Camelback Golf Club - Ambiente Course

4.2162000000 4.2 stars from 5 (333)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7225 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 7847 N Mockingbird Ln, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253, Maricopa County
  • (480) 596-7050
  • (480) 951-8469
  • camelbackgolf.com
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Year built: 1970
Type: Resort
Style: Links
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
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

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

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 333 Reviews
5 stars:
152
4 stars:
134
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

289 out of 333 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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Terschluse22807067's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


"Great course and challenging greens"


David1218466's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The new layout and links style layout is great. You will not find many flat greens and proximity to the hole or being below the hole is very important. It was a pretty good challenge for the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u231862445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"great place"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing here. A links style layout. Challenging depending on which tee box you play. Due to rain over the weekend the range was closed and it was cart path only which I didn't know until I arrived. Disappointed that I couldn't hit balls prior to playing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


ldroccki's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course did not meet the standards of the off course amenities. Not a $150 course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Played the Ambiante...just a fabulous course in pristine condition!"


JoanneTawton's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed a wonderful round of golf at my personal favourite, that didn't disappoint me! A demanding course with very little water, yet a variety of terrain to challenge your skills! Pace of play was good, as a twosome, we finished just over 4 hours and staff were very friendly.

I love this course! The greens were fast and true and the fairways were impeccable. I can't wait to play it again.

I haven't played the Padre Course yet, so hope to give it a go, with extra balls in my bag!


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



u000004642876's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Better than I expected"


mslacool's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course exceeded my expectations. I got a deal but it was in as good condition as anyplace I have been. Greens were fast and somewhat hard to read, but true. Very playable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
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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


"Truly a coarse to return to in Arizona"


omar130's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

5 Stars - outstanding in every aspect

This coarse in my opinion is one that others should be judged against. From the time you sign in to to the last hole you play. My Fiancé (Non-Golfer) was allowed to ride the cart at no charge and she noted how professional the staff was and informative on all the coarse had to offer, even the use of the carts Tablet GPS

Without a doubdt this will be a coarse I will return to next January


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


"Great conditions"


tc8282's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The recent rain brought out the best st this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Highly recommend this course. Now I ne of my favorites in the valley.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Brian6972780's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course Ambiente we played was redesigned a few years ago and was much needed, and I might say well done. The site lines are perfect, it's fair and rewarding with proper club selection and alignment, and 1 shot penalizing when missed. Greens are perfect, gentle breaks, nothing stupid, they roll perfect. Bunkers have great sand. We played the Verde 6650 yds, one up from the tips that play 7,000 plus and it's that's perfect for a 0-10 handicap I would recommend moving up to the whites if you really want to enjoy the course design if you're a 11+ handicap. FYI get there early great practice facility. Hope this helps.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Stupid pin placements - which idiot set these?"


Walter1506165's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visiting Phoenix and played this course with my wife. Course and clubhouse very nice. Course very green and lush and in excellent condition. Went out at a very good pace for 7-8 holes and then caught the crowd. Slowed down and had two local guys join up the rest of the way. They were cool and funny.

Greens are huge with a lot of undulation. That's not a negative, just a course design, but my title beef comes from the pin placement. About 50% of the pins were placed in about the hardest, most unforgiving spots on these greens; on spines, or ridges, or next to downslope runoff points. One 20 foot putt trckled past the pin about an inch or two, almost stopped, then sped up, turned left downslope and rolled 30 feet off of the green. Another was a 12 foot birdie putt, putting up the side of a ridge to a pin on top of the ridge. Putt just missed the lip on the right with enough momentum to carry past about 18 inches normally. Goes past, and then accellerates down the other side of the ridge and I have a 12 foot putt back up the other side of the ridge for par. These are just two

examples. The pins added around 5-10 strokes.

I understand the pins were the same way for the Golf Channel AM Tour event on 12/2, because I talked to some of the guys who played in that tournament and they were not happy. Also, maybe this is a Phoenix thing as far as pricing, but this felt like more of a $75-100 course green fee course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Different for the desert"


Peter9895380's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not what you expect from a desert course. More traditional. Still very nice and fun and worth playing if you get a good price. A few good hard holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/26/2016

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"Great redesign"


u000004714469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2016
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Reviewed on

Dunes course in Phoenix. Fun layout with some good risk reward holes.


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


"nice long course"


willieingram's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

first time here and definitely will be back.

course plays long and sometimes narrow, but playable.

pace of play was great and was not busy on the tuesday that i played.

the greens were a little hard and seemed to be tuff to hold long iron shots from rolling out.

the par 3's seemed to be all 180 to 210 yards and that is not from the tips.

a few muddy spots could be from recent rain or a little too much watering...

overall had a great time and will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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