Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course

4.2664529412 4.3 stars from 5 (423)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6868 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

  • 7847 N. Mockingbird Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, Maricopa County
  • (480) 596-7050
  • (480) 951-8469
  • camelbackgolf.com

Year built: 1966
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1999), Jack Snyder (1980)
Type: Resort
Style: Traditional
Greens: TiffEagle Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
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: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6868 yards 72.2 130
Black (W) 72 6868 yards 77.0 132
White 72 6421 yards 70.0 124
White (W) 72 6421 yards 74.6 127
Yellow 72 6014 yards 67.1 118
Yellow (W) 72 6014 yards 72.5 122
Mixed Ladies (W) 72 5324 yards 70.4 117
Orange (W) 72 5023 yards 68.7 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 423 Reviews
5 stars:
157
4 stars:
170
3 stars:
50
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
27

recommend this course

360 out of 417 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers locals playing multiple courses   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Nice track"


golf8hdcp's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

NIce track what you see is what you get... use course management and you will enjoy the round

they said 10 on stimp meter exagerrated maybe 9 but greens held their line

Would play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great deal on Golf Now for this course!"


sreed813's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played a “hot deal” tee time, so value was great that day! Very friendly staff. Nice course overall, but I personally wouldn’t want to pay full price here. Not as pretty as some other desert courses in town (was end of season and the conditions were decent considering the summer just passed).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nasty Staff, Slow Pace of Play"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

What a sad Friday at Camelback Golf Club. Perfect weather, some spare time and a chance to get out for 18. Sadly, if this course was half as good as the staff believes it to be, it would be Augusta. Couple that arrogance with shoddy service, patchy fairways and glacial pace of play and you have a course you shouldn't play -- ever.

I've played here perhaps 10 times in the past year ... typically on sister course Ambiente, where the layout and course conditions make up for the indifferent customer service. Never again, at least where Padre is concerned.

You know the old saying - fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 10 times and there are too many better golf courses in Arizona to spend a hundred bucks on this place.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



brianjm57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



002065's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course design"


gimmiegolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Arthur Hill got this design right. The course is right in front of you and you have to make good shots to score well. The course was in good condition and the greens rolled well. This is a country club style course with wall-to-wall grass. Trees can come into play. I played this for around $50 and it was well worth the price. I would play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course for the amateur"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape for summer conditions. Wide fairways for those errant drives. The bunkers and water came into play on a few holes but utilizing the gps prevented sandy and wet balls. Definitely will play again but only on the summer rates due to my fixed income.


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


"Amazing for the price"


Jova95's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the price of $50, this course was amazing. This is of course of late September golf in Scottsdale, where the majority of prices are now low. The course is in pretty good condition considering it's coming off the summer. Good traditional layout, greens were a little slow, but all considering it was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pleasently Surorised"


dscharr's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Upon arriving at Camelback Golf Club, I found it to be located a little out of the way. I wondered, Why would anyone go out of their way to play here?

Then I found out. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They took my clubs to the cart, and directed me to the clubhouse.

After playing another course in the area, I wondered if maybe the courses were letting them go due to over seeding taking place in a couple of weeks.

Not Camelback. The course was in excellent shape.

The starter, after finding out this was my first time playing, gave me some inside tips on a few of the courses. Then he said to have fun.

The beverage cart came by several times during the round. The course marshal came by, and stopped to chat for a short time. Wanted to be sure I was having a good time.

After finishing, the attendants took care of my clubs.

As I left, I thought to myself, Why don't more people go out of their way to play this course. Well Done!!


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


"Always a pleasure"


guanlan's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Camelback never fails to satisfy. Of course, great practice facilities; amiable staff, cart service frequent and pleasant, and 2 courses that are both fair and challenging. The greens were lightening fast and true. which is good, Once over-seeding is completed in a couple weeks, Camelback will be pristine! I look forward to several more rounds on the Padre and Ambiente during the winter season.....thanks...grw


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Perfect Day for Golf"


dhume419's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Arizona Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the Padre course now 4 different times. The course is not as penal as the Ambiente course as there is not nearly as much desert rough. It is well maintained and always in great shape. The few water holes are always a challenge. You need to hit your approach shot with precision in order to stay dry.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well Managed Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have been playing this course for many years and it never disappoints! Always seems to be in great shape and plays very well. It can both challenge the seasoned player and be kind to the novice.

The rates here skyrocket in the winter and so for locals it becomes unaffordable but at the $50-60 price point right now get out and play this beautiful track!

GPS on cart and range balls included. Fabulous practice facilities too!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



tceinvestments's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect 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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



KevinSchmidt58's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
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

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u604030090's avatar
Age:  Under 25

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Nice Course pace of play was great. Great practice facility.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Early morning desert golf"


wjkelley2's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing course. It is a great course player friendly. Very good staff. If you are playing during summer months. Get the earliest tee time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course!"


dpruett7661's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Camelback Padre years ago, but am really glad I tried it again. The course was in good condition given the ongoing heat wave in Phoenix. I'm a pretty high handicapper, and while the course wasn't easy, it was forgiving. At other courses in the area, if you miss a fairway, at best you're looking for your ball among the cacti and at worst you're pulling out another ball. At Padre on many of the holes if you miss the fairway a bit you can usually still play your ball. The greens putted very well; they weren't slick but putts rolled true. The staff was outstanding, including in the pro shop, the starter, the folks who helped with the clubs and the young lady on the beverage cart. This was the fifth course I had played in five days, but I was going to play this one again on Friday I liked it so much. Unfortunately, I fell asleep before I made a tee time, and overslept on Friday. If I come back to Phoenix, I will definitely come back to this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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