Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course

4.1921705882 4.2 stars from 5 (464)
  • 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 464 Reviews
5 stars:
167
4 stars:
194
3 stars:
53
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
29

recommend this course

396 out of 458 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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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


"Great Day"


f85011's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived on site and was greeted by a continuous rain. Began the course by myself since the others in my golf now group choose to stay dry. Hooked up with a Canadian (John) Alberta on the fourth hole and proceeded to have the course to ourselves. I enjoyed this course very much. The greens were in excellent shape very few divot scars. Played the padre side of the 36 which is a standard layout what you see is what you get. Course difficulty is a fair track, step back a box and toughen it up if you want. As always the company is what makes or breaks a round. John the Canadian was a joy to play with. This Marriott property is very well maintained. Would love to play 36 next time out if time allows.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A wet Valentine's"


JP5756links's avatar
Top 500 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
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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



u000001646949's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

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



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