Camelback Golf Club - Ambiente Course

4.4582000000 4.5 stars from 5 (350)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7225 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

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
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: Non-metal spikes are preferred.
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts and Bermuda length shorts for men and appropriate attire for women. No denim is allowed for men or women.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7225 yards 73.9 138
Verde (W) 72 6630 yards 75.8 135
Verde 72 6630 yards 71.8 132
Camel (W) 72 6123 yards 72.4 127
Camel 72 6123 yards 69.0 124
Teal (W) 72 5538 yards 69.1 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 350 Reviews
5 stars:
166
4 stars:
135
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

304 out of 350 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u472906362's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot 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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course As Always"


Dwhite083's avatar
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Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Camelback Golf Club in my opinion has the best facilities in the city. They boast two beautiful courses. Padre is your more traditional course and Ambiente is the link style course. Ambiente forces you to hit shots in certain areas in order for you to play the hole in regulation. I absolutely love this course and will continue to come back here every summer. It is pricey in the winter time, but i am more than happy to endure a hot day to play a course of this caliber. Their staff is always friendly and top notch. Course is in great shape. There were a few greens with some bare spots; but the shape the course is in, is miles ahead of everyone else in the city. Cant recommend playing here enough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best public access layouts in the Valley"


kappaman1990's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
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This was my first time playing the course since the renovation. I was pleasantly surprised. The layout rivals anything in the valley open to public play. The summertime rate is great. I know the winter rate will jump up but it will still be worth playing. If you are planing a golf trip to AZ you have to put this course on your list.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course, fast play"


Strati's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Well worth the wait...difficult by not overly difficult. Lots of shot options. Would play again in a heartbeat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



crd5176's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
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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



cyark24's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
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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



patrickludwig's avatar
Age:  45-54

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"I am glad I got a good rare"


u000002241189's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
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Screen on cart 157 was unable to read was of no help to a first time player at this course not one ball washer on course which u think they mite have told u to take a wet towel


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"You better able to hit straight"


jasonpike1964's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
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Great course with beautiful homes that surround. If you can stay on the fairway, you will enjoy. I lost six balls as I am terrible. It plays very long!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005011118's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
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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



Gregg9281615's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



DaleSmith24113's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
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Reviewed on

A very good course and challenging when the wind is blowing. This added to the challenge. Good facilities and staff very helpful and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


stmoore0125's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
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Reviewed on

This course was in very good condition and the pace of play was outstanding. They have excellent t practice facilities so show up early and get warmed up. Driving range, chipping and putting areas are included in your greens fees. Every hole is fair and gives every golfer the ability to put the ball safely in play and rewards players with well placed shots. The only "strange" thing about this course are the greens. The greens play firm and it was next to impossible to leave a ball mark even with the most soaring shot. Allow for some run up as shots that walls normally land and settle had a tendency to run. Also the greens don't break like any greens I have ever played, my entire foursome were having trouble reading these greens where a read of a left or right break almost always went straight. It got to the point where none of us spent much time on a read because we knew the outcome would be a mostly straight putt. All considered a great layout and enjoyable round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Terschluse22807067's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Quality Links in Scottsdale"


bartolucci's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Playing a links course in Scottsdale was a nice change of pace for me. Lots of desert golf, lots of hilly range courses, and Ambiente didn't dissapoint with challenging flatland, grassy hazards. The course was in really strong shape from the tees to greens and the staff was amazing. Oh, and ProV1's grow on trees here - I think I walked away with 10 extra balls after this round! I'd play here again in a heartbeat. Lots of fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Many tee options and fast greens challenges all handicaps"


u7277454's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
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Consistently great lies in the fairway and very playable along the edges. The greens were fun to putt, they were fast and rolled true. The staff is definitely well trained, they seem to recognize when to offer help or advice before it is asked for. Having free golf balls at the range should be the standard. It simply saves time and allows you to concentrate on your warm-up. The only thing that would prevent me from returning is the cost. If this was a discount

I will look for a better value. Abundant choices


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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