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4.5
431 Reviews (431)
5 Stars
214
4 Stars
158
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
89.4%
Recommend this course
376 out of 431 reviews
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4.4
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
Recommend this course
17 out of 19 reviews
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4.5
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 32 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7225 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.9

Camelback Golf Club features two courses, Padre and Ambiente. The Ambiente Course underwent a major renovation in 2013. Making the course more eco friendly was one of the major goals of the renovation in addition to improving the layout's playability for a wider range of skill levels. The creatively shaped greens offer a variety of different putting options that present interesting risk-reward opportunities. The renovation added 100 acres of native desert and grass areas that add not only beauty but also require a third less water. Rolling terrain is the defining characteristic of the Ambiente Course, from the undulating fairways to dramatic drops in elevation. There are five sets of tees with forward tees that have easier approach angles and no forced carried, allowing even beginners to approach the golf course with confidence.

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Camelback Golf Club - Ambiente
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7225 yards 73.9 138
Verde (W) 72 6630 yards 75.8 135
Verde 72 6630 yards 71.8 132
Camel (W) 72 6123 yards 72.4 127
Camel 72 6123 yards 69.0 124
Teal (W) 72 5538 yards 69.1 120
Scorecard for Ambiente
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.3/139 393 185 556 375 328 448 604 241 438 3568 361 194 454 393 580 245 523 445 462 3657 7225
Green M: 72.0/132 373 160 504 352 300 413 569 210 395 3276 336 174 419 345 541 204 488 410 437 3354 6630
Green/Tan M: 70.5/128 373 160 504 327 300 379 539 182 395 3159 336 174 385 345 506 190 457 380 364 3137 6296
Tan M: 69.2/125 W: 75.4/135 363 147 488 327 278 379 539 182 362 3065 292 155 385 329 506 190 457 380 364 3058 6123
Tan/Teal M: 67.7/121 W: 73.5/134 363 147 488 275 278 343 500 182 362 2938 292 155 352 329 471 159 418 342 332 2850 5788
Teal M: 66.5/118 W: 71.9/132 354 124 447 275 245 343 500 156 322 2766 273 137 352 288 471 159 418 342 332 2772 5538
Teal/Red W: 70.6/126 335 99 447 275 245 303 420 124 322 2570 273 122 315 288 447 138 418 311 332 2644 5214
Red W: 69.1/120 335 99 415 239 215 303 420 124 285 2435 244 122 315 253 447 138 381 311 332 2543 4978
Handicap 5 11 17 13 15 1 7 9 3 18 12 2 14 6 8 16 4 10
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 17 3 11 13 7 1 15 9 14 18 6 12 2 16 4 8 10

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder Jason Straka (2013)

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, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Non-metal spikes are preferred.
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking 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.

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4.5
431 Reviews (431)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 44
Patio Dining 32
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 117
Undulating Greens 102
Thick Rough 72
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 100
Locals 68
A Weekend Splurge 54
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 114
At a Resort 47
Near Local Attractions 42

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great resort course

The course is in great shape. Very enjoyable to play. More forgiving than many desert courses. Fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Nice course

Great shape, not an easy course but in great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track

When I am in Arizona I like to play at different courses. This is a nice track but the overall course condition was average at best. It could be a lot better. I use a long tee. The tee boxes were rock hard and very difficult to use my tee at the depth that I prefer. A lot of brown patches every where. We had a good time though.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Awesome

We had a great time course is in beautiful condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pretty Corse

We enjoyed our round. The course was interesting and the bird sanctuary was a plus. We would definitely play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

2nd hole start

Course has great condioning from the tee boxes, fairways and greens and has very few divots or ball marks on greens which i assume is a result of less rounds being played because of the very high green fees. I played on a Sunday and the course was not that busy and i was thankfull to have a HOT DEAL. The course is flat but has a very interesting layout with good bunkering and generous amount of sand in them. No pretty desert plantings or views but all in all a pleasant experience with very friendly staff. Practice putting at 1st tee, the starter apologized and said he did not see me and said i would have to start on the second hole as the group i was supposed to be with teed off already. He was very nice and followed me to the 2nd hole and introduced me to the 3some and said i could play #1 when i was thru 18 and if i wanted could play more holes, so i played till dusk w the course to myself and played 9 more.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course, good lay out. Greens a little slow and uneven. The pace was slow but I called the club house and the ranger came right out and got the slow foursome moving. It is a little pricey. But a good experience.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly Staff

Reception very helpful. Jim, the starter was great! He went out of his way to get my wife a box of Kleenex given the cool temperatures. We did not have a cart GPS as they said they were replacing them. This meant I had to guess pin positions in terms of front, middle, back. We were paired with two friendly golfers so had an enjoyable round. The course was challenging emphasizing course management skills.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Links style course in the dessert

Ambiente is a links style course. The course conditions were beautiful - lush fairways, smooth rolling fast greens, killer rough, good sand. If your ball finds the long grass, you probably won’t find the ball. This course is a great play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful experience

Friendly reception at check-in, cart attendants and starter. Excellent practice facilities. Was able to get an earlier tee time, played as a 2some and did not have to wait until the 14th hole. Even then, the 4some played quickly. A 3 hour round that was not rushed. Lush fairways, deep rough, lots of sand traps and lightning fast undulating greens made for quite the challenge. We were informed by the starter that there was no turn at the 9th hole. The ranger and beverage cart were out there as promised. The only thing that could be improved are the rather rough cart paths. Overall, a great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in great condition just not what I was expecting as far as scenery. The course is in a subdivision with no real scenic beautiful holes. Probably would not play it again. Plus it is $48 for a six pack of beer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

This is a beautiful course in excellent condition. Great practice facilities for putting, chipping, etc. the four of us were not on our game that day so it played a little tough. Bunkers were our nemous as deep and large so difficult to get out of but overall the layout is good.

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

Great Track

Always fun to play here. Started 12:30 on a Sunday, 30 minutes behind a 60 person tourney. Cushion evaporated by the 7th hole. However, total time for round was 4:15. Not bad. Pro Shop did a good job setting up that 30 minute gap between tourney and general play. Although play slowed down precipitously when we caught tourney, overall time was still acceptable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow, no turn, no beer cart

It was a very slow 6 hour round, i didnt realize that this course unlike the other one on the resort didnt end its 9th hole at the club house so we were unable to get food and beverages like we had planned. Just so happened that a cart person was sick and only had one beer cart for 2 courses... the course is nice but nothing too spectacular and if i pay this much for a round i like to have all the other amenities or else i would just go pay 40-80$...+

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

1st time

Great deal, first time playing, incredible greens perfect and fast. Great facility with a great practice facility. Great snack shop

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great greens and an good layout

Camelback is a course set in the valley with views of camelback mountain from most holes. The Ambiante course is a solid layout, however many holes have a sameness to them. The greens were in awesome shape, much better than the other courses I played coming out of the overseeding process. I enjoyed the course and put it in the solid second tier behind the big boys in town (Troon North, We Ko Pa, Quintero).

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Top 5 Gem

Ambiente is one of the top 5 courses to play in the valley! I have played all the big names.... Boulders, Troon, We Ko Pa.... etc and Ambiente is always as good if not better playing condition. Such a wicked deal in the offseason.

The conditions are always stellar and the native grass lined fairways and bunkers are always maticulously maintained. They always have the best condition and truest rolling greens out of all the courses I play when I’m in town. It’s not super challenging, but I think it’s the best mix of challenge and beauty.

If you haven’t played here you got to!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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