Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Adobe Course

3.8654705882 3.9 stars from 5 (527)
  • 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: Yes, members only
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 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 527 Reviews
5 stars:
147
4 stars:
239
3 stars:
90
2 stars:
35
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

425 out of 523 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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"Great Shape"


bradsmiller14's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in great condition. Staff was courteous and professional. Played our round in under 4 hours. Overall, a great experience.


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


"Depenable"


liftman1954's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Right now the greens keepers are struggling to keep things green here in AZ. Warmer weather and the Bermuda grass isn't quite yet out of hibernation. So yes there were some iffy spots but the greens were in amazing good shape. Really the only thing that plagues this and most of the courses in the area are hard as rock traps. Little sand and what sand there is gets over watered and make them very crusty or very wet. But unless you want to pay 3 times the price that's what you get.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Get some sand!!!!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Fantastic facility..... except my God....get some sand in the traps....ridiculous for a course/resort of this nature to neglect. Shot 78 and would have been 75 except for the crappy muddy hardpan traps... fix it!

Other then that.... get here.... fabulous place


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



gmc8282's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Steve3567691's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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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


"Arizona Biltmore Adobe Course"


u599711786's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
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Course was forgiving. A good course for those who sometimes are a little off center.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Adobe Course .. plain like the color"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
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I would say if you get a super cheap tee time than it’s great for your money but the course itself it pretty average .. nothing exciting .. straight par 4’s Back and forth holes .. not much water or sand to deal with .. links course is much more challenging //


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Classic Old Golf Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
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The Biltmore is a classic old golf course. The buildings are old and classic. It is certainly an experience but with draw backs. The course is not in pristine condition and fairways are side by side so you constantly have other parties hitting into your fairway. The course is mostly flat.

It was fun to play because it was the Biltmore but it is not a”great” Course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Old School"


steve4260645's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
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Staff was nice, ammenities were nice, carts were clean and new......But, that course layout was very boring, no sand in the bunkers and greens slow.

Much better in AZ


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



mbarry0520's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun golf course"


u000004199858's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Open fairways and challenging bunkers and greens which were tricky around the hole, and also slow that day. Fairways were dry and some weeds. They could use better signs for the tee directions. But overall a fun course to play and practice..Would go play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Biltmore has fallen down"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played this course some 18-20 years ago and it was great. The overall ambiance, with the course surrounded by mansions is great. The golf course is another matter. The fairway grass is sparce with lots of barren spots and lots of mud. The tee boxes are 2 on a 10 scale. The greens are the absolute slowest I've played in years although directionally true. It is sad because this was a fabulous course in its day. We are not yet in true transition season here, so that is no excuse. Other courses are pristine condition right now. We paid $84, which was supposedly a discounted price. At the Very Highest, this should be about a $39 golf course and it would lose out to some others in that price range. I happen to belong to a moderately expensive country club and played this with friends to save on green fees. We were all sorely disappointed! BTW, the staff seemed disinterested and boarded on rude. Really a shame....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course was great - Staff amazing!"


verysoon731's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went here to get 1-1/2 hours on range and left wanting to come back to play because literally every staff person I met had such positive attitudes about their work & were customer-service oriented. Booked on GolfNow for the next day & played (single) a stress free round completed in 3-1/4 hours. Enjoyed a late lunch @ restaurant. Adobe course is mature, mostly flat & has medium/large greens that were well contoured and not overly fast. Slight doglegs & wide landing areas for tee shots allowed me opportunity to salvage even my misses. This was a great place for me to play & enjoy my first round in over 3 months!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u00000548567's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course in beautiful condition. Very much a resort course. Got the rate via hot deals on Golf Now. Wouldn’t have paid the full price as there are nicer courses for the same price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jimmie8560990's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
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Reviewed on


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



u381827611's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Average resort layout"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
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Reviewed on

This course is showing its age and a lack of upkeep, certainly not worth the walk up rate of $139.00, or the hot rate of $79.00. It is relatively short, 6400 yards from the black tips, with just about every hole dead straight with little character. The greens were slow, probably about an 8 on the stimp, which was surprising on a bright warm day in Phoenix. The “sand” traps were nothing but gravel and dirt around the entire course. This was a very disappointing experience when I had such high hopes with such a historic facility.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great time!"


waltepply's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a single, I was paired with two very nice guys. Played in 3:45 hours in spite of briefly waiting on most holes for the foursomes in front of us. Great golf and a good time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Price performance"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Played Adobe course. Driving range shabby at best. Could have walked the course. Not worth the green fees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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