridge Golf Club a go and the above will change most likely!


This course is another masterpiece by one of TGC's best course designers, Craig LeVasseur. This Desert-themed beauty will immediately land on your favorite list I guess (at least it did on mine). The general hole layout is fantastic and very varying, and definitely on the easier side. Those massive bunker agglomerations all over the course look great (and might come into play on bad shots). The greens, pin positions and firmness are geared to each other in an absolute fantastic way.

And I don't know if this was done intentionally or not, but the lighting at Wildfire Ridge Golf Club is just breathtaking!

Really... there is not a single (major) thing I could complain about.

Summary: Don't linger to tee off on this course! It's absolutely fun to play!

An amazing golf course without a grain of sand out of place. Great mix of speed and firmness in all areas. Layout spot on. The scariest finishing holes yet on TGC imo. A must play for all skill levels. 

The best desert course to date. PERIOD!  I loved the simplistic look. But if you look deeper there is nothing simple about this course. I thought the view of the mountains in the backdrop was the best I've seen. The suttle undulating fairways made me think about every tee shot. And lets not even talk about the four finishing holes. Absolutely breathtaking. I think 15 was my favorite with the reflection of the mountains in the lake. Challenging fairways and greens made me enjoy every shot on this course. Thank you Craig for another stunner. Your courses rock. Three thumbs up.... Lol, you get the point. A must play for everyone. 

You can always tell when Mr. LeVasseur designs a course that a lot of thought is given to every aspect of the design. If you have not played this course you are really missing something. For normal play it ranks somewhere on the easy side but if you play it with TST settings it leans more towards medium difficulty. What a gorgeous venue for any desert themed competition or even for a nice round of golf with your friends. Absolutely fabulous. Thank you.

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
2015 Utah Championship Kinetic Bob Balzhiser
2015 Utah Championship Web-B 0
2015 Utah Championship Web-C 0
2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open True Sim Ian Sweeney
2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Protee 0
2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open True Sim Dennis Paisley
2017 |Secondary Event| Birdies4Shriners Championship True Sim Alan Sutherland

Other Courses by Craig LeVasseur

Course Name Theme Par
Pinehurst #2 2016 Boreal 70
Magnolia National, Georgia (Sunday) Boreal 72
Magnolia National, Georgia (Thursday) Boreal 72
Magnolia National, Georgia (Friday) Boreal 72
Magnolia National, Georgia (2016) Boreal 72
Copper Creek National (Major) Autumn 71
Doak Valley (Tournament Links) Countryside 72
Copper Creek National (Q-School) Autumn 71
Boulder Pointe Final Edition Alpine 72
Boulder Pointe Golf Club 2015 Alpine 72
Pinehurst #2 (Blue Tees) Boreal 70
Chambers Bay, WA (Sunday) Links 70
Merion East - Ardmore, PA (Sat) Boreal 70
Doak Valley (CC Champ D) Countryside 72
Leelanau Bluffs Golf Club Delta 71
Ross Society Country Club Rustic 72
Magnolia National 2016 (Sunday - Max Firm) Boreal 72
Magnolia National 2016 Par 3 (Firm) Boreal 27
Oakmont Country Club (Medium) Rustic 70
Old MacArthur Highlands 71
St. Andrews Links - Old Course Highlands 72
Magnolia National Boreal 72
Magnolia National Par 3 Course Boreal 27
St Andrews - Old Course Tourn. Highlands 72
Oakmont CC (Tournament) Rustic 70
Merion East (Tour) Boreal 70
Leelanau Bluffs (Par 71) Delta 71
Pinehurst No. 2 Boreal 70
Chambers Bay Highlands 71
Ross Society Country Club Rustic 72
Doak Island Resort Tropical 72
The Ross Club of Detroit Rustic 70
Raynor Farms Golf Club Countryside 72
Erin Hills (Tournament) Countryside 72
Royal Isabella Resort Tropical 72
A Course Has No Name Boreal 72
Wednesday Par 3 Contest Boreal 27
Detroit Golf Club (North Course) Rustic 72
Detroit Golf Club (South Course) Rustic 68
Detroit GC (Backboard Classic) Rustic 72
Lahinch (2019 Irish Open) Highlands 70
Crystal Downs CC (L) Harvest 70
Sunset Ranch Golf Club Swiss 72
Chambers Bay (Tournament) Highlands 71
Edgartown CC Tour Delta 71
Shoreacres (LiDAR) Rustic 70
Old MacArthur Dunes Highlands 71
Winged Foot West (Open) Rustic 70
The Motown Club, 1916 Rustic 72
Happy Camp Canyon Countryside 71
Fruitland Farms GC 2021 Boreal 72