Camelback Golf Club - Ambiente Course
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.
|Verde (W)||72||6630 yards||75.8||135|
|Camel (W)||72||6123 yards||72.4||127|
|Teal (W)||72||5538 yards||69.1||120|
|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|
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Really fun course
Just reopened after over-seed and the course looks great. The course is bordered by tall natural desert grass which gives a nice contrasting color to the green fairways. There are lots of risk/reward par 4s that are under 400 yards with well placed bunkers . Some of the bunkers were a bit crunchy around the greens but other than that the condition was perfect. This course is on my “gotta play again list”. Finished around 4 hours . My group had to wait on a few tee boxes but only because the group infront searched for their ball in the tall desert grass. However on the first tee box the ranger tells you to take a lateral drop if your ball goes in there because you wont find it. If your ball goes in the tall grass its gone..
A nice challenging course
Almost a links style course but without a lot of the trouble of a links course. The fairway bunkering provides a good challenge when placing the tee shot and around the greens, there is adequate bunkering as well. Most of the holes are straight with the exception of 1 or 2 which can make the play a little boring, but the landing areas are tight and you have to be precise to score well from the tips. The sand wasn't in the best condition out there however, it was pretty hard and playing a blast wasn't really an option because of it. All in all a fun afternoon at a reasonable price.
Buddy came in town treated him to this course and it was a great choice.
Played the ambiant and it was not as expected. Several fairways had a lot of debris. Trash in the alleys. Water was hard to come by across the course. Staff were really friendly however.
Challenging course, will play again.
I've played multiple times and each time I have been totally pleased with the course condition and amenities. Fairways and greens were in great shape. Don't hit the ball in the links grasses, you'll never find your ball!
Play it again
Very nice course and staff. Glad they have shorter tee boxes for short hitters, it made the day fun, but still a challenging course that requires good shots.
I would play here again.
I love Ambiente. Great layout, plenty challenging, great condition, even late summer.
My issues. Fairways and Tee boxes not mown. I love the course, and it's worth it to me, but $99 in the summer is a lot. That would be fine I guess, but mow the fairways and tee boxes if you're going to charge top dollar. Also, the rates are kind of fluid depending in where and when you book.
Great Links-style Course in the Desert
This is as close to links-style golf as you get in the desert. The course has all the features--the fescu, the bunkers, the quick greens, etc. Apart from the heat (111 F) melting my game, this is a top tier course to play.
Excellent Golf Course
If you are looking for a links course in Arizona, then Ambiente is that course. Great challenging holes and lots of tall fescue grass off fairways. Greens are fast and fun. The best choice you could ever make is to play Ambiente at Camelback.
Smoking hot deal
It wasn’t 105 degrees playing at high noon. Not for the faint of heart But a course that charges upwards of $200 in season (because they can) is worthy of a look this time of year. The course, while not taking a huge footprint has really interesting holes and presents a nice challenge
Was looking forward to playing this high end course, but was disappointed. Course was so dry that fairway grass actually crunched when you walked on it! There was little or no grass around greens.
Very enjoyable day
First time played so as a single I was taking my time discovering the layout and planning my shots and yet I only had one single go through me and never caught the group ahead of me, seemed like I owned the place on a 115* afternoon between 12 and 4. Fairways are pretty spacious. Greens had been punched long enough ago that they had filled in pretty nicely and putted true. Sand was firm not fluffy. The usual sparse, dry, hard spots on any areas of slope where water doesn't soak in like any course this time of year. The pro shop let me demo a 3hybrid at no charge and the beverage cart gal was friendly and informative. I enjoyed the course immensely and will play again soon.
this course need work before tourist season!!!
Ambiente at Camelback resort has a lot of promise but current conditions are very bad. VERY bad. Fairways are barely acceptable but all areas saround greens are in horrible condition. the sand traps are very inconsistent--some are ok but many others have a concrete type feel just below surface so that there is no way to play ball out in a traditional manner.
Pretty much perfect
Two of us played Ambiente in two hours fifty minutes. Not racing in the least. Leisurely, in fact. Demonstrates just how slowly most people play.
Course was in rough shape. Grass growing into perimeter of ALL sand traps and some large traps with 1 rake, give appearance that course conditions are more attributable to neglect, than weather conditions.
There are many golf options available in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. This was definitely NOT worth $100 to play!
the course plugged the greens two weeks ago but are still very bumpy. hard to keep putts on line
You should acknowledge when a course has major maintenance ongoing, such as aerification when booking on Golfnow.com. Camelback is a great course however it was disappointing to find out the greens and fairways were aerified only a few days ago. We didn’t find out until check in. If we’d known this we would have played elsewhere.
Played this course for the first time and really enjoyed it. Fairways and greens are in nice shape and the greens were consistent speeds for the whole round, which is something that has not been the case for other tracks we have played this week. There are enough bunkers to provide a challenge and catch miss-hit shots, but the biggest challenge on this course is the elevated, firm, and undulating greens. It was hard to hold the greens on a long approach shot, and you really need to have your putter dialed in.