Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course

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4.1
480
5 Stars
171
4 Stars
200
3 Stars
58
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
30
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
88.2%
Recommend this course
407 out of 480 reviews
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4.1
480
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
79.3%
Recommend this course
23 out of 29 reviews
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4.1
480
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
86.1%
Recommend this course
68 out of 79 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6868
Slope 130
Rating 72.2
Type Resort
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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Camelback Golf Club - Padre
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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
Scorecard for Padre
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.2/130 446 364 183 410 553 416 410 220 518 3520 482 163 326 508 340 433 351 198 547 3348 6868
White M: 70.0/123 409 342 170 392 530 397 383 175 497 3295 454 142 302 492 304 414 330 175 513 3126 6421
Yellow M: 69.8/122 W: 74.5/133 390 308 146 374 496 371 365 156 480 3086 406 121 290 470 297 383 314 152 495 2928 6014
Red W: 68.7/121 320 294 127 332 426 333 296 134 418 2680 357 121 286 412 302 336 285 116 429 2644 5324
Orange M: 67.1/117 W: 70.3/126 320 250 102 288 426 296 296 106 418 2502 357 107 251 412 271 336 242 116 429 2521 5023
Handicap 7 13 17 9 1 3 15 11 5 2 18 16 10 14 6 12 8 4
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 11 17 13 1 3 9 15 5 2 18 12 14 8 6 16 10 4

Course Details

Year Built 1966
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1999) Jack Snyder (1980) Wadsworth Golf Construction (2000)

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.

Reviews

4.1
480

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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
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3.0
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Too much $ for mediocre fairways Greens were fine
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Average
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Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

nice track

you get to hit most of the clubs in your bag. greens were slow but fair
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course. Bad Cart Girl.

I always try to balance the negative with a positive when writing a review. Let's start with the positives. The greens were in great shape for mid-summer and the course was in overall good condition. Had to roll the ball a few times off bare spots and the tee boxes were uncut. But overall this course offers a pleasant experience. Now for the negative. The day we played was 112 degrees and the ice in our cart cooler melted pretty quickly. When we asked the cart girl for more ice, we were told that was the job of the guys at the clubhouse cart barn. Thank goodness she gave us 1/2 scoop of fresh ice. This came off as being very inconvenient for her. Needless to say, no beverage purchases from us. And no tip for her. Her poor attitude notwithstanding, the round of golf overall was enjoyable.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Previously Played

Bad day at Blackrock!

Usually it's just me that these things happen to but here we go anyway. Arrived at the course and parked where I always do in behind the putting green for the Ambiente course. Then walked into the golf shop to check in. Gentleman at the counter was polite and professional no challenges here. Picked up the cart for the day and drove over to the spot right in front of the "No carts Allowed in the parking lot" sign and parked there. Upon returning to the cart with our clubs we were scolded by an outside staff member for parking in the employees parking lot! There are NO signs indicating NO PARKING. This rude individual also said it was because they don't want carts in the parking lot. Well we weren't in the parking lot we were parked in front of the sign that states, "No carts Allowed in the parking lot" So not getting off to a good start. Next, we went to warm up and after completing that we went to tee off. GPS didn't want to work so back to outside services who informed us just to drive back to the tee and it should begin to work, which it did. While playing the front and using my laser we noticed yardage off by as much as 15 yards on some holes and reported it at the turn where we were informed yeah you can't really use those only to bunkers and hazards! Well if the facility is aware of the problem shouldn't they fix it? Or at least inform the players of the error? On 10 we let a faster twosome through and when walking off the green the Marshall asked us if we just jumped in on 10? He stated he was just beginning his shift and wasn't sure what was going on. Well wouldn't you find out first then ask? We told him we always let faster players through and it was the second group we had let through we aren't slow as we were just a twosome and finished in a round 3 hours but we still do understand etiquette! So when going to a course to relax and play golf you really don't want to be harassed by the staff and the GPS should be working properly or turn it off. This by far was one of the worst golfing experiences I've ever had! I have been playing golf for over 50 years and worked in the golf business for over 25 years! We did nothing wrong but were treated like trespassers. I have always enjoyed both 18's at Camelback but it'll be some time before I return. I think the staff should investigate before they accuse. And to remember, as I do, when working at a course I am here to serve not be served! This is my first review and it's only because it was such a bad experience that hopefully management will take note and advise outside staff to be more helpful than hurtful.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great greens but shabby everywhere else

The greens may be the best Bermuda greens in the Phoenix area, however the rest of the course is really in pretty bad shape. The fairways were extremely soggy from over watering, there were huge areas of no growth, big brown spots and serious lack of care.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Good summer condition, great value. Provided GPS, cooler and bottled water. Range balls and practice area included.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Soft fairways

Greens were in very nice shape with still a bit of sand on them, but they played reasonably firm and putted smooth. Unfortunately the rest of the course was flat out soggy. No roll in fairways. Full shots and chips were difficult to gauge because there was no bounce in the ground in most areas. Some areas were just mud. Other places at least looked green, even though they essentially played like mud. I'd rather see some brown and be able to play, but I guess that's not what you get at a resort. Guys in the cart barn said they'll be verifying the fairways in July, no doubt that will help.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Camelback

Course was nice. Pace of play terrible. Had a threesome taking so much time the twosome ahead of us are playing two balls each and taking forever. Was brutal. Definitely in the summer. Ranger came around and push the twosome ahead of the threesome which helped. But within a few holes we had already caught the slow threesome. Other than that was a very nice course
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good

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