Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course

4.1745588235 4.2 stars from 5 (470)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6868 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

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

Year built: 1966
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1999), Jack Snyder (1980), Wadsworth Golf Construction (2000)
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
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: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 470 Reviews
5 stars:
170
4 stars:
195
3 stars:
55
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
29

recommend this course

400 out of 464 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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"Marginal Conditions in June"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course yesterday, June 5. Many holes not great with missing grass in the fairway, mud, rough around the edges. Is old style flat parksland type course, which would have been a welcome change after many days of target desert golf. But it wasn’t. For a hair more money can play TPC which is entire different level of quality and experience. Skip this one.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful course, open and well maintained fairway"


celbod's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing at Camelback Padre course. Wide open fairway, moderately fast greens and great pace of play. Starter, Rick, was super awesome and provided excellent course details and helped direct pace of play. Froendly staff overall. Will return to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007177074's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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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


"Tiffeagle greens are an aquired taste"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played in an organized tournament so expected tough conditions and pin locations.

Fairways were suffering from burn out - very patchy with mud and the greens are very small round targets - ala Nicklaus design ( even though it was not his work).

If you hit the green with approach shots, for most of the round they did not hold and not a ball mark to be found.

Safe to say, even though putts rolled well, I am not a fan of tiffeagle.

There were several water holes with nice vistas and shot values.

GPS on carts were out of synch with laser shots.

Have played the adjacent Ambiente course and think it is the better of the two.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



U00003379536's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Honest Feedback"


Dave2330157's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall a VERY nice experience. Carts guys weren’t very friendly but I’ve certainly seen much worse. Pro shop person was very friendly and welcoming. It would be nice to see the range balls that end up on the course playing holes kept picked up better. Yes, I hit a poor shot and got in the mix. Never found the ball and it wasn’t hit that poorly. I was looking forward to having a burger and beer after round since it was my first time there, only to find out the entire lounge was closed for a Mothers Day Brunch. Had a VERY dry chicken salad wrap on the patio instead. The lady in that patio shop was VERY nice. But closed at 3:00!?

The only real rub was when I purchased the “special” from the cart girl and got the 4 beers. I had to ask for more ice. She gave me one scoop and when I asked for a second scoop she told me I could get it at the turn. I was on third hole but that’s beside the point. I’m the Customer. I just paid $24 for 4 beers and was denied a second scoop of ice?

Britton line: I’ll be back if I can get that same rate. It was a Hot Deal on Golf Now.

Respectfully.

Dave Yarbrough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



pjdickerson's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Robert3920803's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great challenge for any golfers"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions where very good compared to other courses I played at the same time period. Nice fast greens. Staff very caring. Hope to go back in a near future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005856160's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Cliftonmroe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

COURSE IS IN GREAT SHAPE. PLENTY OF SAND IN THE BUNKERS AND THE GREENS ARE ROLLING TRUE AT AROUND 10.5-11.5. THE STAFF WAS GREAT ESPECIALLY RICK THE STARTER.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


Penage's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was very nice in great shape and the staff were very friendly. I really enjoyed the course but probably would not play again unless there was a great hot deal with lots of coupons that I could use. Course is pricey but very nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course to play especially if you get a good price (Hot Deals) from Golf Now."


Dayle6385400's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Strengths: very well maintained, nice course layout, great practice range, friendly staff.

Weaknesses: Lots of well positioned sand traps - but too much clay/dirt mixed with sand, very smooth and maintained greens - but far too hard and do not hold shots.

Would I play there again - yes, but I certainly wouldn’t pay full rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"A wonderful experience!"


JoanneTawton's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value with GolfNow-Hot Deals! My favourite course in the Scottsdale area and it didn't disappoint us! Greens and fairways in excellent condition for this time of year. The Padre was very challenging and extremely enjoyable. Staff were very attentive and amenities were sufficient. Would highly recommend!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u508661651's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun time, good to spend with out of town guests to relax..."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was good, nice tips at tee off. Drinks on course were crazy expensive, but thats typical in Scottsdale. $100+ bucks a head for golfing at 2PM, just got it in before sunset. No problems, had a good time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Lots of holes close to each other"


cluadedurham's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are in great shape. Rest of the course is just ok. Very slow pace and small greens. The course is tight and the holes are close together.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A good challenge"


u182813022's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a wonderful course. I would play it again today if I could.

You can’t always use driver if you want to position the ball for your second shot. You have to be a great short iron player , know how to stay out or get out of bunkers, and when you get to the green, you need to trust your eyes and putt well.

Very friendly staff who want to say yes to your requests rather than no.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day"


Thomas4122185's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time with our first day of golf starting out at this course.good shape and the greens were in great shape.!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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