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515 Reviews (515)
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
87.0%
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438 out of 515 reviews
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4.2
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.2%
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4.2
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.5%
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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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4.1
515 Reviews (515)

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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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
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

What you see is what you get

Overall course is a straightforward, no surprises golf course. The greens were running smooth and fast, roughly 11 on stimp meter. Tee boxes were a bit rough and uneven. Fairways were tight and well manicured. Pace of play could have been a touch faster, roughly 4:40 to complete 18 holes.

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

Staff was amazing! They took care of me the moment I got there til I left. Course was in good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Camelback

Really liked the padre course. Course conditions were good and the pace of play was good. I will play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Shape after summer maintenance

Today was the 1st day they reopened the course after summer maintenance. The greens where slow as expected, but consistent. The fairways and rough were in good share, some bare spots. I would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course

Played PADRE. Very nice course - greens were firm and quick - quickest I have played in Scottsdale. QUite a few holes where water comes into play. Fairways patchy in places but overall very good. Tees - played off Black - very patchy. Excellent range and practice green(s). Friendly helpful staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course. Nice greens.

Interesting layout. Enjoyable pace of play. Greens were in great shape. However, around the greens something is going on and it was dead grass around the green on many holes.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Course

This is the ‘parkland’ style course of the two at Camelback. Course conditions are excellent. Greens were fast and true until a late afternoon rain slowed them down. Perfect time of year to play Padre.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun and Challenging!

Great course conditions today, greens fast and true, fairways great all around.

Fun course, your shot selection will be challenged by bunker placement and a few water holes. Many of the greens are domed so land them true and soft...or roll off.

We would do this again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old course needs revision

This is an old style course with raised rounded old style greens. Only people who play it regularly would have any idea of.the landing areas, slopes, etc. This makes the course a very poor choice for first timers. The traps are all too typical of many Az courses, coarse sand that makes for hard surfaces and no loose sand.

While the greens and fairways are in excellent condition, this is a high price to pay for an old mediocre course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Camelback

Nice design, nice speed on greens, excellent manicured, Not a $200 a day course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Really nice course. Perfect weather.

Wow. We had an incredible day. Weather was finally wonderful and course conditions were excellent. That and the pace of play was as good as you can ask for.

We would play this course every day if we could.

We got lost going from front 9 to back but it aint that hard to figure out.

Just a really nice day of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

greens were rolling great and fairways were very nice. Dormant Bermuda grass off the fairways so it was a great look.
Price was to high but we were visiting out of town and had wanted to play this course. Fun course to play if you haven't played it but there are better values elsewhere if money is a concern.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love CB

Beautiful view from many holes especially 9/18. Great staff especially the starter. Good value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Padre is a very nice treat

What an enjoyable course. Got into trouble a few times when water appeared that was unseen from where I was playing a shot. Greens are fast and true, although a few have severe slopes that can't be seen from 150+ out. I really enjoyed the Black/White combo at a little over 6600 yds. I will enjoy it even more the next time I play it as there are several holes I will play differently. But beautiful to the eye with dormant rough and well defined, lush fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Day

Went to the course as a single and the bag guys hooked me up with another single who plays her quite a bit. Drove me to the range and put my clubs on his cart. Turned out we have a mutual friend. We’re joined by a couple and had a very pleasant day. Course was in great shape, greens were fantastic. Played in 4 hours so pace was very good. Would recommend the Padre course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Day after Rain

This course is well laid out with lush fairways and perfect greens. The rough had dormant grass and we were not allowed off the cart paths at all.
At my age and considering my health, that was a bad surprise. Notification on that prior to teeoff with the option of cancelling would have made my day much better. Played with a 39 year old who has been in the golf business for 22 years and it showed in his prowess on the course. Very Cool!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average

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