Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Adobe Course

3.8405294118 3.8 stars from 5 (544)
  • 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: 1929
Architect(s): William P. Bell (1929), Forrest Richardson (1989)
Type: Resort
Style: Traditional
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 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 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 544 Reviews
5 stars:
151
4 stars:
245
3 stars:
96
2 stars:
36
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

439 out of 540 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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"Nice Course"


rjs7257's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Biltmore is always a nice course to play. This round the course was pretty rough do to the extreme heat we have had. But then they are no different than any of the other local course for they all are pretty rough right now.

Over all the Biltmore is worth playing when the rates are affordable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u235915274's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
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Course was good, greens were maintained and consistent. Staff was friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course MUCH Improved"


tceinvestments's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
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Reviewed on

The Adobe course was very much improved over the last time I played it.

I would recommend this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Fun Day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed a good round on a hot day. Received a friendly greeting from everyone I ran into. The course was mostly in very good condition and the greens, while a little slow, were in great shape and putted true. I'll be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Adobe"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was surprised by how flat the golf course was, staff was excellent at all points of contact with them, they could use a sign after the 9th hole directing you to where 10 tee box was, most greens (if not all) were surrounded by sand traps, the golf carts were nice, the fairways were a bit brown and bald in spots, the greens were nice, tee boxes were flat. Just a nice basic course with awesome customer service.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Adobe"


u000002101768's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
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This is a great course over all. The staff are great and take care of the golfer from the moment you arrive. Parking is the only downside before getting to your round. Get past that and this course or the links will give you a run for your score card. The range is well kept but the astro turf needs maintenance or change to natural grass. It's a solid course to go big if you have the drives and finess on par 3s. Amenities are top on the list and the cart lady is on point. Pace of play was very good other than 2 holes we kept on pace all round. Already boasted to fellow golfers of a return. Great job to all the people that create this golfing joy of a course.


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


"An average muni named after a quality hotel"


marksss's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
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Course layout was below par for a quality Valley venue. Flat and unimaginative. Grass condition was fair at best. Greens were better. Traps were a joke. Range balls, which were $10 extra, were torn up and full of dirt. Hard to believe such a low end course is in such a beautiful neighborhood of million dollar homes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"First Time, Not Bad"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
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Only reason I give the course a 4 Star on condition is because of sand in bunkers. Other than that the course was beautiful, greens rolled true, tee boxes were nice. Wide open course. Group in front of us we’re getting off the green every time we tee’d up so pace of play was perfect. Will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good it its under 40 dollars"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
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Right now they are asking too much for summer conditions. Greens are getting kind of crispy. #16 was toasted down to the sand. For 25-30 bucks it would be worth it. Its a fun easy course to go work on your long drives and not worry too much about losing a ball, especially on the front nine.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


u6025429's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
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Played at 2 pm on a Saturday and there was no other group in sight of ours; we were able to relax and enjoy our round. Greens were pretty slow but other than that it was a great round and I will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always enjoy the Biltmore"


buffaloe's avatar
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Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I live close and have played both courses dozens of times in the past few years. The staff is always excellent and accommodating. Yesterday, I actually played 9 on the Links and 9 on the Adobe. I prefer the Links; however right not the Adobe is in better shape. The Links greens are slow and a bit bumpy now but the Adobe are good. It's not crowded at all so you can play fast if you want and the price is right. Get some good ice water by the cart station before you start. The cart girls are always great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



chuckc58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
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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


I recommend this course



Paul5208478's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
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Overall I enjoy playing this course. However, it is looking a little tired, such as cart paths, lots of bare spots in the fairways, and greens having bare spots , and punch holes impacting putts.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Terrible greens"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
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My favorite course overall in the valley. Was excited to play there. But on this date the greens were terrible. I have never seen them in as bad of shape as they were. Unfortunate. I know you guys will take care of it and be the best out there again. Will play there again if course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



edbates45's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a nice rate on this course and thought I'd try it out. Wide open, very tough to lose a ball here. 2 complaints: deep bunkers with no sand in them and greens were all under repair. I'd play there again, but only for the reduced rate


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great for beginners but not worth the price"


u000006113517's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
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Simply put there are better courses for less money. Very simple layout and great for players who struggle of the tee (you have to try to lose a golf ball). Staff is fantastic and I can’t knock the facilities. Like I said the golf course is not worth the price tag.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



grancomet1966's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"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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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
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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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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



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