Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Adobe Course

3.7829411765 3.8 stars from 5 (442)
  • 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 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 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: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 442 Reviews
5 stars:
119
4 stars:
203
3 stars:
79
2 stars:
28
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

357 out of 438 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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"Great vistas"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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"


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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


"Another great round at Biltmore"


u834325537's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
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Reviewed on

Adobe or Links course, the Arizona Biltmore is fantastic. Established course, mature trees, lots of grass.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tight course wear a hard hat"


u434104281's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
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Course was in medium to poor conditions. I play a public course at home that is maintained better than this course. Course is tight with parrallel holes with little separation. Bad golfers hit into my group all during the round.

Our cart was actually hit 4 times during the round. Poor speed control our round took 4 hrs and 55 minutes for round. Would normally recommend unless you are a beginner golfer. Not a good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course, Friendly staff but so/so greens"


uWYIU8592WY's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have played here a number of times in the past however I was disappointed in the shape of the greens. When you hit a putt it would jump. The greens were slow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best Bang for the Buck"


casey2379212's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
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Best value in Phoenix. Legendary course that nearly every president in the last 75 years has played. Amazing history and layout. Don't let the 6400 yards fool you with the wide open layout. It's still challenging yet you can score. It's a must play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u244013857's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



mbarry0520's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A dog track in the dog days of summer"


Davis3274340's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When you're calling yourself a country club, you should probably spend some time actually making sure the course is a reflection of that title. Even during an Arizona summer. This place has the audacity to charge over $40 to play when the greens are punched and sanded. On top of that, the grass was overly brown in many places, the bunkers were mud pits, and the grass is overgrown and ratty in a lot of areas. It's an executive course for the weekend warrior. I would recommend Encanto over this place, it's twice the course any day of the year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good Course"


rjs7257's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
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Reviewed on

I have played the Biltmore a few times. This outing they had just aerated the greens on the Adobe Course. That made for a disappointing round.


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



ae86jaga's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u8770746's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"GOOD DAY"


gavandeventer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

PLAYED GOLF WITH FRIENDS I HAVE NOT SEEN FOR SOME TIME. VERY ENJOYABLE OUTIING GOLF AND STAFF EXCELLANT


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Leon4372697's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course"


JimPinola's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Relatively easy course, in pretty good shape and fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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