Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Adobe Course

3.8486000000 3.8 stars from 5 (498)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6430 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 70.3
  • Layout

  • 24th St & E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85016, Maricopa County
  • (602) 955-9655
  • (602) 955-6013
  • www.azbiltmoregc.com
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Year built: 1928
Architect(s): William P. Bell (1928), Forrest Richardson (1989)
Type: Resort
Style: Parkland
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
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: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Champion 72 6430 yards 70.3 123
Regular 72 6075 yards 68.7 119
Forward (W) 72 5417 yards 70.7 120

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 6,449 yards from the white tees and comes in at par-72.

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 498 Reviews
5 stars:
136
4 stars:
228
3 stars:
84
2 stars:
35
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

401 out of 494 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near the airport   Great for locals entertaining clients seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for patio dining drinks brunch  

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"Past its prime"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a "hot deal" so I paid $70 plus tax & fees. The regular rate was $130 plus tax, etc. At $130 it is outrageous...it is barely worth $70. The driving range was all sand; the carts were beat up and the cart paths were in rough shape. Biltmore is living on its reputation of some years in the past. There are much better conditioned courses in the area that I will give my business to.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"AZ Biltmore + Adobe course = FUN"


Michael2787829's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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I have played this course for years. It is an old school type course but for Arizona that’s a plus.

The course was in great shap. The staff was friendly and attentive as always and the food was great.

If you haven’t played this course you should, it has 270 degrees of scenic views to boot.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


gstephens1696's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
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Great course and in excellent condition. Very playable and worth the money.


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



Roger3953839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good value; old school track."


u6247247's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
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First tee time in the morning so 3:15 to play. Course was in good shape; greens were smooth but not super fast. Very old school design; pretty much back and forth parallel holes.

For the time of the year reasonably priced.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



toner123's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we were disappointed in conditioning, course does not drain well and there is little sand in the traps. We were pleased with pace of play but as others noted there was nary a ranger to be seen, The Staff were very helpful and friendly


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointing"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
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Not worth $80. There is no way I would play this course again for that amount of money. This is a $40 golf course and nothing more.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Biltmore Adobe"


u000002780538's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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This old school park style course is very forgiving and a nice reprive from the target desert golf you see all over the valley. It’s a great place for getting you game back in shape. Lots of parallel fairways and green grass. Don’t worry about going out of bounds. I snap hooked a ball two holes over and was still able to get on in two and easily make par. The course is a bit short for long hitters Playing from the back tees the course is barely over 6000 yards and the longest par 5 was 550 yards. Overall fun place to play and great views of the surrounding city mountains.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not bad but a little expensive"


ChefBailey1984's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
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Not superhard nice to get my feet back on the ground after not playing for a while.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"AZ Biltmore Adobe"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
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Reviewed on

This is a nice resort style course. Some menacing bunkers but good sand and well maintained. Abundant fairways and easily managed rough. Greens are in good condition and not too fast,

I enjoyed a nice breakfast before my round and the staff were aware of my tee time and served me quickly and pleasantly. Definitely a must play while in the Phoenix area.

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Older course design"


dix121908's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing an older style golf course that was wide open. There was no penalty for playing from an adjacent fairway. However, compared to other golf courses in the valley the Adobe course lacked variety in hole design. Pricing was fair for the age and design of the course. Enjoyed the Adobe grill after the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



jkbeger41golf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice resort course"


u3451679's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Well conditioned course

Open fairways, nice greens ...


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


"Flat, Boring with very slow greens."


thomaseager's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Having seen good ratings decided to play with my son. The staff are very nice as expected and are really the only up side. When on the putting green I commented on how slow the greens were and a passer by said this is a really slow course, he was not wrong. It was difficult to reach the hole going downhill. The layout is so plain, flat and boring that there was literally nothing to be excited about even the rough was cut too short and there was no real trouble anywhere. Condition was fair generally but the greens need shortened and generally the course needs definition. The area is surrounded by nice houses and the price seems set purely to exclude any undesirables becuase it does not reflect the golf experience. Very poor value for the price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u338368708's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
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Great course, very friendly staff, beautiful holes, greens in good condition, would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u695036590's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



wayneblaisdell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect day for golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
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Had a great day playing the Adobe course. It was a little cool so the course wasn't so crowded pace was just right. Greens were smooth and true my putting was pretty good. However I did find the bunkers and had a lot of practice getting out of them. Will come back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Round"


creed429's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

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Course was in very good condition. Weather was a bit cool, but the sun was out so it wasn't too bad. Stuck behind a slow 4-some on the back 9 that threw my game off with having to wait so much. Overall it was a nice round, reasonable greens fees for the season and the course was in very good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good for what it is"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
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The Adobe course is a traditional flat course. It has ample traps and tree obstructions that make it challenging. The course is in good shape. However Arizona has so many spectacular courses that offer so much more, with elevations, views, and challenges that a flat landscape can’t offer. Overall I recommend this inner city course for practice before playing on more professional courses around the valley.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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