Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course

4.1851647059 4.2 stars from 5 (435)
  • 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 4.2 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 435 Reviews
5 stars:
159
4 stars:
176
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
29

recommend this course

369 out of 429 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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Type of Golfer
Gender

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
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


"Great value for the money"


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

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

Reviewed on

Loved the course, even though we were dealing with the overseeding...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pro Shop dropped the ball"


Vago's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When I paid for the tee time with Golf Now, there was no indication it was cart paths only. When I got to the course, the pro shop did not tell me this either. There was no starter at the first tee to tell me this. When I drove my cart onto the Fairway, it stopped running (programmed to stop if one leaves the cart path). What a surprise.. Had to walk most of the course, which is not what I paid for. Need better communication between golf now and the pro shop.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course, great employees"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From start to finish the course provided a most pleasurable experience. The staff was wonderful, the course was in good condition and the day was perfect!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A good experienc"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Padre many times... toonk my grandson for a rpund. Staff were very accommodating and pleasant as usual. We played with a very nice local couple. Despite the cart path only rules we had a great round... the course is in beautiful shape. It is a very playable course for all golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Value -- great staff"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well organized staff, and excellent course conditions. We were a two ball and it seemed a bit slow, but greens rolled true and overseeded grass nice and green.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"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



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