Camelback Golf Club - Ambiente Course

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4.4
412
5 Stars
205
4 Stars
150
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
88.2%
Recommend this course
359 out of 412 reviews
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4.7
14
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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4.5
48
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.5%
Recommend this course
42 out of 48 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7225
Slope 138
Rating 73.9
Type Resort
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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4.4
412

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 44
Patio Dining 32
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 116
Undulating Greens 101
Thick Rough 71
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 99
Locals 68
A Weekend Splurge 53
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 113
At a Resort 46
Near Local Attractions 42
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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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth going

We hadn’t planned to golf today but booked it last minute and the links style layout was a lot of fun and a nice change. Worth the trip.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautifully Conditioned and Challenging for all Level of Players

I had played the padre course and though i enjoyed it I would not rank it amond the top courses locally; not so with Ambiente. I played the green tees which measure around 6,700 plus yards and of all the lcoal courses I have played this year, Ambiente was in the best condition tee to green of any of them. And, I have been consistently shooting in the low to mid '70's but had to birdie 18 here for an 83. I love the greens because though you could tell they had been verti-cut and sanded within the last month, they rolled true and reasonably fast with NO grain. It is hard to find a course around here without grain on the greens and that is a real treat for me. I found the green tees extremely challenging on most all the holes with trouble on one side or the other so you had to play the ball to the correct side to avoid sand or deep rough. When I play the course again, I will hit more 11 degree drivers than my 8 degree because the extra yardage kept me in trouble most all day. The par 3's require long irons and the too, have trouble on one side or the other. The staff from pro shop to cart staff to beer wagon girl were all very friendly and welcoming and as I was a single and the course was farily crowded, I was pleaasantly surprised at how quickly I was waved through by all the 3-somes and 4-somes I encountered. I ended up playing i 3 hours due to the courtesy of the other golfers. Will definitely play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

So much grass!

One of the advantages of playing an older course is the amount of grass - these guys know how to take care of it. The greens are the best I've played for this time of year - they actually putt true!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great layout

First time playing this course. The staff was one of the friendliest I've seen at a course. The greens were in superb shape for July and had some speed to them. The links style layout is beautiful and there is a nice mix of length par fours.

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

Great course!!

Staff was awesome! Course was in great shape. Play was fast. Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Must play

This was our first visit to this course, staff very friendly, starter very accommodating to course layout. Would highly recommend playing this course. Will return next trip through AZ.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A summertime steal

This course is one of the best public courses in the State. It is challenging and will make you think on every hole. I was shocked to see a $30.00 rate in the summer. This course is a steal a $50.00 in the summer. The greens were punched about two weeks ago but they are coming back nice. I would highly recommend this course to anyone that has a golf game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not good

I know it's only temporarily but the entire course was in horrible condition. I get that aeration is necessary but the course should notify GolfNow so people that book there should know what to expect

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Definitely not a desert course

This course is more like an east coast golf course with a few cactus. Most of the course is flat and there are few elevation changes . The greens are super fast and the fairways are in good condition. The one negative is that many of the sand traps were lacking on sand.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Day

Beautiful setting. Loved the layout. The starter forgot to tell us we needed a code to get into the washrooms on the course but other than that, the staff were friendly and helpful. I would go back but not at full price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

I played both courses at Camelback, Ambiante is better, but not way better. Don’t let the price scare you off, worth the money!

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

The staff was tremendous. The course conditions were excellent. The layout of the course was great. The greens were fast but rolled true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

Course is beautiful and in great shape! Very friendly staff and pace of play was excellent! Love to see golf ranger checking up on everyone like they do at this course to keep pace where it should be and tee times must not have been overbooked like a lot of courses do. Will definitely be back. Little pricey but not bad.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

The staff both inside and out are extremely friendly and welcoming. The golf course is in great shape and the contoured fairways and greens make it very interesting. Expensive but it's high season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pure

Have been wanting to play this course for a long time after seeing it when playing Padre. Got a hot deal on golfnow to make it a reality.

The course is lush throughout. I think the teeboxes would putt better than some of the greens I've played on courses in the east valley lately.

Fun layout with challenging bunkers. Very undulated greens. Great views of camelback mountain and some monster homes on the course. Looking forward to the next time I get to play it.

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

Great track

Great track, play it all the time! They just spayed that day with fertilizer so it was a stinky round no pun intended!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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