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3.8
680 Reviews (680)
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4 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
78.4%
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544 out of 680 reviews
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3.4
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
61.5%
Recommend this course
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3.7
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Traditional/Parkland
Par 71
Length 6430 yards
Slope 120
Rating 70.2

Some consider the Adobe golf course at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club to be grand and stately, a prime example of golf course design in the pre-modern era, combining rare beauty with solid trickery. It makes for a round both relaxing and challenging played on lush 50-year-old fairways, with a spacious layout, reminding on of golf as it ought to be played: the glory days when graphite went into pencils and balls were only white.

The Adobe golf course at the Arizona Golf Club measures 6,430 yards from the white tees and comes in at par-71.

Due to the mild Arizona winters, the Adobe Golf Course at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club is open year-round.

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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William P. Bell (1929) Forrest Richardson (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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 VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, members only
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Reviews

3.8
680 Reviews (680)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 53
Drinks 44
Brunch 22
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 72
Water Hazards 39
Undulating Greens 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 59
Entertaining Clients 44
Seniors 41
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 102
At a Resort 63
Near the Airport 32

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Beautiful course

I play both courses I thought they were great no problems

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

To many let out

First 9 holes took 3 hours
Then went back and played the front 9 again in 1 hour 10 minutes

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice round of Golf

We had a nice round of golf and the weather cooperated as it started to rain when we were in the parking lot.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Watch Out for Errant Balls!

This course is very narrow with fairways alongside each other so frequent incoming balls thus somewhat dangerous and distracting! Also played in 4.5 hours, somewhat slow compared to other courses.
Not sure we’d golf here again...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Poor course attention

The staff in the golf shop and around the cart sheds were not helpful, no information given about course restrictions or where facilities were! No starter so confusion on the 1st tee.
Very open, flat boring course, no challenges! Would not return or recommend

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice easy parkland type course

Flat and playable. Was in good shape except greens were terribly slow. No starter on the front tee made for a very long front side. Back side much faster. White trees are short at under 6000 yards and back tees a good test at 6700. The course should add a set of blue tees or a black white combo for an in between track. My wife is a beginner and the course was very playable for her.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

slow Greens

The greens were slow but the play was not. For a resort course, pace of play was pretty good. We had a nice foursome and a great round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Adobe review

Course conditions were bad. Greens were way too slow and the fairways were muddy.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

This course was nice. But not exactly what you are expecting to play when you come to AZ to play golf. The greens were extremely extremely slow from not being mowed for a few day’s, the course was in overall fair shape. I would play again as a starter course. However next time I may start with McCormick ranch. It looks like it may be in better condition. I really wouldn’t recommend this course to anyone if you have flown in from a long ways and only have a few days to play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Biltmore

You would never know you were in the center of town given the serenity, ambiance and wonderful terroir of the Adobe course at the Biltmore.

Given some recent course revisions mostly on 9 and 18, the course continues to play as originally designed with most of the routing and green complexes solidly in place. A short par 3 over water early in your round will get your attention and hitting the green here is crucial. The fairways are lush from the recent overseed and give the course a canvas of green to play your round. Greens will need some time to adjust from the overseed, but were in good shape.

Staff is attentive, efficient and helpful.

Your time playing the Adobe will seem timeless .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun back and forth course.

The course is well maintained with few areas for improvement. Some minor bumps on the green surfaces but nothing horrendous. One thing I was pleasantly surprised by were the views afforded to the surrounding area. Only got more stunning as the shadows began to show on the rock faces. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First timer

They just finished the fall over-seeding and greens were very slow, but everything was well kept up. The starter had no problems waiting for the group in front of us starting 6 minutes late, that kept the pace of play a little slow but not distressful the entire 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

they have reno on going and confusing where to go and GPS distance are not set with new layout, but still enjoyed the round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great New Layout

Course has been remodeled. New holes, new cart paths.
Great fun. Good condition after re-seed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

Great fun to do at the Biltmore. The course is in very good shape for being so soon after the overseed.
Highly recommend .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough day

Pace of play was pathetic. It was Thursday mid morning and three groups backed up. Waited on every single shot. The course is nothing exciting. Not worth your dollars.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Back up on 10

It would have been nice to have known that we were going to have to play the back nine of Adobe two times for our 18 holes. The first nine (teed off at 7:30) went great, no waiting, moved right along in 2 hours....then we made the turn and returned to the 20th tee and there were six foursomes on the tee box. Not Good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor

Did not play

My a hole buddies made me pay the bill and did not show

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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