Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Adobe Course

3.8649411765 3.9 stars from 5 (455)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6430 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 70.3
  • Layout

  • 24th St & E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85016, Maricopa County
  • (602) 955-9655
  • (602) 955-6013
  • www.azbiltmoregc.com
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Year built: 1928
Architect(s): William P. Bell (1928), Forrest Richardson (1989)
Type: Resort
Style: Parkland
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Champion 72 6430 yards 70.3 123
Regular 72 6075 yards 68.7 119
Forward (W) 72 5417 yards 70.7 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 455 Reviews
5 stars:
126
4 stars:
208
3 stars:
80
2 stars:
28
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

370 out of 451 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near the airport   Great for locals entertaining clients seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for patio dining drinks brunch  

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"Good value but beware the range!"


u000006524114's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Not a bad track - some decent variation and the course was in good shape for early October. Greens were slightly slow but nothing unreasonable, and they ran true. Got a great deal on green fees, so would play this course any time for that rate. Only problem, and it's not insignificant, is how they've crammed a driving range in between holes. We were literally dodging stray balls from the driving range on three separate holes - including having one ball land on the first green while we were putting. That's just plain irresponsible - put up some netting for crying out loud.....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u2127238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"course is in great shape"


garryhill's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

just a perfect day and the course is in excellent shape... too bad it is about to be closed for winter seeding. Green as can be and the greens looked slow but rolled out, played long this morning fairways and greens were pretty wet. Oh the rough is grown up almost rolled right over my ball twice stay in the fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



crabrams2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, however the bunkers and speed of greens were below average. I would recommend the course as pace of play was above average.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice place"


jaypernik's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very user friendly golf course, not difficult and that helps the pace of play. Never hunted for a ball and played as a foursome in about 3 hours


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Az golf"


skykingatc's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We got this round of golf really really cheap. However I am rating this course as if I paid regular price. Course was in very good shape except for the bunkers. Some of them had standing water. Greens were in great shape with a medium speed. I would guess about a 10. We played behind a 4 some and we were a 2 some. They did not offer to let us play thru. Probably since I was playing with my wife? We still played in 3:45. Not many water hazards. Not a resort course but they do not ask a resort price. Well worth the Golf Now price


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



wyattjay's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"conditions"


martyk's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were slow but rolled pretty smooth. Fairways were excellent


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Abobe"


ledwards47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in excellent shape, pace of play less than 4 hrs


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/28/2017

We are glad you enjoyed your experience on the Adobe Course. Hope to see you again soon!


"best conditions in years"


october1945's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than the greens running from slow to fast

the rest of the course given the time of year

was a pleasant surprise.The only negative is

that we only saw the cart girl and that was on

the 15th hole


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/22/2017

Thank you for coming out and playing the Adobe. We strive to provide the best golfing experience in Arizona and your comments help us tremendously address both the positive and negative experiences at the courses. Hope to see you out on the course again.


"great conditions except for the bunkers"


garryhill's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in great conditions greens actually rolled out and looked slow. the bunkers had water in them but there was no rain, hard packed never raked.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/22/2017

Thank you so much for your review. Your comments help us tremendously in addressing both the positive and negative experiences at the courses. We hope to see you again soon.


"Good summer round"


Gerard9634649's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great price and course for a summer round. Greens and bunkers were in good shape. The course is a little tight on a couple holes where greens and tee boxes are close to each other.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/21/2017

Glad you had a good time. Thanks for the review!



lajama13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great vistas"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the game with my friends from Nebraska very forgiving course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/03/2017

Thanks for playing. Glad you and your friends enjoyed your time!



bobbur01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



bobgolfnut's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great summer value, includes range balls and practice area and GPS. Course is in very good shape, can play in summer in less than three hours. Staff is always friendly and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u073614986's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Only play if you get a deal"


kmass1657's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course (adobe) on a GolfNow hot deal of $8, so I can't complain too much about it. But I will start off saying, I wouldn't pay more than $8 to play this course. There's no water on it - a gatorade bucket full of ice is all I saw, once.

The layout is traditional, but so squeezed that I constantly had people hitting off my fairway (and a few holes hit off theirs too) which caused delays. College kids running through sand traps without raking, many blind shots (I hit 3 into water that couldn't be seen), overbooked so I we waited the whole back 9, greens were taken care of, but nothing around them was.... I wouldn't recommend this course.

The only good thing about it is that there are nice houses all over, that might be why they charge $40 to play there normally.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



gerardotorres's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


""Classic" Adobe"


MarkyVoftheCOP's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

As a ParkLand style example the Adobe is trully a classic. However of the several reviews I've recently seen, it is accurate that the course lacks a degree of definition. That entrants shots could be swiped into oncoming groups on adjacent fairways is a legitimate concern.

The lack of certainty of direction on the back 9 in particular just seems awkward to a few tee boxes. To be fair that Resort, a "Waldorf" affiliated property contributes to the 60 to 80k rounds a year played there so the green speeds are usually "sluggish" for protection & I get it.

Green complexes are elevated and do roll well/smooth as should be expected for the maturity of the place, and by the members. The BIG convenience of being Centrally located is ALWAYS a factor 2Us COP Residents, THANKS.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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