Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course

4.1753941176 4.2 stars from 5 (448)
  • 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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 448 Reviews
5 stars:
163
4 stars:
184
3 stars:
52
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
29

recommend this course

381 out of 442 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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"A wet Valentine's"


JP5756links's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Game started out in light drizzle but by the back nine it was full shower mode.Hard to appreciate the beauty & challenge of the course when it was so wet!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I love it"


garykoliger's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had the place mostly to myself which was just great

Love this course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course"


bjames0125's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We really enjoyed our round the greens were as advertised the defence for the course cause they were fast. The only downside was the GPS carts as advertised never did work and the course employee could not get it to work either.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Scottsdale golf trip"


Tonga's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The whole experience was great from the checking in to the completion of the round. Wonderful staff and great course. Would go back anytime and would highly recommend it. We were a twosome so it played slow because we play fast but we still done in about 4 hours


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



ERIC9656404's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
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Reviewed on

They keep the fairways a little short for my liking. The greens are true and fast. Overall a fair but challenging course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005684263's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Padre at Camelback."


u914178465's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always have an excellent experience at the Padre course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u00001361261's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice day in the sun"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course, enjoyed the sun, had a family if about 7 in front of us, but coutse marshall did a great job, we actually wrnt sround them and skipped a hole which was


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Experience"


jbion's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Staff was very friendly and informative.

Enjoyed the day immensely


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course was in great condition"


brett3060637's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were fast and true. Makes it a challenge given a few short par 4s.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice afternoon of golf"


jmerillat's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Marriott Camelback is a very nice golf facility. they have a very nice driving range and practice facility. could have used a little more overseeding this year. overall a very nice golf course with a good place of play and nice staff


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Dennis9511278's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Way over-valued"


jireland's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was a typical park course in the middle of the desert. Zero elevation change and minimal challenge. Even at the golfnow price of $99 (a considerable deal compared to the asking $179), this is over-valued compared to nearby climatic desert courses. Spent $40 less the next day elsewhere and played a remarkable, and rememberable, desert course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Mid week round."


u7355717's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was cart path only, so play was slower than should've been. Greens had just been top dressed with sand, so putting and chipping were difficult to figure out and were disappointed. Playing partner quit after 9 holes because he wasn't happy with course conditions. Said if he had known he wouldn't have booked a tee time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Not impressed"


Mary8314012's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I booked this course through Golf Now "Hot Deal" I also used $30 in rewards I earned from Golf Now. Granted, it was an awesome deal, but when we drove to our ball on the first hole, the cart would not go on the course. It was then and only then that we found out that it was "cart path only".. It was NOT stated on Golf Now and the Pro Shop did not inform us. The reason I gave Camelback a poor review is because, they should have first informed Golf Now (which they didn't) and they did not inform us. It was totally their responsibility to inform SOMEONE!!!!! I called Golf Now, and they said their is no compensation for reserving a course with a "Cart Path Only enforcement. I stated that I walked the course because I DID. I would rather have had a hand cart.

Also, the greens had just been sanded, so the putting was ridiculous. I believe it is the responsibility of both the course AND Golf Now to inform ANYONE making a reservation to advise them of their "Cart Path Only" and sandy greens.

So, beware next time you reserve a tee time.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



jbedard57's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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