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4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
89.7%
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498 out of 578 reviews
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4.6
43 Reviews (43)
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4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
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4.8
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4.4
69 Reviews (69)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
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Layout
4.4
Pace
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4.7
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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.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.3
578 Reviews (578)

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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Reviews 45
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent greens and fairways

Played the Padre, best greens I've played on all summer. Quick. The course is in very good overall shape and offers an excellent track. Staff is always professional and I felt safe. Both courses are enjoyable and plenty challenging without being overly difficult.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Value

Love this course but Padre was not in good condition and they should not be charging $80 a round.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Father's Day round

Staff was friendly and inviting. We were paired up with a a couple that were club members. They were friendly and helpful around the course. I have played here a few times and it is always a good time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Camelback

Beautiful well manitained golf course. First time playing here but I will be back. Layout is fair for the average golfer. The greens are tough. They are fast so you need to control the pace of the put. Otherwise your 6 feet past the hole. Hole locations are tough. Sloped greens along with the speed will force you to put the ball in the right spot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Awesome Greens

Camelback Padre course is my favorite local course. Friendly staff, excellent range/warmup area. Good, fair course. The greens are some of the best in greater Phoenix area. So true and pure. Awesome. Only issue was the condition of the tee boxes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 114
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent shape for summer time.

For the panicky Corona plandemic people the staff were ALL wearing masks. Triple digit heat out today. The course with the exception of a few spots was in great shape. A few fairways were wet, but not bad. The greens were in excellent shape. I was really surprised for this time of year. Most of the greens have a lot of slope one direction or another. Nearly all of them are raised. You must fly the ball as they will not run up. Several of them have a guardian sand trap that you must get passed to get on the green. Not too many houses on the course. Overall, it was a good day. I played in about 3 hours after getting through a 4-some who was playing slower.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wow

We played the TPC yesterday, but this course had faster greens, more of a traditional layout than the typical desert style. I’m coming back next time I’m in Phoenix to redeem myself. The greens kicked my butt, the ball would roll forever and I love a fast green...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 146
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

4.157 stars

Loved the fast greens... made some putts! They’ve done a great job taking care of these courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

2nd Time Around

My second time playing the Padre and it was a lot of fun. Enjoyed the couple I was playing with and that makes for a good round. Course is starting to get into "summer" condition...greens were firm and fast. Lots of different types of shots and that is always fun. Will be back again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A Fun Day on a Good Course

Playing this course for the third time and it's always a challenge getting the tee ball in the correct position on a different course. Played with a great couple from Parker, AZ, so that made for a fun day. Greens were firm and quick...so position on the green became very important. Also some local knowledge would have been nice on some tee shots. Overall it's a course that will test your game and I will be back to give it another shot or two.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff not wearing masks

Lovely course with great scenery

Staff not wearing masks, not keeping social distance

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Who cares. You’re building up anti bodies and stronger immunity to the virus. Don’t let the fear of the media get to you. You’ll be way more ahead of the game when the second wave hits. They are doing you a service not a disservice.

Played On
Reviews 61
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great education

Course was great, staff helpful, played with 3 fantastic golfers, very courteous and willing to wait for me, we never waited nor were pressed by other players,,
Thanks again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing experience

Best staff I ever dealt with on a course, I will always make the long drive from my house to play this course. Very impressive all the way around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Camelback Padre course

Had a nice time. Course was fun not overly difficult, staff friendly, greens real nice and fairly fast. Can't wait to play the other course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 108
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Adobe's greens were firm and fast

Staff was on the ball from the get go, quick and attentive. Practice green was indicative of what was to come. I don't hit anything very high so took me six holes to figure out my approaches and allow for run out. The course was in general good shape, no issues to complain about even the sand was reasonable for the time of year. Worth the effort to get up there from the far east valley.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Condition

Course was in great shape, greens were firm and smooth, and bunkers were just to my liking - not too soft and not too firm. As a first time player on this course, the GPS on the cart made it easier to figure out where I needed to go.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 78
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Padre course

Enjoyed the course, the views and the atmosphere. Pace of play was very good even though the course was busy. Played 18 in under 4 hours.
The greens are nice and quick. But be warned, there are a few greens that slope towards the water and if your ball is on or near the slope it’s going in....enjoy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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