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4.2
537 Reviews (537)
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
90.7%
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460 out of 537 reviews
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4.3
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.3%
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4.4
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
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4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.5%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6868 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.2

Arthur Hills designed the Padre Course at Camelback Golf Club to deliver a fun round that's tough to forget. Trees tower, landforms show subtly, and bunkers improve your golf skills. The par-72 golf course measures 6,903 yards, and has gained its renown by offering a design that requires strategy.

A round of golf on the Padre Course at the Camelback Golf Club kicks off on the par-4 first hole, which measures 446 yards from the black tees. Things get long on the fifth hole, a par 5 that comes in at 553 yards from the black tees, one of four 500-plus-yard holes. The 18th hole is one of these: It's 547 yards from the black tee to the post-round celebration.

After your round on the Padre Course at Camelback Golf Club, head to the Golf Grill, serving U.S. cuisine and a fancy Sunday brunch in the style of Southwestern country clubs. There's also a luxury lounge where you can spend winters on the patio by the fireplace.

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Course Details

Year Built 1966
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1999) Jack Snyder (1980) Chris Wilczynski (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Non-metal spikes are preferred.
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking 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.

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4.2
537 Reviews (537)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Patio Dining 22
19th Hole Scenic Views 21
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 57
Water Hazards 51
Undulating Greens 32
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 35
Locals 33
Playing Multiple Courses 29
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 66
At a Resort 26
Near Local Attractions 17

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Conditions Excellent
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Will play again

Enjoyable round. Plenty of room off the tee box on the Padre course. Looking forward to playing the Other 18.

Conditions Good
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

overall Hot Deal value was about right

Padre course was surprisingly wet, so required constant lift, wipe, place. Otherwise course conditions were good. Tee boxes were pristine and greens were consistent. Watch out for tough pin placement on hole 5 - if you haven't played it before, there's a good chance your ball will run off into the water!
Pro shop is well stocked and staff are helpful.
Overall, a good day for golf.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Course

I’m a visitor to Arizona and not a great golfer. Padre course is a well maintained, moderately difficult course. Because of rain a few days ago there was some standing water in wash areas but this was not a problem.

Came out as a single and got paired with two great locals. We had a great time and finished round in three and a half hours. Overall a terrific course and good value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fast Greens - Challenging Course

Padre is a really nice track, fast undulating greens with many false fronts,, mix of shorter and longer holes. Really enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, but....

Very nice course to play. Nobody behind us or in front of us so it went very quickly. That was likely because carts have to stay on the cart path for a couple more weeks; it got pretty tiring when it seemed like one always hit the ball on the opposite side of the fairway from the cart path. Ev skipped playing the last whole - said it seemed like she walked the whole course. Was too tuckered out. Would play it again, but only under normal operating conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant round

Staff very pleasant and helpful, course condition good, layout and golf challenge good, pricey for the quality but I will play there again,

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant day

Staff very pleasant, course in good condition, very fair and playable, a bit pricey but I have played it several tones and will go again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good condition

Nice course, fairly straight forward, pkenty of water and sand. Played cart path only although many others were driving on the course. Too much road noise on some holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Excellent conditions

This is a fun course, not too punishing but enough sand traps and water to keep it interesting. Currently the course is in great shape. The fairways were lush, the rough thick and the greens rolled well. Try and play it before they overseed

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Weather until....

Had a great time playing the front 9. Course was in wonderful shape, pace of play was excellent, and staff was very nice.
Unfortunately, the weather changed and thunder storms kicked in. We had to stop playing after 9 holes., Will definitely will be back to finish my round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Length of play

Horrible experience at padre today. They allowed a tournament to slip in front of us on the first tee and the pace was ridiculous. At one time 2 holes were open ahead of them and we saw no Marshall on the course. Even called the course but still, no one showed up. Took almost 6 hours and in Arizona summer heat. I won’t go back.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good

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