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4.4
479 Reviews (479)
5 Stars
242
4 Stars
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3 Stars
40
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
88.6%
Recommend this course
418 out of 479 reviews
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4.7
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.8%
Recommend this course
30 out of 31 reviews
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4.5
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
88.7%
Recommend this course
47 out of 53 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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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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Reviews

4.4
479 Reviews (479)

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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5.0
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Previously Played

Course in great condition

The tees, fairways and green were all in great condition. The greeting staff, starter and Marshall were all very friendly and helpful. The greens rolled true but were a little slow considering they had been rolled that morning. Overall a great day of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Enjoyable

Very straightforward course with fair layout. Many greens rewarded shots onto correct levels. Conditions are perfect. Can't wait to come back and play again..

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

Fun track

You should be able to shoot your handicap here. Straightforward, resort course with impeccable greens. The par 3s are long and tricky. Better courses out there but this one is fun and playable for a wide range of golfers.

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

Fantastic

Wonderful course, fantastic shape, beautiful greens. All staff was wonderful. Cannot go wrong playing here. Pace of play was perfect. Rangers on course were friendly and thankful you were out there playing their course. Thanks you ya all. Please play here , you will not be disappointed!

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
Previously Played

Great track

Links In the desert. Always a great day at Camelback

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

Perfect golf day

The course is in outstanding condition. The fairways are immaculate and the greens roll as true as you could possibly hope. The desk staff was just a bit humorless, but staff on the course were outstanding. This was a Saturday and when the foursome in front of us quit, we never saw another group on the course. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better of the two courses

A well laid out links style course with well defended sloping greens. The course was in excellent condition and I will definitely ply it again my next time through Scottsdale.

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

Beautiful golf course, excellent condition.

Great golf course, great condition, and we got a great deal using my credit. The staff is not too friendly especially the guy in the Pro Shop as he was not very accommodating. The starter however was very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor

This is a great course and loved it

This was a great course and in fantastic condition when we played it. Weaves down and back and very interesting layout. It is very expensive but worth it one time for sure

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Spectacular

This is a spectacular course. Pretty challenging and rather unforgiving. Extraordinary condition, I mean it was immaculate. Not a great score, I’ll be back to try again!

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

Fantastic Experience

I played Camelback (both Ambiente and Padre) from 12/29 - 1/3. I purchased an unlimited golf package and played about 36 holes a day. Both courses are in incredible shape. Personally, I preferred Ambiente, as the greens were a little too difficult for me on Padre. I got to know many members of the staff over the time I was there and they were exceptional. They were very welcoming and accommodating. I had a blast playing here and I will be back again for sure!

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
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Real Stunner

The money they put into this course so worth it. Immaculate shape-- best greens played all year. Smooth and super fast. I have played some nice courses but this exceeds all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing

Great in town course

The fairways where in great shape and the greens were fast and perfect, the tee boxes were also plush. The course property is very long and shaped like a paper clip. The fairways are wide enough and forgiving. Some of the traps on the first couple holes had nice sand, after that they were hard as a rock (reason for 4). This is a very nice place, a little older but very well kept.
I golfed it on a free deal from Golf Now

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

Golf in Paradise

Wonderful desert links style golf course. A course that has a good number of hazards which will catch errant shots,
There is rough but recovery is very doable. Like any fine course there is plenty of risk-reward choices. Excellent sand traps which will make one pay for that off target shot. Greens need to be read carefully. Beautiful planting as one would expect from a fine course and great wildlife. There is no better way to spend 4 hours.

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

Golf with visitors

It has been very wet and so a lot of water on the course, the greens team was doing there best with difficult conditions. Layout is great, my friends and I loved it, the staff are superb.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in excellent shape. Friendly staff. Good layout.

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
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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